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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
    54. Day, 15. February 2012

    Because also the orders should also tell a small (life-)history, I had suggested to Andy as the last detail for the "heroic breast" of our Kuban-Cossack an older piece.

    It concerns a medal of merits from the Russian-Japanese war 1904/1905 …:

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    When I have suggested this piece to Andy, the devil must have ridden me!
    Since painting-technically I had lain down there a nice egg in the nest …!

    The painting of five hair-fine stripes on the order tape – three black, two orange-yellow – is a real challenge!

    So that you can see in which dimensions this happens, I have laid to You one Eurocent coin besides …:

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    The order tape has been really difficult and originated from this coloration …:

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    However, the medallion itself was made quick – with these colours …:

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    So – the orders are – almost! - ready …:

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    A little detail disturbs me still a little bit. Tomorrow in addition we come …
  2. Edorta A Fixture

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    Spain
    Nice collection of medas¡
  3. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very neat work on the decorations Martin.
    Carl.(y)
  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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

    Cheers
  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    55. Day, 16. February 2012

    A little thing in the order had still disturbed me.

    Please have al look at the black-yellow ribbon of order on the left side...:

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    … and compare this exactly to the original …:

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    What do You see?

    The thing is not painted cleanly, above all, however, the stripes which I have painted there have unambiguously become too wide! And not two black stripe must to be seen, but three!

    I have just changed this …:

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    Now the orders are ready – and I am highly contented with it!

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  6. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Coming along very well ....(y)
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank You, Rodrigo!

    Cheers
  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Worth the effort Martin!

    Still following your progress :)
  9. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Hi Martin

    i like what i can see, great paintjob .
    Thanks for sharing

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    THANKS for Your kind words, Mark and Hendryk!

    All the best to You!
  11. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Martin,

    I have really enjoyed following your thread on this model... 1- because the work being done is excellent and I've learned much technically. 2- more importantly, I have a family connection to the subject. My Grandfather fought as a Kuban Cossack in WW II. Using "Russian" as a term for the cossacks in the host might not be completely accurate even though they fought under the banner of the Red Army. The Kuban Host was started after the Zaporozhian Sich of Ukrainian cossacks was disbanded in the 1700's. They were moved to the Kuban region and reestablished as the Kuban Cossacks. This is then a Ukrainian cossack host, supplimented by serfs from all over Imperial Russia.

    It's a small thing, but to the descendants of Zaporozhian and Kuban Cossacks, it's important that Ukrainian Cossack culture is not forgotten.

    Thank you for your talent and care with this subject and the great job your doing with it.

    Colin Juryovich Semenenko
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Colin!

    Your praise pleases me particularly! The Kuban-Cossack gives a lot of pleasure what is not least to be led back on Andy's exact sulpting.

    I am very interested about the history of the Cossacks also since her beginnings.

    I have written myself about this a small book in which the history of the Cossacks is described by Yermak via Rasin, the Sitsch (or Setsch), Chmelnitzkij, Pugatschow, Platow, Dovator etc. up to the end of the second world war.

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    You are able to load down this little book (German text!) for free under the following link...:

    http://www.file-upload.net/download-3718774/Die-Geschichte-der-Kosaken_komp.pdf.html

    The history of the Zaporoshian and ukrainian Cossacks interests me exceptionally - tto years ago I have sculpted and painted exactely a special figure from Ilya Repins famous painting and have painted - you can see it here.

    http://www.hz-forum.eu/forum/gallery/7_26_12_10_9_27_18.jpeg

    http://www.hz-forum.eu/forum/gallery/7_26_12_10_9_28_01.jpeg

    Moreover, I would like to make sometimes a bust of the Ataman Iwan Syrko whose picture you use as an Avatar.

    All the best to You!
  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Martin
    I love that painting... and that figure you've made. If all the men in that painting were to be sculpted as a vignette I would have to have it!!! I will download your book hoping to translate it, unfortunately any German I knew from being there in the 80's is long gone LOL.

    Thank you for helping keep the Cossack culture alive, keep it up my friend

    Colin
  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks again, Colin! Here some more to read about the Making of the Repin-Red-Cossack...:

    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33216

    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35060&highlight=Cossack

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    56. Day, 17. February 2012

    Now after the colour orgy of the last days it is now again to black times!

    Today he comes (on the photo!) left sleeves to the row.

    Now it looks like this…:

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    To say superfluously that I had once again the great difficulties with
    taking photos…

    I wish a nice week-end You!
  15. Stephan Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    like your historical research, best job I ve ever seen.
    Thanks for showing.
  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks old mate! Nice to hear something from You!

    All the best!
  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    57. Day, 20. February 2012

    Today I start with the "cartridges" which Caucasian Cossacks deceive in material pockets on the breast and which make her uniforms so particularly.

    Also this detail had Kuban- and Terek Cossack in the course of the time of her „everlasting opponents“, the Caucasian mountain trunks assumed.

    They also took over the word for these "cartridges":

    "Gazyrij" (Газыри)

    These Garyrij (or Gaziri) existed sometimes of leather, by far more often, however, of wood …

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    … or also from metal …:

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    The Gazyrij were hollow inside and contained earlier the powder for a rifle shot. With the amount of the modern gun they slowly lost her original function, even if in it now more often also gun cartridges were carried.

    Much more often, however, rolled up important documents – or also tobacco - were transported in it.

    The Gazyrij had possibly the magnitude of a big cigar …

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    If the cartridge pockets were a little smaller with the next uniform, they were often altered quite roughly, or were adapted like this picture points …:

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    Were carried – on every breast side! – at least four and at most twelve these Gazyrij! This came on the cut of the uniform and not least also on the width of the breast of her respective bearer!

    On by far most of my presentations are carried breast side between six and eight Gazyrij.

    I had suggested to Andy making six Gazyrij per breast side like it with the Cossack on the next photo completely on the right the case is …:

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    Today, however, above all the metal caps of the Gazyrij interest us!

    There were these caps golden …:

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    And of silver …:

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    Very old and nice Caucasian golden- and silversmith's work were carried partly on it, because these Gazyrij fastener caps were quite precious and were left bequeath, hence, often by the father on the oldest son.

    Now it puts the question to itself for the Bemaler: Gold or silver?

    My result:
    On all coloured images of the Kuban-Cossacks who are given to me were (and are!) the Gazyrij which were carried to the classical uniform, silver!

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    With these colours it was painted …:

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    And I have put on the things consciously darkly to explain once, in order old silver, to have air upwards“ with the silver braids on the other hand, however, also, in order still „.

    Base of the entireties is …:

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    Now it looks like this…:

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    If I have painted tomorrow the silver braid, I will decide whether I make the shells one more little piece brighter.

    As well as now I do not like it yet completely so well.
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    58. Day, 21. February 2012

    Today I have painted the upper silver braid on the cartridge loops ("Kapsytulnij").

    What has made the thing a little bit complex, is that I have exactly had a look before at my model photos once again.
    Two weeks ago still I planned to paint this braid simply silver.
    After is the last week the thin lines on the order-ribbons fairly well has done, now I wanted to bring a little bit more detailed loyalty into the play!

    In several pictures is to be recognised that on the silver braid a red edging sewed on was (and is!) …:

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    I also wanted to have such a thing – and for that I have taken this model …

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    … and this wafer-thin red stripe painted, of course with – even if to low ones! – lights and shadows.

    The whole braid is exactly 1.1 millimetres wide, now there a thin red line, an even thinner Outlining and still silver had to go on it!

    I have taken these colours for it …:

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    Herewith afterwards the rest of the silver braid originated …:

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    Then I have painted the visible caps of the "Gazyrij" being in the loops appropriate for model still a little bit brighter …:

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    One can anticipate the thin red edging with the naked eye more than see! However, comes quite well, I think.

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    I am less contented with the Gazyrij! I will decolorize them probably once more and make new …
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  19. Ferris A Fixture

    Still following your project with much interest Martin.
    This bust has meticulous details and you are treating them with much precision and care, very nice job so far!

    Adrian
  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank You very much, Adrian and Pedro!

    All the best to You!

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