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WIP Andy's Cossack

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

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Sorry -my bad english, Colin. It's a s small ball...

    Cheers
  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Martin, understood (y)
  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    9. Day, 25. October 2013

    Upper and lower body are plastered today, and I've taken the liberty of refine the lateral parts of the sash of our Cossack little bit...:

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    Next week it will work further on, here.

    Nice weekend to You all…
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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    10. Day, 28. October 2013



    The most difficult part of the assembling is now!

    The arms and the gun are to be mounted.

    For dummies (like me!) Andy has to both arms attached different pins for mounting …:




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    Therefore I do not use extra pins.

    First I wanted to mount both arms and at last “threading” the gun, which did not work!

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    However, the three components must be mounted simultaneously .

    And I have probably done something wrong , because while the left arm and the rifle fit exactly, at the right arm of the figure problem.

    Otherwise it was not possible for me to assemble the gun without bending and tension-free and suitable for the purpose intended fits on the forearms .

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    I do not want to push that to Andy - that was definitely my fault.

    And tomorrow when the glue is properly harded , I'll rework with " Mulliput " .

    You do not like such a rework ? I love it - figure hobby is for me not even painting ...


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  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Starting to look like a cossack ;)
    Always a problem trying to get 4 pieces to work together... 2 arms, body and weapon.

    Have fun my friend

    Colin
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    11. Day, 29 October 2013

    Well - mistakes ironed out!

    Arm and shoulder of the right arm are re-sculpted with all the wrinkles and stitches ...:

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  7. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Looking real good mate. Very nice. Its on my wish list
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  8. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    That all came together well... Good job

    Colin
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  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thx again, Colin!

    12. Day, 31. October 2013

    The other arm is plastered - with stitches and wrinkles...:

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    I have also drilled the head ...

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    ...and cleaned it in an ultrasonic bath ...:

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    Then the whole thing is fixed with a toothpick to a “working block”. For that I take different adhesives:

    The connection toothpick/working block (a disused syringe) I do with superglue, which the best stuff for something like that.


    The connection head/toothpick after painting so I will get back from, so I did it with ran "UHU Alleskleber".

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    After that, the head is primed with "Army Painter grey" ...:

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  10. Ferris A Fixture

    Always a nice moment when everything is basecoated and ready to be painted!
    Here goes....

    Cheers Martin,
    Adrian
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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    13. Day, 1, November 2013

    Last we

    To this workshop I had taken the head of my little Cossack .
    When I had just started to make the first brush strokes , Markus looked over my shoulder and said:
    " Come on, I'll reculpt once the eyes... "

    Said and done :

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    After that (20 minutes) my little Cossack looked like this... :

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    And primed...:

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    The panting of the eyes was now much easy...:

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    Then I started with the skin-painting...

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    ...until Markus looked over my shoulder again :

    " No, he 's become much too pale ! That's an outdoorsman who is outside all day. So you have to bring a lot more purely contrasts!"

    That's what I did then.

    At the end of the first day of the workshop my little Cossack head looked like this... :

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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    14. Day, 2. November 2013

    On the second day of the workshop I have more painted onthe face until it looked like this ...:

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    Quite decent - but still far from the optimum.!


    Because after that a friend explained to me how to further refine a face with oil paints.

    The effect is really convincing! The oil colors "shine" quite more than the acrylics and the transitions can be represented thinner and finer.

    At the end of the second workshop day my Cossack head looked like this ...:

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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    First of all: Thank You, Colin and Andy!

    15. Day, 3. November 2013

    For my flight from Munich started at 21:35 in the evening , I could also use the third and final day of the workshop almost full for painting.

    With these colors ...

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    ...I have painted the golden earrings of the Cossack ...:

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    ...and at last the fur parts of the Kolpak cap.

    In this status I'took the Cossacks head back home .... :

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    For the the whole head I used these colors :

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    And the flight to Bremen the little head also survived without any damage... :

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    I am very happy with this head , which I would certainly not have succeeded without the workshop !

    Just the anticipation that the figure is times have a head is a tremendous motivation for further work .
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  14. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Martin
    I must say what an informative SBS so far ,and what a cracking figure , the detail is excellent which I feel will lend itself to a wonderful paint job , really am looking forward to watching this develop , this has brightened up a rather wet day in Wiltshire ,thank you for sharing a very inspiring thread
    Cheers Chris
  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks a lot, Chris!

    Cheers
  16. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Martin,
    Somehow I missed the start of this thread, but you have my attention now!:) Thanks for sharing your methods/techniques on this new project. I'll be following henceforth!

    Joe
  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Joe!

    Nice to meet You here - have fun!

    Cheers
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    16. Day, 7. November 2013

    After so many paonting of the head back to the "rest" of the figure!

    It now needs a belt part - and Andy has the kit enclosed with a large piece of lead foil.

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    The piece is quickly cut off with a scalpel and mounted.

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    Separation from the already sculpted belt part I have not tro fill because it is obscured by the cords hanging down of the shell clasps.

    For this, also a small part to the figure is added - but I have taken the liberty to make the two pieces of "Milliput" - they just hang more realistic..:

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    So - in this state my little Cossack may now harden properly - then it will be washed, mounted on the working block and primed.

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    And then I will go to paint it.
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  19. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Martin

    Looking great its a great pose ,looking forward to seeing the paint go on .
    Cheers Chris
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  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Martin, you do have a good eye for the small details

    Colin
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