First Day, 15 October 2013 The oldtimer car season is ( almost) over now - time for me to go back to the craft table and begin my new " figure project 2014 " . Some of you already know the character I have chosen this time . My friend Andy Cairns in New Zealand has sculpted a beautiful Zaporishian Cossack of the 17th Century - and I took part by research the details of this figure. We wanted to show as many of the details of the extensive equipment, which Zaporozhian of that times took into field. On military campaigns there were none logistics or supply, so a Cossack in the 17th Century had to carry all with him, he needed to live and to fight. And that was not a little ... : Template for the equipment was this photo - and every item hi have specially researched before Andy sculpted it. For the casual attitude of the Cossack this photo has brought the inspiration ... : I assisted Andy with the details and he has emailed photos of his progress - from the first idea ... ...the progresses... …to the finished Cossack...: After the Kuban-Cossack bust it was my second project with Andy – and again it was a great pleasure for me to work with him! This is a beautiful figure in 90mm scale - I 'm looking forward to it, to build this figure together and paint . I intend as always to write about my new project daily “construction diary” and show you the progress of work every day up to the end - not just on weekends because I work traditionally nothing . So - tomorrow then it starts ..: And: Sorry for my bad english.