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Polish Farmer - a little unusual subject... ;)

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Piotr Czyz, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Piotr Czyz Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hi, I would like to share with you two news.

    First one is a new release from www.siskin-miniatures.com. This is a little unusual subject - probably more familiar portrait of a fictional character for polish figures' painters. To be honest he looks similar to my uncle ;), who owns and works on a farm... :D.

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    Second one is that this figure won a couple of trophies on Polish Figure Festival :) which took place this weekend in Torun (Poland).
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  2. Oldironsides Guest

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    What a character! Would love to learn more about the background to the fighting campaigns such a farmer would have been involved in. Are we looking at partisans operating at the end of WWII?

    Mark
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  3. Gaudin A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I am curious too!

    He has SS army uniform under toulup, his belt buckle has Russian imperial two headed eagle ( and incidentally his belt somehow goes under his armpits?) that isnt ww2 anyway - so I am very confused
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  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great character face, [except for the placement of the belt] some very fine detail sculpting, but I too am confused about the combination of SS uniform and Imperial Russian belt buckle, Piotr.:confused:

    All the best,
    Dan
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  5. Mark S Guest

    A very interesting character, but that belt literally takes the expression "Harry high pants"up to a new level.
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  6. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The belt could be a hand-me-down from the from the pre-WW1 partitions when eastern Poland was under Russian control.
    What I can't get my head around is the retention of the SS insignia. While the clothing is perfectly re-usable, I would have thought the insignia would be considered repulsive.

    Andrew

    P.S. The face sculpt is excellent and full of character.
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  7. Gaudin A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Andrew, it is possible of course, I doubt the sentiment towards Russia in those parts would be dissimilar to those you state for SS uniform. Mind you, a Polish farmer isn't necessarily a type that would bother with such dilemmas. Works as a belt - its a belt:)

    Piotr might have some sort of reference that can join this all...
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  8. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Removing the collar insignia should be a simple job.

    - Steve
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  9. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    This is certainly a bit different. I like it.

    Well done one the award too.

    Cheers Huw
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  10. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Was it just me that read the word fictional in the OP then ? :whistle:
    Steve
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  11. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks like a trip to Specsavers might be on the cards for me.
    Andrew
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  12. tomifune A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States

    Why you wanna go and spoil all the fun??:D

    Bob
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  13. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Exasperation mainly
    Steve
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  14. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    sorry, but I don't like the face at all. It looks like there are muscles on top of the skin on the cheeks (and on the pics it also appears there are a lot of airbubbles?). Might work as a zombie though? I do like all the details on the uniform and equipment.

    Cheers,

    Gino
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  15. Gaudin A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    " probably more familiar portrait of a fictional character for polish figures' painters"

    This suggests there is a character Polish guys know well, implies background, implies story. I am curious to know what it is.

    If you are that exasperated, may be meditation can help?
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  16. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Possibly although comprehension would be even better
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  17. Piotr Czyz Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    I'm sorry for the delay in answer, but I caught the flu (when is 30C outside) and currently I'm in the bed...

    1. Thank you for all comments - the figure was made just for fun and I'm happy to see the impact here it made... :)
    2. The figure is based freely on the number of short stories by Andrzej Pilipiuk, a renowned Polish writer.

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    The main character is an elderly alcoholic, moonshine producer, poacher, amateur exorcist and fighter against all sorts of supernatural forces dwelling around Wędrowycz's village, from the aliens to ancient demons and from Russian mafia to tax inspectors.

    First appearing in Pilipiuk's debut, a short story Hiena (Hyena) in 1996, with time Wędrowycz became one of the most easily recognizable characters of Polish speculative fiction and humorous prose. More of his description can be found here _> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakub_Wędrowycz

    I perceive myself this kind of houmor between The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Boris Vian texts.

    His Hauptmann jacked was taken from dead soldier during ww2, his Russian belt was borrowed from his friend... I'm pretty sure that nobody in Poland (farmer or not) would ever wear ss-jacket :) in real life. Gino - no, those are not air bubbles but just texturing of the sculpture.

    I hope it solves the mystery...

    BRegards, Piotr
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