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Maori Chief.Hori Kingi Te Anaua 1860s NZ

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi guys,I have finished painting the face of my sculpt of Maori Chief Hori Kingi Te Anaua.The sculpt is a 1/9th scale bust.The moko is finished(tattoo).I still have work to do on his jacket, shirt and Kaitaka(cloak).It has alot of work to be done to complete it .As I have mentioned before in an earlier posting, the contrast between European dress of the Victorian era and Maori culture inspired me to do the sculpt.I have thoroughly enjoyed not only the sculpting and painting of the bust, but also the research on Hori Kingi Te Anaua.Hope you like him so far.

    Regards,John



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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi John,

    Mate this is one of the most impressive pieces of sculpting and painting I've EVER seen. I can only stare in amazement and admiration at the complexity of the te moko. The thing that really seals it for me is the proud, dignified but baleful look in his eyes. Simply superb.
  3. Roman Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful!!!
  4. MattS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Terrific work, John. You've brought out the best in the sculpt with your painting. I also like the contrast between the moko and the suit. Congrats on a fine piece!
  5. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Oh WOW John!!! This is beautiful. I love the way you have captured the look of him. The Moko is spot on, not an easy thing to do. Best of luck in the shows ( though I dont think you need it). Is this a one off?
    Ben
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Simply outstanding John! This will be a truly impressive piece when finished!

    Jay H.
    Okc
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic sculpting & painting John. I am anxious to see him finished.
  8. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John, you continue to amaze me. What a wonderful salute to the man!
  9. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John, stunning sculpting, a real masterpiece and the painting of the face is superb, looking forward to seeing it finished.

    Cheers Ken
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Awesome work.

    marc
  11. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Amazing sculpting and painting.
    Very wonderful.

    Mitsutaka
  12. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    John, that is absolutely beautiful. Great sculpting complimented with incredible painting

    Stephen Mallia
  13. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Wow John, I can only join the others being amazed by the both the characterful sculpt and the beautiful painting!

    Look forward to see this lovely piece finished!
    Thanks
    Denes
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    superb!!!

    Mark
  15. m@rp Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi John,
    Once again a very very good job: sculpting and painting.
    Have a nice day
    Pascal
  16. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, that is superb. A work of art in miniature.
    John
  17. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Wonderful, outstanding !!!

    Karsten
  18. Snudge Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is lovely John, caught the feel of the piece brilliantly with both the sculpting and painting...exquisite.

    Cheers Steve Walks
  19. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi John,

    that is really a phantastic work !!!
  20. Hardy Guest

    Quite simply superb!. Hardy

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