Mike's ANZAC, Gallipoli 1915 Tommy's War Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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  2. anstontyke Well-Known Member

    wow, running out of superlatives to describe your figures mike
    the effects you create are just breath taking to see

  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Mike, the textures you create with a paint brush just amaze me, incredible!
  4. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    Mike,simply stunning so life like. The eyes look like he's a million miles away,probably dreaming about home. And the textures,wow.
  5. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

    I can even see the individual hair of his beard.....
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  6. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Amazing how this is painted.
    Looking forward to the article.

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  7. SUPER ANTO Active Member

    WOW.......Amazing, simply amazing
    The transformation is great, but the job paint is superb!!!!!

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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Bloody hell and you sure its not real.
    Superb work with a paint brush.
    I can't wait to read the article.

    love it.jpeg
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  9. phil_h A Fixture

    I don't think there is much I can add here... Just stunning, inspiring, jaw-dropping work. Amazing (y)

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  10. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Stop posting real people ...

    Blooming heck that's another level ...superb work Mike

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  11. Joe55 A Fixture

    Mike, I am short on adjectives right now so how about I speak to you in terms I know you understand.............CRICKEY!! :D

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  12. oldtrousers Active Member

    Just unbelievably realistic painting. Words fail me.........

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  13. paulr3260 Active Member

    I have never seen painting this lifelike and perfect to this day. Incredible sir, incredible. Paul............................
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  14. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter


    Where did you dig up this high resolution colour photograph of a New Zealander at Gallipoli? I hadn't realised they had such good colour photography in those days.

    Simply brilliant work yet again, and looks as if he has stepped straight out of the pages of history. Congratulations.

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  15. Andy007 New Member

    Just brilliant Mike, your skill is out of this world!
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  16. Pavka Well-Known Member

    Fantastic texture paint!
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  17. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    AMAZING Mike.
    I wish I could come 1000 miles close to your WW1 textures.
    Great work
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Hi Tony, BillyT, Nap, Peter, KuK, Marc, Anto, Phil, Joe, Scott, Paul, Andy, Pawel & Keith.

    My sincerest apologies guys for not acknowledging & thanking each of you earlier for your comments.
    This was an enjoyable project, with a chance to really test out & think through my approach to texturing. Still trying to capture that elusive authentic feel with each small art work, appreciate your support on this. I've lots more practice coming up, with another set of WW1 bust commissions due to be painted up before WorldExpo, plus some smaller projects before mid August. Unfortunately I'll not be able to share InProgress on these so maybe a bit quiet over coming months.
    However I do hope to share news on catching up in person with some of you later in the year.

    Bob, thanks too mate, not sure when article published & so will be sure to advise you & others here when it hits the virtual newsstand:)

    ChrisR - always grateful for your kind comments & expertise mate.
    Good to hear you think he has an accurate look for the period.
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  19. Andrew Belsey Active Member

    Mike, I'm lost for words! How you achieve this with paint is beyond me??
    Andy B
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  20. Tubby-Nuts2 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Good grief. This is very impressive work. I will just go back to my corner and cry a bit. Great job.


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