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Mike's "Cobbers" at Gallipoli, AC Models

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Sorry to hear about your Great Uncle mate :-(

    We will never truly understand the sacrifice these young men made, but my sons who are their age now have less to worry about thanks to them.

    Stockist - Steve Kirtley normally has had some in the past.
    Note though they are not released officially until this weekend, so maybe a lead time before they are available globally.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Good to get your feedback Mark, any chance we'll see you in Brisbane this weekend?

    Andy continues to grow in his sculpting skills & this will be a topic that we'll discuss over the weekend f'sure.

    Stay safe

    Mike
  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Value your comments Tony as your input helped inspire this artwork.
    I wasn't aware of this image before it was shared here & am intrigued by it now after much study.
    Not sure of its origin but there appears to be a smile on his face or a quirky grimace.
    Do you know anything more about its provenance?

    Trust you have a good show this weekend on other side of Aussie.

    Mike
  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Thank you Sturm for kind notes here. B&W was an experiment to try & simulate the original image.
    Agreed on subject, with effort this piece tells an evocative story.

    Stay safe

    Mike
  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Neil thanks buddy :)
    I'm keen to catch up weekend 21-22 Sep in Auckland to share modelling & family news if you can make it.
    I'll be doing some painting demos to encourage others to give figures ago.

    How does this sound?

    Mike
  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Thanks! Weathering is a challenge, was worried I'd gone over top on this, maybe, maybe not ;-)
    Would have like to have added wound, blood from ears or mouth but thought better if it for boxart.
    Tried to give Casualty a pallid complexion to hint at his discomfort. Less is more?

    Can't wait to share time with you again Les at Armistice Day, make sure you bring some of your latest work too :)

    Mike
  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    It is just your cuppa Kreston - you know what you're doing in this era well & truly.

    Patience will yield the result you're after ;-)

    Mike
  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Agree Pedro on Andy's ability to suggest movement, weight etc.
    Thanks for posting & pleasing to hear B&W shot worked.

    Stay safe

    Mike
  9. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Zeno grateful for your comments.
    Picture is the story on this one thanks to Andy.

    Mike
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Ta Colin!

    You're on it with Andy capturing these small touches that help give this an authenticity with a faithful representation of the iconic image.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  11. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mike
    Love the way the wounded soldier has a slight bluish tinge to his flesh, poor bugga is in a bad way. Also like how you have given them a real young look, as were most of the boys who joined up back then. Brilliant work
    Ben
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  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Perfect work all around.
    Weathering is just perfect. Not to much not to less.

    Marc
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  13. John Belcher A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Great Work Mike, looking forward to see it and more of your work at QMHE 2013 this week end.

    Regards,John:)
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  14. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Wonderful work Mike , looking forward to catching up and seeing this one this weekend
    Cheers
    Al
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  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Good to hear the "bluish" tinge comes through Ben.
    Andy did the business on the young faces, I just splashed the paint around this.
    You gonna be in Brissie this weekend or over in Perth?

    Be good to meet.

    Mike
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Can't wait to see you again Al & hoping I'll have a special "guest" for you to meet ;-)

    Also know this duo has special significance to you to mate.

    See you soon,

    Mike
  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Marc pleased to hear you think the weathering works.

    Stay safe mate & good work on your latest project too :)
  18. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great, Great, Great Piece - Both sculpting and painting! This one should have been done years ago!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  19. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello All,
    Mike has done a great job of expressing these two,I just supplied the canvas so to speak.It was an enjoyable project all round.
    Cheers
    Andy
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  20. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Yeah , I will be around on the 22nd , is there a show on ?

    Neil
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