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Fighting Cossack ("Scorpio Models", 1/10)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well, I learned something today. I finally found out what the cylinders in the cossack coat are. Bust is looking good. Will use your discussion and references to do mine when it arrives.
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks Nap!

    Waiting curious für your sbs....!

    Cheers
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    amazing work and lots of attention to detail as usual with your stuff martin.
    thanks for a delightful thread (y)
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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks mate!

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    18th day, December 1, 2016

    Our Cossack is in the field, and although he is an officer (and has a boy), he will not have shaved himself every day.


    Depending on how dark the beard is, then a more or less pronounced beard shadow arrives ...:

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    I just painted this beard shadow!

    This is a work that I not like to do, because you can destroy the almost finished face last minute even so much!

    Nevertheless our friend should get a beard shade. This shadow is mostly bluish-brown. I have done this - quite carefully - with these colors ...:

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    And with the result I am quite satisfied!

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    Well, our Cossack has now time to dry the next few days - next week I will continue here...
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Looking good Martin

    Like the beard effect ..always difficult knowing how far to go IMO

    Looking forward to next weeks episodes

    Nap
  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    19. Day December 5, 2016

    The next step is the mustache - it is glued to the head today!
    Markus kept himself exactely to the template I had chosen ...

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    ... and sculpted the mustache in two parts - he has not grown together in the middle!
    The two beard tips are available as tiny parts...

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    ... and must first be cleaned - the removal of the "fish skins" is no problem. No problem is also the detachment from the sprue block ...:
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    Now I touch a small amount of my favorite glue "Stabilit Express" ...

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    ... and apply little of it at the appropriate parts of the upper lip. In order to make things even easier for the model builder, Markus has modeled two tiny sculptures on the upper lip - and at the tips of the beard the respective matching counterparts ...:

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    The assembly is thus no problem ...:

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    So much for today - now the glue is allowed to harden, so that one or the other of the beard tips does not leave to the carpet monster...
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Painted today the moustache - and the head is ready.

    I used for it thove Acrylics...:

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    But I'm a Little late today, it's now dark outside - so you have to wait for the pics until tomorrow...

    Cheers
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    20. Day, December 6, 2016

    The head is ready!

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    What can I say: I am quite satisfied with it...!
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Martin


    So you should be satisfied ..looks good can't wait to see it with the torso as well

    Happy painting

    Nap
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you very much, Nap!

    Cheers
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  11. Phater PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Very nice, Martin. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    21. Day, December 8, 2016

    We continue with the fur cAP of our Cossack!
    This type of caps is called "Papacha" in Russia. The word comes from the Turkmen or Azerbaijani, where "Papakh" simply means "hat".
    As a matter of fact, these large-volume caps are called even "Kubanka" ("Kuban-Cap") in Russia - according to their region of origin - I will stay with "Kubanka" in this sbs!
    Kubankas gave (and gives) it pretty much in every forum and color - almost always from sheepskin or lambskin of the Karakul sheep.

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    Usually the lambs are black and the adult depth gray-beige, which is why most of the Kubankas are also kept in these colors - but there were also many other colors ...:

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    The especially shaggy specimens from long winter fur were called "Abreka" - after the Caucasian word "Abrek" (= bandit "), which fits well, as I find:

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    In a few exceptions, the Kubankas were also made from skins of other animals - so there was in the civil war a unit feared for their cruelty and led by General Shkuro, which wore wearing Kubankas made of wolf's skin ...:

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    (Shkuro fought in the Second World War on the German side and was hanged by the Sovjets in 1946.)
    I had asked Markus to keep to my template with the volume and form of Kubanka ...

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    ... and, on the other hand, to make the cap as shaggy as possible without it being oversized.
    He did a great job!
    My Kubanka was carefully washed...

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    ... and then attached to a cork. In doing so, I take an angle which is approximately the same as it will later sit on the head of the Cossack - which is to facilitate the definition of the light and shadow during painting ...:

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    Then it is primed - and how good the sculpt is, you can see really now...:

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  13. Nicolaos Active Member

    Hi Martin,

    A very fine project, I'll watch closelly. The face looks so well!
    Can't wait to see your next steps.
    Have fun!
    Nicolae
  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you!

    I just have corrected the moustache a litte...:

    Old...:

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    Now...:

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    Looks really a bit better, I think...
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    22. Day, December 9, 2016

    Today its painting again - the Kubanka cover!

    But before that some theory ...:

    All Kubankas shared the cover of woolen. The colors could vary considerably.
    Among the Kuban cossacks (e) the color red dominates (and dominated)...

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    ... at the Terek Cossacks it is and it was blue ...:

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    There were, however, many other color variants, which mostly corresponded to the "weapon" or badge color, which led the respective unit and which reappeared as piping on the shoulder boards. Since you have to research in advance quite exactly ..:

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    The unit of our model Cossack has light blue as a weapon color ...:

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    All Kubanas were also decorated with the Christian symbol of the cross on the fabric cover ...:

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    The width and design of this cross symbol made of strands could also vary considerably!

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    At my own Kubanka the whole looks like this - and a lark cross in this width, I have recommended Markus ...:

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    As far as the theory.
    I chose "Königsblau" as the basic color for my top hat.
    However, first of all, a background painting with acrylic paints should be made - so I have only once, which acrylic mixture corresponds to the "Königsblau" ...:

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    Then I made with a few handgrips a wet palette ...:
    A plastic cover ...

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    ... is filled with two previously well-watered cellulose handkerchiefs ...

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    ... and over there comes a suitably cut piece of baking paper ...:

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    Thus, the acrylic paints remain very long moist and "paintformed" ...:

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    The end cap now has four very thin coats with the acrylic mixture, whereby I have inserted between the maldrings again and again dry breaks.
    I have tried a brush for the first time, which I got at the workshop of Markus ...:

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    I can highly recommend these Synthetic Brushes! They keep the tip very well, I get along well with them and they offer a good price / performance ratio!
    Http://www.scorpio-models.com/gx3/p...p?info=p246_synthetic-brines---groesse-1.html
    The result looks like this - a good foundation for the oil painting ...:

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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    Excellent references , like the fact you have included the WP, brushes look good as well

    Looking good on the blue as well

    Thanks for such an inspirational SBS

    Nap
  17. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Enjoying catching up with your progress Martin and your references. Good work so far. (y)
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    23. Day, December 12, 2016

    Day 23, December 12, 2016

    With these oil colors ...

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    ... I have just painted the fabric cover, whereby I have tried to take into account the later - oblique - seat - the Kubanka on the head in the light and shadow situation.

    The material cross I tried to save as much as possible ...:

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    The color comes very close to the original...:

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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    24. Day, December 13, 2016

    I have looked at my "light blue" again and found it is much too "gray" and turned out too dark and also (because of the too many gray) also dirty.

    I have the "light blue" now reworked.

    The colors remained the same - however, the gray portion was reduced and the blue portion increased ...:

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    Result:
    The "light blue" now looks lighter, brighter and cleaner. Now I am satisfied!

    In addition, I just painted the strand cross on the fabric cover.

    The choice was white ...

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    ... and silver ...:

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    I chose "white" - mixed from these colors ...:

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    At the end, a thin outlining with ...

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    Now I am quite satisfied with the cap!

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