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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 Adrian - glad that You like it...!:)

    Cheers
  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    51. Day, 7. January 2013

    After our Ataman is done ready on the back, I have today painted the "invisible" side - with pure black ...:

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    This because for Ivan Sirko will move tomorrow!

    At Christmas I got from two friends a beautiful base.

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    A word about the name tag:
    In the sources there are three different spellings of the surname of our Ataman: "Sirko", "Syrko" and "Serko", depending on whether the name from Polish, Ukrainian or Russian is derived. In some sources of these different spellings even rolled merrily confused ...:

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    The most common - derived from Ukrainian - spelling is "Ivan Sirko" with "i" (= И). And like that - Иван Сирко - it is now on the plate.

    Normally I mount a figure until after the entire painting on their presentation base - but this time I decided to make it now.

    Reason:
    Just below of the bust at the end several small parts (pistol whip handle, thong and a fragment sashes) will be mounted. The danger, to break off something while moving is just too great.

    So tomorrow ...
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    that is a beatiful base Martin, i am sure it will be an astonishing display when it's all finished :)
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  4. Helm A Fixture

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    Lovely base Martin, I'm not trying to teach you to suck eggs or anything but I always cover my bases with cling film if I have to mount a figure before it's finished to save any paint splash disasters (y)

    Steve
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  5. Mark S Guest

    I'm looking forward to the final piece, Martin. This is going to be a great bust!
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks mates!!!

    @Steve:
    This will be my first step tomorrow...

    Cheers
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    52. Day, 8 January 2013

    Today our Ataman “marries” his presentation base!

    In order not to mess up the nice part, I make careful preparations ...:

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    The drilling shop itself turns this time is extremely difficult: A hole vertically from the top - no problem. But this time I have to deviate from the normal twice, to finally get the attitude that I had imagined and the Memorial of Ivan Sirko approximately equal.

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    The major deviation from the perpendicular I made right at the bust itself, where it is not noticeable later.

    Nevertheless, the pin must with very slight reserve anchored in the base, just so light that e matches later and still can not remember.

    The next picture illustrates what I mean ...:

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    A little later: Mission accomplished ....

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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Very fine work Martin.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  9. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Nice job on the mounting it's always the bits that seem easy that turn out to be a nightmare!

    Steve
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  10. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Looking great Martin ;)!

    Joe
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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Joe, Keith, Steve: Thank You very much!!!

    Cheers
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    53. Day, 9 January 2013

    Most of the time I have today spent to secure the beautiful base against my vandalize efforts in further work on my bust. Two lengths kitchen foil and a layer of painter's tape shall prevent this.

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    I also have resculpted the gold braid on the collar at one side. The edge was at my copy from the cast somewhat "fuzzy" ...

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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks Keith!!! :)

    Cheers
  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    54. Day, 10 January 2013

    The collar of the caftan is now painted out- and inside ready!

    The gold braid I have pre painted again with a yellow-ocher-brown mixture. Gold is brushed only where really light falls.

    Inside the collar I have set - although it will not to be seen later - at the brightest place caused by the rotation of the head a bit of light ...:

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    Tomorrow I will try it with what color mix is the best for the shirt...
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    55. Day, 11. January 2013

    Today I once dug in detail in my paint box to find out the color of the shirt of our Ataman.

    I want a shirt that looks "white" or at least "light", but - to try something new - does not require the color white.

    After lengthy search I've been addicted to these colors ...:

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    Basic color is "Saddle Brown" and "Buff", together results in a color that I like a lot!

    The shadow I do I increase by the brown-share, the highlights are set by "Light Flesh" is added to the base mix.

    I've even set up on the collar edges some lights ...:

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    Most of that will be seen no more later - and when I look at the original neckline...

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    ...I probably
    pushed too much effort.

    No matter - I know it's there ...
  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    56. Day, 14. January 2013

    The visible part of the chest in the shirt is my today’s part.

    For the skin tones later are also match to the head and nack, the colors are again ...:

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    I have also worked with light and shadow - but I especially tried to paint the whole thing so that the left "breast" our hero is to be seen…:

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    To photograph the whole thing was almost more difficult than to paint it ...
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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thank You, Steve!!! :)

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    57. Day, 15 January 2013

    Now I take the little cross that bears our Ataman's neck.

    If you look at pieces from the 17th Century precisely once ...



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    ...You can see, that the crosses - even if they are polished - not as bright flash, like our current silver. This not only because of their age, but also with the less pure alloys that were used at that time.

    I decided therefore to blend my silver with "Oily Steel" (about 50:50) to produce a nearly dark silver tone.

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    After a thin coat of the cross gets two waschings with Silber-/Oily-Steel to which I then mixed into still black.

    The first - rather dark - wash gets the outside of the Cross, a brighter tone as if the sublime insides.

    The tape on which Ivan Sirko carrying the cross around his neck, I simply painted "black", but so that I have “taken with me” the darkness and lightness of the surrounding skin parts.

    In addition I have used these colors ...:

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    Et voilà ...:

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  18. Gaudin A Fixture

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    Oh no, cardinal sin - the plaque name for Ukrainian Hero is in Russian !;)
    He would have been offended to say the least, hehe

    You are right, Ukrainian version is most correct as this is how he would identify himself.
    In Ukrainian language though it should be "Іван Сірко"

    I am sorry, I just read the recent posts and noticed, I wish I could have said it earlier. No big deal though.
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  19. taffjones Active Member

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    Absolutely marvellous attention to detail as always Martin, I cannot wait to see the finished product.
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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thanks a lot, Joe, Steve, Gaudin, Joel and Daniel...!
    :):)

    Cheers

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