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Maori Chief from the Urewera New Zealand 1895

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Guys,this is a 54mm scratch built figure that was based on a old black and white photo of a Maori chief from the Urewera in New Zealand in 1895.He is dressed in European clothing.He will have moko (Tattooed ) face.I sculpted him in magic sculpt and Duro epoxy putties.I have undercoated him in Tamiya deck tan acrylic and painting him in Vallejo acrylics.I will post some more pictures soon.
    Kind regards John.:)

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    John,

    He looks fantastic. I can't wait to see how you paint him. The moko will be a challenge in 54mm. Good luck and a steady hand mate.

    Cheers
  3. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice John, can't wait to see your paint jopb.

    Joe
  4. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Nice one John.

    Stephen Mallia
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good sculpt John,
    I like the figure. Now, i have to wait to the painted version.

    Marc
  6. Mark S Guest

    Nicely sculpted,John.
    The beautifully subtle poignancy in this piece will certainly be even more evident when you've painted this figure,well done.
    Do you plan to paint him in B&W or Sepia tones or otherwise?
  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done John!

    All the best,
    Dan
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice looking piece John. I agree, the Moko will be challenging in this scale!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello.Tony,Joe,Stephen,Marc,Mark,Dan and Jay.Many thanks guys for the positive feed back on my figure,glad you like him.I have nearly finished painting his face so will post some pictures soon.
    Kind regards John.
    P.S The moko is a challenge.but fun:eek::confused::)
  10. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    very nice figure
  11. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Very nice sculpting John on an unusual subject.Looking forward to seeing it painted.

    David
  12. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work John. I wanna see him in color
  13. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work John, looking forward to the paintjob!
  14. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Vergilius,David,Costas and Marcel.Thank you all for the positive feed back on my sculpt.Pictures of the painting will be posted in the next day or so.
    kind regards John:)

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