WIP Andy's Cossack

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

  1. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Looks great Martin (y)!

    Joe
  2. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Canada
    Awesome Martin! Thanks a lot!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Martin ,

    For once in my life I am speechless .....

    this is an amazing piece of work .......

    superbly researched and modellied ....

    painting awesome ......

    its a brilliant base as well ...

    from the top to the bottom you have created a true masterpiece .

    You are an artist Martin

    Many Many THANKS for this SBS .

    Nap
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  4. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

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    Not commented on this thread so far because everyone else has been using all the words of praise imaginable. I have been following the progress and feel now is the time to comment. AWESOME. Thank you
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    First of all: Thanks mates!

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    110. Day, 20. April 2014

    Our friend has just moved into his "area" ...:


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    Thus, we now turn to the final Gimmick - tomorrow.
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    111. Day , 21. April 2014

    Andy has already attached to the figure, a nice gimmick , a Tatar helmet....:

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    However, I have decided to individualize my Cossack a bit further - and want to put him a broken Tatar horsetail banner to his feet.

    These things are very imaginative shown in different pictures ... :

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    This picture comes much closer ... :

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    The template corresponds almost exactly to the originals , which are safeguards in the former Khan's Palace of the old Tartar capital Bachtschisseraj in the Crimea ... :


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    Such a banner I want to build - the " recipe " is ready :
    A wooden stick some " Milliput ", a bit of gold paper and seal hemp from the store.

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    If you look at the photo with the originals , it can be seen that the consist of five components:

    First of all, even the bar of the banner - as you can see , they were different in thickness. Up on the top of the pole there is a metal ball - probably made ​​of brass. Under the ball of the upper part of the rod with tooled metal is fogged .

    To the top of the metal fitting is a piece of fur wrapped .

    Under the skin is then located the horse's tail , the actual command sign .

    Here again the picture ... :


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    I'm starting today with sculptingl the ball and the metal fittings of the bar.
    I think this is a good start ... :

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  7. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Just when I thought it was all over..........a little surprise (y)!

    Joe
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    112. Day, 22. April 2014


    Looking close at the pictures of the horses tail-standards, one realizes that were wrapped under the ball fur strips around the rod, under which, in turn, individual tassels were fixed of horse hair.


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    Something like this must show my little copy of such a banner of course too!


    The fur strips are made with Milliput, the horse hair tassels of fine wire ....:


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    The tassels I mount right now nor turned out, because I still have to paint the banner later.


    Also, I noticed on the picture above, that at one of the Standards has a metal mount, probably to fasten a shoulder belt for carrying there. This Detail I added to my banner, too.


    A lot of effort for a gimmick that will later lay only in the dirt at the feet of my Cossack.

    But things like make a great fun for me...:


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  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    113. Day, 23. April 2014

    Today, the standard is primed ...


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    ... and then painted!


    Metal parts with these colors ...:


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    The strips of hide and horse hair tassels hereby...:


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    ...and the support bar with these colors ...:


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    So it has become ...:


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    "Correct" lights and shadows I will give the part when it is installed on the base.
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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    114. Day, 24. April 2014


    Now get my horsetail Standard the most important detail: the horse's tail!


    "Horse's tail" I make with hemp seal...:


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    I have dyed black with acrylic paint (quite a mess).


    So my finished script now looks like ...:


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    And if I compare with the original parts ...


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    ...I thinkk my miniature replica comes pretty close to them...:


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    And thge scale? : It fits, too!


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    Tomorrow I will go off quite early to the "Herzog von Bayern" at Ingolstadt - and afterwards I have to"break" the banner, to mount it on the base - and to paint the piece to refine it with light and shadows a bit...

    Until then!
  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    115. Day , 28. April 2014


    Freshly motivated by the great characters I 've seen at "herzog von Bayern" competition in Ingolstadt, it now goes to the final work on my Cossack.


    The horse's tail -Standarte was broken and mounted on the base .


    Then I have the breaking point of the bar with these colors ...


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    ...painted as " bright " or " fresh" Hoz .


    Next step was to put on the rod the right lights - with these colors ... :


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    Then the metal parts got their lights ... :


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    Then I have the horse hair worked out a little plastic . They were - always becoming lighter - " brushed " with a mixture of these colors ... :

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    The same I still have - with these colors ...


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    ...done with the horse hair tassels.


    So it looks now ... :


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    And now, after 105 days, I 'm ready!


    In the coming days I will try to make some nice pictures of the whole and to deliver.


    Thanks to all of you !
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  12. amcairns A Fixture

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    Hi Martin,
    Its over,but it has been one heck of a journey and have enjoyed your commentary every step of the way.
    Alles gute
    Andi
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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks Andy!!!!

    Hope, we can do another project together, soon!

    Cheers
  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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  15. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    You did a super job Martin, and following your thread was a pleasurable ride(y)! Almost hate to see the end because I've got a feeling we will not see much of you and your projects. Back to work on the classic car :D!

    Joe

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