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Coming in January...

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Mike the Swede, Dec 19, 2021.

  1. Mike the Swede Active Member

    COMING IN JANUARY...
    Victor, 17 year old kettle drummer for Dragoons of the Imperial Garde. Proud, confident, cocky.
    And with a body language and expression to show it!
    Designed, sculpted and painted by Mike.
    Cast in resin by YS of Athens.
    Stay tuned for the release...

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    Unpainted version

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike

    Great thread and a cracking piece

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  3. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Thanks my friend! :)

    The scale is 1/16 scale, close to 100mm. In this case being a young man/boy he is slightly shorter making him close to 90mm
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  4. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Brilliant, Mike, you have come up trumps yet again.(y):happy:. On the 'must have' list. Love his expression.

    Alan
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  5. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Thanks Alan! Loved sculpting this figure. Can´t say the same for the drum banner... ! :sneaky: Took me ages!
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  6. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike,

    Right up my street with this piece, unusual subject for you but love the character which always accompanies your pieces, look forward to getting hold of it in the New Year,

    Best wishes for Xmas and continued success in 2022.......Keith
  7. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Many thanks Keith! And I have to confess that I really love this kind of outfit!
    Being a drummer myself I had plenty of inspiration here! :)
  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That's a lovely Sculpt, superb choice to do as well.
  9. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I was a drummer myself in my Teens Mike so they feature quite well in my collection.....I think I am a better painter than I ever was drummer so that will tell you just how bad my drumming was.....LOL...but I spend hours on Youtube watching the old masters, Krupa, Morello, and the ultimate showman Buddy Rich........some of the modern guys are pretty good too...LOL

    Take care,....Keith
  10. Pilgrim53 Active Member

    Nice piece; interesting;ly just in the process of putting together the Masterclass Negro Kettledrummer; not the best for fit!
  11. Cannonball A Fixture

    Lovely subject choice - looking forward to this being available.

    Neal
  12. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Boxart: Also Mike Blank...:

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    But...:

    Why did you not sculpt him like this - IMHO it would be much better...:

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    Cheers
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  13. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Dear Martin
    The official box art will be published very soon... please be patient!
    The black kettle drummer is a late 19th century idea, for this regiment there were two young white men and Victor Barre was one of them...
    But thanks for the color plates, great reference and inspiration for the uniforms!
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  14. Sergei Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great sculpt and very polite answer to rather unceremonious comments
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  15. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Thanks Sergei! So glad you guys like it! :)
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  16. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    A great sculpt Mike; full of character as always.
  17. Oda A Fixture

    It's a Mike Blank creation.Nothing more to add.

    Oda.
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  18. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Thanks a million my dear friends! The painted version, the box art, will be shown here very soon.. ! (y)
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  19. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Martin R has pre-empted you, Mike, see above, but it would be great to see some more........

    Alan
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  20. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Indeed, but that it is not the correct box art photo...
    Stay tuned and be patient my dear friend! ;)
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