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Completed Veteran at Victory Day

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    103. Day, April 30, 2021


    The 39th Rifle Brigade, whose flag I display for my pedestal, was given the honorary name "Vitebsk" in addition to the Order of the Red Banner, because it distinguished itself during the liberation of this Belarusian city in the summer of 1944.

    Such honors were of course also carried on the troop flag in the form of a ribbon!

    These ribbons looked completely different from the medal ribbons - here is a selection ...:

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    The appearance of these honorary ribbons could also differ considerably from one another - they only existed once, they were individually designed - the color red also looked very different.

    These ribbons - mostly a kind of "scarf" made of artificial silk - had embossed golden lettering and had golden fringes at both ends.

    They were wrapped around the top of the flagpole, more or less artfully ...:

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    Unfortunately, I was unable to find a copy of the original volume, but used the usual Soviet iconography for the design.

    The star symbol appears as well as a stylized laurel branch.

    I have deliberately chosen a shade of red that is clearly different from the color of the flag.

    The writing on which I almost broke my hands while painting is "Slawa Vitebsku" ("Glory for Vitebsk").


    The fringes are - as with the ribbon of the Order of the Red Banner - made of "Fimo" ...:

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    Cheers
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    104. Day, Mai 1, 2021


    The flag is ready!

    A brass stick, a bit of tinfoil, solder, "Fimo", Millitput - and a lot of work. I think it was worth it ...:

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    Cheers
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Blooming heck Martin ...you win!!!!!

    Ceratainly was worth it mate ....looks brilliant

    Great basework

    Get it mounted on the base !!!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Base is not ready - will add two more elements... :happy:
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Looking forward to the 2 new elements

    Happy benchtime.

    Nap
  6. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Phew!
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    105. Day, Mai 2, 2021


    Today I am finishing the base!

    The first thing I do is grab a scaled-down sheet metal version of the "Ordem otetschetvennaja wojna", the "Order of the Patriotic War", one of the many badges that are sold in Russia for "Victory Day" for hard rubles ...:

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    The thing fits perfectly in terms of size and symbolism!

    It only has one disadvantage: it looks too toy-like with the gold sheet and the bright red paintwork.

    But I want it to be "old and worn"!

    No problem, because I also have an original, and I can measure the color there. Afterwards it looks like this ...:

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    The little star goes to the base and is attached with superglue gel in a quickly drilled hole.

    The base plate is still missing!

    I chose this copy that, like so many others, can be found on the Internet ...:

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    The saying goes: "Nitshego ne sabyto i nikto ne sabyt", which means "Nothing is forgotten and nobody is forgotten".

    I read this saying for the first time when I was standing in front of a monument on the Volkhov south of Velikiye Novgorod in 1991 - and since our veteran is also about remembering, the saying fits here very well!

    I scaled it down on my PC and put it on a piece of plastic sheet ...

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    ... glued, the cut edges of which I previously painted to match ...

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    After everything has dried, the sign is attached to the base.

    So - base ready!

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    I'll go back to the bust next week - there are still three things to do ...


    So much for today!

    Cheers
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Goodness that's a lot on the base , very impressive streamers and baseplate ...you have a natural flair for going that extra kilometre to get the look you want

    Back to bust next ....and 3 things still to do ....I can only wonder what and look forward to the next update(s)

    Happy benchtine

    Nap
  9. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    :woot: - brilliant
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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    106. Day, May 5, 2021


    The first of the three things that I wanted to rework on the bust is done!

    Who will find the change ...?

    Before...:

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    Now...:

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    Cheers
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  11. Perseas Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Martin, before the 106 days majestic journey comes to its end i think that the change is obvious, is the yellow ribbon and you reworked the black lines, its fantastic and i wait to see the "veteran" in his throne after your other two changes. Congratulations so far!!!
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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin


    PHEW!!!!!....thankfully my version is like the change !

    That's 1/3 done

    I am cowering in the corner waiting to see 2/3 and 3/3 ......LOL !!!

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    Nice update on the ribbon

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    107. Day, Mai 4, 2021


    The penultimate detail is - the painting of the additional daffodil that I gave our friend to take along ...:

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    One more detail is missing that I'll do tomorrow!

    It can be seen relatively clearly on the original photo and is quite easy to implement ...:

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    However, an enormous amount of research is required beforehand!
    And it has nothing to do with the "tinsel" on our hero's chest.

    And? Does anyone think of it ...?


    Cheers
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Is it his watch ?

    That's not sculpted on resin or on my "finished" piece ......

    Nice daffodil as well

    The ultimate piece will be shown tommorow ....bring it on !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    It's not the watch, Kev! :p

    Look further left ...:cautious:
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Bugger ...the card in the flowers then ....love this !

    If it's the card get researching ....lol

    Nap

    PS have you pictures of the watch he wears ...out of interest ....will you add it ?
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  18. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I need a drink.....:ROFLMAO:
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Not as much as Martin !

    Stock up when you get yours on the bench !!

    Happy benchtine

    Nap
  20. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Too close to the forest........Sorry Martin........all in all it's a great looking piece....but......his right hand flesh tone looks a bit too dark based on your pics. Just my opinion....

    Wayne

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