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Completed Critique Zaporohzian Cossack, 17th Cen.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey All

    Finally DONE!!!!
    This is my first attempt at a bust and perhaps not my last. I'd always been nervous of painting at this scale but got more comfortable as the project went on. Greeny did a great job sculpting this guy... crisp detail, all parts fit perfectly and it half painted itsself. This was a pleasure for my first attempt, thanx Greeny.
    Through the whole project I was accutely aware that this will be a meaningful piece. My ancestors were Zaporohzian cossacks, my Greatgrandfather was Hetman of his Kuban siche and my Grandfather fought in a Kuban Regiment in WW II and made sure that our family heritage was not forgotten when he came to Canada. I am the first Canadian born Semenenko but I will always be proud of my Cossack roots... as will my son and hopefully his children too. (que manly tear on cheek)
    Painting was done in Vallejo acrylics with Citadel washes. The base is the tower from an old hockey trophy, cut down.
    As usual, the pics are crap, alot of the contrast is washed out :depressed:
    Thanx to all the PF members who have motivated and supported through this project... Cheers!
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    Thanx for looking in,

    Colin
  2. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Looks Great Colin!!!! With all that family history I'm sure it was a great subject, and it will be hold in a special place in your collection!

    Best Regards
    Pedro
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  3. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks well Colin a fitting tribute to your family history (y)
    Steve
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  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very nice work on this bust.

    marc
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Well done Colin this is a super peice well painted my friend, you must be pleased with the result?
    I have enjoyed this from the very start not only for your fine brush work but also for the entertainment value that has been a great aside. It's a shame that you have finished it ;) .
    A real nice closure to share your family history with us.
    Great work Colin.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Colin ,

    Well done for completeing this great bust , you have doeb it and yourself credit...great colours ....lets hope its not your last bust .

    Thanks for sharing the WIP/completed piece and family history


    Nap
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  7. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice work Colin, well done my friend !!!
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  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks great - all ready to pillage!

    Colin
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  9. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Colin,
    As Keith said a pleasure to watch this one and some good humoured banter.
    As a tribute to your Cossack bust and heritage........
    cheers
    Richie(y)
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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Well done Colin - looks pretty good your first bust. Like your red an especially the face!

    That's a nice coincidence that we're both on the same day become ready ...(y)

    Cheers
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  11. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks good! you bringing it this weekend so I can look?
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  12. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    That's some fine work Colin (y)!!

    Joe
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  13. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely finish Colin.
    Carl.(y)
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  14. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Cool finish! (y)
    Can't wait to see this piece!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  15. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great looking bust Colin. I agree with the others, hope its not your last. Regards, SG:)(y)(y)
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  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx so much Alex, Colin and Zeno... We will be a Hamilton this weekend... so you can have a go at him in person ;). Can't wait for the gang to get together Sunday, we don't gather the troops nearly often enough.

    See you soon

    Colin
  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    SG, Carl, Joe, Martin, Christos, Nap, Marc, Steve and Pedro... Thanx so much for your kind words and support. I chose this piece mostly for the subject matter that is so near and dear to my heart. Those who know me know I never was a huge fan of busts (I'm more of legs and ass man ;)) but this experience has warmed me to them a bit. I'll always be inclined to 54's and 75's but now, if the subject catches my eye, I won't be as quick to dismiss a bust. Still not sold on the half figures though... Sorry.

    Thanx again all

    Colin
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  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Keith and Richie... Thanx for your kind words though the whole project.
    With all the hard work we put in, a giggle or two keeps things light and fun... even if this piece is done I'm always in for a little good humoured banter.

    I figure if we're laughing, you might miss some of the weakness in my painting :sneaky:

    Thanx again

    Colin
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice work Colin. The colours are great and that base adds a very distinctive touch.
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Great job colin, i really like how it came up and please let it not be your only bust!
    Best regards (y)

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