Dear Planeteers! I decided during the summer, as my next project yet again to paint a Cossack to complement my now quite extensive collection of Cossack figures. And it should be a bust! Now it is with busts usually so that they come along very static - they are just simply on their base, and thats it.. But I was thinking of a dynamic as possible bust! One day I saw this equestrian figure showing an Orenburg Cossack (light blue badges) in the fight ...: Souch a Cossack in combat would leave also as a bust a very dynamic impression, I thought. But I did not want a steppe Cossack (their uniform is a little too boring for me), but instead a Caucasian Cossack carrying the famous Cherkesska ...: For this project, I was able to turn aganai my friend Markus Eckmann ("Scorpio Models"), who is a brilliant sculptor. We turn our proven practiced division of labor - I researched the details ... ... and Markus sculpted. He sent me then regular photos of his progress, which we discussed and - where necessary - improved.