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WIP Couple of Cossacks

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

  1. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Considering what happened to the Cossacks after 1945, serving the Nazis was never going to end well..............
  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Indeed Mike

    Nap
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys

    Bit of an update on the Major

    Uniform all done less buttons and shield on right arm ( next up !)

    Still to think about the shirt perking out above the tunic collar ...might go for a dark gray ?

    Then it's the face ..again I woukd gave done the uniform first !..no reasoning !

    Que iffy pics

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Piccy update

    Arm shield completed and buttons on front as well ..only small things but took a while !

    ..next up the flesh work ........going for a shadow on his right side as the head is turned

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi there

    Going to go for this uniform DAK ...currently base coated in a sandy brown ...what colour mix would be good for the uniform

    All mixes welcome ! ...acrylics

    Thanks

    Nap
  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Little bit of an update

    Repainted the collar insignia and finished the undershirt collar and the coat buttons ...next the flesh !

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    On this one the replacement head arrived ..so me being me ....removed the other ...this annialated the collar so out came tge putty and it was reworked , then primed all again and repainted the base colours and redid the eyes ...again !

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    ...thinking of adding the red coat as per the painting

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    The rear looks a bit like this ...

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    Going to have to think this out !!

    Nap
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Currently working on the flesh for the Major , still WIP ...his right side is in more shadow as the head is turned

    Usual iffy iPad pics

    had a go on the Colonels red cape ...lots of swearing and muttering , 2 attempts ..going to rethink ...again

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    Here's my palette ..using Reaper

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    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice Nap, looks even better in the flesh. Superb painting.
    Great to catch up too.
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Nice to you and the lovely Mrs Bob ....thanks for comment , I presume you mean the bust and not me looking better in the flesh

    Nap

    PS Apparently the sculpt was by Matt Springer released by New World Miniatures
  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi to everyone

    Couple of update pics on the 2nd Cossack

    Finished the Iron Cross and star , uniform colour finished...for now!!! , though might revisit it once all badges are done

    Added a Cossack proficiency badge above the shiled, in a regulation gold although sometimes silver NCO tresse was also used as in German collar edging



    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys

    Update found pics of the neck award , the lower part was different to the version I did so will be reworking image.jpeg

    Also have this of the cockade and eagle for reference

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    And this of a full view of him image.jpeg

    Verbal update ..all badges done less ribbon bar , cap done , uniform colour reworked

    Will post pics when I get a chance

    Nap
  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Hi Nap!

    This is Major General Ivan Nikitovich Kononov, Commander of the 5th Don Regiment, XV. Cossack Cavalry Corps...:

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    This painting is the template for your bust...:

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    But he wore a special Cockade...:

    This one (of the Don Cossacks) ...

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    ...but with a white St. Andrews Cross of fabric over it...:

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    Kononov was executed (hanged) for treason 1946 in Moscow.


    Cheers


    Cheers
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin

    Thank you I was going to message you

    Just need to confirm that ribbon bar !

    Nap
  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    This might help...:

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    Cheers
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  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    All right - the ribbon bar...:

    Very hard to recognize - but I think I've found them all ...:

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    These are all German awards for valor and bravery, which were awarded to so-called "Ost-Freiwillige" (Eastern Volunteers).


    Cheers
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Martin

    That's great I agree the first 3 have a green colour and the last 2 blue .....really happy to take this suggestion

    Your a star

    Nap
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  18. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    An interesting couple of busts mate, interesting seeing them develop.

    Geoff
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Geoff

    They are interesting subjects , just admit prefer something a bit more colourful ....like you with Red tunics !!

    All details now done , ribbons, badges , epaulettes ...so ....

    Just the flesh to do !!

    Thought the legend bust would be better to work on but should look okay when finished !!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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