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Completed First cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by zernina, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. zernina A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Hello everyone!
    I am now painting the bust of Yuri Gagarin - the world's first cosmonaut. Once I saw a photo of the painting of this bust by artist John Chan - it was excellent! - and since then I have dreamed of painting this bust.

    Manufacturer - 2dreamers - http://www.2dreamers.cz/
    Scale: 1/9
    Sculpt : Pavol Ovečka
    I mainly used AK acrylic, and a little Polycolor acrylic, and a little PVA tempera. For the face, the base tone is mixed by me from several Polycolor colors .

    To be continued....

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  2. dwhitford Active Member

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    United-States
    Beautiful paintwork! Thanks for posting.

    -DW
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  3. grasshopper A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    He was indeed special person, and tragic..you are someone who will do his memory justice deserved
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  4. rjray Member

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    United-States
    How are the 3rd gen AK acrylics, in terms of working with them? Did you use the specific thinner or something else?
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  5. Patrik Ruzic PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nice
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  6. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Wow, wow and thrice wow.
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  7. trickydicky Member

    nicccce
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Olga

    Great to see you posting this and after realising your dream of painting the piece

    Cracking start , nice flesh-work as always from you ...good to see the colours your using as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  9. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The sculpt itself and your painting skills combine to make this look just like the real Yuri Gagarin. Superb work!
    Gary
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  10. MiniRapture New Member

    Stunning work! Love it.
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  11. zernina A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    I like these colors : matte, resistant. I don't use tinners. Wet palette, water and colors.
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  12. zernina A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation

    Thank you very much, Gary! I worked a little bit with the face of the bust with epoxy putty (in terms of sculpture) - the nose was a little too narrow - I made it wider; and the eyes were a little too close to each other - I put putty on the inside of the eyes - I made more widely spaced eyes. I wanted to achieve as much similarity as possible.
    I hope I explain clearly - we tried very hard with the google translator :)
    Best wishes!
    Olga
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    So much talent ...and explained well ...thank you

    Nap
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  14. NeilW A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb as ever: interesting to hear of the small corrections to the original sculpt (y)
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  15. rjray Member

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    United-States
    Great to know. I have a small number of them to try out, but my local store carries the full range.
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  16. zernina A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Hello everyone!:)

    I finished painting the bust of Yuri Gagarin. It was interesting and informative.

    Good luck to everyone in creativity!(y)
    Olga

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  17. Moonraker Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Spellbinding result. The skin tones and expression are just fantastic.
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  18. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful work.
  19. rjray Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is just beautiful. I particularly like the job done on the orange flight suit.

    Randy
  20. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Olga, that is magic! A man I have long admired.

    Phil

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