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Parade cossack 1914 Kuzma Kryuchkov bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello again :)

    Despite promising myself a short sabbatical from figure work ( i'm building a 1/9th Kubelwagen as a side project ) i broke out the paints yesterday and started this bust from Parade, now out of production but see this thread

    finding a bust

    i have departed from all my usual paints and this is painted just with AV paints and one! GW paint....

    this is a really nice sculpt and i can recomend it wholeheartedly!

    a picture.....

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    as ever feel free to comment, crit etc

    Cheers

    Mark
  2. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Beautiful work Mark!!! Welldone!!!!

    Ray ;)
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting Mark. I like the way he is turning out.
  4. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ray.... many thanks :)

    Guy.... Again thanks :)


    update..........

    so i have done the final touches on the flesh and added a very light highlight.

    also slightly larger iris's and toned the pink down at the base of the eyeball and blended the lower lid upto the eyeball, looks a bit more natural now ( i hope ) hair is about finished

    :)

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    and here is a shot at a very unforgiving resolution :)

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  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Mark,

    Absoluting FANTASTIC.

    Regards from Portugal
    Pedro
  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Absolutely great work!

    The eyes look phantastic!

    Regards
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark, once again great painting and that close-up wow, stunning. Your photography and layout is perfect, perhaps you can do an SBS on photography:) Thanks for showing.

    Cheers Ken
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great painting Mark , the extra work you have done has really paid off.

    Cheers David
  9. RFL Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Simply WOW !!!

    When it looks that good, at that size blow-up it`s Brilliant Work.
  10. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Absolutely excellent work.
    The skin tone is wonderful.
    I think an expression of an eye is wonderful in particular.
    I see like a true eye.

    Mitsutaka
  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pedro..... many thanks

    Martin..... again many thanks

    Ken.... cheers :) and i am working on a little SBS for photography :)

    David..... Thanks :)

    Richard..... Thanks, and it is a bit scary seeing work in that much detail :)

    Mitsutaka.... Many thanks :)


    small update.........

    been working on the hat and gymnasterka tunic.... probably a touch too green but the final highlights might help :)


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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    I am inspired!

    This becomes a great bust!

    A tip still to the Saint-Georges-Cross which the Cossack carries:

    For "normal" soldiers the cross was golden-coloured (1st and 2nd class) or silver (3rd and 4th class).

    The - a lot of more known - white coloured cross was left only for officers.

    Look here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_St._George

    Regards
  13. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mark, great work so far! I think the decision to make the irises larger was certainly a good one. It's looking just fantastic so far. You know, I bookmarked about 3 eBay auctions with this figure and never got a chance to bid on one. You make me regret not going through with it. This really is a nice piece. I may have to vsit the store you posted earlier and see if I can't wrangle one of these up for myself!

    Jay H.
    Okc
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Martin..... Many thanks for the info! the instruction sheet shows the cross as silver so i will go with that :) and cool link :)

    Jay...... honestly i got 2 super busts for £30 with postage.... this is a superb bit of work and a pleasure to paint, wait till i do Zhukov! :)

    Update.....

    some progress, but a long ways to go yet :)

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  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Awesome work.
    And the great picture let us see there are not mistakes. Absolutely great.

    Marc
  16. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thanks Marc :) yeah the super high res pics are a bit scary but it looks ok in real-life lol!

    progress.........

    adding the insignia always seems to take forever .... uhhh

    the cyrillic on the shoulder boards is freehand, drew a box to contain the letters and sketched them in with pencil, lots of cutting in and cutting back got me here.. i aint touching them again. probably :)

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  17. rodrigrinch Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    hi, awsome work, very good painting, i like the detail on the shoulder:)
    cheers saludos
    Rodrigo
  18. Rob Brown Member

    Country:
    United-States
    WOW Mark, your flesh work is outstanding
  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Outstanding!

    Beautiful sculpting and magnificent painting!

    All the best,
    Dan
  20. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Mark outstanding paintwork!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.

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