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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. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Incredible realism,fantastic
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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Thanks Richie, Carl, Joe, Tony, Fabrizio & Andy.
    You guys are all way too kind considering you're only looking at the bottom half :)
    Hopefully the whole fellow delivers on your expectations. I'm just stoked I've finally finished him.

    More soon,
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    I know where you're coming from mate. It's a huge committment of time and energy (and paint) to complete one of these Naked Army figures. There's a feeling of joy and relief involved in completing one, mixed with a sense of exhaustion and that awful sinking feeling in your gut that you'll almost certainty do it all again. Can't wait to see the final pics.
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    "Awful sinking feeling" ;-) Not sure there mate, but yep get we're you're coming from.
    Final photos coming soon...
  5. Cristiane Member

    Woww, it's alive!!!! :wideyed::wideyed:
    Congrats. (y)(y)
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Thanks Cristiane for posting. Especially nice as there are so few women modellers here too.

    As a way of closing this thread final version can be found here:

    I used following paints & mediums in this project:

    Acrylics: flesh, greatcoat, webbing & equipment, gaiters & boots - added Tamiya XF20 with Winsor & Newton water colour Blending Medium to extend paint & for different effects

    Oils over acrylic: scarf, rifle woodwork, jerkin, entrenching tool handle

    Enamels: base, bayonet scabbard

    Metal lacquers - rifle parts

    Pastels - helmet cover, base & boots

    Enamel metal - details on webbing & rifle

    Hope this helps everyone try different paint types. Life's to short to only taste one flavour ;-)

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