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WIP Iwan Sirko

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks to you, mate!

    Cheers
  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Fantastic work on the pistol detail... especially the silver filagree on the pistol butt.

    Keep up the great work

    Colin
  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Tanks Colin!

    19. Day, 13. November 2012

    This is the whip of the Cossacks - the famous "Nagaika"...:

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    The length of the handle and the whip-cord can be different - and there are many and many versions ...:

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    And I have decided that my Ataman Ivan Sirko to carry such Nagaika in place of the wrong daggger in his belt.
    This whip I will start to build now.

    There are, of course, these whips in countless designs and details, while researching models I found these replicas…:

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    The idea of ​​representing a handle of horn or ivory with a carved horse head as pommel pleased me exceptionally well - so I decided to build such a Nagaika.

    Since I can not carve or model any horse heads, I first made ​​a horse of scale 1:87 (from model railway accessories) brutally beheaded and then pinned and glued the head with two-component glue at some piece of wood ...:

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    Then I sanded everything a little deal and made ​​the transition. Make it look better, I have on the tiny horse head still built the new mane, and adapted them ...:

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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    20. Day, 14. November 2012

    Today I have sculpted the grip.

    Nagaikas gave and give it in all sorts of designs - but I have deliberately chosen a rather simple form, which I would later paint as "ivory" and on it the horse's head dominates.

    Below the handle whips are usually decorated with leather strips which come in all sorts of lengths ...:

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    These leather straps I have - like the hand strap - shown in gold foil. Each strip is individually cut and attached.

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    And to scale it all fits well together ...:

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    Underwards the grip and a little part of the whip cord of the Nagaika there will not seen more later, for it will stuck in the sash.

    Here's the whole thing again in comparison with the handle of the knife wrong, I'll just leave away...

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    ...and here all parts temporarily plugged together ...:

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    To whip cord we will come tomorrow ...
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  5. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    I am awestruck :wideyed: !

    Joe
  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank You, Joe!

    Gruß
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    21. Day, 15. November 2012

    Now I make the whip cord of my little nagaika. It arises, like the cords at the collar, from FIMO.

    I roll out of four thin strands ...

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    ...and turn the whole thing together with my fingers. If you pull it gently on one end, you will reach a “thinning effect”.

    Then I bend the cord carefully as I want them later and fix at the thin end a small ball...:

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    The small ball is the "core" of another detail that is on the agenda tomorrow ...
  8. Stephan Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    The neck is much better now.
    The eyes not. I think you should take Metallballs (kugellagerkugeln) into it, that will get better than now.
    thanks for keeping updated constantly. Looking forward for finished piece..:woot:
  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    22. Day, 16. November 2012

    And now - a small but interesting detail:

    At the end of whip cord of a Nagaika was (and is) usually a small leather bag ...:

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    In this bag the Cossacks sewed in a gun or pistol bullet, which could make the Nagaika also to a deadly weapon.

    This little bag I have - again from FIMO - just made ...:

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    And so you have to imagine the whole thing mounted on the bust. About there, where the line is, I will the parts cut off, and there is the upper edge of the sash run.

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    And now...?

    Head finished, neck finished, collar with cords finished, pistol finished, Nagaika finished.

    There misses only a tiny detail to finish the whole conversion. I will show you next week.

    In the meantime, have a nice weekend!
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  10. Ferris A Fixture

    That's some fine work Martin! It's coming together perfectly!

    Looking forward to your next step.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you, Adrian!

    Cheers
  12. Tarracus A Fixture

    That nagaika is awesome! I rembember You told your plans for this bust when I was painting mine, But I didn't imagine then that you woukd go so far and deep. You've my deepest admiration for this project!(y)
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  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Outstanding level of detail and accuracy! Wow!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  14. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Martin,
    an amazing project - stunning work, can't wait to see it completed!!
    Steve(y)
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Many thanks to You!

    Cheers
  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Well Martin this sure ain't boring like some ss holding a map.:D

    Great conversion (y)

    ron
  17. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    I really like the whip and how you've made it nice one Martin (y)

    Steve
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Ron and Steve: Thank You!!!(y)

    (And no is certainly not boring...:D)

    Cheers
  19. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is like watching one of those suspense/mystery TV programs. You gotta wait till next week to see what happens. Blast! In all seriousness Martin, I really am enjoying this conversion of what is already a really good figure, and making it truly a stand out.
  20. Mark S Guest

    Excellent conversion work Martin, looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
    And well done on the background research for this project, it's fascinating.

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