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WIP Hero of Soviet Union , scale 1/9

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by offo, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. offo A Fixture

    Veselé Vianoce Priatelia. Príjemná práca Martin! Baví ma pridávanie historických údajov. Vynikajúci výskum. A veľmi poučné.
    palo offo ovečka
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Vďaka Palo!
    Aj preto, že si pre mňa modeloval túto krásnu postavu!

    Veselé Vianoce pre vás a pre vaše!

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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    47. Day, December 25, 2019


    Leather parts and buckles of the MPi belt.

    Herewith...:

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    That's how it got ...:

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    Cheers
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Small details but important to get it right ....and this look right

    Thanks for sharing especially on Christmas Day

    As always looking forward to the next episode

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    48. Day, December 26, 2019


    Today was an important moment in the history of my bust! I made myself a Christmas present ...:

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    In the next few days, to make it really good, I have to work on four points ...:

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    1. The thumb and wrist have to be remodeled - I was a little too inaccurate when sanding.

    2. On "Schnitzels" belly I had to take something away with the "Proxxon", otherwise I would not have get the pig in the
    the intended location.

    This is because I made the dry adjustment BEFORE using the texture paste oto sculpt the bristles...

    3. The wrist / cuff transition must be reworked and the cuff painted from the inside.

    4. "Schnitzel" fell off my table when I adjusted it, which cost him a broken ear. I glued it on again - but the adhesive joint still has to be hidden.

    (You know that from me: something is always ...)


    Cheers
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Great Christmas present to see Schnitzel in place ...looks great and despite the few tiny points you are going to deal with (1-4) ....really does all come together so well

    The base is still covered ...???? we wonder what's planned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    You have to wait a few days for it...

    Cheers
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    49. Day, December 30, 2019


    I started with my list of rework ...:
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    Wrist and thumb - with Millliput ...:

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    Pig's ear (sculpting away the broken edge) and pork belly - with "Jo Sonja's" texture paste ...:

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    Cheers
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Hope you had a good Christmas

    Nice rework on these small areas

    Look forward to seeing them all painted in

    Happy 2020 to you and the family

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    50. Day, December 31, 2019


    Pig's ear and belly are painted ...

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    ... the reworked hand is painted ...

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    ... and our comrade's inner cuffs are also painted ...:

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    And when I just wanted to sit back satisfied, my inner rivet counter surprisingly spoke up!

    The colleague leads a life of his own, I can not switch him off - and if he purses his lips, he meus at the wrong time!

    However, I have to admit, WHEN he answers, what he says is usually hand and foot.


    And now this inner perfectionist pointed out to me that the newly modeled wrist and the upper edge of the Gymnastiorka cuff lie exactly on one line ...:

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    I then looked again at the template - the bust composed by Palo: it looks the same there ...:

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    Since such a shirt cuff has a certain volume, it can't stay that way, my inner bean counter argued.

    And because I know that I would be really annoyed afterwards not to have made this correction when I had the opportunity to do so, so I rummaged out the "Milliput" again and worked on the cuff.

    So in this state my comrade lieutenant is now "going" into the new year ...:

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    Cheers
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    As ever you are not satisfied unless you sort something out ..all credit to you ...see what you mean on the cuff .....

    The repainting you've done looks good and matches in well

    A good position for the Lt and Schnitzel to enter 2020

    See you next year

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    51. Day, January 2, 2020



    Allright - let's go further on

    The first thing I did today was to paint the remodeled cuff ...:

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    ...and then the "invisible" side of the bust - rather: The two "invisible" sides, "Schnitzel" has its own and the pin - all in black ...:

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    Then I freed the base from its protective cover - there is no damage to report ...:

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    Next step: decorating the base.


    I am not a fan of written plinths that explain the figure - I would rather use any part that is closely related to the figure or subject.

    I originally planned to decorate the base with a miniature version of the "Order of the Great Patriotic War" ...

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    ... with the orange-black "Saint George Ribbon" of course, as the war veterans received on the occasion of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the victory on May 9, 2015 ...:

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    However, while working on my bust, I decided to save this thing for another project that is still waiting to be realized in the depths of the closet.


    A good idea was needed now! And one came!

    Palo has always spoken about the "Hero of the Soviet Union" during our mailing during modeling. Even this thread here is called so.

    So how about decorating the base with this order, which is relatively small?

    On the other hand:

    The thing is ideal and also materially valuable, sticking a really golden award to the base seemed a bit too crazy to me!

    But how about a copy if there is such a thing?

    So I looked around for relevant copies on relevant Russian sites - and lo and behold, there is actually something like that!

    A - at least in the photo - deceptively real-looking plastic copy was available for 1,050 rubles, that's the equivalent of € 15.03.

    For 15 euros and about 8 euros shipping costs such a plastic award went on the trip to me - and when I had it in my hands I was very positively surprised!

    The cheap part is visually extremely close to the original!

    Here is a comparison: On the left my original, on the right the 15 Euro copy ...:

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    The difference in quality is shown on the back:

    The original of course bears the stamped award number on the back and an extra soldered screw pin with which it was attached to the uniform - for the copy it's a safety pin made of cheap sheet metal - and of course the star has no number ...:

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    The tin safety pin had to believe in it - a jolt and it was off!

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    Then I attached the copy of the order to the base with two-component adhesive - and I am now very satisfied with the overall impression ...:

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    I think: This has become a very nice figure and I am also quite satisfied with my painting!

    But to become a bust that tells a story to the viewer and is also a statement, the cap that is put on the pig is still missing ...:

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    We'll come to that tomorrow ...
    Cheers
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    What to say except ..top benchtime !!

    Like the base better than the original idea IMO

    I had forgot all about schnitzels cap ..something to look forward to tommorow

    Good to hear all was well when removing the wrapping around the base and no damage

    Look forward to the next part

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    Saw this from Legion ....you've done a version with the girl !!

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  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    52. Day, January, 3, 2020


    For a propaganda photo in the army newspaper "Krasnaya Zvezda" ("Red Star") our friend put a German cap on his sacked piglet ...:

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    It is a leader (officers) cap of the "black" SS - one like this ...:

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    The badge of the gang of murderers, the skull, which should actually be on the cap band, is already missing in the photo, it has probably already disappeared into another soldier's pockets as a "souvenir"...:

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    (Incidentally, I can only be pleased - because if I showed the bust somewhere in public, I would have had to cover the skull as a symbol of a prohibited anti-constitutional organization in the sense of criminal law paragraph 86a anyway ...)

    Soldiers of the Red Army were really keen on such SS militaria as presentable trophies at home, although they also showed their typical pragmatism with this kind of passion for collecting:

    By far the most popular loot were the daggers that belong to the black SS uniform, like this one:

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    These daggers were extremely popular because they served as trophies for mundane everyday purposes - from the melee weapon to the can opener.

    In any case, there are literally hundreds of photos of Red Army soldiers wearing such daggers towards the end of the war ...:

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    Even otherwise, the Soviet soldier looted very pragmatically:

    Particularly popular were things that could be sent home and reused there: shoes, ear gurad nails, bedding, clothing, fabrics and the like.

    The richest booty was mostly the "rats", as the front soldier called the rear guard troops!

    The Soviet soldier did not usually loot valuable things - he had to hand them over anyway, either to the commander of his unit, who usually claimed the best items, or to the post office when he wanted to send them home.

    Just in time when the Red Army crossed the German border, a decree appeared that allowed the soldiers to send a package home every month, which was equivalent to an official permission to loot!

    In the "classless" Soviet Army, it was strictly regulated who was allowed to send how much per month: simple soldiers were allowed a maximum weight of five kilograms per month, generals were allowed to send 16 kilograms in the same period! The senior officers found ways to send far more home ...

    At the same time as the "package decree" an official list appeared, which should NOT be looted: weapons, ammunition, fuel, food, boots, cattle, railway wagons and rails, cars, trucks, amber and champagne were declared state property - whoever used them the threatened punishments!

    (The Roitarmist preferred to empty a captured bottle of champagne immediately, so as not to be tempted to loot it ...)

    A list has survived what a pioneer named Tarnichev sent to his wife Natalia in the Orel governorate:

    Children's shoes, wool for winter coats, white flannel for underwear, bedding and leather that could be used to make shoes.

    Another case is on record, in which a soldier who had "conquered" an abandoned estate together with his unit, removed all the perfect window panes from the frames there, tied them together to form a package, stuck a note with his address on it and then added it the regimental post office!

    But back to our cap:

    Now it can bathe in ultrasound ...

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    ... then it is glued to a cork ...

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    ... and primed ...:

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    Next week I'll paint the cap ...


    Cheers
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    That cap looks a nice sculpt from Offo , the eagle looks nicely detailed , I like the fact the marks/indentations where the badge would have been ......look forward to the research ( for me personally the skull emblem isn't a problem here , it would have been in a historical context )

    Look forward to your research as well

    We now have a bathed cap ...., primed and ready for your brushwork next week

    It's amazing what was sent back by the troops !!!

    Have a good weekend

    Nap
  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    53. Day, January 6, 2020


    So let's get to the SS cap that our hero put on the pig.

    First a close look at the details:

    The wool fabric is deep black, so shadows are not overly pronounced.

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    The piping is white - even with officer's caps - and not silver, as is often misrepresented!

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    I chose these colors ...:

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    The blue serves on the one hand to mix a "true to scale" basic color together with the black in a ratio of 50:50 - on the other hand I also "break" the white with it so that it also becomes true to scale.

    With these mixtures I just painted the upper part of the cap to test the effects ...:

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    It works ...


    Cheers
  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    54. Day, January 7, 2020


    The lower part of the cap cover...:

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    Cheers
  18. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    why cant i see any of the photos :mad::(:cry:
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    I can see them fine Steve on my iPad ?


    Martin

    I can see where your coming from with the use of 50/50 mix , might be pics but the lower looks too blue ...might be my iPad perhaps ...think it should be darker ...or am I looking at the cap band which you haven't done !

    You have the piece in front of you

    Nap
  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    No bluetones - I swear!

    Cheers
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