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Completed Mike’s WW1 French Aviators 1/32 CSM

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Apr 23, 2020.

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Would you buy these?

Will do it Now! 2 vote(s) 10.0%
You’ve got me thinking... 17 vote(s) 85.0%
Not my thing, but will tell my friends 1 vote(s) 5.0%
My choice is not here, so let me explain ... 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    And yes amazing what a difference different lighting & background can make to Horizon Blue.
    Hmmm... which is more accurate.
    All depends how, when & where you look at them.
    Now I’m sounding way to deep for these weird times.
    MikeNZ
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  3. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Great piece off work Mike.

    As for pics, outside is about as natural as you are likely to get but not sunlight.
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  4. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    The three figures form a wonderful vignette! I don't do much WWI so the individual figures, while well done, wouldn't catch my eye. However as a vignette, it definitely gets me thinking. :)

    By the way, wonderful work Mike! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  5. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Not my era, but if it was I would purchase these as soon as they were available! That is a great little vignette.

    Scott
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  6. misfit151 A Fixture

    Fabulous piece of work...(y). Mike
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  7. Jed Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work as usual Mike,reference the difference in colour,would that not happen in those days anyway,surely the methods/skills back then gave slight variations? Not a criticism just a thought
  8. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Fantastic work, Mike. Especially the seated figure, with his cup of tea or coffee, & your signature cloth texture.
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  9. GIANNIS Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work! World-class painting!!!
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.
  10. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Amazing work... top shelf..
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Malc. Looking at lads today in sunlight their colours are somewhere in between.
    And yet if it’s cloudy, perhaps they will be in a different place on the spectrum.

    Appreciated Jed & agree I do try to add variation in all my uniforms due to these factors.
    Tried to have Claude’s clothing a bit sharper than ‘working dress’ of Pierre lying on ground & all.
    MikeNZ
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    You don’t know what you’re missing Ken. So much colour & variety in these little French Aviators.
    Check my Pinterest Gallery on them if you need further refs:
    https://pin.it/2q84dGB

    Thanks Scott. They are all available along with another 4 who are little crackers too.
    Albeit a couple need a Nieuport or other things to sit/stand on ;-)
    You’ll find them all here:

    https://www.copperstatemodels.com/page/store/WzIsIls2XSJd

    Wonderful to hear from you Chris :)
    Trust you, your family (“bubble” as we say here in NZ) & friends are all safe.
    Yep, I especially like little Claude.
    Just something about him & should declare I did modify him, slightly ;-)
    I lifted his ‘pinky’ up, seemed he was a delicate kinda guy :)

    Merci Beaucoup to each of you Misfit, Giannis & Warren.
    Appreciate you all taking time to feedback.
    Stay a safe distance & be kind in weird times.
    MikeNZ
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike

    Always a pleasure to see your artwork

    I don't do legs but these are really tempting

    Excellent painting as always , hard to believe the scale

    Got to ask what's the uniform blue mix ?

    Why not enter FOTM as well as voting in previous month

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  14. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Wow, great!!!

    Cheers Borek :)
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  15. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nice work and painting

    Mobo
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  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Stop Press: for those interested I’m experimenting with doing Facebook Live
    Next session tomorrow Monday 27Apr 0900NZ (GMT -12hrs)

    Thanks Nap - trust you’re all safe in these strange times.
    Blue has variety of paints main choice was AK WW1 Horizon Blue + Vallejo Andrea Blue
    Appreciate FOTM offer, just not my scene mate.Trust you understand.
    MikeNZ

    Hi Borek & Mobo
    Grateful for comments.
    Trust all safe in your world.
    MikeNZ
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike

    Strange tines indeed but we are okay

    Thanks for reply ref the blues

    Of course no probs ref FOTM ..just promoting it where possible !

    STOP PRESS

    Mike has as he said done a couple of live videos on FB ......well worth watching and seeing how he works

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Nap et al.
    Have had good response to first couple of sessions.
    These are on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/michaeljbutlerNZ
    I’m planning another couple this weekend:
    3May 0900 NZ GMT-12
    4May 0700 NZ GMT-12
    Hope to see some of you there :)
    MikeNZ


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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike

    Thanks for the details .......booking myself in for 12:00 midday BST

    Look forward to it

    Happy sessioning

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Check times Nap
    Just noticed daylight saving so expect your UK times will be:
    2 May 2200hrs
    3 May 2000hrs
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