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Mike's Biggles

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  2. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    He looks superb - but no Ginger?

    For what is Bigggles without his sidekick?

    Gingerless :eek:
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  3. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Very good work.
    Like the leather.

    marc
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  4. Chris Mortimer Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Great figure I love his coat. Brings back memories of reading my fathers Biggles books growing up. If your talking about Ginger you have to mention Algy(?) I think there was an Algy. Been many years since I read them.
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  5. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice interpretation! Love it! Same painting style like the illustration! True art, Mike!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Now that I know who Biggles is I want the figure and to start reading the books. Nice job Mike
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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Matt you don't know who Biggles is? :-0

    Actually based on author Capt. WE Johns real wartime experience as an RFC pilot.
    Quote at start of book says:

    "Biggles is a fictional character ... Captain W.E. Johns, has pointed out that he could have been found in any RFC mess of the day and that his exploits were often based on fact."

    Neat little figure this one too.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you Zeno. I actually only found the book at a local antique dealer yesterday - serendipity :)

    Keep safe,
    Mike
  9. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Appreciate kind post Chris.
    Coat is acrylic base with oils mixed with graphite & pastels applied with my finger :)
    Ideas adapted from Phil Walden tip. T modeller & mate in Aussie.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    As always grateful you took time to comment Marc.
    Going to do small SBS on this one for David Allen, owner of Wings Cockpit who commissioned me to paint his boxart.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    :) Fun post Rich, glad you like him.
    I did try to paint his "wisp of fair hair*" a light Ginger in tribute to his offsider ;-)

    * Quote from the book.
  12. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    very nice figurines
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  13. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey, I'm a Yank, don't forget. ;)
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  14. Mark S Guest

    Nice work, Mike, on a very evocative figure.
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  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Good to hear from you Mark, trust you've recovered from QMHE & getting back into modelling :)
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Yep that's true mate!
    Forgive me for the English Literature lesson then :)
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  17. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Only American spoken here:p:whistle::LOL:
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  18. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice to see your usual stunning work ,great little piece this one ,congrats Mike hope you've had a chance to put your feet up and relax a bit
    Cheers
    Al
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanx Al, no time for rest on the road with work & all sorts of things to cover off.

    Finding time to paint though :)

    Mike
  20. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks great Mike, This has brought back some happy memories, I remember being given some Biggles books as a kid and loving reading them.

    Roger.
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