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Review Admiral Pavel Nakhimov from Legion Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi to all

    Legion have added another to their series of busts and for me at least a subject I wasn't really aware .....the name Nakhimov is honoured in Russia since his death in the Crimean War , ships , naval schools, medals (see below) , stamps , films and a lot more have been created

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    Best remembered as the commander of naval and land forces during the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War , receiving many awards and distinctions both prior and up the the end when he died from wounds from a snipers bullet

    Order of St. Vladimir, 4th class (1825; the voyage on the frigate Cruiser)
    Order of Saint George, 4th class (1827; for service in the Battle of Navarino
    Order of St. Anna, 2nd class (1830)
    Order of St. Anna, 2nd class with the Imperial Crown (1837; for diligent and zealous excellent service)
    Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd class (1842; for diligent and zealous excellent service)
    Mark of distinction for service of 25 years. (1846)
    Order of St. Stanislaus, 1st class (1847)
    Order of St. Anna, 1st class (1849)
    Order of St. Anna, 1st class with the Imperial Crown (1851)
    Order of St. Vladimir, 2nd class (1853; For the successful transfer of 13th Division)
    Order of Saint George, 2nd class (1853; For the victory at Sinope)
    Order of the White Eagle (Russia), (1855; For actions in the defence of Sevastopol)
    Order of the Bath (United Kingdom)
    Order of the Redeemer (Greece)

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    In the release the admiral wears the dark blue long coat with a cross at the neck , shirt underneath unbuttoned with epaulettes on each shoulder heavily fringed with three Imperial double headed eagles on each one

    As is the normal for Legion there is a laser cut box which holds the contents in clear bags and sandwiched between foam layers , with in this case a picture on the top of a unpainted version

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    Parts consist of just 4 , head , torso and 2 parts for a base

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    Prep

    Nothing major apart from some casting excess to remove from the underside of the torso and the head , this and make up the base parts if you want to use them after removing small excess from the pieces (y)

    Details of the releases:

    Title: Admiral Pavel Nakhimov ( In Russian on the review box ) part of "The Greatest Men " series

    Reference: LMBT112

    Scale: 1/10th

    No of pieces: 4

    Material: Medium Gray resin

    Sculptor: Alexander Bodunov

    Casting: In house

    Box Art: N/A on the review sample

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    Continued in next post

    Nap

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lets look at the resin starting this time withe the :

    Head

    Despite this release being a simple bust looking at the head it certainly is not , the facial features are accurate when we look at pictures of the admiral , the distinctive small moustache with the hair ends being seen from underneath the cap, these sit well onto the side of the face , the ends nicely shaped , good texture on the hair at the back and on the moustache and eyebrows

    Features are good with eye , ears and nostril sculpting being well done

    On the head he wears the soft peaked naval cap , the peak sitting on the forehead the cap itself pushed back at a angle, the actual material shows nice folds and very good piping definition around the crown and lower part of the cap , the top has good raised areas , on the front the oval badge, well shaped and with lined details

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    Torso

    Depicted wearing the naval coat which is fully buttoned up onto the right side, good folds on both the torso and the arm , where the coat is worn the edging is sharply worked , on this part there are 6 buttons correctly paced out with imperial eagles sculpted on each one ..nice to see such details

    At the neck there is the cross from the I believe the order of St George , a small decoration being worn for such a rank but its certainly a practical uniform for action

    The collar work is a pleasure to see the coat part is raised with the ends being shaped , the award ribbon being sculpted coming out from underneath , behind this a open collared shirt , both edges follow the neck shaping closely

    In the centre of the neck a more than enough cut out all ready to receive the head post securely

    Across the chest a strap , good undercuts , you can see this in the pictures , possible a binocular or telescope

    On both shoulders heavily fringed epaulettes , very good drops and ends on both sides , these sit naturally onto the body of the coat, on each one we see 3 Imperial double headed eagles decreasing in size from the outer of the crescent


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    On the underneath the form to fit the bases pieces 2 ( see below)

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    Base


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    Consisting of 2 parts with the T piece fits onto the underside shaping with the circular part fits against the curve .....making this base:

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    These pictures are is the previous review here:https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/robert-e-lee-from-legion-miniatures.287828/)

    ...but the base fits the same !!

    Final Thoughts
    A simple bust in terms of colour but one with details to paint , the contrast of the dark uniform with the epaulettes is particularly striking

    I hope you have enjoyed looking at this release as much as I :)


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    Legion are members here ( user ID Andrey )

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    ....so you can order direct from him here on PF or via the website which is:

    www.legionminiatures.org

    They also have a FB page:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/214757915731528/

    Thanks to Legion for the review item and to you all for looking in

    Enjoy your bench time


    Nap
    Oda, Wings5797, Graham and 3 others like this.
  3. Oda A Fixture

    Great release indeed.The likeness is striking and the sculpting and casting look flawless.A great review as usual too.

    Oda.

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