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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
    60. Day, January 29, 2016

    Now we come to the badge on the shoulder pieces:
    There were two common methods to bring the regimental numbers on the shoulder pieces of the Russian soldiers ...:
    On the one printed on it (or painted it from lack of material with ink pen by hand) or you used small prefabricated numbers and letters made of tinplate for.Here both methods in the picture ...:
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    And here again the back of such tinplate letters ...
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    ... and mounted on a shoulder strap...:

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    Here more of tinplate letters ...:
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    The 11th East Siberian Rifle Regiment wore the epaulets, the term "11. BC" what the Cyrillic abbreviations for. "11. Восточная Сибирь стрелковый полк "(pronounced " 11. Wostochnaya Sibir 'strelkovij polk "was being" Polk "means " Regiment " and" strelkowij "from the word" Strelzij "(=" Strelez "=" derives "Shooter").

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    The difference between "normal" infantry regiments and Protect regiments was, incidentally, that was in the former during training focusing more on volleys and bayonet charge, and dominated the latter more rifle training with careful locations.
    The badges were, as we have already seen, yellow ...
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    ... And so I have also painted ...:

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    And now a bit regimental history from the time at issue here, namely the Russo-Japanese War from February 1904 to the autumn of 1905:
    The 11th East Siberian Rifle Regiment was at the beginning of the war on the 3rd Siberian Armeekops.
    The soldiers had the misfortune to be commanded by one of the most incompetent commander of the entire Russian army, namely by Lieutenant General Anatoly Mikhailovich Stessel ...
    [IMG]... of not his skill, but his good relations owed his position to the Tsar.
    Already during the first major battle of the war at the Yalu (the border river between the Russian-occupied Manchuria and claimed by both belligerents Korea) on 30 April to 1 May 1904 (after our era), General Stessels Corps had difficult beaten by the Japanese to retreat hastily.
    The Russian army to the Stessels belonged Corps, had been commissioned any Japanese attempts to cross the Yalu ward.
    The Russians did not use their time to dig sufficient positions or to explore the other side of the Yalu. So they were surprised by the strength of the Japanese troops on April 30, as this could almost unhindered cross the river. On May 1 attacked three Japanese divisions, supported by more than 100 guns, the Russian positions.
    [IMG]Although the frontal invading Japanese suffered considerable losses, but the Russians were able to throw from their positions. The subsequent Japanese artillery fire and the threat of encirclement could fall into a panicked retreat the Russians.
    The Japanese had thus won the first major land battle of the war and thus nullified Russia hopes for an easy victory.
    The 11th East Siberian Rifle Regiment covered the retreat of the defeated 3rd Corps and suffered heavy losses here!
    How high the losses of the unit overall, can no longer be quantified precisely - but the regiment was not replenished but from a part of the survivors - along with survivors of other units -. Formed the Provisional Regiment 585 of the first Manchurian Army, which speaks for losses between 50 percent and two-thirds of the original stock.
    Another part of the survivors was assigned to the 32nd Provisional Regiment of the 1st Manchurian army.
    General Stessel was replaced after the battle and replaced by General Lieutenant General Fyodor Keller ...:
    [IMG]Stessel was added on to the fortress of Port Athur, "initiated" as of August 1, 1904 the defense against the Japanese siege (the real line had the generals Konstantin Nikolaevich Smirnov ...
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    ...and Roman Isidorowitswch Kondratenko) ...
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    ... and surrendered on January 2, 1905 (each of our era!) after Kondratenkos death at the front the fortress with 32,000 combat-capable soldiers to the Japanese.
    He even found time to seek, take pictures with the Japanese champion, General Nogi, while his soldiers went into captivity ...:

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    As Stessel after the war arrived in St. Petersburg, he was brought before a court martial and sentenced on 7 February 1908. death. Later the sentence in 10 years' imprisonment was converted. was on May 6, 1909 - believe it or not! pardoned Stesse of Tsar Nicholas II and taken back to the military service -..
    Only in November 1905 - after the war - the 11th East Siberian Rifle Regiment was re-racked.
    1918 resolved the Bolsheviks on the unit.
  2. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent work so far! It would be nice to see more Czarist Russian busts/figures on the market!
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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Yep, waiting so long for a bust of a full decorated Russian General...

    Cheers
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  4. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Man, he's looking sharp Martin! As always, I admire and enjoy your detailed and informative research!

    Joe
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks Joe! (y)

    Cheers
  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    61. Day, February 1, 2016

    Reworked the shoulder strap (highlights with White)...:

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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    62. Day, February 2, 2016

    For the bustis not "classic" cut down diagonally, like this ...

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    ... but has a "stange" under the armpits...

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    ... we have under the armpits "hidden" places, which must also be painted.

    One side - turn into "white" - I have just made ...:

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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for the update Martin , coming together nicely now

    Looking forward to seeing the greatcoat painted and the head being in place

    You are braver than me with all those whites!

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thx, Nap!

    63. Day, February 3, 2016
    Now we come to the geatcoat our friend - carries over his shoulder - curled very messy.

    Because first of all, two different models in question:

    On the one hand the thick winter coat with double breasted button placket closed ...:

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    Or the much lighter model for the summer, which was open, but only one row buttoned....

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    At the bust two open buttons are shown, but nothing about it indicates whether it's the winter or the summer version of the greatcoat ...:

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    Given the time, in which I have added my bust (late April, 1904, shortly before the Battle of the Yalu), it is quite plausible that already the summer coat had been issued to the troops there.

    Anyway - color does not bother, because both versions were retained coat light gray in color with a tinge of brown.

    I have therefore taken these colors here ...:

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    ... and just painted the first segment of the greatcoat ...:

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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    64. Day, February 4, 2016

    Just ready with the painting of the greatcoat at the back of the bust...:

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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good with it painted ...like the unassuming contrast between the greatcoat and kittel .

    For some it might seem a little lifeless due to the subdued but accurate colours but not yours !

    Looking forward to more

    Nap
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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you, Nap! (y)

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    65. Day, February 5, 2016

    Started with the front of the greatcoat...:

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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I am liking ! Is that an epaulette I see as well ..another splash of colour balancing the piece up .

    Nice one Martin ..the fitting of the head is getting closer .

    Any thoughts on a base yet?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. Dekiman Well-Known Member

    Im a begginer in hobby and Im very happy when I can follow posts like this one where everything explained step by step. I can learn much reading and watching articles like this one. Your work is masterpiece.
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thx mates!

    @Nap:
    Yes, I have an idea for the base - but will not reveal yet.. :smug:

    Cheers
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    What a tease you are Martin..lol

    Nap
  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    66. Day, February 8, 2016

    Painted a bit further on at the greatcoat...:

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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks really good my friend

    If I was to paint it I think I would have more brown in the greatcoat though .....after all that white reckon I would need it!

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    67th day, February 9, 2016

    Greatcoat finished except the buttons and the visible part of the shoulder strap ...:



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  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    68. Day, February 10, 2016
    When I wanted to start to paint the visible shoulder strap the geartcoat (the color was already on the brush) - I just noticed in time that this detail keeps a nasty surprise for me ...:
    The regimental number ( "11BC") is namely on the head ...:

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    This is - pity! - definitely wrong!

    The numbers were always at the outer end of the epaulettes and directed "up" - the brass knob!

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    On the template drawing, after the jacket was obviously sculpted, it is to be seen right ...:

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    Okay, I could now simply paint - and 95 percent of people would not even notice it when watching. Too bad: I know this is the fault because ...!

    To correct it now has two options:

    So I have decided to grind the number and each part with 0.5-mm solder ...

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    ... rebuild.

    Attached were the numbers and letters respectively with superglue ...:

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    Oouuff - quite a fumbling ...
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