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Completed Mike’s ModelCellar 75mm Frenchmen by Greg Girault

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice opportunity to finally get back into painting & now working on boxart for 75mm ModelCellar French Officer. He will eventually join his Colonial Poilu in trench scene which is supplied with the figure kit. Also experimenting with ScaleColour Acrylic Flesh set & pleased with tones so far. Early days ...
    More info here:
    https://modelcellar.com/shop/time-period/wwi/wwi-french-officer-1916/

    https://modelcellar.com/shop/time-period/wwi/wwi-french-poilu-1916/
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    Original sneak peek of these came out late last year here:
    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/news-from-model-cellar-75mm-and-1-35-wwi.281374/#post-1103751

    Attached Files:

  2. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Nice fleshwork, Mike!
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Another cracking job Mike, he looks like he's feeling the cold! I look forward to seeing the rest.
    Scotty.
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  4. fabrizio19691969 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent start
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Mike

    Great to see you painting on a nice figure ...face looks good , look forward to seeing the rest especially textures

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap,
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  6. Merryweather Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe the detail you've got into those eyes at this scale- astonishing!
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  7. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Oh yes! I love your technique Mike.
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  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Cheers Chris good to be getting brushes wet again.
    Hi Scotty Ta mate!
    He’ll be cold alright, wet, muddy trench & kit to come.
    Grazie amico mio Fabrizio

    Thanks Nap. Always fun starting a new project, fair bit to do around this face before I head into his helmet & scarf this weekend. They are a cracking pair!
    Appreciated MW - you never know what others will see in your work until you share it. Nice to know his eyes are showing his character. Lots of time spent on them.
    Kind of you to comment Peter.
    Your various busts have been real inspiration over last few months as circumstances kept me away from brushes. Keep ‘em coming mate!

    ————-//
    Happy & safer ‘21 to all in our PlanetFigure Community.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  9. maui Active Member

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    Italy
    Great start, very expressive face.
    How to paint a face at the highest level.
    Mike top level! (y)
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Grazie Maurizio - lot of fun & he’s called “Maurice”!
    Here’s a little further work in other photo which didn’t attach properly above.
    And yes he still need eyebrows & ears done.
    Wonderful to see you’re back in action too my friend.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  11. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Good to see you creating such character in your faces again! I still can't understand how you do it?!
    Andy
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  12. John Belcher A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike, great start, liking the flesh tones mate.:)
    Regards,
    John.
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  13. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Great start, will follow it on planet & FB !
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thank you Andy, good to be back into it & Greg has created really neat personal in both these little guys.
    Good to hear you like new tones John.
    Have supplemented ScaleColour set with a JoSonja Blue as necessary I feel for beard shadow.
    Thanks Luc, your Avatar photo is a key reference to get atmosphere of era.
    Note unfortunately cannot share too many InProgress shots as have to reserve these for my book. But will share completed fellows here for sure.

    MikeTheKiwi
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  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Stunning face painting Mike! Impressive.

    Adrian
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  16. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Bloomin' 'eck Mike - that is something else!!

    Phil
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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thank you Adrian & Phil.
    Maurice is an interesting sculpt.
    Finished off his face, neck etc this morning & will add eye brows then onto his helmet. Got a few ideas I want to try out with that.
    Regards,
    MikeTheKiwi
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  18. maui Active Member

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    Italy


    Great first name:D
    Is a very realistic face without a shadow of a doubt. I am very curious to see how the work goes on.
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  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great start Mike. Love the face, great depth and realism. Look forward to seeing more.

    Neal
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  20. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Always did like that distinctive style of yours Mike. Lovely(y)!

    Joe
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