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Mike's ANZAC, Gallipoli 1915 Tommy's War Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia

    Impressive? Its bloody unbelievable. Absolutely stunning work. Any room in the corner with you Mark? I'll bring my own hankie.

    Chris
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  2. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Have been looking forward to seeing this finished Mike ,one word WOW I fact two AWESOME.


    Cheers David
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  3. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Every time I look at this piece I get stunned!

    Joe
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  4. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Australia
    Great textures and depth to this paintwork, superb.
    Regards
    Chris.

    Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Ta Andy mate!
    I'm a bit of a mucked with my painting so hoping FPM article reveals a little more of my approach for you.
    C'mon Mark & Chris - straighten up men, back in that painting trench!
    There a whole lotta paintin' to be done, we need you men to do it ;-)
    Thanks guys, you crack me up :)
    Real honour to hear from you again David, thanks for taking timeout to comment.
    We gotta meet one day Joe - I owe you a beer :) Thank you!
    Appreciate kind comment here Chris. Latest bust is a different challenge to show a heavily soiled & sweat stained shirt.
    Will be interested to see what you think.
    Thank you too.
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  6. Mariobusta A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Beautiful bust Mike .I love the way all your figures are inderviduals and each has his own skin tone and complexion ,and your attention to detail is unmatched .brilliant stuff !

    Neil
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  7. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The clothing textures are absolutely amazing, but your incredible detailing of the face is something else.
    WOW!

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Neil, neat to hear from you mate :) Trust all well in the big smoke.
    Yep I do try to create a different personality with each & easier to do with Busts as more area to show differs complexions.
    I never use same flesh colours on these, instead varying a little here & there as I experiment with a new person.
    Latest project is yet another twist on this thinking & perhaps will get another IP shot up later.
    Thanks for your support.
    Thank you to Andrew, as highlighted above faces are an area I concentrate lots of my effort on.
    Never proceeding past this until I'm happy'ish with it.
    Still parts that I'm not personally happy with, however overall look & feel is most important when done.
    Make sense?
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  9. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    I had to stare at this trooper again in dazed amazement :wideyed:!

    If you buy me a beer then I'll have to buy you one, then you'll buy another and me another, it won't end o_O!

    Anyway, It would be cool to watch you paint and to cruise around Bert land on a rented motorcycle,......and Indian of course :D!

    Joe
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  10. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Stunning!
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  11. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nicely done Mike!
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  12. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Another Mike Butler " MASTERPIECE " ' stunning work mate.
    Cheers
    Al
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  13. John Belcher A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Stunning piece of art Mike so realistic. Absolutely world class mate. Just love it:)(y)
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Joe - it's a deal mate! When will you visit Bert-Land or as we call it "GodZone" or "God's Own"
    Grant, Mike, Al & John.
    Thanks guys for calling by & positive comments, always appreciated.

    Just about finished last of this trio.
    Hope to get him sorted & photographed this weekend.
    Stay tuned.
    Mike
  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
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  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    P.S. Looking forward to meeting a few fellow Planeteers @ Euro Expo this year too :)
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  17. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    simply .....miraculous !! Surely the standard by which everyone else is measured.
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  18. Sascha H. Active Member

    Looks so flipping real to me ;) :woot: An absolute inspiring piece of Artistery (y)
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  19. Jay-BFG Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Will have to get this when I get some money.
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  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Just over a quid Jay, worth every penny I reckon ;-)

    Thanks for your support Fogie :)


    Sascha - more kind comments, greatly appreciated.
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