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Russian Infantryman 1904

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    89. Day, March 10, 2016

    I decided to give my soldier still a rifle fragment on his way. I imagine that it is about as ...

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    ... but has drawn more in the shoulder in the "Halt"...:

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    The Russians moved to the "Mosin-Nagant" -Gewehr Model 1891 in the war, such a gun, it is therefore represent.

    Here is the "Mosin-Nagant" -Gewehr compared to the carbine "Mauser 98K" ...:

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    The differences are not so great, but I have to rebuild the shaft some ...:

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    So I bought from Steve Ready ("Reedees") a scale matching "98 K"

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    The true now rebuild - and I started to grind everything I want to do again ...:

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    Then I started to rebuild the stock in a "Moisin-Nagant" -Gewehres with "Milliput" ...:

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    So much for today...
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Great addition Martin and good use of the putty

    Nap
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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    90th Day, March 11, 2016

    Today I have the tremendous bayonet M 1891 carved out a toothpick and handle sanded.

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    A look again at the proportions that things were really long ...:

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    Those bayonets were at the time fixed to the guns, the reason for this lies in the Russian military doctrine of that time:

    Man despised machine guns as "unsoldierly" and put the other hand on the "russischrussian weapon": The bayonet!

    The fact that such a long rifle in trench warfare was almost unusable, was - consciously - dismissed, because the construction of fest positions made the soldiers allegedly "prone to escape" - at this time of the Russo-Japanese War.

    How much easier it had since the Japanese. They used a bayonet, which was the German "bayonet" almost identical - could it quickly off and replace and carry in a sheath around with ...
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin,

    Great use of the wood ..but I reckon you are mad my friend ..amazing attention to detail .......

    Looking forward to this appearing with the bust ..especially how you do the wood

    Nap
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Mad? A bit maybe...:happy:

    Cheers
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Well that makes at least 2 of us Martin !

    Nap
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    91. Day, March 14, 2016

    Worked a bit further on...:

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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely modelling there Martin

    Keep going...
    Nap
  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    92. Day, March 15, 2016

    The fittings are mounted (from solder) ...:

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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    93. Day, March 16, 2016

    Today I just fixed the bayonet to check the proportions...:

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    And like this you have to imagine the overall result ...:

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    The part of the rifle, which protrudes downward will cut off.

    What remains to be done:
    The seat of the shaft rings revise a lashing eye on the strap make (there were different variants) and the bayonet-shoe mount (a kind of clamp).

    Tomorrow.
  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    94. Day, March 17, 2016

    The seat of the shaft rings revised a lashing eye on the strap made the bayonet-shoe mounted - and primed...:

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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    95. Day, March 18, 2016

    Today I cut from the gun the part that I do not need and the whole adjusted times temporarily.

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    Now the part is ready for painting ...:

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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin,

    That is Modellng ......bit of a shame the bolt mechanism couldn't have been included as well

    All credit to you , adding the rifle has given the bust more interest again

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Totally agree with Nap! What I like best about your stuff, Martin is the way you make any kit or bust 100% YOURS. Nice one!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thank you very much, Nap and Dan! :) :)

    Cheers
  16. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice one Martin. A very creative yet natural addition to this bust (y)!

    Joe
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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Many thanks to you too, Joe!(y)

    Cheers
  18. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    Love all the work on the rifle and how the whole is coming together. Wonderful.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks Huw!!!(y)

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    96. Day, March 21, 2016

    Actually, I had planned to paint the wooden parts of the rifle to the usual "Unity Brown" ...:

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    But then I got from a good friend photos of a Mosin-Nagant in an unusually bright color ...:

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    I like it very much! And then I have these colors taken ...:

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    And now it looks like this...:

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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    96. Day, March 22, 2016

    Wooden parts - the other side...:

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