Ireny Sorun - The sovjet stalker

Hey folks!

In the end of last year, I started a small fast project. Small and fast, because it was important for me to create a small base and tried to paint it fast with a high result. But more to this later on...
The miniature is sculpted by Martin Hille from www.kellerkind-minaturen.com. By the way, the boxart of the miniature as you can see on the Kellerkind webside, is painted by my friend Florian from 'Tuffskulls world of painting'. A very nice color combination. Could be hard to paint it as good like this :) 
I like the atmosphere of the Stalker and with the two fingers in the air, which one shows the sing of peace, it is a cool combination of war, apocalyptic survivors and the meaning of "we won't give up any way!". At the moment I'm reading the book Metro 2033(Russian: Метро 2033) It is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It is set in the Moscow Metro where the last survivors hide after a global nuclear holocaust. Through reading that book my minds are always in an russian apocalyptic world.  So it was very easy to find a small story telling.
As I mentioned initially it was important for me to do this project quick with a very good result. So I keep the elements of the base very simple, and the painting is almost based on wet in wet techniques at the whole miniature. 

Enough text, here are my first WIP pictures ...

What is better to present the theme of a "red" atmosphere?
With one of my favourite materials I created the hammer an sickle.

Very easy to work on it with a good cutter and a pen.

A first 3D sketch how the elemenst work together.



All other materials that I used:
fine and rough sanded acryl putty,
etched barbed wire with some metals parts,
some own created floor tiles by my friend Florian,
 and sand and thinned acryl putty for the gaps.

Primed and ready to paint!
As next you will see some steps of the wet-in-wet painting. To keep it easy, I started to paint the whole miniature in one color.


Added some more details like knee and shoulder pads. 

That was a first version of the goggles. But the lightning does't fits to the other lightning of the miniature, which one comes from the front.

Some more wet-in-wet techniques on the base.
I used various red, brown, orange and grey colors. 

Here you will see the actually version og the goggles.



On the last pictures you can see the state of play. At the moment I'm on vacation, so I'm looking forward to finish the project soon ;)

Hope you like it!

best wishes

Siggi

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