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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. Dr Bison Active Member

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    Now, that sounds most interesting. We're all ears...

    Cheers
    Karl

    PS: What you achieve at that scale has always been a miracle for me. I'm also all eyes!
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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Yep as you know mate always looking for suitable names to help give sense of personality & connection. Search of French WW1 Officers turned this one up.
    Will share him later when he’s done mate.
    Hi Neal, thank you for kind comments.
    Hoping he’ll come together as I envisage him.
    Nice to work on bigger scale, allows a little more detail to be attempted.
    Hi Joe, always grateful for your support & have admired your projects in recent times mate. Keep ‘em coming.
    Hi Karl, appreciate feedback & interest mate.
    Book is a big goal for this year, with a few more projects to complete before I try & convey my approach in a way that is helpful to others. Contributions & comments received here help give me a sense of what maybe of value. It will be a demanding task, so I hope I can deliver something practical to encourage others’ learning & practice of the hobby with specific emphasis on Allies of WW1.
    What would you like to know more about?
    MikeTheKiwi
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  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Made progress since last sharing this fellow here.
    Front & back views with boots undercoated only.

    Was really taken by trench sections when first saw Maurice & his Poilu (Ernesto did super job on him).
    So finally looking forward to beginning on this trench background, hope to have this finished in coming couple of weeks ready for final photographs to send to Paul for consideration as boxart.
    More info here:
    https://modelcellar.com/shop/time-period/wwi/wwi-french-officer-1916/

    Thoughts?

    78C2D5F2-EEB5-4DB9-A20A-88E1B6A205D0.jpeg
  4. Merryweather Well-Known Member

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    thoughts?
    total AWE!
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  5. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Brilliant Mike.
    Cheers
    Chris
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  6. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Awesome Mike. That "Bleu Horizon" is spot on to my eye!

    Phil
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Same from this mere mortal

    Top artwork Mike

    Nap
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  8. callmehobbes Active Member

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    England
    That leather belt is beyond belief.
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  9. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb work on the Poilu and the base lots like it will set him off perfectly. Just love your work Mike.
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  10. 1969 A Fixture

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    Stunning work Mike, I always enjoy seeing how you put life into your figures.
    Steve
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  11. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent! Very sharp and lifelike.
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Neil & likewise Chris - nice to hear from you mate.
    Pleased to hear your experienced eye says Bleu is OK Phil, Tx!
    Ta Nap! Trust you’re feeling OK mate.
    Interesting pickup Hobbes, an area I spent lots of time on so appreciated.
    Hi Peter, glad you’re liking him. Value your comment.
    Bit rusty on groundwork, so will have to sharpen up quickly if I want trench to achieve vision I have for it.
    Kind comment Steve & yes having some fun with Maurice.
    Thank you Adrian, as you know I’m always trying to capture a character.
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Thanks Fabrizio, he’s all done & final photos with Paul at ModelCellar. They shouts be posted soon.
    MikeTheKiwi
  15. custer760 Well-Known Member

    Superb Artwork Mike, love your style....perfect atmosphere as always ,the skin and leather textures are beyond belief. Cant wait for the book.
    Bravo mate….excellent !!
    Regards
    Pete
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Th
    Thanks Pete, appreciate feedback.
    Aiming to have Maurice as key article in my book.
    Now just hoping I can articulate approach in a useful & practical way. Perhaps bit old school when compared with glossy, mega books of today but will do best to have broad technique & deep coverage of Modelling WW1 Allied figures.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  17. housecarl A Fixture

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    Look grand Mike.
    Eagerly awaiting your book.(y)
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Thanks & sorry mate you’ll have to be patient as not due to have draft ready till end of year & then not due to publish till later next year.
    MjB
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  19. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    United-States
    Mike,

    Awesome work! Can't wait to see how this looks finished
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  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Ta Scott!
    Paul of ModelCellar should be sharing finished shots soon.
    MikeTheKiwi
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