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WIP Eduard 1/16 Boris Safonov

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello.

    Cleaned this up and assembled it over the last couple of weeks and started it a couple of days ago.

    Still much to do on the face and life vest but it's starting to go in the right direction ( ish )

    [IMG]
  2. michelangelo Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Really like it...keep up!
  3. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    good start mate and can you tell me more about who Boris is, not someone i had heard of before, nice looking figure though.

    Steve(y)
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    What a great figure. Where do you get that.
    The start is great.
    Looking forward to the finished figure.

    Marc
  5. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark what a great figure, I've just googled Boris, interesting character. Will follow.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent start as usual Mark, I had to have a look and read about him.
    Carl.
  7. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The face looks very nice. Is 1/16th the same as 120mm?
  8. Hammond_Lord Member

    RE:

    Wow, Mark, the figure looks wonderful! The face and hands are exquisitely done, and the rest of the uniform goes in the same direction! I also have the Safonov figure awaiting to be painted, so I'll be watching your progress closely!

    Cheers,

    Nemanja
  9. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Just wonderful work there, Mark!
    This is not my first time seeing a relatively crude plastic 1/16 figure receiving the proper treatment (the last time was when someone collected all the Trumpeter Soviet tank crews for a 1/16 T34/75 diaroma, everything exploited to great effect).

    You've more than done the kit justice. Way to go!
  10. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good start,I like the face!
  11. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Yep, 120mm is roughly 1/16.:)
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mark,

    A great start mate. I've seen this kit in the shops and wondered what it would look like. Now I know.

    Keep up the good work.
  13. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    cool start !!

    stefano
  14. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    120mm in 1/16th is someone with a height of 192cm (6'4"), so quite tall like Otto Skorzeny. A shorter person of 5'3" in 1/16th would scale down to 100mm. Most 1/16th figures should be based on the average height of 5'92 (176cm) = 110mm.

    As a basic rule of thumb 110mm = 1/16th scale, and 120mm = 1/15th (like Verlinden).

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Pilsbury Dough Boy??? . . . Naw. . .

    Wow, Mark:

    Are you on a Kaiser Roll. . . really looking good. I am not familiar with
    this figure. Which translated into old people speak means I probably did see
    it on some web site a ways back, but am suffering from a major duh??? and
    so it is gone from my memory banks.

    Good start, as per your usual work,

    Jaybird, down in flames in Stillwater. . . :(:(
  16. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Michelangalo ... many thanks :)

    Steve ......... IL2 has this article on him, and thanks :)

    Marc ... I got it from a guy over on MM Forums. Still shows up on Ebay quite a lot. And thanks :)

    Ken ... Thanks :)

    Carl ... Cheers :)

    Mike .... As others have stated 1/16 and 120mm! This is listed as 1/16th and indeed he stands at 110mm to eye level. And thank you! :)

    Nemanja .... Many thanks again :)

    Michael ... Thank you! :)

    Christos ... Again many thanks :)

    Rob ... thanks :)

    Tony ... Thanks :) It's a nice kit! the parts count is higher than a DML figure and there is etched brass for the belts and hat! Shame it's discontinued :(

    Stefano ... thanks :)

    Jon .... as i mentioned earlier in this post he's 110mm to the eyeballs :)

    Rick .... Many thanks :) Not suprising you aint seen this fellow about, Eduard produced about 3 figures ( I think! ) and I think their choice of subjects was broad but not too commercial since all are now out of production as far as i'm aware. :)


    No picture update as i have just been refining the transitions on the life vest and the jacket.

    It really is a nice figure to construct BTW, with 37 parts ( including the etch ). There was a bit of flash but all parts cleaned up easily and the plastic reacted well to liquid poly ( as a glue and as a smoothing liquid after clean-up ).

    The etch was a mixed blessing as it was pre-coloured and chipped like crazy during clean-up. however it all got covered in the primer so no problem.

    i used a Pyro tip in my soldering iron to work over the boots a little and used liquid poly to soften it back a bit.

    Many thanks for all the comments, picture update soon.

    :)
  17. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Mark,

    nice start.
    Is resin or plastic?
  18. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pedro .... Thank you! It is injection plastic and etched metal...

    Have had a lot of fun painting this so far! I'm pushing the contrast on the over trousers to see what happens :) i may need to tone it down later but we'll see :)

    [IMG]

    [IMG]
  19. Hammond_Lord Member

    Wow, Mark, you really made it look easy! It looks like an overpriced-ultra expensive white metal figure, not a hollow two part injection model! Keep those photos coming, and don't touch those trousers, they're fabulous!

    Cheers,

    Nemanja
  20. Rob Brown Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mark, you can make the simplest kits look outstanding, great job, love to see your progress posts and work overall.

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