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WIP WW1 Austro-Hungarian .......from Pokrad

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    A while back I had a message from PF member Pokrad saying he had sent something .......intrigued I was !!!

    Well this arrived with a nice note as well ....it was the subject of a sculpting thread by him as well...

    A BIG THANKS to POKRAD

    Here's the resin before any reworking

    ww1 by pokrad 001.jpg
    ww1 by pokrad 006.jpg ww1 by pokrad 004.jpg ww1 by pokrad 003.jpg ww1 by pokrad 002.jpg ww1 by pokrad 019.jpg

    ww1 by pokrad 010.jpg ww1 by pokrad 011.jpg ww1 by pokrad 012.jpg

    ww1 by pokrad 014.jpg ww1 by pokrad 015.jpg ww1 by pokrad 016.jpg

    A interesting subject so did a bit of digging around and after Jimbo ( Yes!!! he is involved!!!) removed the excess resin from the back and rebuilt it up as a normal bust I was at least used to .....as well as putting straps and rope at the rear ....more later on this !!??

    I set about pushing putty .....I will post iffyvision pics later

    For now here's some references ( more to follow !!!)

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    ( a Model Cellar release sculpted by Valiant )

    image.jpeg image.png image.png image.png image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg ( yes there's a medal !!! ...LOL )

    Stay tuned folks

    Nap
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is different Nap, look forward to seeing this with some paint on.

    Jimbo is a star, don't know how he puts up with you.
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  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ill be following this as the KuK army of the period is a favorite subject, and I have the Model Cellar kit.
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Bob .....It certainly is should be interesting to get the colour right

    As for James ....he looks up to me ...well he is shorter...yeah your right a star

    Its certainly a very interesting period and very interesting uniforms ...look forward to seeing your version of the MC piece

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    As promised some reference pics and work I have done on the piece

    Since taking the pics I have reworked the epaulette on his right shoulder !!!

    Cue references I am also using

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    And the putty pushing now..

    Austro Hungarian 005.jpg Austro Hungarian 001.jpg Austro Hungarian 002.jpg Austro Hungarian 004.jpg

    Austro Hungarian 007.jpg Austro Hungarian 006.jpg Austro Hungarian 003.jpg

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Mookie Active Member

    Oooo wonderful.I shall pull up a pew and keep an eye on this.Really interesting subject and full of character.Steves sculpt is a real gem.Carry on carruthers.
    Richard
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  7. Chris Oldfield Active Member

    Country:
    England
    This is spot on Nap - always been curious about the Austrian-Hungarian army of WW1 as the wife’s late grandfather was an officer in it, she has one uniformed photo of him & I’ll see if she’ll allow me to put it on the site.
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Welcome Rich ..got one or two or four to get on with but stay tuned ....Steves version is nice ...Jimbo sggestedcI put ski's on mine ...but decided not to


    It's a very interesting army , often overlooked ...best book is the one above and one called The Austrian Mountain Troops....fabulous colour plates and original unforms and details , others as well ...see below

    Would be great to see the photo if your wife agrees of course

    Stay tuned everyone

    Nap

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  9. Chris Oldfield Active Member

    Country:
    England
    The shade of the uniform in the Osprey plates & the colourised photo (yes, I know it’s not completely reliable) looks very similar to French Horizon Blue of WW1 vintage with maybe a little more grey in it.....
    Just my two’pennorth.
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Chris

    Reckon that's pretty close ,Osprey looks too blue so graying down "should" work .....a matter of trial and error ..mostly the latter in my case ...lol

    Be interested in the colour mix on the Model Cellar piece

    Thanks for commenting

    Nap
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  11. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Nap,
    RE:>> Be interested in the colour mix on the Model Cellar piece >>
    Well, I don't know the color mix, but the box art was done by Eddie Vandersteen.

    Mookie,
    RE>> Steves sculpt is a real gem.>>
    Yes, Steve did a fantastic job !

    I have attached a few more pics from different angles so you can see the placement of the equipment and the extent and complexity of the sculpting, ...even down to the delicate feathers on the cap.

    AustrianC.jpg AustrianD.jpg AustrianE.jpg

    AustrianF.jpg AustrianG.jpg AustrianH.jpg

    Hope that gives you some more reference material.

    regards,
    Paul
    www.Modelcellar.com




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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Paul

    Thank you for the details of the artist , now sadly no longer with us .

    Great all round pictures which help a lot , as I said not going to add anything else .......at this time !!

    The feathers are good ...wonder what or how Steve did them ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS For those that like WW1 and busts Steve has also sculpted these along with a French Cuirassier, a couple of Russians , for me that Uhlan looks great ....anyone want to buy the kids ?



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  13. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Nap,

    since you mentioned it:
    re:>> For those that like WW1 and busts Steve has also sculpted these along with a French Cuirassier, a couple of Russians , for me that Uhlan looks great >>
    And Steve did a nifty series of Crimean busts in 120mm (1/16) scale too. We have a nice little feature on our website that allows you to sort/filter by sculptor. You can see all of Steve's work (for Model Cellar) here:
    https://modelcellar.com/product-category/sculptors/steve-leadley/

    Plus, I have several others from Steve (French Alpini, Belgian Infantry, Austrian Uhlan) that I have not put rubber around yet.

    ...on a more somber note...
    RE:>> Thank you for the details of the artist , now sadly no longer with us .>>
    oh no?!? I'm saddened to hear such news. I knew Eddy wasn't well. I contacted him last year to paint the Belgian Steve had sculpted (thinking since Eddy was from Belgium...) and he told me he wasn't well at that point, and that he could not guarantee he could finish the piece for me. I was really taken back to hear such news and him being so frank. But now to hear that he is no longer with us saddens me.

    regards,
    Paul
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  14. Cannonball A Fixture

    Looking forward to seeing this develop Nap. Great subject to tackle.

    Neal
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    This seems like an interesting uniform, that blue may be achievable by using Army paimter wolf grey with a tad of dark sky blue, but i would have to experiment.
    Great subject and keep up the great work my friend!
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Found these colourised pictures ...great reference



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    Nap
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    So many color variations , this is going to.be interesting ;-)
  18. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi my friend

    You are so right , so many manufacturers !!

    Thanks for your AP suggestion , that's one of the colours I have in mind

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  19. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb work Nap. One of your best mate
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Tony ..credit goes to Pokrad and Jimbo ...all I did was detail and add a few things

    Hope all is well

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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