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WIP Russian cuirassier. Winter 1812-1813.

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by svt, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. svt Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    After a long break, caused by a large number of cases not related to miniatures, as well as the construction of a building in the country house on a 1: 1 scale, I nevertheless returned to work on the cuirassier figurine.

    Previously, I tried to make hay bags (I don't know what they are called in English, but in Russian it is рептух) on a workpiece made of epoxy putty, pulling nets woven from different threads on it, but this turned out to be very unsuccessful, because the net did not take the form that suited me. Therefore, I had to stick the thread on the blanks, imitating the mesh already on its surface. All that remained was to fill the cells with fresh material and give it a texture that imitates dense hay. It turned out sort of like a bag of hay, well, at least it seems to me so (compare with photos of real bags).
    rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_01).jpg rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_03).jpg rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_04).jpg рептух 03.jpg

    I also fixed minor breakages, changed the position of the rider's head (it used to throw back a lot), added joints of some details.
    rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_07).jpg rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_08).jpg rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_09).jpg rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_11).jpg rusnap_Cwin_010_(reptuhi_13).jpg

    To be continued.
  2. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    great job
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Great to see an update on this after your very busy tine on the 1:1 , the hay looks good ...even better in place

    Interesting you've repositioned the head a little ...looks bette IMO

    Lovely putty work all over and a interesting thread to follow

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. Oda A Fixture

    Outstanding modelling work!!!

    Oda.
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  5. Metal Extremo Well-Known Member

    I love when you show the process of every part of the figure. It's like watching a wizard cooking the charm. :smug:
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  6. svt Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Minor progress in work:
    - I cut off the lower part of the girth, because it was done a little wrong, and blinded it again, replacing the cut part with threads on glue (let's see what will come of it after casting);

    rusnap_Cwin_011_(details_01).jpg rusnap_Cwin_011_(details_05).jpg rusnap_Cwin_011_(details_06).jpg rusnap_Cwin_011_(details_07).jpg


    - I made insulation for stirrups and straps, because of the latter I had to add wrinkles along the bottom of the greatcoat.

    rusnap_Cwin_011_(details_08).jpg rusnap_Cwin_011_(details_09).jpg
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Love seeing your updates ...the work on the girth straps are great

    This is all about accuracy and details and there are so much in this piece

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  8. svt Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Almost done, although there is still work to repair small chips and one serious, last detail for this figure.

    At the moment, I have completed all the buckles and straps on the horse bridle, which I did not make back in the days when I sculpted the main straps for this part. I also made shoulder straps for the rider.
    rusnap_Cwin_012_(hHead_01).jpg rusnap_Cwin_012_(hHead_03).jpg rusnap_Cwin_011_(details_11).jpg

    As a bonus, I had to do repairs, or rather, sculpt new parts that had fallen off.
    rusnap_Cwin_013_(breakage_03).jpg rusnap_Cwin_013_(breakage_04).jpg

    There is only one step left to the final.
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Really good skill adding the harness and ofcourse the repair matches spot on

    Looking forward to seeing the end result on what has been a fascinating and enjoyable SBS , showcasing your sculpting talent well

    Thank you

    Enjoy the benchtime

    Nap
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  10. Oda A Fixture

    Extraordinary work from start to finish.

    Oda.
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  11. svt Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    The final stage is a broadsword.

    I flattened a piece of copper wire and made a blank out of it for a broadsword blade, scratched outlines on it with a needle. Then I grinded the blank on the marks to get the still flat silhouette of the broadsword. After that, I grinded fullers in the blank.
    rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_01).jpg rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_03).jpg rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_05).jpg

    From a piece of brass foil, I cut out a sweep of a quillion with a knuckle bow and branches. I soldered the quillion to the blade.
    rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_06).jpg rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_07).jpg

    And I soldered the knuckle bow to the pommel of the hilt, and the branches to the knuckle bow.
    rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_09).jpg rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_10).jpg

    Then i make up the sword scabbard.

    Flattened a piece of copper wire, polished it, prepared the carrying rings. From bent and flattened wire I prepared a blank for a scabbard drag. I soldered both the drag and the carrying rings to the scabbard.
    rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_12).jpg rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_13).jpg rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_14).jpg

    I sculpt on the scabbard bands with ginstaff, and also sculpt straps. That's all - the whole brioadsword is ready, along with the scabbard and belts.
    rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_15).jpg rusnap_Cwin_014_(sword_16).jpg

    Now the figurine is completely finished (but I will photograph it tomorrow).
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  12. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Blimy! I just give the kit sword a rub over with a sanding stick and glue it on..... This is very impressive work (y)
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  13. svt Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    If the thin parts of the weapon are glued, then there is not always a sufficient adhesion area, and this can lead to the destruction of the model during molding. In addition, mailing the glued parts to the molding site is much more risky than soldered parts, again due to the possible destruction of the model during delivery. Thanks. )
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That is so skilled modelling , thanks for taking the tine to show each stage ...fascinating to see and whst a great result ....will the sword be in the scabbard ?

    One very lucky customer

    Thanks for all the updates , look forward to the final pictures

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  15. svt Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Of course not. It was not for nothing that I made the scabbard out of a single piece of wire. The sword will hang on the swordknot on the cuirassier's arm. In winter, no edged weapons were put into a steel scabbard, because it froze there. But when it was nevertheless required put in scabbard the weapon, then the blade was smeared with fat.
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers great details

    Nap
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  17. svt Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Completed.

    rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_01).jpg rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_02) .jpg rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_03).jpg rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_04).jpg rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_05).jpg rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_06).jpg rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_07).jpg rusnap_Cwin_015_(fin_08).jpg
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Great to see the 360 degree views of a excellent piece , it just shouts campaign ...will this be painted ...do hope so

    Thanks for sharing all the work you've put into this ....it's all been worth it

    Hope we see more from the bench

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  19. Merryweather Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is beautifully done
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  20. Oda A Fixture

    This is a magnificent figure and as Kevin said some mighty skillful modelling is involved here.Hope this gets commercial so I can add it to my collection.Historical modelling at its best!

    Oda.
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