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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

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    Germany
    59. Day, 22. February 2012

    Now the Kapsitulnij (cartridge loops) are also painted.

    Because the things are put out to no direct influence of light from above …

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    … I have been reserved with bright lights very much!

    Colours …:

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    Result …:

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    The first cartridge pocket is ready with it. I like it quite well!

    What concerns the Gazyrij I have decided: The next week if I make the other side will make’ I this here quite new!
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks again, dear Pedro!

    All the best to You!
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    This is easily the very best SBS I've ever seen on PF or anywhere.

    Thanks so much Martin!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    THANKS Dan - I am glad about it very much!
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    60. Day, 23. February 2012

    Further it goes with the painting of an other piece of the braid belt …:

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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    61. Day, 24. February 2012

    As first I have painted even today the small piece of the Gazyrij (cartridge loops) which looks under the braid belt out.

    Then the braid belt itself was also painted ready.

    Buckle and the end piece of the belt see in my original picture like silver with a bit gold…:

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    I tried to copy this by taking some gold to the silver colour...:

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    Now the Cossack looks like this…:

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    And with it I say goodbye in the week-end.

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    Edit:
    Thanks Andy!!! That you like it, pleases me particularly!
  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    62. Day, 27. February 2012

    Today I have painted the Gazyrij on the other side and both sides by remachinings a little each other adapted …:

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    Please compare the Gazyrij right and left: From the last week (on the photo on the left!) I will make them definitively anew!
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thank You, Pedro!

    All the best to You!
  8. jimmyoc Active Member

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    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your talent, I really enjoy this thread,
  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks for liking it, Jimmy!

    Cheers
  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Great work so far... keep it comimg please

    Colin
  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    I will try it.

    Thanks Colin!

    All the best to You!
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    63. Day, 28. February 2012

    Today I have fought again with this wafer-thin red edging on the silver braid.

    It has become quite well-arranged, I think …:

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  13. sam b Well-Known Member

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    Im really enjoying this Martin
    sam
  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Many thanks Sam! This pleases me very much!

    All the best to You!
  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    And even "Thank You" Mark and Adrian!

    Cheers
  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    64. Day, 29. February 2012

    Today I have the Gazyrij on the (on the photo!) left side with …

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    … step by step decolorized up to the priming.

    I make decolorizing with an old paintbrush.

    Paintbrush soak, rather "humid" instead of "wet" (too much alcohol on it, otherwise it will dissolve by the capillary effect and can attack surrounding parts!), glide over the concerning place (do not rub!), in a culinary cloth wipe - then the next passageway.

    At the latest with the third passageway one will see that the so treated surface becomes brighter and while stripping the paintbrush colour tracks on the culinary cloth stay behind.

    Then further on and on (I have just needed about 80 passageways) and one decolorizes the respective place line for line.

    Lasts a little bit, however, but is the only method I know with which one can decolorize unsuccessful places really specifically without damaging the surrounding parts.

    Then they were anew painted – and were adapted to those on the other side.

    This has been worthwhile without doubt!

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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    65. Day, 1st of March, 2012

    The cartridge loops are painted.

    Around the badge which our hero has stuck on there I have carefully painted around, for secure the tiny details.

    To the badge we still come in detail!

    Now thus the bust looks:

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  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    66. Day, 2nd of March, 2012

    Now the lower silver braid of the Kapsitulnij also is painted …:

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    Please, exactly look: I have adapted the width of the braid on the other breast side.

    A small detail – the badge in the Kapsitulnij because – is still absent there. In addition we come in detail the next week.

    Today already I can say that before the realisation of this nice detail by Andy a considerable search was necessary …

    Till then, however: A nice week-end!
  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    67. Day, 5. March 2012

    And today: A small history about a big search for a very tiny detail:

    I had mailed Andy as a presentation for different details as for example of the shoulder pieces and the braid belt in summer, 2011 this picture from an Osprey notebook (Men At arm“, No. 364, "The Russian Army 1914-1918") …

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    On it a Terek Cossack is illustrated, who a little badge carries …:

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    This badge had struck Andy immediately, he wanted to sculpt it with pleasure for the bust and asked me for details.

    In the picture-description text of the Osprey notebook one says in addition, however, a little bit cursorily only: "He wears (…) the badge of the Novocherkassk Cossack School."

    A school badge or academy badge!

    This wonderfully fitted to my idea, with the orders and badges which I suggested to Andy to sculpt to tell at the same time a „story“, to the Kuban-Cossack give to take along a plausible "curriculum vitae".

    These military schools or military academies were valid in Russia also as military units – and consistently every her own coat of arms which was carried in the unform as a badge had.

    Only the Osprey text was a little poor, as said, and a repeated cutting enlargement also did not help us. To sculpt after that it was not enough!

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    Though one can still just perceive that it concerns the crowned czar's broads double eagle in the old – alexandrinic – form with "hanging" wings on whose bottom a small coloured badge hung.

    But I needed for Andy of it absolutely a better picture!

    Any other badge appeared to suggest to me too simple or too arbitrarily. I wanted to have with pleasure the RIGHT THING!

    And, moreover, I had to investigate not only for myself, but also for the "market". And the "market" looks, as everybody knows, very exactly and critically how we can see also in this forum.

    What made the thing difficultly so:

    Alone "Grosse Volks-Brockhaus" of 1889 registers in the Cossack's capital of Nowotscherkassk (in 1897 quite just 60,000 inhabitants) in the Don's area …

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    … immediately several military schools: One for military craftsmen (Военныймастеров), one for "Feldscher" (field doctor) and next for artillerymen.

    Cossack's armies disposed of own Artillerie-Regimenter (on foot and mounted) which formed Kuban and Terek Cossack, for example, a common riding artillery regiment that even own uniform carried!

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    The artilleryman's badge which I found, finally was very similar to the in request, did not fit with the exact glance, however, …:

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    At school for military craftsmen learnt professions were already militarily utilised like smith, saddle doer, gunsmith, joiner etc. Also their badge turned out similar, but not same.

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    And the badge of des medical school did not match even...:

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    So I had to comb almost endlessly Russian Internet sites again and after the exclusion principle go forward, and hope to find something interesting.

    **To be continued in the next post!**
  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    And it was found really a little bit!

    In 1869 became on order of the czar Aleksej Aleksandrowitsch (Aleksandr III) …

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    … in Nowotscherkassk an other school was founded.

    This school was at the same time a cadet school and officer's school, here the head and residential building about 1910 …:

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    Till 1901 officer cadets were accepted exclusively prosperous and socially "high" persons, aristocrats though also, but they searched her welfare mostly dear with the guard!


    An officers cadet just had to be prosperous, because he had to put before at own expenses uniform, equipment, weapons and a horse. It was trained for the Don Cossacks and the Astrakhan Cossack's host.

    From 1901 wre trained there also officers for the Caucasian Cossack's armies. Then officer cadets for the eastern and Far Eastern Cossacks visited a similar school in the city of Orenburg (the capital of the Orenburger Cossack host) in the Urals steppe

    The education normally lasted two years, nevertheless, could be raised for three years if the officer's cadet turned out especially "unprepared" how it was said in the statutes.

    Here the second or school building …:

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    The average officer cadets number amounted between 120 and 180.

    From 1910 the training period was raised in general in all Russian officer candidate schools for uniformly three years. The „particularly unprepared“ had to sign on in Nowotscherkassk from tutors at own expenses then to come along.

    At the same time with it the advertisement was strengthened and from this time the duty was lost to put uniform, weapons, horse and equipment independently.

    As a result the number of the officer cadets considerably rose – on up to 420!

    (This might have been a reaction to the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina through Austria-Hungary on the 5th of October, 1908; as a result Russia had made his troops on the border the KuK monarchy warning mobile to support his Protegé state Serbia which asserted there also territorial claims.

    With massive German support Austria-Hungary could put through the land robbery diplomatically (10th of March, 1909), Russia, only 4 years after the destructive defeat against Japan really was not ready to war, had to step back, finally, and felt deeply humiliated.

    Next time one would not give way to Germany and Austria-Hungary!)

    From outbreak of war in 1914 was valid at the Novocherkassk school then a so-called „quickened education“ from four months.

    A year later (1915) the last czar Nikolas Aleksandrowitsch (Nikolas II) made his son under age, the tsarevitch Aleksej Nikolajewitsch …

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    … to the formal "chief" of this school.

    In the civil war became officer cadets and instructors (who did not fight in the civil war or had been already killed) before the coming near of the "Reds" first on the Greek island Limnos (or Lemnos) and then in the southwest of Bulgaria evacuated.

    The last Novocherkassk officer cadets made their final exam on the 9th of March, 1921 in the city of Jambol in Bulgarian exile....

    Then there was not the school any more...

    The (white) main building shown on top in Nowocherkassk does not exist for a long time any more; the also shown red brick outbuilding served in the Soviet time as a warehouse; now supposedly his demolition should also approach, one says on the Internet.

    Unfortunately, my relevant inquiry to the city administration in the end of July, 2011 remained unanswered till this day.

    How, however, the badge of the school from? So other searches!

    And then I found on the site of a Russian Militaria trader, finally, the presentation for which I had to look so long.

    The school badge of „Cossacks Officers School of Novocherkassk"!

    The presentation fitted accurately to the picture in the Osprey notebook...:

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    Czar Nikolai II approved the introduction of this badge 5th of August, 1908. At the back of the coat of arms sign (coat of arms of the city of Nowocherkassk, or the Don Cossacks!) was the number of the respective bearer engraves …:

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    This finally found picture of the front …

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    … I mailed at the beginning of August, 2011 then to Andy in New Zealand and - as usual - he sculpted this nice detail absolutely precisely!

    I have just painted this to scale tiny badge …:

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    Colours:

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    The small email sign below in the badge received – like the orders also – a finish with …:

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    Wage of the whole work: Again the bust is richer around with a nice detail! Thanks Andy!

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