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Open Book Zaporozhian Cossack - Young Miniature Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    YH1832
    Zaporozhian Cossack 1676
    1/10th scale resin - 10 parts
    Sculpted by - Greeny Ahn
    Painted by Young B. Song

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    June's release from Young Miniatures brought us another historical bust depicting the Zaporozhian Cossacks of 1676. Cast in 1/10th scale resin and sculpted by the talented hands of Greeny Ahn.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States

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    Packaged in Young's traditional black box with all the parts sandwiched between layers of foam. The small parts are sealed inside a clear zip-lok bag. A full color photo is on the box lid for reference in painting.

    Head

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    Above you see various angles and views of the separate cast head that is loaded with character and detail.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States

    Hat

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    Above are the four sides of the hat with a small casting block to be removed prior to fitment to the top of the head.

    Torso / chest

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    Close-ups

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    Above you see all sides of the torso / chest showing close-ups at the bottom of the detail.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dry-fitting head to torso

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    Additional parts

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    Above you see the additional parts including the pipe, sword handle, flintlock and 2 parts as well as the belt which fastens at the waist.

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    A bust plinth is also included in the kit.

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  5. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Additional Box Art
    Photographs

    Painted by
    Young B. Song

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    Conclusion:
    Another classic bust produced by the Young team. Loaded with detail and character I am sure we will see many of these at the future shows. Highly recommended.

    Young Miniatures web-site

    R543


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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank You for showing those pics, Guy!

    I will buy it - and I'm very glad, that all the parts I will change, are individual ones!

    Cheers
  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I've ordered this piece and expect it next week... this will be my first bust and I'm very excited to get dug in. Not only is this a beautiful sculpt but it holds personal interest for me and my family history, being a descendant of these proud Ukrainian warriors, right up to my grandfather, who was in a Kuban Cossack unit in WW II. Not only will I be trying to do right by this fantastic sculpt but also to pay hommage to my own heritage.

    Guy, thank you for posting a well done review of this piece, giving me a good idea of what I have to look forward to. And hats off to Young Miniatures and Greeny Ahn for producing such a lively and detailed sculpt... a piece like this makes painting an absolute joy.

    Hope I can do it justice

    Colin
  8. Sergey Popovichenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Thanks for the review, Guy! Zamechatelnіy bust. I already ordered the Polish Hussars. Cossack on the queue.

    I want to show the fragment from the film "With Fire and Sword" This movie can be a wonderful inspiration for the artist at work on a bust.

  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Great movie Sergey!!!

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