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Completed Critique Defender of the Faith

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Finally finished this 75mm Cossack from Irbis miniatures.
    It started as a commission for my father back in December. He took sick around the same time so progress got slow... far too much going on. When Dad passed in April, I put the figure aside... just didn't want to look at it. I'm glad I finally finished... This one's for the Old Man.

    The Zaporozhian Cossack, self styled Knight of the Most Holy Orthodox Church, Protector of Glorious Ukraine....

    Defender of the Faith
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    Painted with Vallejo and Andrea acrylics. Base is home cut and polished chunk of Locus. Groundwork is sculpted with Apoxie Clay. Plants are ready made model railroad items and the wee offering basket is Historex.
    Thanx to Alexey from Irbis for replacing the musket/arms that my damn cat Shooter ate.

    Hope you like this one... all comments and critiques are most welcome.

    cheers

    Colin
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  2. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done Colin. I lookeatd to seeing this in Chicago.

    Mike
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  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Mike... He'll be there

    Colin
  4. Funky50 Guest

    Lovely work Colin.....Kevin
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  5. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice one Colin, the shading/highlites on the blue pants and white top came out superb, love the ground work, nice bit of imagination there.

    regards Zane
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good work and a fine tribute Mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  7. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice one mate a credit to you and a tribute to your father he would have loved it. the very best of luck in the windy city. was their a few years ago and have to say it was a fantastic show and the people were great too. hope you get to Euro next year mate will take you for a beer.

    Ho and get on with the Drummer lol

    Ian
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  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Wonderful tribute buddy...Hope Shooter enjoyed that first musket.

    Colin
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  9. Lukalex A Fixture

    Nice work Colin!
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  10. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Brilliant work Colin, your Dad would have been chuffed with that mate. (y)
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  11. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice work all round Colin.
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  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very nice. Like the groundwork.

    marc
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  13. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Colin (y)! Every time you look at it you will think of your dad (y)!

    Joe
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  14. tomifune A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent presentation and nice painting! Looking forward to seeing it.

    Bob
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  15. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Always will be a special piece! Great work all around... from design to photography! (y)
    Hope to see you Saturday!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  16. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Special piece and well done.
    Cheers
    John
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  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you all for the kind words.
    When I showed Dad the three Cossack from Irbis, he immediately had me order them up to be added to his "Cossack Collection". I'm glad I finished him off... they almost got tossed more than once. Next will be the two mounted cossacks to finish the set. If the Old Man had seen the "Repin Diorama" from Irbis, I'd be elbows deep in that too by now. Who am I kidding? I'll be doing that one anyway.

    Colin, I'm sure Shooter enjoyed eating the musket but if I got my wish when I found out what he did... then it came out of him sideways. :sour: That'll learn the little bugger :sneaky:

    Cheers all

    Colin
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  18. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Excellent work Colin. I think you're father would be very happy with it.

    Regards
    Pedro
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  19. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Missed this one Col it's a stunning bit of art mate and I'm sure your Dad is well chuffed with it (y) Good base with loads of wee little touches too
    Steve
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  20. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful painting and setting, Exceptionally done.

    Xenofon
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