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WIP Critique Imperial Russian Officer 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ghamilt1, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Had this 75mm figure half painted and sitting on the shelf for about three years, and finally took it down, stripped the paint and restarted it a few ago. I'm much happier with the result as it stands today than I was with the original effort. Just need to base him up and do some ground work.

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Glen

    That's a really nice figure , who released it ? , sculpting looks natural

    As usual a lesson in painting and weathering ...always good to see your benchtime

    Look forward to seeing this completed

    Happy painting

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  3. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Excellent work, Glen - especially the flesh tones & the shading & muddy effects on the greatcoat.
  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Lovely work Glen.
    Kev, it was released by Miniaturas Fortes and I picked one up myself at their stand at Euro few years back, but unfortunately they stopped trading in 2018.

    It's a very nice figure, with a logical parts breakdown to assist painting.

    - Steve
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  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Lovely work Glenn.
    Always admired this fellow & would have liked to have had a go at him myself. David Lane also did a beautiful version, both show variety of uniform possibilities from Imperial Russian era.
    Look forward to seeing him finished up.
  6. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Glenn,

    Nice paint job. Can't wait to see the finished product on the base. I always liked this figure (based on the Osprey book).

    We have a 1/9 bust version sculpted by Steve Leadley, box art by Maurizio Fenucci:

    19029 painted 2.jpg

    WWI Russian Officer 1914 - The Model Cellar

    Maybe you could do the bust to go along with the figure?!? =))

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  7. Babelfish A Fixture

    Nice-looking bust above (shameless plug notwithstanding) ;).

    - Steve
  8. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate your kind encouragement. I actually bought this figure and the Prussian Officer from Miniature Fortes at the same time a few years ago (at Chicago MMSI if memory serves) and I had equally unsatisfying results the first time I tried painting them. The Prussian Officer was converted into a Newfoundland Frontiersman earlier last year, so both figures have enjoyed a new lease on life.
  9. santi fernandez Well-Known Member

    It is a very beautiful piece, it is a pity that it is no longer available.
    The author of the modeling is Diego Fortes for his now-defunct brand.
    Nice paint job.
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