So, my final place was 3rd. The competition was though and I was surprised I finished higher than some awesome entries. I'm really delighted that I made it to the podium, it is very meaningful to me, specially now when a confidence boost was much needed! It was cool that a Romano used the Roman theme ;) Happy that the lack of breathing in the guards wasn't very noticed, and that the 3rd Roman shield at then end had a render problem and got the colors switched... Two things that I have to change sooner or later.
Here's the shot, finished and rendered: