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Completed "Flowers for the Fallen"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    At my friend Martins request I will set up the V bench for the Russian Veteran , the piece is of course this which I reviewed here
    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/quota33-for-masterclass-presents-russian-ww2-veteran.264985/

    Martins excellent V Bench is here: https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/veteran-at-victory-day.283818/

    Lots of references in both to links for all that is needed ....and more


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    Mine currently looks looked like this .......till yesterday !!!

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    As you can see I have added the crucifix that's seen in pictures some of which I uses along with Martins V bench info (highly recommended)

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    image.jpeg Since this I have reworked the face where the strap was fitting ...didn't like that !!! so I will have the strap hanging on each side

    I have also textured the hair with JS texture putty.....I "was" thinking of building the head up and having him without the helmet ....still thinking !!!!!

    Also added a medal(No 32) on the left of the bottom row next to No 11

    Stay tuned this will be next after the Anzac Roo

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  2. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Just popped in to see how you're doing Nap. by, that is gonna be a lot of medals to paint, lol.
  3. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Be interesting to see the two approaches to this medal fest.....
  4. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    By the end of all this it'll be like we know the old geezer personally. I'm tuned in!

    Phil
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  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I missed that this was now a commercial piece, I am going to have to add this to my GA. Smart of you to have added the crucifix, which is so prominent in the original photo.
  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Well done Nap, I have read through Martin's post and have learnt a lot.
    Following your stab at these medals.
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    Doing okay ...still good looking ...yes a lot of medals ..Martins found fine job and hard act to follow !

    Indeed Graham a medal fest ! currently on a hairy fest with the Anzac Roo !

    How very true ....going to relook at the head need to do a little more putty work ......think Ibwill stay with helmet on !

    Look forward to yours as well


    It's a fascinating piece , as you see I've built mine up ..less hands ...the right should be interesting to fit .....might add a tear from the eye , as for crucifix ...l wanted it on and different from Martins version ibut boy was it a labour of love doing sculpting , waiting for each part to dry before more added ....hopefully painting will bring it out

    Same with me ref Martins thread ...definately will be a stab from me


    Thanks to all

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Very curious, Nap...!

    C'mon painting! :sneaky::whistle:
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nothing curious need to finish the Anzac Roo first ..but might do a bit of basecoating !

    Have you got good pics of the unsecured helmet strap ?

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Bit of a iffyvision update

    All basecoated now , eyes painted ...head next then uniform then the bling !

    I gave ranked him up to Sgt Major after finding this epaulette in this book ...will need to confirm the piping colour and add tge tank

    All comments welcome !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap


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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Your pic shows the wrong colours, Kev!

    These are right, red pipings!

    Parade (black):

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    Field service:

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    Tankist symbol (brass colour!):

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    These tin things were different for the right and left shoulder!

    The muzzle of the cannon was always directed forward!

    Cheers
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Thanks for the details ...perhaps the one I put has faded with time .....must admit I do like the parade version ones ......they will add some colour interest to shoulders ! ...just need to add the tank(s) ...both barrels facing forward

    Nap
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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Kev, May 9th is the major holiday for Great Patriotic War veterans!

    Since you can easily mount the parade shoulder pieces on him.

    Especially since the parade pogony were often worn to the field uniform in 1945...

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    This combination was even featured on an official Victory Day poster ...:

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    Cheers
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Early morning verbal update will do pics later

    Uniform colour all finished , gone for a more green colour ..plenty of variations in actual uniforms as seen in Martins WIP

    Epaulettes all sculpted with rank of Sgt Major of Armoured Troops ....yes the tank badges are in place , both facing forward !

    Ribbons progressing okay ....eyes starting to feel like this after a session image.gif

    Top row ribbons all done , I have chosen a different on for the first in 2nd row as I liked the flash of colour image.jpeg

    Gradually working along the rows , I have also completed the ribbon on the cross

    Once ribbons all done I will go and do the actual medals ...should look okay !

    After all decoration it's the cross belt and waist , might add a few things ?

    Then it's the face after checking the fit of the right hand ..list going to need a bit of rework I reckon to fit right !

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Looking forward to seeing the progress(y)
  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    wip photos please...!

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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Here we go some pictures ...still do do a couple of ribbons and stars and ribbons ! ...plus epsulettes

    Will probably do the crossbelt first before the other side !

    Click on pics for larger images if you wish !!

    All comments welcome ...suggestions also

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Nice idea to put the white cross to the bottom row! Looks pretty good there. Pogony phantastic!!!

    And to answere your question for the other ones in the bottom row...:

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    And another note:

    You should revise the ribbon at the top again. I have added how it should look ...

    Cheers
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thank you Martin

    I will redo the ribbon at top

    Appreciate your time ...just detailing the belt up a tad ! ...break from ribbons

    Also extended the length of the cross as its longer than I did !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    You got PM about that.
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