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Mike's ANZAC Digger Bust from Model Cellar

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  2. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Mike

    It is STUNNING artwork ...textures, sweat , just love it , very tempted on this one ....perhaps SK might get this one .

    There is nothing on it I don't like

    Its hard to believe its not a bigger scale as well

    ...Oh and Steve sculpting isn't bad either ...LOL

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Nap.
    It's a large bust and enjoyed trying to show him in a final desperate action as Steve's originally intended.
    Do hope you get a chance to have a go with this one.
    - Mike
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Mike you have certainly achieved what you wanted to ..it really does have so much feeling in both sculpt and painting....you put your heart and soul into it .

    "Have a go" ....hope so !!!!

    Nap
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  5. mick3272 A Fixture

    I didn't realise that Leadley lad was sooooooooooooo talented.
    I new he was good but this takes the biscuit ( Ops shouldn't have mentioned the B word around Nap)
    The brush work has bought it to life.
    Well done BOTH
    Mick
  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Mick, thanks & agree about Steve's sculpting'. You should see next one :)
    Steve did some really nice work on webbing of this one with a special type of fabric tape to give it a natural ribbed texture.
    -Mike
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You have certainly portrayed the dirt and the look of a soldier who's been in the trenches for months on end. You have an outstanding talent with a brush.(y)(y)
  8. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    simply stunning work mike, you certainly make him come to life, also congrats to steve for a great sculpt.

    tony
  9. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Quite exceptional painting Mike. Unbelievable actually. A very talented painter kicks another goal with such realism - just look at the skin and webbing.

    Well done mate.

    Cheers
    Chris
  10. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for posting the additional pics. As others have said, your paintwork is simply amazing ...you have really brought this guy to life.

    regards,
    Paul
  11. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Again I have to say - awesome paint. So realistic and atmospheric... Beautiful work really!

    Cheers Borek
  12. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    An awesome and exceptional paint job; how your manage to make your figures seem to come alive both baffles and amazes me.
  13. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Amazingly real! Stunning!!
    Andy B
  14. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Amazing all round team work guys.

    Great work from the silver fern and the silver fox.

    Paul.
  15. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Austria
    Hi Mike,
    your painting is like magic - the closer one gets the better it looks.
    I can't find a single spot on this bust which proofs this is a bust in scale 1:9 - no it looks absolutely real to me. As i said before, you are a magician with your brushes!
  16. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Not much I can add to the conversation - it's just always a pleasure to see such stunning and impressive work. Very inspiring...

    Regards,
    Phil
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  17. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work Mike.
    Gordon
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  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Absolutely a artist impression of a ANZAC.
    What a impressive work.

    Marc
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  19. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning work Mike, really brought out the fine sculpting from Steve, love the way you have depicted him.

    Steve
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  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Outstanding painting Mike, when you posted the teaser pics I didn't know it was one of Steve's .
    Congratulations Steve excellent sculpting.(y)

    Cheers Ken

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