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Bigmick

Life Miniatures 1/10 Female Russian Tank Crew

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After several months in the wilderness I'm back, after helping to restart the Churchill tank SIG and building several kits for Telford.

So, after the tank commander I swore I'd never try planar painting again, but guess what, I'm a glutton for punishment.

So I bought a few busts from Steve Kirtley at SK Miniatures, 3 of them being from Life Miniatures, the tank girl, Rommel and Che Guevara.

So, I didnt manage to do a SBS yet yet yet again, just a few pick of the WIP.

 

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As ever all paints are Vallejo and I followed the free painting pdf from Life Miniatures.

https://e3a83318-d450-4630-b85d-f878b028bce8.filesusr.com/ugd/3a901f_38612196af014e29ac5f68dcbca93b64.pdf

The face took two days in total, following the pdf, ensuring paint layers were dry before adding more.

Blending the blocks of colour then reworking the face before starting on the helmet and goggles.

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So once I was happy with the face and helmet it was time to start the tunic.

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The difference between the above and below, blocks of colour, base for the tunic then darker for shadows, then blur the edges with a mix of the two using tiny dots of thinned paint.

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And before you know it she was done lol.

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I think she's the best work I've done and as she looks like Milla Jovovich I'm well happy.

Even happier after scale model world this year.

 

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And a couple of weeks later at Bugle Call.

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She also got best in show.

Rommel and the desert nomad are mine as well, incredible end to the year.

 

It's good to be back.

 

Regards.

 

Mick

 

 

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Well, welcome back! 

 

Outstanding job, and well deserved prizes! :worthy: :clap: :clap:

 

Ciao

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WOW! That's stunning painting - the gold is well deserved.

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Good job and well-deserved reward!

 

 Unfortunately, I have to admit bad work "Life Miniatures"! No, in terms of production and execution, everything is great!

But, this is not a common type of Russian female face during the Great Patriotic War! 

As examples  

take a look on photo Russian female face during the Great Patriotic War:

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e.t.c.

Why did it happen?  "Life Miniatures"

made a more aristocratic character of the Russian face which was then less common as You can understand by looking at the photo.  Now such a delicate, aristocratic character is more common among Russian women, because during the time that has passed since the II WW, there have been many mixed marriages.

Milla Jovovich just an example of a mixed marriage of Yugoslav and Russian.

 

Perhaps this "Life Miniatures 1/10 Female Russian Tank Crew"

has a historical prototype, but it is rather the exception than the rule.

 

Resources:

https://topwar.ru/66555-zhenschiny-tankisty-velikoy-otechestvennoy-voyny-aleksandra-samusenko.html

 

https://spb.aif.ru/society/people/ohotnicy_na_tigrov_udivitelnye_sudby_zhenshchin-tankistov

 

https://m.fishki.net/2363979-zhenwiny-tankisty-velikoj-otechestvennoj-vojny-aleksandra-bojko-jekipazh-mashiny-boevoj.html?amp=1

 

https://e-news.su/history/132516-zhenschiny-tankisty-velikoy-otechestvennoy-voyny-mariya-lagunova.html

 

http://lemur59.ru/node/9999

 

https://topwar.ru/65460-zhenschiny-tankisty-velikoy-otechestvennoy-voyny-mariya-oktyabrskaya.html

 

https://altyn73.livejournal.com/847855.html

 

B.R.

Serge

 

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Top work Mick.... well done !

 

BillyD

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