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Changing a Cossack-Bust

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Martin Rohmann, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    42. Day, 8. December, 2010

    Button strip with button and buttonhole restored …:

    [IMG]
  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    43. and 44. day, 9. and 10. December, 2010

    Unfortunately, it has lasted two days, until I have restored the cartridge pocket now – today only, therefore, there is the continuation.

    This is due to the fact that several layers had to be modeled on one another – and the white stuff simply needs some time for hardening.

    For it I have made the locking buckle with button also new …:

    [IMG]

    So – and with it I say goodbye in the week-end.
  3. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Martin,

    you can speed up the process by heat ;-)

    think about 130 degrees celsius, works also for magic sculpt and miliput.

    Gruß,

    René
  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks René!

    I will remember...!

    Regards
  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    45. Day, 13. December, 2010

    The new week begins for me with the fact that I rework drapery at the shoulder once again in detail.

    Thus it looks much better!

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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin, when I was away at work I was unable to see your photo's, now I am back I've had the pleasure of catching up. It is very interesting following your progress and I am looking forward to seeing more. I'm particularly looking forward to when the head meets the body :)

    Roger.
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    46. Day, 14. December, 2010

    I thank you, Roger!

    I do not know yet exactly, when I mount the head on the body.

    Maybe I will paint both apart and fix it at the end.

    First of all I must restore a few more things.

    Today I have closed first of all the saber strap on the shoulder and have reworked a few other places, thus, among the rest, the orders which lies now about the strap.

    However, to the order I want once more come on.

    [IMG]

    Tomorrow then I still want to build a nice locking buckle for the strap.
  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    47. Day, 15. December, 2010

    And today I have still built a small detail which was absent up to now: The locking buckle of the saber strap...:

    [IMG]
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Martin,
    Somewhere I overlooked this threat. Now I'm so ashamed that i never follow it.
    There are such great answers for small problems. Fabulous work.
    Gonna follow it now with great interest.

    marc
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    48. and 49. Day 16. and 17. December, 2010

    First of all:
    Thanks a lot, Marc!
    This motivates me particularly!

    At the original bust the gun strap has covered a large part of the shoulder piece.

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    Another part of the Epaulett has fallen victim to my tench faction ten days ago when I have removed the gun strap.

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    After the nomenclature of the Russian army the saber strap was carried UNDER and the gun strap about the shoulder piece.

    For me this means: A large part of the shoulder piece, including button, buttonhole, Paspel and rank badge must be made anew …:

    [IMG]

    And because I still had a little Milliput, for the rest, I have given to the order now his final form …:

    [IMG]
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  11. Ferris A Fixture

    Hallo Martin,

    Just want to say I really like to follow your thread. You are showing some great work, but most of all I like to see a modeller that is going all the way, without any shortcuts, to get what he wants in all the details. You obviously do NOT make concessions on realism or quality! Love to follow your journey!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank You very much, Adrian!

    I wish You a nice weekend!
  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    49. and 50. day, 20. and 21. December, 2010

    And once more a problem:

    If one exactly looks at the bust from above, strikes immediately that the shoulder pieces have a different form.

    The Epaulett on the left shoulder of the bust is unequivocal too small, i.e. too narrowly!

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    And this lies not possibly with my modelling-"arts", but with the Modelleur of the original bust.

    The mistake is "serial", so an old photo shows…:

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    With a really good painting, as well as that of Mark Benette (Gothicgeek), one can hide a little bit …

    [IMG]

    … and by the skilful choice of the corner also "way take a photo" a little bit.

    However one can correct the mistake, but even with a considerable expenditure.

    Indeed, now I have changed already so much that it does not depend on it now also any more!

    Here the result after two days …:

    [IMG]

    And because I had one more rest Milliput, I corrected at a place on the breast on which I had worked squalidly …:

    [IMG]

    Now it looks better…:

    [IMG]
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well spotted on the epaulettes Martin!

    Still following

    :)

    Mark
  15. Stephan PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    me too, me too my friend.
    I wonder how much effort may spend for one Bust.
    Your presentation makes a lots of fun, thanks for that.

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  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    51. Day, 22. December, 2010

    Thanks a lot, mark and Stephan, old friend!!!

    Today the gun cord touches again.

    Indeed, I have made also quite new.

    The final form precipitates around some filigree one, than with the first attempt …:

    [IMG]

    Moreover, it was rightly marked in another forum that my epaulet made anew has been too wide now a little piece.

    I have checked it once more: It's right! Exactly 0.95 mm the thing is too wide. This is a lot for this graduation!

    Too much!

    This gets away if one after estimation by sight builds … *sigh*

    So I have started making the thing once again new.

    [IMG]

    Now it is right exactly, but the rank badges are still absent …
    And now with this state I say goodbye first of all in the Christmas break.

    I wish You all here nice Christmas Days!

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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    52. Day, 28. December, 2010

    First I hope that had your nice Christmas Days!

    Now I would like to use the time “between the holidays” to get my Cossack's bust, finally, ready to paint.

    Here is first of all the result of my today's work – the shoulder piece is ready now...:

    [IMG]

    What concerns the size, now it fits exactly!
  18. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    :) Still following with interest Martin.

    Roger.
  19. Ferris A Fixture

    This really is a journey Martin. Two steps ahead, one back.
    But you're getting there!
    Looking forward to your painting.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    53. Day, 29th of December, 2010

    First of all: Thanks to You, Roger and Adrian!

    And today stands in a queue:

    To recognise hardly the last corrections by the drapery in the shoulder and by the cartridge pocket, but to me they are important …:

    [IMG]

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