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2Dreamers - Space Adventurer 1 60th Anniversary

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Steve Brodie, May 17, 2021.

  1. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin [a] (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space Race; his capsule, Vostok 1, completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation's highest honour.

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    Helmet Mystery;

    Yuri Gagarin really had no signs on his helmet initially. Even on the day he was planned to go to become the first man in space – he had no red letters CCCP on his helmet.

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    When he went on a bus to board a rocket someone noticed “Look, he doesn’t have anything telling he is from our country!” and then one officer who was on board of the same bus took some marker and wrote USSR by hand on Gagarin’s helmet.

    So this is how it appeared.

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    The model by 2dreamers (http://2dreamers.cz/) arrives in a stout carboard box with a photo of the completed model painted by Radek Dosko along with the number out of 60 limited copies you own, in my case number 13.


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    Inside the box are the following items;

    bust of 3 HQ resin parts
    Photoetched parts :
    - Mision Vostock 1 sign
    - Microphone parts
    - Anniversary emblem RU
    - Anniversary emblem EN
    Mask - stencil for CCCP airbrushing
    Tinned copper wire
    Brochure
    Stickers:
    - Gagarin Art
    - Anniversary emblem RU
    - Anniversary emblem EN
    - 2dreamers logo

    The figure has been superbly sculpted by Pavol Ovecka (offo on here).
    On opening the box you find the stickers, a build guide card on top of the gold brown shredded paper, then a bag containg the torso, helmet and a smaller bag contating the head.

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    Under this and more gold brown shredded paper are the various etched metal items, more stickers and a small multilingual book with a bit of history regarding the great man himself

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    The first piece of etched metal contains the space mission logo (BOCTOC translating to Vostok 'East') and the pieces to construct the microphones, 4 pieces each side. I assume you stack these on top of each other to get the correct scale thickness.

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    Next piece of etched metal are two anniversary plaques/patches one in russian and the other in english, the relief been cast in red. the look very smart and will look very nice mounted on a plinth;

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    Nice piece of artwork as a sticker

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    A painting guide with the boxart image

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    Various stickers included with this release

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    continued in next post ................
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  2. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Onto the Resin;

    As stated this comes in a plastic bag;

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    The upper torso featuring the SK-1 spacesuit. Sk-1is an initialism of "Skafandr Kosmicheskiy" # 1 (Скафандр Космический = "diving suit for space") its a spacesuit that was developed specially for Yuri Gagarin. After his successful flight on the Vostok 1 spacecraft, spacesuits of the SK series were used for space flights of other cosmonauts on Vostok spacecraft

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    Details are nice and sharp and very well cast, creases vents and zip all been very well done

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    Small cast line to remove and OFFO's logo

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    The Helmet, this needs the casting block removing from the top of the helmet and a slight sink mark needs filling in, not a deal breaker, the internal details are nice and sharp.

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    The great man himself, as you can see nicely cast facial details with well defined eyes, wrinkle and a bit of a smirk on his well defind lips

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    Excellent weave texture on his lightweight hat with headphones

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    Head and torso together

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    Ready for space

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    What it should look like :)

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    And thats it a fantastic little production and well worth the money. Excellent communication from Petr and fast shipping with full tracking from the Czech Republic.
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  3. Redcap A Fixture

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    Lovely bust and an incredible likeness of the man.
    Gary
  4. 2dreamers Active Member

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    Czech-Republic
    Hi Steve,
    thank you very much for Your great review. Only little correction: Boxart painter is Michal Krepelka. Rades Dosko painted the sticker`s artwork.
    Thank you and I hope You enjoy the painting
  5. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Good review Steve. Some neat sculpting there from Offo. Intrigued by the logo being applied with marker pen on the bus to the pad!

    Phil
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    Cracking review , great research , certainly never knew that about the helmet lettering

    Really good pictures as well as explanations

    Thanks for taking the time

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Good review of what looks like a cracking bust. Offo's sculpting spot on as always.
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  8. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    Thanks for the review. Very neat bust
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  9. Jed Active Member

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    This looks superb
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  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom

    I know, the Americans would have probably stopped the bus, masked up the helmet, base coated the logo, applied the colour, gloss coated it with some sort of anti radiation varnish, heat baked it, tested it for days and then resumed the launch. Russians on the coach 'anyone got a red pen' :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
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  11. Old Pete Active Member

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    Scotland
    Well the Americans spent millions inventing a pen that could write in space the Russians used a pencil.:p
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  12. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    One of the best things ever :LOL:
  13. bogusman53 Active Member

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    I got a bronze award for my rendering of Yuri at Sword and Lance a couple of years ago. DSC_1864.JPG
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  14. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thats superb !
  15. Marcin Morawski Well-Known Member

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    Poland
    Great piece. I love Offo's work.
  16. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Just had a review of this bust published in this month fantasy figure International magazine,

    So ladies and gentlemen plus form an orderly but socially distanced queue to get your copy signed. Lol

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  17. 2dreamers Active Member

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    Great! Thank You very much my friend!

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