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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    34. to 36. Day, November 20 to 22, 2021


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    Now I think, I've got him!

    Cheers
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  2. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I like that version!

    Phil
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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martin

    Catching up here , another brave rework , this time the mouth and again you've achieved a improvement .....as you say "Now I think I've got him"

    Fair play .... great result

    Look forward the next update

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    37. Day, November 23, 2021


    Well - reworked the eyes...:

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    Cheers
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin

    Okay thats the eye revisited ....just hope you don't count the eyelashes .....LOL

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
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    38. Day, November 24, 2021


    Today I'm starting to paint our hero's "Furashka" (peaked cap)!

    The first thing to do is the cap ribbon and the colored piping on the cap, which are often - and wrong! - a red is displayed.

    A "real" red was reserved for commanders (Soviet name for generals and marshals)!

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    Here we have Marshal Semjon Konstantinowitsch Timoshenko and Army General Georgij Konstantinowitsch Shukov with such Furashkas in 1941 ...:

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    Of course, the landlord also wore such a Furashka ...

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    ... and you can see it today in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow!

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    To underline his special status, the landlord got also a white Furashka ...:

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    As the war progressed, the caps of the "father of the peoples" (and "friend of the children") became more and more gold-bristling ...

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    ...but this is another story!

    The infantry (called "riflemen" in the Red Army) wore a strange pale red as the "weapon color", which is often referred to as "raspberry red", which goes very well ...:

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    Our hero wears such a Furashka ...:
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    It's not that easy to mix the color together!

    I mixed the basic color of "carmine red" and "skin color" - very little "titanium white" for lightening and then "sap green" for darkening ...:

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    And that's how it turned out - tomorrow I'll refine the transitions a little ...:

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    So much for today!

    Cheers
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    That colour band and piping looks very close to the original reference

    Interesting to see how it will look with the actual cap painted

    Following of course !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Raspberry red - I wonder who decided on the colours?

    Phil
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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    There was only ONE who had to decide - everything...

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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    39. Day, November 25, 2021


    And further - the lower part of the Furashka top!

    This Soviet field green-brown really has it all ...:

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    Cheers
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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    40. Day, November 27, 2021


    The upper cap - beautifully "crushed" painted.

    The light follows the crooked way our hero put on his Furashka ...:

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    I apologize for the photos!

    With the light again pure luck ...

    Cheers
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martin

    Nice work on the crown of the headwear , do like the highs you've shown

    Thanks for updates

    Nap
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  14. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hey Martin,
    Been following from afar...I like it but the only thing that bothers me is the lips. I just can't seem to explain it. Do like the paintwork....

    Wayne
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    41. Day, November 29, 2021


    1. The seams on the furashka laid out with thinned dark brown paint - so it looks more three-dimensional.

    2. Lights on the cap flap a little more refined.

    3. Painted storm strap and buttons.

    4. Painted cockade.

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    Cheers
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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martín

    Small but important areas to get right adding to the look

    If possible maybe a little more highlight on the raspberry cap piping ?

    Good update as well

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    42. and 43. Day, Dezember 1 and 2, 2021


    Painted visor - Furashka ready! I also put a soft light underthe visor ..:

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    Still missing the beard shadow that I made with this ...:

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    I have to work carefully between two extremes:

    For one thing, people with very dark hair, like our friend, have a rather pronounced shade of beard.

    On the other hand, political officers were the party's representatives in the fighting force and had to be role models - a sloppy, unshaven appearance was not tolerated!

    In the end it turned out like this ...:

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    Well - the head wanders into the closet.

    After Christmas, the corpus continues here ...!

    Cheers
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martín

    Nice work on visor and beard ......no more updates till after Christmas ?

    Happy festivities

    Nap
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  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    There is another project!

    It's called: "Get married in December" - and it concerns me around the clock at the moment ...!

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    Cheers
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  20. Oda A Fixture

    Getting married?That calls for congratulations.A long and happy life to you both Martin.

    Oda.
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