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Mikhail Dmitriyevich Skobelev

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by AleksanderBodunov, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. AleksanderBodunov Active Member

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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Oh YES ....great subject to add to the releases

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  3. Romariogendalf A Fixture

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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Incidentally, he has not grown old - and that was not because of the evil enemy! Skobelew died on July 7, 1882 in a Moscow brothel at the age of only 38 of heart failure.
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Great references there from Martin

    Perhaps we might see a breakdown on the actual medals ?

    Hope I see this one

    Nap
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  7. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent work!
    Another one for my modest Russian collection!

    Pierre
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    And the golden belt across his chest means:

    Golden Saint George Sabre for bravery...:

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    Cheers
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  9. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thank you Piere for solving the puzzle!

    Then it is REALLY the Mecklenburg-Schwerin War Merit Cross! I added it above.

    (I had searched half of the Balkans for the "birdie" because the wrong shape and color had misled me ...)


    Cheers
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Great references ..interesting about the golden belt

    Cheers Martin and Pierre

    Appreciate you taking the time

    Nap
  12. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You're welcome, kind sir!

    Here some clear pictures of two of his medals with clean ribbons:
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    This will be a fun project:)

    cheers,

    Pierre
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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    I still hope that somebody will sculpt a bust of the "fat Orlow"!

    Prince Vladimir Nikolajewitsch Orlow (* December 31, 1868 in Brussels, Belgium, † August 29, 1927 in Paris, France), a descendant of the famous Orlow brothers who supported Catherine II in their coup, was extremely rich and a close friend of the Tsar Nikolaj II. And otherwise a very interesting person:

    He owned the first automobile in the Russian Empire, a Delauney-Belville, which he drove himself (and often chauffeured the tsar as well)...

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    and founded a famous horse breed (the Orlov trotters), that still exist today (near the city of Woronesh...

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    He designed a chain drive for cars himself, tested it himself and then had one of his authors rebuild a Rolls Royce...:

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    Best with a fur hat, as in thefollowing pictures!

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    And if my brushwork is enough: I would do the boxart for free ...


    Cheers
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  14. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Plenty room for some medals on that chest!:)

    Pierre
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Oh YES !

    Great subject .......if it got sculpted would like to see at least some of his belt ......hope Legion see thi !


    Nap
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  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    He wars the Uniform of a general of the Preobrashenksny Guards...

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  17. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great stuff!!(y) That Rolls has a track system very similar to that tested on Austin armoured cars in Russian service. It was apparently quite successful.
    I think Skobelev is on my want list (and Orlov too, if he appears)

    Phil
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  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    **signed**

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  19. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Martin - what is the gorget the Tsar is wearing in the above photo?
  20. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    If I may be of any help, it is the Nicolas II's general officer's gorget for the Life Guards Preobrazhensky Regiment. It is in the collection of the State Historical Museum in Moskou, the
    Государственный исторический музей.

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    I'm sure Martin will add some interesting anecdote to that!

    Cheers,

    Pierre
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