Mikhail Faustin was born and raised in the Soviet Union. He met a man named Dimitri Rascalov while serving in the military during the Cold War in 1987, and they were later cellmates in a Siberian prison camp. Both he and Dimitri have tattoos on the palms of their hand which represent that they are “brothers for life” (many initiated members of his organization have the same tattoo later on in time.) It is apparent that Mikhail protected Dimitri from being raped in prison (which he will sometimes remind Dimitri of in order to force him into following orders.) In 1988, when Mikhail was twenty-five, his future wife Ilyena gave birth to their daughter Anna – Ilyena was only eighteen years old at the time of their baby’s birth. Ilyena reminisces that Mikhail was “beautiful” at this time, before he became possessed by anger. Dimitri also talks of Mikhail in a more positive tongue. When the Cold War ended in 1991; both Mikhail and Dimitri began selling hashish to tourists in Red Square, Moscow. Both men had multiple murder convictions by this time.
Mikhail “exploited a loophole in the immigration treaty to gain US residency in the late 90s” – relocating to Hove Beach in Liberty City with Dimitri, Ilyena, and Anna. Men who had worked for Faustin in Russia had travelled to Liberty City too. He quickly established a foothold for his organization in Hove Beach, and he was eventually arrested in 1998 for extortion. His enterprise was made up of several investments – the Perestroika cabaret, protection rackets, cocaine distribution, pornography, and stolen goods (which he was arrested for in 2002). His life of crime provided him with a lavish lifestyle, consisting of a large home in Beachgate, and two luxury cars (a Turismo and a custom black Schafter.) Mikhail was able to offer his daughter a privileged lifestyle, and claims to have spoiled her as she grew up.
He began to frequently abuse cocaine and alcohol – likely since 2005. Ilyena and Dimitri grew accustomed to Mikhail’s disturbing new personality by 2008, which was probably caused by his drug habits. Mikhail became abusive and unfaithful towards his wife, as well as stern towards Anna. He is very stubborn and refuses to take advice from his peers, particularly Dimitri.
Examples of his violent streak include the murders of Andrei (a member of the organization in which Dimitri favored), Jason Michaels (a member of The Lost MC who was dating Mikhail’s daughter) and Lenny Petrovic, the son of another Russian crime lord, Kenny Petrovic.
While Dimitri and Ilyena have both said Mikhail was once a well-mannered person despite having a temper, he gradually developed a very short and volatile temper, possibly exacerbated by his alcohol and cocaine abuse. This resulted in him becoming extremely violent and making drastic decisions, such as casually ordering Niko to murder his enemies on the spur of the moment. These decisions would eventually be his downfall and lead Dimitri, his closest friend and ally, to order his execution.
I actually find it sad how Mr. Faustin’s story turned out. Yes, he was high on coke and pretty much got himself killed as a result of his aggressive/mentally unstable outbursts he showed to Niko and Dimitri. It was his wife Ilyena who I felt the most sadness towards. The moment she was sharing her and Faustin’s past with Niko in one of the missions really made you the player feel for their situation. It just made you want to give her a hug and tell her it would be ok. His death most likely crushed Ilyena’s already beaten heart. Her daughter was already traumatized from her father’s strict rules and now most likely she has to grieve with her mother alone at the mansion he left behind. Either for her father’s death or her boyfriend Jason’s death. The story is just amazing to me in regard to how Rockstar made this feel like I was watching a dramatic movie.
This model conversion is one of many story characters to come as I wish to port more from the world of GTA IV. Whether they be alive or dead characters, I just want to have the possibility of seeing them live in Los Santos for a change!
I hope you all like these addonpeds, I will continue to convert more as the weeks progress!
Feel free to use the assets from this mod to give clothes to mp characters or story peds if you like! Any model related thing I upload on this site you can use for your own creations! Just be sure to credit me when making your own stuff, because it’s difficult to convert models into GTA 5. A lot of trial, error, and times was put into it lol.
Sometimes the clothing vertices can protrude out a bit. Mostly when holding an assault rifle. I am getting better at fixing stuff like this; however, it is not perfected yet.
Blood UV effects can be a bit weird, but I am still learning about this system in 3ds Max. If anyone has any tips or tricks to fix, then please let me know in the comment section!
mods – update – update.rpf – x64 – data – peds.ymt (file)
mods – x64e.rpf – models – cdimages – componentpeds_ig.rpf –
ig_faustin.ydd – ig_faustin.yft – ig_faustin.ymt – ig_faustin.ytd
ig_ilyena.ydd – ig_ilyena.yft – ig_ilyena.ymt – ig_ilyena.ytd
Spawn these models via the names above with a trainer of your choosing!