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Mike The Kiwi's Wild West Foray

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi all,

    I posted a portfolio of my most recent work over on MedRom here:
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/medrenfig/messages?msg=2883.1

    This all tends to be Medieval & Roman related subjects strangely enough ;-)

    However I do have a latent passion for the West especially as depicted by Roger Saunders of Hornet fame.
    http://www.greenwichgateway.com/hornetandwolf/Hornet/wildwest/index.htm
    Those shown here were painted some years back but thought I'd share with you here as many may not be aware of them.
    Many folk don't seem to interested in these 1/32nd figures nowadays, favouring more 'exciting' depictions, though Roger always does strive for authenticity and IMHO really captures it in his "Wild West" range so I'd recommend checking them out if you haven't before.
    They have real potential.

    Kind regards,

    Mike

    Michael J Butler
    Host MedRom Forum
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/medrenfig

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  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike , great painting, I'm not familiar with these pieces, the 1st two are I think Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill then I'm guessing Billy the kid and the last one I haven't a clue, please enlighten.
    Thanks for posting

    Cheers Ken
  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    On the money Ken, last one is Judge Roy Bean - actually sort of Judge ;-) He presided in a court house named after Lilly Langtry. Roger captured his look from one of his most well known photos, check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bean

    Regards,

    Mike
  4. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice works there Mike
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very fun stuff here Mike! Well done.

    Jay H.
    Okc
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Mike,
    Never saw this figure's before.
    Thanks for posting.

    marc
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Mike on some older classics that many people are not aware of.
  8. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Mike, good to see you on this forum! Nice work on Wild West. Thanks!
  9. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Mike, Great looking figures!

    regards,
    Marcel.
  10. Kandor8 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful job Mike! Really like "Judge" Roy Bean! He was one crazy character.
    Best!
    Ric
  11. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Great classics!!!

    Hello Mike,great to see these figures,they are great classic sculpts.I like how you have painted them:):):).Would be nice to see some in the flesh if you make it to the show in Sept.

    regard,John
  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    A real nice collection.
    Cheers
    John
  13. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Nice work Mike on these classic figures, seem to remember a couple more in this series but not what they are.

    Cheers David
  14. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Nice work matey........its healthy to venture out to new pasrures from time to time even if your feet drag you back to your natural dwelling :)

    Keep safe and make that trip to whatever show John is referring to as its healthier even more.........

    Ray ;)
  15. Shane Active Member

    Classics!

    Nice job Mike,

    I've owned several of these pieces over the years. I wish the line would be expanded. My fav was the Bat Masterson. A real gem. I've always wanted the Annie Oakley. But she needs the rifle she's famous for – the Marlin 22 lever action.

    Shane
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Costas, Jay, Mark, Guy, Marcel, John(US) : Thanks guys really appreciate your kind comments, my intention here was to show case Roger's figures. I'd seen a comment from him on his website that most people missed the figures he had done, opting more for his headsets. IMHO that's an injustice :)

    Steve: I've been around here a bit mate, never setup up an official vBench blog though, so just got Tommi to do that for me, you'll find it here:
    http://www.planetfigure.com/blogs/avbench.php?name=2245

    Dave: You'll find the full range available on Roger's site, all at a very reasonable price, especially compared with kits of today.
    http://www.greenwichgateway.com/horn...west/index.htm

    Ric: Yeah, the 'Judge' was indeed a character, I love this one of Roger's showing him in all his portly glory.

    John(NZ) & Ray: You never know guys, I may just make my first NZ figure show though doubt I would bring these little chaps as they are some of my oldest figures and I prefer the work I have done on some of my newer ones. Also they not based up properly, they sit in a small, special case with narrow shelves with my other 'beginners' on their little oval bases totally 'out of the box' as Roger originally sculpted them.

    Shane: "My fav was the Bat Masterson." Yep one of mine to, I have him painted up and will see if I have some photos to share here for you later.

    Kind regards to all,

    Mike

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