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Interesting and unusual model

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Fantomas, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello guys,

    Some time ago, I spoke to a Russian sculptor Andrei Bleskin and he told me that he was working on few figures that will accompany a 1/24 scale boat, meaning that figures will be 75mm tall.

    It picked my curiosity and I asked him to send me the photos of the boat and the figures. Today, I got them and would like to share them with you.

    Let's start with the boat first.

    It is a steam cutter used in Russian Imperial Navy in the second half of 19 century.

    Here is the cutter designer on computer.

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    P.S. As I am not very familiar with naval terminology, please, feel free to correct me. :)
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  2. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    And here is the actual boat made of wood, brass and resin. A lot of wood, brass and resin.


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  3. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    First figure is a young Navy lieutenant in 1886.

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    While posting pictures of the boat and figures, I will try to find and share any information available on Navy uniforms of this period.
    Edorta, Jed, Osebor and 15 others like this.
  4. Moonraker Active Member

    Country:
    England
    The boat looks a superb model in its own right. Simply museum quality.
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  5. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Any idea of the rationale for the model, commission piece for a museum or private collector maybe?

    The boat is superb and with the figures it will be an amazing centrepiece, thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Keith
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful,project ,boat modelling at a extremely high level certainly museum quality IMO

    What's the boat size in scale ?

    Figure looks nice as well

    Hope we can see more of the figures and more updates on the piece

    Martin Rohmann will certainly enjoy this

    Happy days

    Nap
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  7. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
  8. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The boat has been beautifully made. I have often wondered why models of Naval Personnel sell poorly, especially when considering the Royal Navy's central roll in the life of the UK. The army was often regarded with mixed emotions, as shown by Kipling's poems, yet the Navy was regarded as the guardian of the nation.

    Mike
  9. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That boat is most unusual and absolutely fantastic! Boat modeling never fails to impress me.
  10. Piroscaf&Co New Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation


    Good evening to all participants.
    We want to introduce ourselves.
    We are a young team with a lot of experience.
    We are ready to answer all your questions. The main thing is not to break the rules of the forum.
    The model of the boat is developed and produced in series.
    Cutter dimension: length - 359 mm, width - 92 mm, нeight - 141 mm (with flagstaff)

    Attached Files:

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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi there

    Thank you for the size details certainly will be a very impressive piece

    Why not introduce all the team and tell us more about the company in our Welcome Aboard part of PF ( you will find other threads about PF there as well )...link here :

    https://www.planetfigure.com/forums/welcome-aboard.53/

    Look forward to more updated on this project

    Nap
  12. gerryj199 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Having lived in a Navy/boating town for almost 2 decades I have seen many hundreds of boat models and this one is clearly museum-grade. The finish and fittings are marvelous, and at 1/24th scale is a rare thing for a boat model. Most boat models are at a much smaller scale, and given it's size, quality and Andrei's exceptional sculpting skills I agree with the comments that this will be a spectacular model overall.

    How great to see another new model company producing exceptional models. The hobby has never been better.
    Gerry
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  13. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Next set of pictures covers the boiler. Here is a digital model.


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    Jed, OldTaff, Nap and 1 other person like this.
  14. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Parts printed on a 3D printer.

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  15. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    And an assembled boiler.

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  16. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Master models of lieutenant sculpted by Andrei Bleskin.

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  17. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is amazing.(y)
  18. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Interesting comparison of mid-19th century technology. While the steam engines are similar, the Russians obviously paid a lot more attention to fit and finish. This is a 1/24 scale model of Picket Boat No. 1 (22.5" long) a steam launch built in 1864 to support the U.S. Navy's blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War. That big ol' honkin' red thing hanging off her starboard side is a spar torpedo she could use to attack larger enemy vessels (good luck with that). In one of the Civil War's most daring naval actions she attacked the Confederate ironclad Albemarle and sunk her with that torpedo. Only the boat's commanding officer and one other man escaped.

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  19. gerryj199 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States

    Thanks for sharing this. Another beautiful model.

    And the exploits, determination and courage of previous generations never cease to amaze me. It's why I stick to non-fiction books. Somehow if an author tried to make this stuff up in a novel, people would never believe what actually happened.

    Gerry
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Alex

    Justs gets better , great details on the boiler ...the joys of 3D here

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap

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