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Completed "Flowers for the Fallen"

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

  1. callmehobbes Active Member

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    England
    Catching up with this. Top job on the flowers. I think you could add some more muted flesh tones on the face to age him up a bit (compare the pink flesh around the eyes to that pale yellow/grey flesh on the cheeks). A few paler washes could really make him pop.
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi there

    Thanks for comment , I have lightened and detailed the creases on the fiesh ......he looks older after washes as well

    Nap
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Well the flesh is all finished on the head ...happy with result but looking at pictures ...there's a distinctive white collar lining showing ( which I believe is to stop the uniform from rubbing the neck ) which I've not added ...it will be !

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    Also realised I have to add the distinctive belt stitching as well

    All part of the fun of this hobby

    Nap
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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany

    The white collar was/is somekind of a fetish of the Soviet/Russian Army!

    Once a week in peacetime (and if possible also in war!) The soldier had to pull the white fabric collar out of his gymnastics jacket and replace it with a new one ...


    For this, the soldier received a clean white piece of cloth from his supply unit, which he then had to fold into a collar and sew into his uniform blouse himself!

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    There was no exception at the front either - as this picture of some machine guns shows ...:

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    According to the regulations, there should be a clean "collar" during the week, which of course was highly theoretical in the war and at the front!

    This white collar was already in the tsarist army and also in the RKKA the object of hatred for all conscripts and the fétisch of all non-commissioned officers - and it was carefully checked!

    And that has not changed to this day ...:

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  5. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Wow, face looks brilliant
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hopefully it's looking better now ! ....will try and post a pic inbetween vaccine !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Good luck with the jab, had mine done a few weeks back, no side effects at all, though i now have night vision like a have a pair of NVG on LOL :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    All jabbed #1 ....can't see in dark yet but I do howl at the moon for some reason ...lol !

    Anyway here's a couple of pics of the head as always seems to look better in reality ......after adding the eyebrows to our veteran ...the teeth are done as well ...might highlight them a bit ....not a good angle to see them in pics !

    Will be adding the white collar lining ....carefully

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap


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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    No actual update just pics I will use to hopefully put the stitching in place on belt

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap


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  10. callmehobbes Active Member

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    England
    Are you going to use a water product for tears? The pink in the eyes is spot on.
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Not thought about that ...the eye under the right hand wouldn't show it but the left would

    Needs thinking about .......all advice welcome

    PVA might be okay with a gloss varnish once dry ??

    Nap

    PS white inside part of collar in place and painted
  12. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    Looking very good Nap along with the flowers as well..................Are you still able to listen to your wife talking to you as you're thinking about how you're making your next move...?

    Wayne
  13. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    I did it accidentally. I used a water resin to fill in an eye (already painted) to raise it up and give it gloss. It seeped out a little and made a very effective tear albeit on the wrong face. Id test it first though.
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Wayne once the helmets in place will look different ! .....I have no option but to listen to my wife .....LOL


    Thanks ...will be trying PVA first ....going to be small tears !

    Nap
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Pretty good, mate!!!
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Martin ..happy with " pretty good" ....LOL

    No painting today ...vaccine injection affects !!

    Nap
  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Yes ..no side effects as such apart from just tired ...,okay now after a sleep

    Look forward to putting stitching pattern on belt today ...the it's that helmet ......need to look at your V bench !

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Trying to get back at the bench which has been difficult due to a bad fall so couldn't sit for too long a time !

    Found a couple of genuine veterans on Pininterest...I wonder what takes they can tell us

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    Nap
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  20. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Hope you are OK, you have to accept your skateboarding days are over bud........
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