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Mike's 28th Maori Battalion First Stage

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Mariobusta A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hey Mike ,spot on painting as usual,be interested to see how you handle those large areas of clothing.
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  2. Jeff T Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Wow!...what more can be said about that face!

    Your work just looks so realistic Mike, ....incredible skin tones.(y)

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  3. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Come on Mike you tease, give us another update...drooling..
    Les
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks mate! Will be an interesting challenge for sure. May have to invest in some larger brushes methinks ;-)

    Trust all well with you & family.

    Mike
  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Haven't had time ot do much more Les. Tidied up face & began hands last night, probably no more for another couple of nights. If I make some progress may get some snaps on weekend. Will have to see :)
  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Way too kind Jeff. Skin tones can be a toughie, trying an "olive tone" recipe for this one based around Jo Sonja Deep Raw Sienna.
    Lovely colour so will have to see how it comes off on hands during the week.
    Also have blue, green & red mixed in various layers.

    Thanks for your support.

    Mike
  7. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    The look on her face was that miniatures are in magnetized.
    Is so realistic!

    Alexandros
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  8. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Mike,.....it's all been said!...Great I love it!
    Cheers
    Jim
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  9. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    You know Richie, I wish I could stand stand there looking over Mike's shoulder while he paints.

    Joe
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  10. krom1415 Member

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    United-Kingdom
    That is one huge figure, can't wait to see how you deal with the uniform.

    In your last photo there is a figure of William tell and Walter, is it available? which manufacturer?
    Thanks
    Mark
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thank you Krom, will be tough handling him to paint clothing so have to see where that goes too.
    Ref Will & Walter - have a look here: http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/mikes-william-walter-tell-done.49945/

    Stay safe,

    Mike
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Alexandros & Jimbo, thanks for posting your comments guys. Glad you like the first stage of this one.
    Will have to see where it goes to next though, it will be a real journey.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
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  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Trust me Joe, you'd get bored. I'm a slow, pedantic painter ;-)
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  14. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Mike, that's even better. That way I won't be saying...wait o_O !... what happened:wideyed: ?...can you do that again:notworthy: !... :D

    Joe
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  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Joe, unfortunately I'm not a very systematic painter & am trying to get a better sense of this in anticipation of writing an article on my approach for publishing.
    Got a few ideas on how I approach things many noted in my MedRom figures over the years. Each one is an experiment in how to get more realistic textures & tones.
    Call by http://forums.delphiforums.com/medrenfig/messages?msg=2883.1 & have a look at past projects. This may be of some help, if not just ask a question & I'll do my best to ask.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Mike
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  16. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hey Mike, I'll check out the forum straight away. Good luck on your published work, and I know without a doubt that it will be welcomed by many. Thanks!

    Joe
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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    No promises on article mate, still some negotiation from publisher on this, may or may not come off. Will keep you posted Joe.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Slow but steady progress, note helmet will get a cover over it in next stage.

    What do you think?

    28thMaoriBnIP7B.jpg
    28thMaoriBnIP1A.jpg
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  19. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    that is so real it's scary. Awesome work sir.
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  20. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Indeed!!!

    J;)han
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