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Kinda back at the bench

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Dennis Active Member

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    England
    Great to see you back at the brushes mate, these are looking good. Look after yourself mate but have a good time.
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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Once a master brushsmith always a master brushsmith. A great comeback Mark, glad you're on the mend. Look forward to catching up with you again on the show circuit some time.

    - Steve
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  3. NeilW Active Member

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    That's my mantra as well (y)

    Good to see that you've made a good recovery and are back at the bench. I've had various problems over the last few years but nothing as drastic as yours... yet :eek:

    The Nap one is a good partner to that new Avanpost one here.
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Mark,it's great to see you posting again,I know you told me at Euro this year that things had improved with your sight and that's great news mate,you hav'nt lost any of your painting talent and these are lovely pieces of work,it's great to see you back,look after yourself and take care
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  5. grenadier Member

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    I have always liked your work.
    Sorry you have had health issues, been there myself, but you have lost none of your skills from what I can see.
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  6. Warren SMITH PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Glad to see your still in the game... Sorry to hear about your health issues.. I sincerely hope your health improves and your able to keep sharing your amazing figures.. All the best

    Smithy
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    So good to see you back Mate.
    Looks as though the brushes are as good as ever Mark.
    Keith
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  8. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Good work, I hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
    Scotty.
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  9. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Ya know I often wondered what happened to that gothicgeek guy. Glad you are well and your work is as great as ever(y)!

    Joe
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  10. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work on all three figures.
    Best wishes for a full recovery.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks for all the replies guys :)

    Plugging away at the MG Gunner has got me this far, I love this part where you atart to add the details and things start falling into place.
    I recently watched the 1985? newsnight special "D-Day to Berlin" on the BBC IPlayer and I remember a veteran saying that they had a load of German POWS in a group and he could still remember the smell of all the leather equipment...

    I've deliberately used slightly different mixes for each item made of leather to try and add a bit of visual interest... or something lol

    Anyhoo, laters...

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  12. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great to see you back Mark, did wonder why you were not posting anymore, assumed you had moved over to FB, your painting is still to the high standard that I remember.

    All the best
    Steve
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  13. Chris Oldfield Active Member

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    England
    A lovely piece of work, Mark - I like the wear you've applied to the leather equipment, & the choice of a light skin tone so he looks like he's suffering with the cold.

    Cheers,
    Chris.
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  14. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Great to see you back Mark, things were looking better when we chatted at Darlington. Things are obviously on the up mate and lovely work as always..

    Keith
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  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Cheers guys! :)

    Finished the basic paint on the MG gunner, next is to sort the groundwork and a bit of light weathering, mainly the boots and the hem of the coat...

    oh and some more matt varnish :)

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  16. BobLff257 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Yes, I have missed your posts Mark, sorry to hear of your health problems but great to see your comeback and recovery, all the best for the future and look forward to your posts.

    Rob
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  17. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice painting, love it.
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  18. Chris Oldfield Active Member

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    England
    Nice work Mark!
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mark,

    Nice result there , in your distinctive painting style , great use of the figure as well

    Like the wear on the MG

    Look forward to seeing more from your swirling brushes ...perhaps a bust ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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