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Offline Remington

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Ever since the last Tactica and because of the wonderful RCW table by Lt.Hazel and his friends, my mates are RCW crazy. Usually I am fielding my WWI/Balkan Wars Greeks, when we play RCW and no one minds. Last Friday though we set up a beautiful table with about 80 RCW/BOB relevant miniatures and I finally felt jealous. :) Therefore I decided to paint up a ten man team of Russian sailors, their Maxim and the command (Copplestone order pending :D ). One of my mates even gave me one of his sailors, so I can try the painting scheme. The sticky on this forum helped a lot figuring out what to do and so did the painted miniatures by Steve Dean. Needless to say... I had a blast.I reckon that a small force of these will look quite nice on a table.

Excuse the photograph. Natural light wasn't helping and neither is the white pair of trousers.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2010, 06:07:42 PM by Remington »

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 07:56:53 PM »

I think it look very good 8)
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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 03:27:12 AM »
Very much the figure looks well!
There is a small remark - on a jacket there is no top button in the left number. And on a peakless cap usually there was a gold inscription with the ship name.

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 05:39:27 AM »
Thank you for your kind words.

Cuprum, thank you also for the remark. Unfortunately the left button is missing. Maybe he lost it in a fight. :) I want to write the ships name on the cap, but I haven't found one yet. Not sure if it will still be readable in 28mm, but I'd like to have a name first before I try it. But I will try to find a name and write it on the cap asap.

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 08:12:20 AM »
Very nice, especially the white trousers.
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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 08:28:14 AM »
Here so the white uniform intended for work looked.

 It is a photo shows a uniform for WW II, but distinctions to a uniform of the seaman on WW I, insignificant in details. The form not absolutely white:

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 04:17:33 PM »
Thank you for the picture. That white one is the  summer uniform then? I think my sailors will be mainly in their dark gear with the occasional white pair of trousers.

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 01:56:41 AM »
No, these clothes are intended for carrying out of various works. It is made from inexpensive, but a strong fabric. It could be used in operations on a land, but I did not see it on one photo. Your plans quite true.

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 04:08:46 AM »
I think my sailors will be mainly in their dark gear with the occasional white pair of trousers.

That's what I went with. Most pictures show few white trousers.

Lovely pictures Cuprum, most appreciated.

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2010, 09:38:48 PM »
I love the way your models are so clean and crisp!
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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 09:48:03 PM »
nice painting - and nice white!  :-*
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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 09:51:48 PM »
Thank you guys. I wish my models were as crisp as Rob Jones' miniatures... But then again, I look at them from such a short distance, I might be too harsh on myself. :) Still, I am not entirely happy with the skin-tone, but working on it.  ;D

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 10:42:21 AM »
I have been poorly most of the week and therefore I tried to paint a bit while I felt like it. This is the result. Again... not my best work. The faces feel rushed and the sheen on the blue shirts is annoying. I don't know what it is, but I am suspecting my new Humbrol Gloss Cote. I didn't buy the usual Nr 35 in a tin pot, but rather the 28ml bottle. I think they are supposed to be the same product, but strangely only the miniatures gloss coated from the bottle seem to have a problem with my matte varnish. Maybe 6 hours of drying time for the gloss cote is not enough even if the bottle says so. Anyway... I'll give it today to dry some more and will give the shirts another coat at night. Then again... I also need to find a new way of painting those blue shirts. Wasn't happy with that.

I tried to give them a ships name on the cap but my skill is simply not sufficient for such an undertaking.

Anyway, as these troops are supposed to be semi-speedpainted, it will have to do.



« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 11:18:43 AM by Remington »

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Re: Russian sailor... Where's my vodka?
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 11:05:14 AM »
I tried to give them a ships name on the cap but my skill is simply not sufficient for such an undertaking.

A requirement well above what it required. Most of the photos I have seen of Red sailors gives them peaked caps anyway, without ship's names, if they are even wearing naval caps. For all we know, some sailors removed the ship's names.

The faces are what really matter on a figure, and it would be hard to do any better than you have.

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (Update Maxim Team)
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010, 11:34:25 AM »
Seriously nice painting Remington. Well done. Great work  :-*
I do love Copplestone's BoB figures...

 

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