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Open Book Turkish Army Leader, Ibrahim Pasha - YS MIniature Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    HB-003 YS MIniatures
    Turkish Army Leader, Ibrahim Pasha, 1821
    200mm Hellenic Historical Bust
    Sculpted by Carl Reid
    Painted by Danilo Cartacci

    Turk 01.jpg

    This is the 2nd kit out of 4 released by YS MIniatures that deals with the Hellenic Historical era of 1821. Sculpted by Carl Reid this kit consists of 9 resin parts.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    Packaged in a heavy duty black cardboard box with all the parts sealed inside a zip-lok bag and then sandwiched between layers of foam the kit also comes with a folded 8 1/2 X 11 color guide showing the different views needed for painting. Each kit also comes with a certificate of authenic copy and each kit is numbered. This kit is number 45 out of 350 in a limited edition.

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    Above you see the parts out of the box and zip-lok bag ready for inspection.

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    Above you see various views of the head showing the detail of the folds as well as the facial detail. There was some air-bubbles on the back top of the head piece that can be filled in quickly with MS.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

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    Above you see all sides and various views of the chest portion of the bust.

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    Above you see the front and back of both the right and left arm.

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    The left hand is attached to the sword and goes into a socket in this sleeve.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

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    Above is the front and back of the pistols which slip down into their respective slot in the waist band.

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    The bust plinth is also supplied with the kit.

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    Above you see the right arm and hand as well as the 2 pistols dry-fitted to the chest portion of the bust.

    Additional Box Art

    Danilo Cartacci

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    Even with the air bubbles to fill I still find this to be an excellent kit in both sculpting and engineering. Highly recommended.

    YS Masterpieces
    click here

    Kit purchased from
    The Red Lancer

  5. Tommi A Fixture

    Thanks for the review Guy, another stunning piece from Carl, mine is on its way from Steve this week

  6. pipetrepid Active Member

    guy, thanks for the review. i like this piece and may end up doing it. carl is a great sculptor and the painter is quite good. bill
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Thanks Guy,
    I wish i buy it at our show.
    At the moment i'm painting his opponent the Greek freedom fighter.

  8. Graywolf Active Member

    Great review and photos on a great bust...I believe all pieces of this Greek revolution series are masterpieces.
    Please don't get it as a nationalist defence,just an historical info that will never mask the beauty of this bust and a more correct info for the nameplates :) I have to express that it would be better to call him as an Ottoman Army leader more than Turkish ... Kavalali Ibrahim Pasha was the leader of Egyptian army of 50.000 which was a part of Ottoman Army of 120.000 Turks which was mainly leaded by Resit Mehmet Pasha and Dramali Mahmut Pasha.
    Thanks for the review Guy.
  9. khorgor Member

    nice bust! how I miss this during release?
    and limited edition too! wehat a pain I'm broke.

    wonder if these are sold out yet?
  10. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Nope the bust is not a sold out yet , but it could be soon as it proved likable to many painters. You can still get one either from YS directly or from any oother stockinh shop .

  11. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    That's indeed a great piece. Well done to Carl and Danilo for the effort and of course to YS for the release.

  12. carl reid A Fixture

    Thanks for the review Guy, and thank you all for your kind comments!

    I'm pleased it has been recieved well. Danilo did a magnificent job of the painting, as always.

  13. Tommi A Fixture

    Hello Guy

    Got mine come through last week from Steve, it’s a cracking kit with lots of crisp detail. The head of my kit did not have any air bubbles in it and the rest of the bust is pretty clean too.

  14. Bill Mayo New Member

    Like the bust very much. Also must comment on the gorgeous paintwork by Danilo Cartacci.

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