Completed Bolshevik

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sven, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Sven Active Member

    Dear Planeteers,
    after my "Pirate's Disaster" (I made a threat, if you are interested), I started a new project. It's the SK Miniatures "Bolshevik" and it's one of my favourite busts. I was waiting for a special moment and for my painting skills to further develop before I start with what I think is one of the best skulpts available on the market. Here is the start.
    Keep on painting!
    Sven
    Bolshevik_1 (1).JPG Bolshevik_2 (2).JPG Bolshevik_3.JPG Bolshevik_1 (4).JPG
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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great start. I painted this one myself a couple of years ago and I agree it's a lovely piece.

    - Steve
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent flesh tone, following your progress.
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  4. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent painting so far.
    I painted this one back in 2013, and it still remains my favourite bust.
    It was a joy to paint. The sculpt is perfect.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sven

    Great to see this being done as its just dropped through the letterbox today

    A great sculpt as you say and great service from Steve Kirtley

    Lovely fleshtones on this

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  6. Sven Active Member

    Thank you for your comments. Here is some progress.
    Bolshevik_2_4.JPG Bolshevik_2_2.JPG Bolshevik_2_3.JPG Bolshevik_2_1.JPG
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sven

    Liking the artwork on this , nice colour and work on the highs ...... will you vary the rest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  8. santi fernandez Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice paint on face..
    Santi.
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  9. Sven Active Member

    It flows from the brushes...
    Nap, yes I will vary the the green tones. In particular for the coat I will add much more grey to the mix.
    It appears that the early soviet uniform varied a lot. I guess most soldiers wore what the could get. I wonder if I should add some insignia to the colar of his coat like in this picture:
    72384c93a08542773c69f187eeee26d5-800.jpg
    This is how he looks now...
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  11. santi fernandez Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    as the bust progresses, better result.
    Santi.
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  12. Noel Walker Active Member

    really nice work
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  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful painting Sven! (y)

    Cheers
    Ken
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  14. Sven Active Member

    Thank you all very much for your comments and interest. Much appreciated! My Bolshevik is almost done.
    Bolshevik_final_1.JPG Bolshevik_final_3.JPG Bolshevik_final_4.JPG Bolshevik_final_5.JPG Bolshevik_final_6.JPG
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sven

    Great result on this ..using yours as a reference for when mine hits the bench

    Like the variation in colours very effective you obviously enjoyed the painting a lot

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    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/vote-here-for-july-fotm-2020-ends-31-8-20.258266/

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    Thanks for sharing this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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