Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Nov 1, 2016.
42. Day, January 17, 2017
Just ready with painting the sleeve...:
43. Day, January 18, 2017
Now we come to those decorative and ornamental strap, which are fastened to an "Onik"-belt:
These ornamental bestraps are originally from the Caucasian mountain tribe of the Avars from the 5 to 7th century; they called them "tidschhin bghiripch" .
Thise straps symbolized a free Awar man and his rank was showed by the number of them !
Over time, this belt spread over the entire Caucasus and was worn by many of the 300 different tribes.
And the Cossacs who lived in the Caucasus took over those belts from the mountan tribes...:
Normally, an "Onik" has three straps on each side, the leather is fogged with silver or (rare!) gold ornaments...:
These fittings are mostly very old and very expensive - heirlooms!
I took this template for Markus...:
Today I have cleaned up the first three of those straps...
...mounted them to a cork...
...and primed them...:
And now - bacause of the dark primer - you can see how really fantastic the sculpt is!
When I looked at the pictures from before, I noticed that at one of the decorative straps is the small silver fitting is missed...:
But I have some modelling clay...:
So much reference and great SBS in every respect
Amazing dedication to accuracy with any Cossack model .
Supplement to the supplement by a fool head ...:
If you open the box in which Markus sent me the Cossack, you can find the parts not yet installed parts (Kindjal/Dagger, Saschka /Saber and the Saber Sheath) ...:
If you fold up the foam rubber floor - there is a second set of small parts!
Markus had doubled them, probably because he knows my "punctuality" in figure-modelling...:
So I have reserves and would not have had to sculpt the missing silver fitting!
Only: I had (almost!) completely forgotten.
44. Day, January 19, 2017
With two components adhesive...
...the first three straps were fixed to the figure...:
The three ones for the other side are cleaned and primed...:
45. Day, January 20, 2017
From a friend, I got the tip last night to bend the ornamental ribbons, so they do not simply hang vertically, but move.
Very good idea!
Okay, small parts away again and lamp over it - about 15 minutes long ...:
Then the resin parts are so soft that you can bend them without risk of break!
I have, however, paid attention not to exaggerate the effect. I want to show movement, but the ornamental straps should not flutter around like the lamb tails!
The silver fittings with which these straps were decorated are quite heavy ...:
Well so far. Now two-component glue and all six decorative straps are mounted. So the whole thing looks now ...:
So much for today...
With every update it gets better and better ....love the work on the belts
Thanks for sharing
Is really a pleasure to work on this beautiful bust!
Once you have completed I shall be doing a full review on this ( as Markus requested ) ...quoting this SBS for sure!
D46. Day, January 23, 2017
I started to paint the decorative leather straps!
These colors were used ...:
The insides of the straps, which will be seen later on, are painted in plain black, as is the underside of the bust.
The outsides were held in dark brown, matching to the belt. The narrow sides have got a bright strip ...:
It will not be so right until the silvery ornamental fittings are painted.
47. Day, January 24, 2017
Painted the silver Fittings at the decorative straps!
First step with "Silver Ink", second step with very thin "German Grey" to show the the beautiful engravings better...:
Looks now damn good, I think...:
The belt has become a secret main character of the bust...:
"Looks more than dammed good "!!!!!!
Lovely work and a focus point on the piece
Fantastic work Martin
Sorry to ask (I am à beginner in sculpting figures) but what clay do you use ?
As far as I know Markus uses Epoxy Sculpt.
48. Day, January 25, 2017
Lets have a look at this "Onik" belt again...:
In the middle is a buckle, with which it is closed and on the left of it an eyelet - usually also coated with silver - through which the end of the belt is put. The loose rest then hangs down freely ...:
Markus has this sculpted exately...:
This loose belt end lies as a small part ...:
I just released it from his "fish skins", washed, primed - and then again mounted with two-component glue ...:
50. Day, January 26, 2017
Belt is ready!
The last Piece was painted again in three steps:
1. Undercoating with Acryls...:
2. The leather was painted ready with oils...:
3. For thze silver fittig I used again silver ink and "German Grey"...:
Now it looks like this...:
51. Day, January 27, 2017
Pity - today is not much time to work on my Cossack, but I have mounted the second shoulder board to the bust, again with two component glue...:
Next week, we'll come to some interesting details again: The weapons...
Damn right it looks good !
Too blooming right Joe
The epaulettes look great
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