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WIP Painting Andy's Cossack Bust (AC Models, 1:12)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks Carl!
    Next step will be the painting of the red "Beshmet"-shirt.

    Cheers
  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    27. Day, 6. January, 2012

    Today it is again Red!

    I begin to paint the shirt of my Cossack.

    Lets have, first of all, a look at this garment:

    This shirt is of circassian-tatarian origin and is called in the Caucasus "Beshmet".

    It is carried about the trousers and is enough to possibly to the knees of the bearer …:

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    With the Kuban Cossacks it was and is red, with the Terek Cossacks it is light blue …:

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    Here we have the Original "Beshmet" of a Kuban-Cossack of the former Red Army with the rank badges of a first sergeant…:

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    … which were carried in the time between middle of the 30s till the beginning of 1943 …:

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    During them - differently high ones! - Standing collar to all "Beshmet" shirts was common, gave it with the buttons different implementation, sometimes with concealed button strip like on the photos on top and sometimes with visible buttons, how in this picture:

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    On the next photo both variations are to be seen …:

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    Importantly is present that it concerns not customary buttons, but small ball-like buttons, the different colours and materials – according to availability and predilections of the shirt owner! - could show (and are able!).

    Here a photo cutting…:

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    Because it concerns another nice detail, I had suggested Andy to show the variation with buttons.

    Today I begin to paint the collar.

    In addition there is first of all a priming coat with which I already paint the first shades with …:

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    Theoretically I could renounce it, but I think anyhow that bright looks Red "fuller" if it is painted on before angry darker Red. Then, moreover, the very bright "Scarlet" does not "bang" in such a way.

    Then the final painting occurs with these colours and "Scarlet" of course the „weight-bearing column“ is …:

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    In front and under the jaw as well as in the lateral parts of the collar I paint relatively dark shades …

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    … and in the back I permit to myself a light – indeed, only very cautiously, because we we still in the shadow area of the cap consider …:

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    It is also important to me that the tone of the "Beshmet" shirt of the cap lid of the "Kubanka" corresponds …:

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    As far as for today! But if I have a look at the photos, I will have to do still something behind at the collar.

    Till then I wish You a nice week-end!

    And @Andy:
    Thanks for your e-mail with the improvement suggestion! I will make this the next week and show it then here.
  3. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi MArtin

    He is developing well, I'm curious.

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks Mate!

    Cheers
  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    28. Day, 9. January 2012

    My painting week begins with some fine tuning in the rear collar.

    Now the light sedate there is less bright, for it, however, a little broader and the crossings are better blinded than before.

    Moreover, I have taken a proposal from an other forum to take orange for lightening …:

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    All together looks such a thing more harmonious and "softer" – as well as I want to have it …

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    I will paint the rest of the shirt now first of all with my original mixture, how the collars and the cap lid.

    Why complicates so? Because I will have the same "subsoil" then for all red "materials".

    And if I am ready with the shirt afterwards I will make up the clarifications with orange gently.
  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    29. Day, 10. January 2012

    Today the shirt breast is it!

    Because it concerns with the "Beshmet" relatively thin material, I paint the box pleats nicely "deeply".

    I pack most light on the breast, because the higher areas lie because of chin and cap in the shadow area.

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    I have not forgotten that I will treat the entirety in the end still with orange after: This still comes.

    The button strip I must still rise meanwhile. I have bumped because there into a detail which needs still any recherche:
    The colour of the buttons.

    There I must dig up once more my picture-fund.

    Unfortunately, I can continue only the Day after tomorrow because I am tomorow not in Bremen. Then more in addition.
  7. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hello Martin, you can carry on now I have caught up.:D
    Nice work so far, keep up the goodwork. (y)

    Roger.
  8. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice shirt.;)
    Carl.
  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank You very much, Roger and Carl!

    Cheers
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    30. Day, 12. January 2012

    Now, finally, I can paint the button strip!

    Reason for the delay was a look at the promo painting of the bust of song Eon Lee.

    Song Eon has shown the small round buttons because as a metal (silver).

    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=80168&d=1321327941

    Because I this liked very well I have thinned out once more my whole documents whether I can book silver metal buttons in a Caucasian "Beshmet" shirt anyhow.

    Unfortunately, I have found nothing something similar. In contemporary documents most by far the buttons corresponded at that time to the colour of the shirt.

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    Mine become accordingly red …:

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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    31. Day, 13. January 2012

    As the next the braids come in the "Tscherkesska" to the row as this typical Caucasian coat was called.

    Moreover also again some theory before:

    According to rank, predilections and also financial possibilities the Tscherkesskas of Cuban- and Terek Cossacks with silver braids were decorated.

    Besides, gold was never used, the colour of the Cossacks was silver!

    So long one moved in a certain – unwritten – frame, the owner of the Tscherkesska could decide himself in which extent he decorated his coat, because the Tscherkesska private property of the bearer were.

    Clear that a Proportschik (ensign) to themselves could not sew on braids, how an Ataman (general).

    The both next photos should make clear what I mean:

    Here we have quite a simple version …:

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    … and here the version of a higher officer …:

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    Our friend moves with his braid decorations possibly in the middle of this spectrum.

    Thus I had suggested it to Andy – and thus he has modeled it of commendable manner.

    Now, however, to the painting of the braids:

    First it becomes with …

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    … primed.

    Then there are used metal colours which I not brush on but with many small – always diagonal – lines piece around.

    I make this brushing in three steps:

    The first step:

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    The second step:

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    In the end the edges turned a piece higher with:

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    The effect which originates is that there is no homogeneous shining surface, but that the braid gleams softly.

    It is difficult to to take realistic photos, because the electronics of my camera inclines to smooth the effect, so to speak.

    In the realistic it still looks in the both next pictures – in reality one sees more …:

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    In the above picture one can see good, by the way, that I have made a mess above the edge on the red shirt. This is immediately still corrected!

    Here one can recognise the artificial effect also well …:

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    And as you can see, today I have painted only one side ready, the other is only primed with grey (yellow arrow!).

    One can recognise on the ready side, however, rather well the lightened edge – indeed, my camera has the light effect also here simply road-blinded.

    In the most I am "glad" about the lower part of the braid (red arrow!) in which one comes very hard near, because it lies in a "Hole".

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    There I will work on next Monday…

    There are oh yes, two corrections still to report:

    Andy, the creator of the bust reads this sbs with and had suggested to me, (on the photo!) to widen right eyebrow something, because it was narrow as the left one.

    Is made, Andy – and many thanks for the tip!

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    Moreover, I have with the "Beshmet" shirt, treats as already announced, the clarifications with orange after.

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    Comes much better, I find.

    And so that everything fits, it is treated of the Stoffeckel of the "Kubanka" cap also so …:

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    And now I wish You a nice Weekend!
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    32. Day, 16. January 2012

    The new week begins as the old one ended.

    Painting braids …:

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    And tomorrow I want to experiment then a little bit with black.
  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    33. Day, 17. January 2012

    Today I have started experimenting with the black with which I would like to paint the Tscherkesska.

    The first attempt on the back with …

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    … ended so catastrophically that I had to apply my radical method, and
    has decolorized the area again completely.

    I do not mean "catastrophically" less in technical regard, but the colour which has come out with my mix simply at all!

    This "Light Blue" was simply the wrong addition, there has come out a rather medium grey tone which would be well suited to the representation of certain details as for example "boot shine", but not to the representation of a deep black garment!

    Clear, I could paint about that and make all that darker, but I would absolutely like to avoid that the colour order becomes too thick at the end.

    So: „Everything away again!“

    In addition I take …:

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    … and takes with the alcohol-watered paintbrush line around line and coat of paint around coat of paint – and afterwards the priming - again. Lasts almost longer, than to paint the place …

    Do you know such days?

    The days in which one believes to have forgotten overnight everything what one has appropriated for years? It goes for me just in such a way …

    The result of my "working day" is – frustration!

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  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Tanks, Roger!

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    34. Day, 18. January 2012

    The reconstruction of the so unsuccessful place yesterday begins.

    Today the primer gets on as again. Because it must be sprayed, it depends above all on the clean masking of the already painted places:

    Back of the head and collar must be protected above all! The whole head disappears under a "hat" which I have made of an old toilet paper role.

    Moreover, I want to avoid that on the remaining undercoated, but not yet to painted places of the back too much from my priming lands – I would destroy all the fine details .

    So the remaining back is also disguised for what I am founded "flying masks".

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    Then comes the primer in it.

    Wage of the trouble: The spray stuff has only landed where I wanted to have it …

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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    35. Day, 19. January 2012

    Black to the second:

    This time I take these colours …:

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    Besides, I would like to have my black as darkly as only at all possibly because these Tscherkesska coats were pitch-black in reality.

    With the putting of lights I am very reserved again, moreover, I have distributed light and shade consciously asymmetrical, because I include the light head rotation of the bust.

    The brightest light is on that (in the picture!) right shoulder, the deepest shades to them exactly towards in lower (in the picture) left segment.

    The lights on the collar were adapted – the brightest light "walked" a little to the right. Oh yes, as one sees in one picture, the colour is not at a place yet quite drily …:

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    In the pictures the whole matter a kink looks brighter than it is in reality. I am quite contented with it …
  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    36. Day, 20. January 2012
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    Today I have not made even more, than to try out my "black" in the front.

    The colour blending comes on the today's photos now much better than yesterday and looks realistically "black"…:

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    This makes the really desire on more! The next week.

    Nice week-end to You to all!
  17. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank You, Eduardo!

    I also think, this could together prove a nice colour pattern...

    Cheers
  19. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Martin

    this will be a great bust.

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks mate!

    Cheers

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