Russian Infantryman 1904

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

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Martin,

    That cap looks suitably dented and worn in shape

    The white is coming along as well ...

    Looking forward to seeing more colour on the cap

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks Nap!!!

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    33. Day, December 11, 2015

    Today I have the cap band painted - and finally between cap band and lid a super slim outlining with "Paynes Grey '" made (black would be too hard!), because this optically gives the whole thing even more depth ...:

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    Like this it would have looked, if I had follow the original scuplt...:

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    I'm quite happy with my version ...
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Cap band looks good, more crumpled and worn

    Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for the uniform itself

    Keep at it Martin

    Thanks for sharing ..you are getting there

    Nap
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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thank You, Nap!!! :) :) :)
  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    34. Day, December 14, 2015

    Painted the upper part of the cap...:

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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    35. Day, December 15, 2015


    Today I was the first on the seam cap lid designed with very dilute "Paynes Grey". The area around the seam around is really modeled very good as are above and innumerable small wrinkles and cracks just below the seam, purporting to be older and worn fabric.

    These little wrinkles I have made up my mind today - I think this comes as quite good ...:

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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin,

    That's looking good , the little wrinkle do look good ( looks a bit like stitching ) and adds that extra something to the cap , I must admit I do not envy you painting all that white but it's working well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thanks to you for your Kind words, Nap!(y)

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    36. Day, December 16, 2015

    Before I will paint tomorrow the most difficult part of the figure- the cockade on his cap - there is now only once a little research ...:

    In the Imperial Russian Army three different cockades were common ...:

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    On the far left in the picture the cockade for ordinary soldiers is to be seen, in the middle of the one for non-commissioned officers and for officers the model on the right.

    Because of interest in connection with this bust just the model for enlisted men, I let off the other two versions.

    The cockade model consisted for ordinary soldiers was of stamped sheet metal and had orange and black rings that were painted or enamelled ...:

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    That is the part that I will paint tomorrow...
  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Good research Martin the cockade will add a nice splash of colour to the headwear

    Keep at it

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Some more words about about the orange and black stripes of the imperial russian cockade...:

    These are the so-called "Saint Georg colors", they symbolize the holy Saint George, the patron saint of Russia. The colors were under Tsarism as common as during the Soviet period and even today.

    In tsarist times there were, for example, the "Cross of St. George", a bravery order with orange-black ribbon ...:

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    The Soviets were careful not to change this color symbolism, as they also introduced a bravery medal in WW2. Although they changed the (christian) cross in a star but left the ribbon unchanged - and called the Order "Glory Order".

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    On the next photo - taken in Leningrad 1945 - we have the very rare example of a veteran who carries together the tsarist Version (far right) and far left the Soviet version of the Order...:

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    The St. George color experience in Russia since the annexation of the Crimea today a renaissance!

    They are the badge of the nationalists ...

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    ... and the sign of recognition of the separatist Ukrainians and Cossacks in the Donbass region of Eastern Uukraine ...:

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    On the 70th anniversary of victory over Germany on May 9, 2015, the Saint George colors were for the first time since World War 2 painted as parade-colors to the new T-14 ("Armata") tanks...:

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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin,

    Great info ..are you adding medals to your version ...can't remember if Steve sculpted any?

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Nap
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Tank you, Nap, but no, I can't add some medals to the bust. He carries his overcvoat over the places were medals should be worn...

    That's not bad, because I have painted already two cossacks with those medals...:

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    Cheers
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin ,

    Of course who can forget those 2 wonderful SBS and the final results shown ...I and many others followed and enjoyed with much pleasure.

    Nap
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  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    37. Day. December 17, 2015

    There are days when I hate my affinity for Russian themes - namely, whenever I have to paint a tsarist cockade!

    Those things are oval - you can't help by painting points (such as when painting eyes). No, I have a total of four uniform ovals paint - and the brass oval.

    I have taken these colors:

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    And if all of that is happening in an area that is not quite half the size of the globe on a Eurocent, then it's doubly difficult - especially as my trembling paws always want to do something else, than I do.

    Therefore, what I show you today, just the beginning of the cockade. I will still improve it...:

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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin,

    A splash of colour on a well painted white canvas ....looking good , be interesting to see what else you are going to do with the cockade .

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Well-researched and thorough as always, Martin! I like the greenish shading blended into the depressions in the cap.

    I've made a couple of cockades/cocardes and tried different materials. I found that putty really didn't do all that well and a carefully cut piece of lead sheet looked better and painted up nicely. I used a couple bent metal tubes to impress the 'circles' into the lead.

    All the best,
    Dan
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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Thank you, Nap and Dan.

    Let's wait for tomorrow when I will start me second try...

    Cheers
  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    38. Day, December 18, 2015

    Cockade improved...:

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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Nice work on that cockade ...looks good

    Thanks great sharing

    Nap
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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    39. Day, December 21, 2015

    Today I painted the top cap lid. Except for the border and there modeled little push wrinkles. This I will make tomorrow...:

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