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Halstatt Celt by Mike Out of Shane

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi all,

    Here is my latest project finally finished after a year of on and off progress.
    It is a super limited edition Shane Tarry sculpture painted with a variety of mediums and techniques.
    Would welcome your feedback on any aspect.

    Kind regards,

    Mike

    P.S. You'll find a full Step by Step with historical notes, more photos and details of the journey over on MedRom here:
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/medrenfig/messages/?msg=1837.1

    Michael J Butler
    Host of "The MedRom Forum"
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/medrenfig

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  2. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike, the painting on this is nothing short of flawless. Just looking at the tunic I am learning allot. It's a shame this was a limited release as I now wouldn't mind having a go at this one.
  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  4. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    If figured you were an oils man, but I can still sort out the technique (acrylics painter)
  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Actually I'm more of an acrylics painter Matt, but have used oils quite a bit in the past. This figure is very much a multi media subject with acrylics, oils, enamels, lacquer and printers inks used on this project, whatever helped best convey the look I was after.

    In the case of this figure I used oils on the tunic and crest, acrylics for the non metallic surfaces and ground work was based heavily on Humbrols.

    Au revoir,

    Mike

    Michael J Butler
    Host MedRom Forum
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/medrenfig
  6. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Ver nice work!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Mike. I am really pleased to see the finished Celt. Now if mine can come out 1/2 as nice I'll be happy.
  8. Bad91Fellow Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Very nice work, especially the tunic, but the rest is also very nice!
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very good work Mike, I like what you have done with this figure.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Mike,
    I bet he is also historically correct.... Good work.
    Gonna look at more pictures on MedRom.

    Marc
  11. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Super figure and nice base to go with it.
    Cheers
    John
  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Christos, Guy, BadFellow(?), Roc and Marc for the compliments, please do call by MedRom and take a look at the other photos to see what you think. This was a challenging and enjoyable project but now I'm going to embark on some smaller figures.

    Take care,

    Mike
  13. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,

    Beautiful work to say the least. I would love to see a full shot of the shield.

    Rocky
  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi John,

    glad you like the ground work, all of the plants are actually different types of sea debris found while scouring the beach for "foliage", needed to remove some tiny shells but other than that the painted up well.

    Hi Rocky,

    Thanks to you too mate, attached another couple of pictures for your to see the different angles. There are more over on MedRom as well.

    Hope this helps.

    Mike

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  15. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Mike, that's exquisite. Beautifully done.

    Stephen Mallia
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Stephen for the kind comments, I hope the Maltese team are all set for the big event next week ;-) So looking forward to your reports of this.

    Take care,

    Mike
  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    By the way Stephen I picked up on a trick that one of the Malta crowd advised me of a while back, not sure if it was Ray or Ivan. However the groundwork is done with a variety of small sea weed bushes.

    Really neat stuff that seems to last for ages and takes paint pretty well.

    Bye,

    Mike
  18. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Mike. Very good painting and I like the whole scene. How have you made the texture of the cape. Is looks very realistic. Not so smooth as normally.

    BTW I will get from Shane his last celt [IMG][IMG]

    So I am really interested to know how you paint the cape.

    Ulrich
  19. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    No problem Mike. Unfortunately I won't be in Girona but my buddies will take a couple of figures for me.Will miss being there but can't help it I'm afraid

    Stephen Mallia
  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Great news to hear you will be getting the final Celt from Shane Ulrich. I look forward to seeing your version and thanks for your nice comments.

    With reference the cloak, you can see some step by steps on MedRom for this. I added the texture with "Winsor & Newton's Fine Texture Gel for Acrylics" it doesn't take much practice to use but you need to be careful not to overdo the effect. When dry I painted it with acrylics. I like trying to do different textures and effects, so am always on the look out to experiment with different methods.

    Hope that helps.

    Michael J Butler
    Host of "The MedRom Forum"
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/medrenfig

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