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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. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    when I first looked I thought it whas a picture.
    The colors and the different textures into the clothing is magnificent.
    Absolutely lifelike painting.

    Marc
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  2. Marina Shtey Active Member

    Country:
    Kazakstan
    It is excellent!
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  3. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    That is some incredible work Mike, the face looks way too real! What a great piece fo work buddy!!

    Cheers, Ski.
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  4. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb painting , a faultless piece of art. Congratulations.(y)

    Cheers Ken
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  5. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Mike,
    That work of yours is outstanding, informatitive and inspirational. Big thumbs up. Can't wait to see what you tackle next.
    monkey thumbs up.jpg
    cheers
    Richie
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  6. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Mike!

    Great stuff! This really is a different approach to painting - where the primary concern is with surface effects over the usual shading and highlighting. I can compare this with recent developments in the painting of armor models, where the passé "Verlinden" approach of shading and highlighting has been totally supplanted by preoccupation with surface weathering effects.

    This is very effective in this large scale. But, as I suspect you discovered, it is WHOLE LOT of work! Kudos!! :wideyed::woot:(y)
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  7. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Fantastic Paintjob !!! I LOVE IT !!!
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  8. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    A piece of art Mike.

    Pedro
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  9. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb painting.

    Gells
  10. Tony Barton Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a wonderful job, and the textures , as everyone says, are brilliantly done. And I love the face.
    In a way , as a 1/6th scale modeller myself, it's surprising you don't go the whole hog and make him with real clothes and kit !
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  11. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike,
    I cant add much to what has been already said,but you have really brought him to,life.The textures you,ve done are great ,not a milimitre spared from the brush.
    Regards
    Andy
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  12. Dave - LastCav Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Just perfect!!!!!!!
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  13. Cristiane Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Very, very realistic.
    The face is that I liked so much.
    Congratulations!!! :happy::happy:
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  14. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    I just agree with everyone else. Nothing left to say. Great job.
    Cheers
    John
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  15. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    It's all been said mate what a stunner. Will we see it in Brisbane this year?
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  16. Mike S. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I've been watching your progress photos on this via Facebook Mike. Marvelous figure in every possible respect. Your devotion and time spent on this really shows. This is a show stopper and museum quality piece.

    Wonderful!
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  17. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Outstanding Mike ,your style really suits these large scale figures .Well done.
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  18. Captain Lol A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great work Sir (y)
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  19. Einion Well-Known Member

    That turned out ace Mike, even in the thread thumbnail the paintjob looks realistic. The face looks just awesome, straight-on we could be looking at photos of a real person!

    Einion
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  20. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mike,
    It's all been said over the thread , but quite simply a STUNNING result my friend , as I said to you when you were here in Brisbane these figures are big but the results make a superb centrepiece and start a lot of conversations, Mate I hope you enjoyed painting him as much as I enjoyed seeing you bring him to life and honouring the men of the 28th Bn . I doff my hat to you
    Cheers
    Al
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