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WIP Couple of Cossacks

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Thought I would start do a double feature on 2 separate Cossack busts

    The first is Major Erich Dienenthal Commander 1st Bn Don Cossack Reiter Regt

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    Thanks to PF members who responded on my thread looking for a Legend release .....I now have it here

    This represents Ivan Nikitich Konovov 1900-1945 ( executed by hanging ) ...this will be the 2nd piece

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    Thanks to Martín Rohmann for his details on both

    Here's some pics of uniform , not seen in the sculpt ...might add the arm shield ?

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    Here's where I am at the moment

    Primed , flesh basecoated , eyes done working on the crown of the Papakha

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    I will add as I do it !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  2. SUPER ANTO Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    I'm not absolutely sure, but I believe the Konovov's uniform in the plate is the tropical version used to the DAK troops. Open neck, olive drab colour, eagle over kaki cloth.....
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Super Anto

    A good point there certainly looks like the DAK in the plate , saw a version by Marc Bennett ( gothicgeek ) not sure if he did the box art above in the early part of this V bench .....but I do like the idea of the DAK based on the plate here

    Nap
  4. HansDig Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hi Nap, I noticed that Erich Dienenthal is wearing the SS type eagle on his wehrmacht cap. I would 't be surprised if he added that distinctive personal detail to his Kossack hat also.
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  5. Mookie Active Member

    Very interesting Kev.Will watch with interest.
    Rich.
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  6. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Solders' personal touches, even in units that were heavily regulated is always a source of fascination. As a modeller it is something that always keeps me interested.
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    I have added the arm shield to Major Eric ..bit more interest to the piece when done

    Nap
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Just opened up the original Corree box with the Colonel in it ...dissaponted in casting quality especially the face , one of the eyes had a blob of resin in the corner ...contacted company ( kingman models ) they are checking stock and sending me a replacement , if they haven't got a good one ( hope they do !!! ) they will contact the manufavpcturern ......

    Couple of quick pics with the head and the heavy casting blocks underneath the torso , I will also replace the medal ribbon as it's far too proud on the uniform ...I can deal with these things but no point trying to sort the eyes !

    Nap

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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Been working on this ...sorted the medal ribbons and resculpted the neck order ( one in box was a bit rough ) and I might possibly look at the cockade


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    Just out of interest these are the books I am using for details ( the first is particularly good )

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    And a couple more pictures of Cossacks

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    Thanks for lookng in

    Nap
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Here's what I did on the Major

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    unsure what the cords are for but they are there ! ...any thoughts appreciated

    Also added a Russian cockade and reworked the ears as they were damaged , going to attempt to sort the eye out

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    Nap
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Had a go at the eyes,by no means perfect but quite pleased with the result , used a small ball of magisculpt for the eye then tiny pieces for the upper and lower eyelids

    Currently totally drying , shiny with Vaseline ! ....

    Total respect for the sculptors !!!

    Thanks for looking

    Nap

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  12. Mookie Active Member

    Think you did well young jedi.Before long we will see you sculptibg stuff.Shame the casting hasnt lived up to expectations.
    Keep going Kevin.
    Rich.
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Rich

    Thanks it looks better in real time ! , I was dissapointed in the casting a lot of residue resin ...still sorted out now

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  14. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice work bringing the awkward bits to life
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Awkward wasn't the word !! ...Have " Dremel will grind "

    Nap
  16. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    I prefer the manual shifter myself...go thru more 11 blades
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  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Been looking at the pics of Kovonov ...he is seen with the distinctive Cossack collar patches in at least 2 pics ...tempted to change them to those ....any thoughts ?

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    Also been working on the headwear of Dienenthal ......went for a gray colour ...calling it all finished ..the headwear that , using these reference for the badges

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    Might slightly highlight them a little more later .....

    The same goes for the red on the crown ....

    Here's some WIP pics

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    Thanks got looking in
    Nap
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  18. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Been doing a bit on this one , uniform finished , KC etc done

    Looking at the reference picture need to add buttons as well ...

    Would appreciate some thoughts and suggestions on the actual coat he is wearing , was going to do it as untreated leather but it's darker ...HELP!!

    Anyway here's the iffy iPad pics !!!

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely pieces of work kev,lots of information and detail
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Brian ...no idea how old the sculpt is or who did it

    Nap

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