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WIP Andy's Cossack

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Well done Bratku
    Now the figure is done... time to put his feet on the ground.;) Do you have a plan for the groundwork?

    Again, beautiful work. Thanx for taking the time to this extensive SBS, very educational.

    Colin
  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks Adrian, Brad, Colin, Joe!

    Some pics will follow - next week I will start to create the base...

    Cheers
  3. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Whew :joyful:! You really went the extra mile on this Cossack, not to mention that you even gave us a view of each and every step along the way. Very well done Sir, and thank you!

    Joe
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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks Joe!:)

    Cheers
  5. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Very nice and detailed SBS. I learned a lot. Thanks Martin! You spent so much time showing us so many things! I appreciate this a lot!(y)
    Love the result and can't wait to see this guy on his base.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks Zeno!

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    Cheers
  7. housecarl A Fixture

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    Thanks for the SBS Martin, very informative.(y)
  8. Martin64 A Fixture

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    Great thread - showing your determination to finish a project, doing research and improving details. Enjoyed it very much -thank you!
    Cheers, Martin
  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Carl, Martin: Thanks a lot! :)

    Cheers
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    106. Day, 16. April 2014

    Today I finally start building the base.

    Our friend is quite simple standing in an autumn steppe landscape, like this...:

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    This is the base , which I have chosen me - a beautiful piece of burl that I have "shot" low last year at Ingolstadt show...:

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    I start so that I the smooth surface of Wood base ...

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    ...with cutters and drill bits with the " Proxxon " planned devastating ... :

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    This increases the surface area and are the "floor " , I 'm going to sculpt , more space to " cling".

    Next, the whole piece is carefully wrapped in kitchen foil, I mark the previously selected front...:

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    Then I mix with a thick " sausage " from " Milliput " to ...

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    ...and with a rolling "tool " between two sheets of baking paper ( then nothing sticks ! )...:

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    The "Miliput" is placed on the wooden base and fashioned with all sorts of tools to a " ground structure" ... :

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    The Cossack figure is separated from the working base next - fortunately without breaking ...

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    ...and is subsequent position on the base. Not exactly in the middle (which could look boring) - and besides, I still want to build a gimmick ... :

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    The holes for the pins which hold the figure are drilled - and " masked" for security with toothpicks , so I do not close it later again.

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    As next step I use small stones (which I have collected some years ago on a Greek beach ) .

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    With the spoon , the stones are carefully incorporated into the still soft " Milliput floor " .

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    That's it for today.
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  11. Ferris A Fixture

    Oh man, that's scary business!
    I always try to prepare the holes for the figure in the base, and preferably the groundwork as well before starting the figure painting, so that I don't need to touch/manipulate the figure when the painting is done. Always scared that I damage something, or leave scuff marks or finger prints.
    But, of course, everyone has his own proces! And maybe you are braver than I am Martin!

    Groundwork looking well so far. Looking forward to your gimmick.

    Cheers
    Adrian
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  12. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Wait a minute! First we are treated to some views of the environment in which the Cossacks roamed, but then the base gets some gravel from a beach in Greece o_O?

    Just kidding Martin:D! I like the look of the wood you have chosen, and once again impatiently wait to see how he turns out on the base.

    Joe
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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thank you very much, Adrian and Joe! :)

    Cheers
  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    107. Day , 17. April 2014

    Today, my floor is primed with " Army Painter Grey" ... :

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    Those who want can take the way very similar bottom plate which Andy has attached the figure - I have only therefore not done because I wanted to have a little more space ... :

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    Then the base is unpacked again - and I now have a relatively "sharp" structured grundwork that seamlessly sits perfectly on the wooden base , so as I like it ... :

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    Oh - I forgot yesterday to show : The "floor" rises from front to rear minimal to ... :

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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    108. Day, 18. April 2014

    Well - now we need to make the base a reasonably credible steppe-ground ...

    I have used these colors ...:

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    The whole is a single orgy of Brushing, Washing, Drying again and again - until it looks harmonious and realistic enough for me ...:

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  16. Ferris A Fixture

    Very nice Martin!

    Adrian
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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks Adrian! :)

    Cheers
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    109. Day, 19. April 2014

    Today, a little "gardening"...:

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    Voilà - my "steppe"...
  19. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Awesome Martin! What product did you used for vegetation? Looks very good! Did you painted the vegetation?
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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