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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    The game, which is about EVERYTHING, starts only this evening ...
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Sorry ! ...good luck to them

    Nap
  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    We did it!!!!!!!

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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    116. Day, July 7, 2020


    The last work on the saber!

    The fire-gilt inscription is made, the ferrule I made and finally the handle.

    I used these colors for the inscription and the ferrule ...

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    And for the handle this here ...:

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    It took me a full ten days for the little thing - but in the end I ended up very close to what I originally had in mind:

    A Caucasian "Sankt Anna saber" with a precious damascus blade and fire-gilt inscription!

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    What is still missing are the portepee and the tassel - we'll get to that the day after tomorrow, because I'm on my way tomorrow.

    Until then!


    Cheers
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin

    A absolute success ...it looks great and well worth the work you did

    The fire gilt is impressive

    Thanks for updates

    See you tommorow

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    117. Day, July 9, 2020


    A Sankt Anna saber like our "Petro" carries, of course, cannot be complete without the accompanying Portepee!

    This portepee consisted of the ribbon of the Saint Anna order ...

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    ... and a silver tassel attached to it.

    I've already painted the ribbon itself ...:

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    This tassel is now the last detail on our figure!

    There were two versions, the first based on German models, the second on Russian ones...:

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    Since the tassel of our hero hangs on a saber that is just swinged violently, so it has to "join in" the movement, I decided on the Russian version with the free ends, with which one can better represent movement ...:

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    The painting is simple: silver over everything.

    Not at all!

    If you look closely at the few models that still exist, you can see that the colors of the ribbon (red and yellow-orange) were still incorporated into the two "knots" ...:

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    As a self-confessed "rivet counter", of course I have to paint it like this ...:

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    Tomorrow I'll put it together.
    Cheers
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin

    As always great references ...once fitted this will be the tops

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    118. Day, July 10, 2020


    Today it is my turn to build the Sankt Anna-Portepee.

    I take my ribbon made of painted gold paper ...

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    ... and cut off a piece that I will need later ...:

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    The piece is kept safe to protect against the all time ravenous carpet monster ...:

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    Then the long piece is doubled - to bring it to the correct scale depth...

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    ... and glued ...:

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    After curing under pressure ...

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    ... the piece is doubled again - this time deliberately unevenly - and the two ends are bent differently over a brush handle ...:

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    That's why I used gold paper for the Portepee; because once bent, the stuff keeps its shape!

    I now glue the wire pin of the tassel between the two open ends - and again let the glue dry.

    I "camouflage" the thickening that results from the sticking in of the wire pin with the piece previously set aside, which represents the eyelet that the portepee had ...:

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    At the same time, this eyelet also strengthens the bond between portepee and tassel!


    The whole thing will look something like this when I glue it to the saber next Monday ...:

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    Next Tuesday, the hand-saber combination will be glued to the figure - and if nothing comes in between, it will be ready ...


    Cheers
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Martin

    As expected it looks great ....

    A question...when you put the hand on I presume you will put the strap around the wrist ...incase he lost the grip on the handle ?

    Have a good weekend

    Nap
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    119. Day, July 13, 2020


    The penultimate step on my new Cossack: The Sankt Anna ribbon is attached to the saber!

    But let's first look at a few originals ...:

    There were two different types of Cossack sabers, the normal Shashka and the Caucasian Shashka.

    In the case of the normal saber that Cossacks of all formations carried with the exception of the two Caucasian armies (Terek Cossacks and Kuban Cossacks), the saber had a hole on its knob - based on an eagle's head - through which a leather thong was threaded ... :

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    If there was such a saber as a Sankt-Anna honorary weapon, the leather strap was replaced by the well-known Portepee in the colors of the ribbon ...:

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    Actually, these straps are used to stick the fist in combat to prevent the weapon from being lost.

    In practice, however, this was extremely rare - even in original documents on fencing training for the Cossacks, the belt hangs freely ...:

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    This is also to be seen on this old photo...:
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    At the Caucasian Shashka, as our friend wears one, the handle was shaped differently! There was neither a hole nor a leather strap here:

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    As a result, the Portepee was simply wrapped around the handle at Sankt Anna Sabers ...:

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    What does that mean for us:

    The Portepee has to be attached in such a way that it "somehow" hangs out of your hand - and it must not be glued exactly in the longitudinal axis, since it follows the movement of the weapon - but with a slight delay, which is due to the inertia of the Portepee.

    So I just glued it on like this ...:

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    Cheers
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Martin

    Superb references of stunning weapons , especially about the positioning of the portpee ...in place it looks great and with movement as well ...a real success for your modelling

    we now are very near the finish and I cant wait to see the completed piece , so much has gone into this and so much research as well ...I have enjoyed every update

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    120. Day, July 14, 2020


    The saber is glued ...

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    Now I'm ready!

    Tomorrow some reasonable pictures ...


    Cheers
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin

    With these pics it looks great , all the additional details and research you have put into this has paid off with gold

    Excellent SBS , well worth going back from the beginning and going on the journey with you again

    Nap

    PS If possible can you do a thread in the "completed figures" part with individual photos of all you pieces
  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    121. Day, July 15, 2020

    So - done!

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    I think Markus, Heinz and I got a very appealing overall result on the chain. Quite apart from the fact that the Purche helped me well over the lock down.

    Now is a summer break - the next project starts in late September / early October.

    At the moment there are three different ones to choose from. Let's see!

    Thanks for reading and participating!


    Cheers
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Wonderful Martin

    Great pictures and a great result ...worth every second

    Loved reading the SBS

    Look forward to the next ...whatever it might get be ...don't stay away too long !

    Nap
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  16. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very impressive work! Congratulations!

    Pierre
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  17. R Dominick PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nice!
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  18. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    wow, Excellent work
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