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Historical Miniatures
Historical miniature modeling of any size, scale, or subject.
Zaporoshian Cossack Bust
TAFFY3
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:03 PM UTC
This is the excellent bust of a 17th Century Cossack from Young Miniatures. It was painted almost entirely with acrylics, with ModelMaster enamels used for the metalwork on the pistol and dagger.











With the exception of tweezer-launching the delicate little firing pan for the pistol, while trying to remove a small pour plug, this was a pleasure to build. Torso, head, and hat were separate pieces, the pistol was three, the belt, dagger, and pipe completed the parts list. Clean-up of the parts was a breeze. The pistol and dagger had small square protuberances that fit into square holes on the front of the torso. I added small brass pins to aid in handling them while painting and for a little additional strength when attaching them. the belt had a small slot that aligns with the 'V' shaped spring on the pistol lock. I glued the belt to the pistol and painted them as one assembly. The gold paint used is a craft paint from DecoArt and is available at Michael's. It is the only usable acrylic 'metallic' paint that I've found. You can even add black or brown to it to change the shading, note the butt of the pistol. Thanks for looking. Al
dioman13
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:34 AM UTC
Another axceptional bust there Al. Real nice job on the painting, but then I expect that from you. LOL.
TAFFY3
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 02:47 AM UTC
Thanks Bob, I'm very happy with how he turned out. A change from OD Green and Camo. Al
Arthur
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 05:22 PM UTC
nicely done.
TAFFY3
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 02:35 AM UTC
Thank you Arthur. Al