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Mike's 28th Maori Bn Sgt - Finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
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  2. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    This is a very realistic fella Mike.You've done an amazing job on him.The weathering is spot on.
    Brian
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Mike ,
    A truely amazing result with fleshtones to dream off ..so realistic ............

    As is all of the rest of the piece

    Great SBS as well which was a real pleasure to follow

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Really value your comments Brian. Your recent work has inspired me to keep going :)
    Also know what you mean about photos mate. I'm hoping one of my local mates can take some sots with snappier background lighting effect etc.

    Stay safe
    Mike
  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hey Nap glad the SBS was of interest mate. Spurred me on to share the 7 month focus on this guy.
    I only work on one project at a time so reassuring that sharing the thinking was helpful to others.

    Thank you for supportive comments too.

    Mike
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  6. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The different textures are a feast for the eyes.
    Lovely finish Mike,
    and thanks for going to the the trouble to do the SBS.
    Carl.(y)
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  7. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Simply stunning Mike, its a pleasure to just sit and stare at the photos, taking in all the small details that you have taken the time to add to this figure. The look and colouring of the Maori is superb and the weathiering is out of this world. Thank you
    Ben
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  8. Maki Active Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    Ultra-realistic! I've been following your SBS and watched this one come to life... The face is superb, the tones are just amazing and the eyes look alive. The different textures are reproduced really well.

    Great job. It was a long road but it was well worth it. Congrats.
    Mario
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  9. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    It was really fun to watch you painting this one, Mike. The end result is amazingly realistic.
    Really inspiring stuff.
    Cheers
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  10. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Outstanding Mike. Every surface, every texture is absolutely convincing.
    Face is spectacularly realistic and the expression conveys a genuine sense of character and purpose.
    Brilliant (y) Where do you go from here? ;)
    Cheers
    Derek
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  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Mike, you've raised the bar for us all mate. Best version of this figure I've seen. Awesome skin tones snd wonderful texturing and attention to detail. I've really enjoyed following your progress and watching you bring this fella to life.
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.
  12. offo A Fixture

    Absolutli amazing work. Very nice(y)
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.
  13. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Superb in every respect
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  14. Robert Laclavik Active Member

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Absolutely breathtaking piece af artistic work, my friend. Masterful brush work, worth to study. Dirty flesh and thick textile (rucksack) is particulary excelent! A museum piece, congratulations (y)
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  15. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a marvelous piece of work, and such a pleasure to gaze upon.

    Joe
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  16. john din Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    very nice, job...(y)(y)(y)
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  17. Ferris A Fixture

    Wonderful paintwork Mike, love it!

    Adrian
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  18. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Absolutely outstanding mate. Superb in every respect. Been a real pleasure watching him come to life.

    Regards

    Ron
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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Brillant work, a really stunning figure, a great inspiration piece is this one, well done
    Cheers
    Jim
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  20. Santiago Moltó Active Member

    Superb painting Mike. Very realistic finish.
    Congratulations.
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.

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