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Completed Critique Russian Cossak Bust (1/12)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Hi all,

    This is a little bit break project for me, I have been working on several WW2 Germans so I want to being away from that theme for a while. :)

    This is a beautiful small bust, 1/12 (150mm) scale, produced by Jaguar Models Inc, and you may all know this is masterfully sculpted by well-known sculptor, Mr.Mike Good.

    And here's my rendering.
    cossack-1.jpg cossack-2.jpg

    I've already finished painting this bust but I didn't have any references for painting cossack uniform of this kind so I painted it by just my imagination. If someone have the reference images or URL, please post it here.

    Attached Files:

  2. housecarl Moderator

    Superb skin tones as usual Kaz.
    I like the fact you'll paint any genre,
  3. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks Carl, for your kind comment and quick response! :)
    Yes I paint any genre, as long as the sculpting fits for me.

    Sorry I found a typo in the title. It's "Cossack", not "Cossak".
  4. debrito A Fixture

    Another fabulous face, you got, and I am very happy to see you painting anything else than WWII....(y)
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  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Nice tones Kaz!

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  6. Edward A Fixture

    Very nice painting Kazufumi! I just bought this bust and am looking forward to starting it, it's a great sculpt by Mike Good. I think it's a Zaporozhian cossack. Here's a similar painting..

    Attached Files:

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  7. bonehead A Fixture

    Nice to see this moldy-oldy again. I always liked this bust but it seems that few others did because it did not sell well. Kaz, do not worry about the "uniform". He is not wearing one! He is wearing his everyday clothing. The bust was inspired by a painting in one of my books as shown by Edward's post above. It was more about the character than about what he was wearing. By the way, there is a chip missing from the cuff of his shirt that is not supposed to be there.

    Excellent painting! Love it! (y) :) :D :cool:


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  8. Christosjager A Fixture

    Very nice work Kaz, I also have this excellent bust in my grey army waiting it's turn to be painted someday (I hope soon).
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  9. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Very nicely done. Superbly finished
  10. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thank you very much for your compliments, Rodrigo, Pedro, Edward, Christos, Ken, and....Mike Good himself!! :) I'm glad to hear the comments from the sculptor I admire! Thank you very much Mike, for sculpting this wonderful bust.

    Thanks a lot for the image, Edward, great help.

    That's a shame I think this is the best cossack bust I've ever seen.

    I'm glad to know this info. I thought there's a uniform of this kind so I've been searching for one but nothing similar found.
    And yes, the character is what I really fell in love with. Face, eyebrow, mustache, pose, and hair. :)

    Ooops, I didn't know that I thought it is just a design that he's wearing an old cloth. :)

    I'm glad you like my version!! Thanks a lot again, Mike!

    I'm looking forward to see your version, Christos! :)
  11. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    First of all: Very good painted, congrets!

    And yes, it is a Zaporoshian Cossack from the 17. century period! At this time, cossacks wore no uniforms, but all the clothes they liked. "Uniformly" was only their haircut: A bald clipped skull with a parting lock and a very mighty moustache.

    Look at this...:

    The photo loaded up by Edward should be a portrait of the famous Ataman of the Zaporoshian Cossacks, Iwan Sirko, who lived from 1610 zo 1680.

    Today we know, Sirko looked quite different, for his grave was founded and his face could be restored by russian scientists in 1965.

    This "real" Iwan Sirko will be the next projekt I will show here.

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  12. Meehan34 A Fixture

    wow, that is great painting. getting better and better with every new piece.
  13. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks a lot Martin for great references! The movie is awesome.

    Thanks a lot Mike for your warm compliment, you always help me developing my confidence! :)
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  14. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Stunning painting Kaz on this fantastic sculpt,is this bust still available.

    Cheers David
  15. Edward A Fixture

  16. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Thanks Edward will check it out.

    Cheers David
  17. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent paintingKaz. Even though you arealready on a high level, you really are still getting better and better with every piece!

  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Edward and Martin are correct... It's a Zaporozhian Cossack... Could be my great-great-great-grandfather :D

    Beautiful paint job on a beautiful sculpt. I've never done a bust but if I were to start, this would be the one!

    Outstanding job!!!!

  19. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks David for your compliment and being interested in this bust, and Thanks Edward for the reference.
    I bought this from a guy at eBay, I think he is a planetFigure member "Sambaman". (Of course it was in original box, not a chinese recast.) :)
    I think you also can buy this bust directly from Jaguar Model online shop. They sell also other Mike Good busts there.

    Thanks Adrian for your warm compliment, I'm not satisfied with my skill at all, I'm still learning everyday.

    Colin, I'm glad you liked this bust and also glad that I painted the portrait of your great-great-great-grandfather! :)
    I strongly recommend to own this bust, not only sculpting quality but also the size, 1/12 (150mm).
    I think this is good size to start painting bust for painter who always paints smaller scales.
  20. phc35 Well-Known Member

    Man,you are hitting on all cylinders,Kaz, way to go.


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