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WIP Mike's Gallipoli NZ Native & MR Vignette

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi all,

    This is a slow burning project that I'm beginning to start putting paint on this weekend in readiness for ANZAC Day on 25 April.

    It is also part of up-skilling myself in readiness for a once in a lifetime experience next year.

    I have won two places at Centennial memorial services in Gallipoli 2015.
    http://www.gallipoli2015.govt.nz/
    This is an incredible honour, especially as just learnt one of my Great Uncles served there for a short time while another was deployed to the forward staging area ready for the operation.
    Both served in NZ Mounted Rifles Wellington Regiment.

    So here's the project:

    ANZACs @ Gallipoli Vignette continues with more Tommys War conversions.

    NZ Native Contingent Officer directs a young Maori soldier upon arrival on shore early July 1915.
    Looking on a veteran Wellington NZMR Trooper.
    His unit was based directly beside "No1. Maori Pa". — in Gallipoli, Turkey.

    NZNative00.jpg NZNative01.jpg
    NZMRGallipoli.jpg
    NZGallipoliVignette.jpg
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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Should be good Mike.(y)
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  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Bloody ripper Mike
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Carl, long way to go yet...

    Tony, mate your faith in project is welcome :)
  5. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Should be great stuff, Mike!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  6. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    this will be a nice vignette, you'll get all easter to spend inside working on it since the weather outside is a bit stink, also congrats on the ballot.

    cheers zane
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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very clever and release quality.

    Colin
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  8. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike, looking good (y), looking forward to follow this one mate. Have a Great Easter:)

    Best regards,John
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  9. swralph A Fixture

    Nice figures for this
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  10. Kreston Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work, Mike. Who makes the white metal hats you are using?
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  11. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Mike these are superb ,with the quality of first ww1 figures coming out really am starting to put Money to on side to have a splurge lol love officer sort saying to the poor digger"off you go old chap I will be along shortly " .
    Great news about your trip in 2015 that will be one hell of a trip I am sure I know Jimbo has been and said it was a very surreal experience .
    Cheers Chris
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  12. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    The figures look beaut, Mike. This will make a superb vignette.
    Looking forward to seeing more.
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work Mike,I'm looking forward to seeing them painted
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  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great to see this small conversion.

    marc
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  15. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Brilliant Mike! Love the conversions. Could I ask you what heads you used, as they look quite natural, and I was hoping to do a fairly ambitious conversion of Tommy's War figures myself.
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  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Kreston, hats are reworked Scale Link one.
    Bit of a mission to lop of heads & grind them out but worth effort to show variation of dress.

    Great service still from Scale Link.

    Stay safe
    Mike
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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Glen, heads are Roger Saunders 54mm one from his Hornet range.
    Reworked carefully features to attempt to capture Maori look on two of them.

    Each chosen for expression & how they worked with Niño's Tommy's figures.

    Helpful
    Mike
  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks guys early morning & a beautiful Good Friday morning so off to start painting these little guys.
    Put finishing to he's on Maori private last night so all set to go.
    Officer may require a bit more work but have two ready to roll, so look forward to painting them up.

    Got a small stack of 303 ammo cases to go with trooper as he's been sent over to help new lads settle in :)

    Stay safe & Easter regards to all,

    Mike
  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you Taff, will certainly be a once in lifetime event & experience.
    Going with my youngest son who is keen to learn about his history.
    He's same age as lads that went there, so helps put things in context to.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  20. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike, great idea and using the Tommy's War figs you cant go wrong, will be a cracking wee vignette.
    Also congrats on ballot win, it will be an experience never to forget. happy Easter mate
    Cheers Les
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