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Completed Critique Natalia

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Eludia, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Eludia A Fixture

    Hi All,

    This is another one I'm calling done. This one was painted for a Crimean theme night at my local IPMS club so it was a bit of a rush job if I'm honest. The base was meant to be temporary but right now I can't really be bothered changing it, maybe some time...

    She is Natalia Poklonskaya by AVE miniatures in 1/9 scale. She's a bit of a Marmite subject, hated by Ukranians but loved by the Japanese (and the Internet). She's painted in water mixable oils over acrylic base coats.

    Comments and critique welcome.

    p.s. I haven't shown the photo of the back because you can see the underside, which I neglected to paint #guiltyascharged

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  2. swralph A Fixture

    Nicely painted.
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  3. Joe55 A Fixture

    Well done Billy (y)!

    Didn't paint the underside o_O? Shame on you :D!

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  4. Gaudin A Fixture

    Interesting that you should choose Ukrainian spelling of her name to go on the base, your unconscious must be telling you something important there :D:whistle:
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  5. Eludia A Fixture

    Well she is, technically, still Ukrainian.
  6. AVE.M Member

    Wow! Great painting!
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  7. theBaron A Fixture

    Nice finish, for the lady who put the "cute" in "prosecute"! :D

    Is she? I mean by my question, is she of Ukrainian descent, or is she actually of Russian descent, and her ancestors migrated into the Ukraine? I wondered about that, after your original thread about this bust, and I went and looked her up in the news. I don't know enough Ukrainian to know if Poklonsky/Poklonskaya is a native Ukrainian family name (as say a -chuk or a -shenko might be), so I wondered if it's Russian, and so, she may be a citizen of the Ukraine, but is she a Ukrainian?


    A postscript--I'm waiting for one of her Asian admirers to produce a full figure in anime style. I haven't seen one yet. Oh, if only Brickworks would make a Natalia figure for Maschinen Krieger!
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  8. Eludia A Fixture

    Lol, my research only goes as far as Wikipedia and this is what it says:

    Natalia Poklonskaya was born 18 March 1980 in the village of Mikhailovka, Voroshilovgrad Oblast (today Luhansk Oblast);[1][3]

    I have absolutely no idea how many generations her line goes back on Ukrainian soil but she was born in Ukraine and in my mind that makes her Ukrainian ;)

    As a side note, Wiki also points out that she plans to apply for Russian citizenship.

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