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YS Masterpieces - New Release Limited Edition Bust

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Major_Goose, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Guys

    This is the new release of YS Masterpieces released in limited edition of 350 pieces numbered and signed.

    Its the first part of a high quality bust series named "1821", dedicated to heroes and famous personalities from the 1821 Hellenic War of Independence against the Turks after 400 years of Slavery.

    Thus for the release date we choose today 25th of March which is the Anniversary of the war beggining !

    All busts are inspired by the personalities legend, initially based on famous wall paintings but rearranged and completed with historical accuracy to offer modellers a "rich" kit , promising creative satisfaction.

    We hope that you will love them and enjoy them the most !

    Series : "1821" Code : HB-001
    Title : Hellenic Revolutionary Freedom Fighter
    Scale : 1/9
    Material : High Quality Resin

    Direct order link : http://www.ysmasterpieces.com/product_hellenic_revolution_1821.htm

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    Sculptor : Carl Reid
    Boxart Painting : Danilo Cartacci
    Design : Costas Rodopoulos
    Casting : Yannis Sagiadinos


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    Historical Notes

    The Hellenic (Greek) War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution (Greek: Ελληνική Επανάσταση Elliniki Epanastasi; Ottoman: يونان عصياني Yunan İsyanı) was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1829, with later assistance from several European powers, against the Ottoman Empire, who were assisted by their vassals, the Egyptian Khedivate and partly the Vilayet of Tunisia.
    Following the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottoman Empire, most of Greece came under Ottoman rule. During this time, there were numerous revolts by Greeks attempting to gain independence. In 1814, a secret organization called the Filiki Eteria was founded with the aim of liberating Greece. The Filiki Eteria planned to launch revolts in the Peloponnese, the Danubian Principalities and Constantinople. The first of these revolts began on 6 March 1821 in the Danubian Principalities, but it was soon put down by the Ottomans. The events in the north urged the Greeks in the Peloponnese in action and on 17 March 1821 the Maniots declared war on the Ottomans. By the end of the month, the Peloponnese was in open revolt against the Turks and by October 1821 the Greeks under Theodoros Kolokotronis had captured Tripolitsa. The Peloponnesian revolt was quickly followed by revolts in Crete, Macedonia and Central Greece, which would soon be suppressed. Meanwhile, the makeshift Greek navy was achieving success against the Ottoman navy in the Aegean Sea and prevented Ottoman reinforcements from arriving by sea.
    Tensions soon developed among different Greek factions, leading to a virtual civil war. Meanwhile, the Ottoman Sultan negotiated with Mehmet Ali of Egypt, who agreed to send his son Ibrahim Pasha to Greece with an army to suppress the revolt in return for territorial gain. Ibrahim landed in the Peloponnese in February 1825 and had immediate success: by the end of 1825, most of the Peloponnese was under Egyptian control, and the city of Messolongi—put under siege by the Turks since April 1825—fell in April 1826. Although Ibrahim was defeated in Mani, he had succeeded in suppressing most of the revolt in the Peloponnese and Athens had been retaken.
    Following years of negotiation, three Great Powers, Russia, the United Kingdom and France, decided to intervene in the conflict and each nation sent a navy to Greece. Following news that combined Ottoman–Egyptian fleets were going to attack the Greek island of Hydra, the allied fleet intercepted the Ottoman–Egyptian fleet at Navarino. Following a week long standoff, a battle began which resulted in the destruction of the Ottoman–Egyptian fleet. With the help of a French expeditionary force, the Greeks drove the Turks out of the Peloponnese and proceeded to the captured part of Central Greece by 1828. As a result of years of negotiation, Greece was finally recognized as an independent nation in May 1832.
    The Revolution is celebrated on 25 March by the modern Greek state, which is a national day.
    The war of 1821 for liberation, is one more brilliant example of Greek people’s spirit of freedom and independency, that was, is , and will be eternal.




    Few words for the personality , represented by the bust
    Georgios Drakos (1788 – 1827)



    The Suliotes (from Suli area at Ipiros of Greece ) were told to be the reincarnation of the ancient Spartans’ spirit in Grecce of 1800. Keeping the democratic legacy of ancient Greece , and their braveness, lists them among the heroes of Greeks great historical moments.
    Between these special men, a phenomenal person of the 1821 Hellenic Revolutionary War, was Georgios Drakos. He belong to one of the most pronounced families of Suli, and he fought hard against the Turks for liberty. He was also among the ones that fought in the great battle of Faliro along with great hero Georgios Karaiskakis, with his name listed third in line on the relevant memorial.
    As a characteristic example of bravery , we can mention the battle of village Navariko (1822) where Georgios Drakos in charge of only 300 Suliotes , fought against Omer Vrionis and 6000 Turks. After 20 hours hard battle the Turks were obliged to retreat !

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Another blow in my wallet.

    Marc
  3. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Really good figure!

    cheers
    Artur
  4. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Marc i can assure you my friend that thiw one will justify every euro you will spent !

    Costas
  5. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Dear Arthur , i am happy you like it ! I know you will paint this ! he he he

    Costas
  6. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Really cool! This is a half-figure bust which actually works. Those are pretty rare. Having an effective and irregular cut-off really helps. Dig those crazy loops and buttons. Nice one Carl!

    Oh yeah, and Cartacci ain't so bad either....

    Mike
  7. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Mike thanks for your comments. This series of busts is designed to include a live feeling , thus it was needed to be in such a form . And Carl is the best to do so ! Danilo is not bad either as you say !

    Costas
  8. Einion Well-Known Member

    Lovely piece of work overall, but far too deep for my taste. Once a bust gets near the beltline at the front it nearly always looks wrong to my eyes and things projecting below the cutoff point (especially some elements and not others) is something I don't care for at all.

    Einion
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Einion thanks for your post . I understand your different taste on the setup . We hope that this kind of making will work for this series

    Costas
  10. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    :eek: Another real stunner, a must for the collection.

    Tommi
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Tommi i knew you would like it ! I am happy for it !!

    Costas
  12. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very impressive, Costas! When two talents like Carl and Danilo work togheter...

    I know I want one,

    Congratulations, great release!

    All the best,

    Eddy
  13. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    NIce figure. A must have!
  14. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Eddy my friend i am glad you like it . It will be available from next week

    Costas
  15. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello Costas,A beautiful piece of work.(y)My congratulations to all involved.

    Regards,John:)
  16. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Rafa i am glad you like it !Its a must have indeed !

    Costas
  17. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beauty! That Cartacci kid can paint! Definitely will look to pick one up!

    Jay H.
  18. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful piece of work, and a fitting tribute.
    Carl.
  19. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Can't find it on the site to buy it.

    Marc
  20. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    All hail Carl Reid...

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