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Kusma Krjutschkow, 4th Don Cossack Regiment, 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    Wonderful finish there , like the contrast between the leather and the canvas


    TOTALLY AGREE with Oda's comments ....hope your planning your next project !!!

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    I work together with Heinz on my next procet parallel. And it is - surprise! - a Cossack again! It is since today eady sculpted by Heinz.. I will post some pics soon...

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    59. Day, January 19, 2018

    I have just finished the painting of the reins hand!

    I took the same colors as for the face ...

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    ...the hand but overall a little darker than the facial skin, as is usually the case in reality.


    First the fingers ...:

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    The top of the fist clenched hand is sculpted quite smoothly ...:

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    Doing the same with painting with light and shadow would have been the simple variant.


    But on a rein fist plays a lot off when it grabs while riding, as this example shows ...:

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    And I also painted that!

    It still glazes still very much - just finished - but hopefully you will be able to see what I have painted ...:
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    The reins hanging out of the fist remain unpainted yet! It will be their turn when I have put Kusma Kryuchkov on horseback and made the rest of the reins and attached them to fist and bridle. Later on.


    Next Monday we continue with the belt of our friend!


    Cheers
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good there Martin ...both you and the Cossack !

    Now there is a pleasant surprise eh and shock!! ,horror ....another Cossack!!!!!!!....bring it on Martin .

    Have a good weekend

    See you Monday

    Nap
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    He's shaping up very nice.
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    60. Day, January 22, 2018


    The Russian army marched into First World War with wide leather belts which carried large brass buckles ...:

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    Here are two infantrymen with such belts on ...:

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    Each branch had its own version - here again the model for the infantry ...:

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    For artillery, for example, cannon barrels were added to the Tsar's eagle ...

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    ... for sappers there were crossed axes ...:

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    The only ones who did not wear such belts were the Cossacks!

    They preferred very narrow leather belt with simple metal buckle ...:

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    But why?

    There were three reasons for this:

    First, it is relatively expensive to keep such a belt buckle "in good condition", the sensitive material had to be cleaned very often - too much effort for a Cossack.

    Secondly: A polished belt buckle made of brass reflects sunlight very well - and betrays its wearer even at a long distance!
    For Cossacks, who did a lot of reconnaissance and on-the-spot service, in which it was important to remain unseen, so completely unsuitable.


    The third reason shows this photo ...:

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    The rather large buckle presses when sitting in the abdominal area - and the longer you sit, the more uncomfortable gets this pressure!
    And Cossacks sat a lot - on horses!

    That's why they preferred other belts with other buckles!

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    The color of the leather could vary considerably, as the next picture shows, showing three Cossacks. By the way, Kusma Kryuchov is on the left ...:

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    However, even with these belts a reddish brown tone dominated!

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    The brown tone I did this time with these colors ...:

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    And the buckle again with ...

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    That's how it has become - it glazes still a bit ...:

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    Cheers
  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Martin

    Brilliant research an another mass to be saved into my files ..love it ..we learn something new every day

    Belt looks really good , I do like the colour variations between them all

    Following as always

    Nap
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Tanks for your kind words, Nap!

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    61. Day, January 23, 2018


    Started to paint ready the "Gymnastiorka" field bluse.

    Again with these colors...:

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    Just finished the front part...:

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    Cheers
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    That's bringing it all together now ....the belts look like they are pulling the clothing in nicely .

    Just a question what's the 2 holes for ?

    Thanks

    Nap
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  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Hi Nap!

    There are two matching pins at the horse bust, with them the body of the Cossack will be fixed to the horse...:

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    Cheers
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  10. Oda A Fixture

    Coming along fine.I think it is going to be mighty impressive when finished.

    Oda.
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Agree there !!

    Martin ..thanks for clarifying the holes ...great secure for the rider

    Nap
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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    62. Day, January 24, 2018

    The backside of the field blouse ist now even ready...:

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    Cheers
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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    63. Day, January 25, 2018

    Today was once again craft day!

    First, I did the reins. They are from thick gold paper - the tiny buckles are made of 0.5 mm thick solder ...:

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    The reins are hanging like the original movable on the two bridle rings of the bridle ...:

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    Then I put Kuzma Krjuchkov on his "Moya"!

    Two thick steel pins and two-component adhesive ...

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    ... ensure a stable connection!

    So much for today...:

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    For the lousy picture quality today I have to apologize again!

    I had to photograph with artificial light - ceiling lamp and additional daylight lamp - and the light distorts a lot - especially the colors ...


    Cheers
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    So .......the pairing of man to horse begins ...looking good together

    Reins look good scale as well.

    A question if I may........The base is obviously high due to the lance but is the base weighted at the lower part to stop the piece falling ?

    Nap
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Hi Nap!

    The whole thing is heavy enough to be safe.

    Unless I bump my elbow or sleeve against it while painting ...
    (Something like that I can go well **sigh**):blackeye:


    Cheers
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    " heavy enough to be a safe" ...LOL ...like it

    Be careful of elbows !

    Thanks for clarifying

    Nap
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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Aaaach - I'm just a well trained demolitioner... :depressed:
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  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    64. Day, January 26, 2018


    The reins are adjusted, glued and primed with a brush ...:

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    Next Monday I will continue.

    Happy Weekend to you, all!


    Cheers
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    Oh YES!!!! ..looking great , nice finsh to the week

    Look forward to the Monday edition

    Have a good weekend

    Nap
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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks Nap, I had... :cool:

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    65. Day, January, 29, 2018


    I just finished the reins!

    For this I have extended my variants for "reddish-brown" leather with a mixture of these colors ...:
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    The tiny homemade buckles are painted with acrylics ...:
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    Comes together quite good I think...:
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    Finally, I painted the "invisible side" with black ...:
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    Actually, the components "torso" and "horse" would be finished, if not ...

    As a friend once wrote to my stuff: "Something always happens to you ...!"

    And unfortunately he was right again!

    Tomorrow more ...
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