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WIP Russian Violinist " Nightingale"" from AC Models

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi eveyone

    Adding to my ever growing and creaky WIP shelf ..this time going musical

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    It is of course this

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    I will be calling mine " STALINGRAD SYMPHONY"

    Always wanted this ...it's now currently based up and primed in black

    Did a lot of prep on him especially the weapon , removing resin etc around the trigger , then drilled the weapon out and all the holes , then fitted a piece of tube for the barrel inside ...a lot of careful drill work

    Reworked the violin detailed up including adding strings with invisible thread ..tried several things including wire ..just didn't look right , added chin rest as well

    Used these pics for reference including an original WW2 instrument

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    Here's the violin and bow ( also stringed ) ..curtesy of iffyvision !

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    No pic of the primed bust yet !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  2. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Thank you for posting this. I need this in my collection!
  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Wonderful bust - one of Andy's best works!

    Cheers
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  4. Warren SMITH PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    looking forward to seeing more..(y)
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  5. Dolf Active Member

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    Portugal
    Really like this guy! (y)

    Didn't know AC Models, but did find it. Can't find no figures nor busts listed on their site tho :confused:

    Is this the right site? https://www.acmodelsspares.co.uk/ Thanks!


    Cheers!

    Dolf
  6. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
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  7. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What's not to like.............glorious !

    Mike
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England

    Cheers Mike ...hope I can do it credit

    Nap
  9. Chris Oldfield Active Member

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    England
    Nice choice there Kev, something a bit different from the norm & excellent reference pics as always - I like the one of the Razvedchiki at rest playing their instruments, it’s nice & sharp & shows that no two of those amoeba-pattern suits were the same.
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  10. fogie A Fixture

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    The thing I like about Andy's busts is that there's always a back story behind them....this one particularly. A tough Russian soldier
    who has already endured only God knows what loses himself for a while in whatever music he's playing (My guess is that he's in
    the middle of one of those plaintive emotional pieces that are always so haunting). Do it credit ? No sweat, Kev, you'll breeze it.

    Mike
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Totally agree there ..hope we see more releases from him ...busts and figures

    Nap
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Uniform Krasnoarmejets since Sumer 1943...:

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    Original shoulder boards ("Pogony") from March 1943 for officers and enlisted men...:

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    Colors and facings for military branches and troop units..:

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    Please note:

    The golden Pogony were actually intended for the parade uniform, but were often and gladly worn in the hinterland and the stage!

    Just not at the front, as they made the officer the ideal target for enemy snipers!

    But: With Pogony you can not call the bust "Stalingrad Symphony", because these things were introduced afterward! In addition, your violinist wears a summer uniform and the fighting an Stalingrad was from September to March.

    Better: "Kursk Symphony" or "Kiev Symphony" ...


    Any more questions: please ask!


    Cheers
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  13. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    This should be good.............
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    I hope so Steve !


    Thanks to Martin for posting references will be adding epaulettes ...all being well! ......based on his details will probably change title ...depends if I can change the nameplate order !

    Nap
  15. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Watching with interest. I have this one tucked away, bought it a few years ago from Nap!

    Geoff
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    What !!......thought I had this before !!...LOL ....you got any more from AC ?

    Nap
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  17. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Don't think so but it's ages since I searched the stash!

    Geoff
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  18. Dolf Active Member

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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    It's iffyvision time using these references I added epaulettes and rank and also the award on right as well as base coating the uniform and cap

    Weapon just basecoated in a black ...might used a graphite pencil on that ?

    Also primed the violin and bow...very fiddly !

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    Que the very iffy iffyvision pics

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    A lot of work even though the uniform is rather drab. Look forward to more.
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