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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. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    superb painting

    question : who produce your sculpt particularly for me your 40mm " in the wood "
    Best
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  2. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mike
    Mate, he looks superb,he certainly looks as if he's been on the bottom of a ruck or two, pleased your enjoying him, this scale is a challenge but well worth the effort when finished, they become a real centrepiece, I use a lazy Susan after i have done all the undecuts then just turn it as I paint that way not handing previously painted areas.
    Love hows he's coming along
    Cheers
    Al
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  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    SG glad helmet cover worked out OK from your perspective.
    Yes aiming at achieving exactly what you describe with the jerkin. These end up in all sorts of colours so want to show rubbing on this without making it a mess. Part way through this at present but been struck down by a cold & having to rest up.

    Actually have already done a full oil coat over the yellow (Citadel Golden Yellow - a super covering paint), then scrubbed this back using a toothbrush to show wear under the surface.
    Now begininning final layers using Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna & Sepia as shadow leather tone with Yellow Ochre & Light Yellow oils as highlights.

    Will share more photos of next steps to show how it's looking.

    Thanks for commenting,

    Mike
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mike ,
    Thanks for posting , that is a truely awesome piece of painting on the flesh in particular , the eyes are to die for ,what an image he portrays of a proud and exhausted battle worn soldier .

    A big scale but worth every minute you spend on it

    Nap
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Yep he does whisper a word or two of encouragement Richie - though that could always be my tinnitus cutting in ;-)

    Thanks for post,

    Mike
  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Thanks again Al, good tip on the lazy Susan was thinking about that for sections below waist line. Still able to hold him while I work on jerkin, webbing etc I'm hoping.
    Trying to get as much of top half done before upcoming armistice day event in town here.

    Feeling crook as at present so getting your emails & this post has helped cheer me up.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hey Nap you are being too nice mate, thanks mate!
    He's got a long way too go before he's done & I'm a bit gutted it's Saturday, I've got free time but don't feel up to any painting.
    Will have to see what tomorrow brings.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  9. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you Ian, DaveM & Andy for popping your notes on here, appreciate your encouragement to keep working this one out.

    Mike
  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hey Pete. Neat to hear that you feel he has a look of a Maori too him. Not 100% sure myself but glad the impression is what was intended i.e. a tribute to the proud young men of the 28th Battalion. Have got more discipline in my painting now so will continue to slog away with this guy until done before starting another. Not easy but only way I know of getting a project finished rather than a lot of half done figures sitting around.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mike ,

    Not being nice mate ...just appreciative of the skill you have (y) , would love to know how you feel/approach painting something bigger rather than the "normal" scales ...

    Please do if you are able share you SBS for the fleshwork ..its brill , all the care you are putting into this and the helmet is really paying off .

    Stay safe and look after yourself

    Nap
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Hi Nap,

    Will try to add details about Flesh at a later stage when I have more time.
    At present key points are it's done in Jo Sonja & Artelier acrylics using a "Light Olive" recipe from book recommended by Kaz.

    Talk again soon mate,

    Also latest shots added below for your consideration.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Like this figure?
    Then check out others in Naked Army & Khaki Army Range:
    http://www.na-int.com
    http://khaki-army.com

    Here our Maori warrior in his next stage shows him heavily armed with his full calibre Colgate toothbrush used in detailing his jerkin ;-)

    28thMaoriBnIP8B.jpg
    28thMaoriBnIP9D.jpg
    28thMaoriBnIP98A.jpg
    28thMaoriBnIP98C.jpg
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  14. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    He's looking pretty good Mike, I like him a lot. I see you dont prime your kits before adding the base coat, any reason for that?
    Ben
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  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    No need to prime as it is a flat polystone resin base Ben, would only cover detail - still have lots of layers of paint & want each to have a purpose. Priming isn't necessary on this one I don't feel. I do block in shadow & hard to access areas with Matt Black. This is a step I'm doing at present with torso & equipment.

    Trust this makes sense,

    Mike
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Slow, steady latest photos as I graft through the webbing, equipment & upper detail on this chap.
    Photos by Gary Fowkes from our local club.

    Conversion of Naked Army 1\6th figure: http://www.na-int.com/home.php

    How do you think it's going?

    MaoriBattallion14.jpg MaoriBattallion15.jpg MaoriBattallion16.jpg

    Attached Files:

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  17. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike,
    Wow,the webbing is fantastic.A lot of effort into that.These little details all add up to a well painted figure.
    Cheers
    Andy
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Glad it's looking effective to you Andy & yep there's a fair bit of effort going into it ;-)
  19. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Wow this just gets better each time.

    Steve
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  20. HIKARU_REMOVED Guest

    Country:
    Japan
    Amazing face! :nailbiting:
    Super realistic.
     
     Mitsutaka:)
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