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Vladimir Demchenko - Interview with a master

  • Historicus Forma's Artist Q&A is an interview with artists of the historical figure modelling world. These artists may include sculptors and painters; commercial and private modellers; well-known and lesser-known artists. Whoever they may be, the artists featured in Historicus Forma’s Artist Q&A are highly respected members of our global community; people who have greatly influenced our world in their own way. As we honour these artists with this humble Q&A and photo feature, they honour us by sharing a piece of their world.

    This time our guest is Vladimir Demchenko, Russian master sculptor and painter and owner of figure producing company BRAVO-6.

    About me

    I was born in 1975 in Rostov-on-Don / Russia and now I`m living there. I get youth artist school and high architectural education and my diploma profession is Interior Designer. I worked more than 10 years with it.

    I live with my wife Natalie and we have a 9 years old daughter Anna.


    It was always my dream to have my own figure line. Since 2005, I sculpted for different companies like TANK and MIG-productions. My own BRAVO-6 project was began in 2008.

    Q: Your earliest modelling moment or the first time you met military models?

    A: I got my first assembly model when I was 8 years old. It was a submarine and was assembled by my Dad. I got great passion and interest for this hobby. I`d like to say that it was in USSR, early 1980th and there were great problems to buy plastic models. Seldom you can met model in toy shops,but only airplanes 1:72 scale -no tanks,vehic les and figures.That`s why all Russian modellers of 1980th began their carriers with airplanes.
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    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...


    Comments

    Terrific read, Vladimirs figures are like a breath of fresh air in the figure modelling world,. if only he could be persuaded to do some British/Commonwealth figures.
    NOV 13, 2009 - 10:39 AM
    Great interview. It's always terrific to get to know a bit more about the folks that bring us all those great figures. Fantastic to see Kitmaker's original Artist Q&A back again Rudi
    NOV 13, 2009 - 06:57 PM
    What a great interview! Even with his not super English he conveyed exactly what he was meaning with each response. Good stuff Brad
    NOV 19, 2009 - 07:17 PM
    Excellent interview. Over the years I've seen quite a bit of Vladimir Demchenko's work online and I had often wondered who he was and where his diorama talent came from. Reading his philosophy on sculpting and motivations make viewing his work all the more interesting. Thanks for posting the interview and thank you Vladimir Demchenko for providing us with your insight into your niche of this hobby. Cheers, Charles
    NOV 20, 2009 - 02:52 AM