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Cossac Dancer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Great stuff on that face ..not too much before we are treated to the final version

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Nap
  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    158. Day, June 19, 2015

    With the painting of the hair I have finished the head...:

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    And here the head in ist original size, comparing to the Pictures I have loaded up here...:

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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    159. Day, June 22, 2015

    Head mounted to the figure...:

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    Now I have only to paint his saber - then I can start with the groundwork.

    IMO the singer looks good to the dancer...:

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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Martin, i wish i could paint those red/blues like you do.
    Great job!!
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Martin ,

    They look great , you can hear the songs from the music..lovely painting ...when these are on the groundwork they will look even better ...great pairing and a fine SBS

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks mates!!!

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    160th day, June 23, 2013
    Today, there's a little saber-expertise!
    The dancing Cossack wearing a Polish-Lithuanian "Karabela"-saber a word from the Ottoman, which "black death" means.The "Karabela" -Säbel can be recognized by the typical knob in the form of an eagle head ...:

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    For the musicians I have selected an Ottoman saber, the "Kilic" or "Kilitsch".This weapon can be recognized by the gun piston-like knob ...:

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    Taken as a whole a "Kilic" looks very elegant ...:

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    The "Kilic" not be confused with the also Ottoman "Pala"-saber which, although also having a pistol-shaped knob , but from the blade significantly differs from "Kilic" ...:

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    I have the following "Kilic"-template alsogiven to Markus, because of the unusual attachment of the saber pendants:

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    Today I cleaned the small saber, washed, glued to paint with carpet tape on a cork and primed.

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    The back - if they can still see later, got her coat ...:

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    For more the time has not passed because of a (not yet released) computer Problem.
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Double post - sry.
  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    161. Day, June 24, 2015

    Today, it has, unfortunately, only to reach to paint the leather-covered part of the scabbard and the handle.

    For the "black" leather I've taken these colors ...

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    ... and for the handle these ones ...:

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    So it has become ...:

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  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    162. Day, June 25, 2015

    Saber ready!

    I used these Colors for the "brasstones"...:

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    Now it looks like this...:

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  10. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martin, I have just enjoyed this thread, the figures look great and you are obviously getting on well with Oils(y)(y). A word of warning though.
    Looking at the photos of the paint tubes I would like to say that you would be better to keep the nozzles clean. Just give them a wipe with acetone and only scoop out a small amount of paint at a time. If the nozzles get clogged up the tops will not unscrew, you will have to unscrew the tops with pliers and the tubes will eventually get themselves all twisted up and start to tear open. I know this from personal experience and bitter frustration.
    Thanks for a great SBS, best wishes, Gary.
    PS, I know have Rimsky Korsakov ringing around in my head:LOL:.
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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks Gary for your Kind words - and I will clean the nozzles...!

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    163. Day, June 26, 2015
    This beautiful pedestal I bought at Ingolstadt...:

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    For my two figures together with the accessories he has the absolute right size!

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    First, I grab the sides of the base a neatly - in order to prevent future damage ...:

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    Then I went outside and had devastated the surface of Nog on schedule with the milling attachment my "Proxxon" ...:

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    The next step took place in the kitchen. I have touched me modeling plaster. Not too thin (otherwise the stuff runs later only at the sides down) but something like clay.
    The mud plaster was modlliert with the spoon and incorporated the stump, the so later for the singer is the seating and the enclosed in the package of the singer ...:

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    Next step:I've picked out the tiny stones that come from a Turkish shingle beach in Bodrum ...:

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    A few of these stones were scattered over the still wet plaster ground and incorporated with the spoon ...:

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    Now, all that can harden over the weekend ...:

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    The ground rises by "dramaturgical" reasons back to snag towards minimal...:

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    So much for today.
  12. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    I love the Sockel, Martin! Such a lovely grain and color!

    I've recently started using wood putty for groundwork. I can thin it with water to any consistency, color it, and add things for texture--soil, model railroad ballast, gravel, etc.

    I look forward to your next update!

    Prost!
    Brad
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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks Brad!

    (y)

    Cheers
  14. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    That's some smooth paint on your two heroes Martin (y)!

    I don't know about you, but when I carve up the top surface of a fine looking base, well it pains me :facepalm: .

    Joe
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks You, Joe.

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    164. Day, June 29, 2015

    Only primed the base today, the weather here is very fine and I wand to go to my garden now...

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  16. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    England
    One thing you learn on this site is don't judge anything until you see it in the final stages:). That groundwork looks marvellous.
    Best wishes, Gary.
  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you Gary! (y)

    Cheers
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    165. Day, July 30, 2015
    Today someone has obviously turned on me a used day!
    I paint on tree stump just happy to myself, then it makes "Krack" and I have the stump in my hand. Just out of the surface broken ...:

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    When I look at the malaise closer turns out: My gypsum floor has only a wafer-thin hard surface, about as thick as an eggshell.Among it is a rough sandy layer that is weakening at all corners and ends, like the devil.
    Findings: Either the plaster has had too little water, or it cured out too quickly - or both.
    This is beyond repair - so now comes what must come: Everything down again ...:

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    Tomorrow I shall dannn try out something new - there are so many ways to Rome.
    But today I take the base no longer present, else happened a misfortune! :mad:
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  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    166. Day, July 1, 2015
    I have decided to do the second attempt it with normal garden soil.
    I have a small pot of soil concerned me from the garden, screened them and then "baked" for 45 minutes at 100 degrees in the oven - a precaution against germs etc.
    Then I've touched in a second pot a "Ponal" -water-mix, approximately in the ratio 1.5: 1 ...:

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    Then the first part of the earth is crumbled and stirred into the glue-water mixture.

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    Little by little I always give more earth to up in the aqueous mixture is a paste made. Of this there is no photo because I had pretty dirty hands and the camera did not want to touch.
    With the spoon the earth paste is now spread over the wooden base - previously I have the stump still pinned and fitted with two-component adhesive.
    Now the stuff is on it, and must cure ...:

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    And while the mixture dries now, I quickly yet the stump painted finish and donated him a little moss on the weather side ...:

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    The "moss" I have made from foam rubber crumbs that I had plucked with tweezers from a piece of packaging the Cossack musician...:

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    Was painted the stuff with various green and browntomes my acrylic paints ....:

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  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Interesting groundcover technique... duly noted for my next project.

    Following

    Colin
  21. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you, Colin! (y)

    Cheers

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