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Completed " Night Witch " finished pics

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mil-mart, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Pekka Active Member

    Country:
    Finland
  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pekka, I really hadn't heard of the "Night Witches" in any format before someone suggesting it would make a great sculpt. Many thanks for your comments and link.
    Cheers Ken
  3. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    She was also a very beautiful woman from what i can see from the pic.. and WOW what a great sculpting !! many compliments (y)

    cheers

    stefano
  4. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    I love her Ken :D

    Ray ;)
  5. Michaelg Member

    Country:
    Canada
    From Google. Beautiful Work

    Lidiya Litvyak was most successful woman-fighter ace of WWII.

    Soviet Air Forces had some woman Air Units, most famous were women-pilots of low speed night bombers Po-2 (U-2) (archaic biplans).

    But some girls were fighter-pilots.

    Lidiya Litvyak firstly became fighter of 586th Women Fighter Air Regiment, it was Regiment of Air Defense System of Volga region.

    In September of 1942 4 girls were transferred in "men" 437th FAR in Stalingrad. On next day after arriving Lidiya shot down Ju88.

    On September, 14th Litvyak with other girl, E.Budanova, shot down BF109. Pilot of BF109 parachuted and landed near Soviet Airfield. German expert with Iron Cross was amazed when he saw Soviet fighter pilot who shot down his - young blonde girl.

    Later Lidiya Litvyak fought in 9th Guardian FAR and in 73rd FAR.

    Lidiya Litvyak (73rd FAR) on March, 22 of 1943 in Yak-1 plane alone attacked and shot down bomber and for next 15 minutes had combat against 6 (!!!) Bf109 of bomber’s escort. She even could to shoot down one Bf109 in this combat. She was wound in leg and shoulder but she could escape and to land damaged plane in fuselage in her airfield.

    Lidiya Litvyak was killed in action on August, 1st of 1943. She had 12 personal and 4 group victories.

    Other famous girl, her friend, Ekaterina Budanova was killed in action in summer of 1943. She had 10 victories in 266 combat flights.
  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This would make a great series of busts in case any sculptors are listening ;)
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stefano, many thanks , appreciated.

    Ray, glad you like her , many thanks.

    Matthew, you're so right.

    Michael, there were so many female heroines here's a pic of Lydia Litvyak

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  8. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ken great choice of subject mate and very nice sculpting of the female face, i am really into sculpting females at the moment and find them a bit more challenging than males, especially the head as you have to be more subtle.

    Look forward to seeing the end result of this one mate, top job,

    Steve(y)
  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ken:

    A very fine sculpt of a very deserving Russian Heroine. Well done.

    Kansas Kid
  10. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    This women´s from eastern Europe are gorgeous;)
  11. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Boy they were both hot, but then again most Russian women I know (and I know a few;)) are
  12. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent work Ken and very nice subject.
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Steve, Rick, Pedro, Matthew and Christos. Comments much appreciated, many thanks.

    Cheers Ken
  14. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another photo of Natalya...

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  15. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ken,
    she's a peach,
    the Russans amaze me i work with a fair few,the girls just deal with whats in front,little question.....
    And we used our girls to deliver our planes,how very British and correct??
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  16. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jon, that's the other reference pic I used for the sculpt, if anyone's interested , the Elite Osprey book Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941-1945 is full of such women from every arm of the military.

    Paul, yep she's a peach alright but only 1 of roughly 800.000 who served. :eek: amazing.

    Cheers Ken
  17. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Finished pics

    After stripping off the medals and re-doing she is now completed, hope that you like her. Many thanks for looking and I welcome all your comments.

    Cheers Ken

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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Night Witch

    Ken ,
    She is as Paul says a "peach" , glad you redid the decorations (y)(y)..good move , look forward to reviewing this for Minuteman miniatures if they are taking it on . WELL DONE

    Don't hold out on us is this the start of a range of "heroines" ..do hope so !!!!


    Nap
  19. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great job Ken, look forwards to seeing her tomorrow.
    Carl.

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  20. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Great job and a difficult one. Women are usually more difficult to portrait than men.

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