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Mike's Hartmann for Wings Cockpit

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  2. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Very nice paintjob. The facial likeness is not very close to the boyish look of Erich Hartmann IMHO.

    E. Hartmann.png Erich_Hartmann-3a.jpg E. Hartmann 3.jpg

    According to the facebook page link in your post the sculptor is Benoit Cauchies. Do you have information about the prices and where these figures can be ordered from?

    Cheers, Martin
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  3. Adrien Campbell Active Member

    Mike - excellent work as usual. Particularly like the face work on a fair skinned chap; great blending!

    I have several of these pilot figures (WW1 and WW2) and they are all really excellent. The ones sculpted by Nino are the best. I have ordered directly from David Allen - great service. This is the e-mail I last used:

    davidallen_afbs@hotmail.com

    Regards,

    Adrien
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Understand your point Martin, ref likeness it could be more about my painting than Benoit's sculpt ;)
    As Adrien mentioned contact David Allen, Wings Cockpit owner directly on davidallen_afbs@hotmail.com
    He will help you for sure.

    Thanks for taking time to post, Erich Hartmann is an inspirational fighter pilot without doubt.

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

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    New_Zealand
    Good to hear your thoughts Adrien, thanks.
    Benoit's figures are finely crafted so definitely worth checking out.
    Nino's too are super little characters.

    Also grateful to you for adding further contact info for David :)

    Stay safe,
    Mike
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  6. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Mike,
    Very nicely done
    Cheers
    John
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  7. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The detail you've managed to paint on a 1/32nd scale face is excellent.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  8. Andrew Perren PlanetFigure Supporter

    Just love it. Great detail work.
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  9. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Double thanks to double Andrews
    Nice to be back on pilots but look forward to more WW1 soon too
  10. Nemo Member

    Admire your paintwork very much.
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thank you Nemo & welcome to the Planet :)

    Check out my vBench - click on my name to left & view profile.
    From here you can see some of my other figures.

    Feel free to ask any questions you may have, will do best to answer.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  12. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Mike IMHO you are too humble about your painting skills. I like the way you supported the facial features with your paintstyle.
    The pictures of the original master might show what I mean and serve as another proof for your great painting abilities. Of course they are as well a proof for the good quality B. Cauchies is able to deliver but I guess likeness in this scale is not easy to acchieve.
    Hartmann WCF.jpg

    Thanks for the contact info to get these very nice figures. E. Hartmann was quite a character - due to his unwillingness to be political correct he is unfortunately over here in Germany not in the way remembered he deserves.

    Cheers mate!
    Martin
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  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Martin,

    Too kind mate!

    I'm working on another German Flying icon, father of air tactics - Oswald Boelcke
    Benoit sculpting on the likeness is incredible in a small 1/32
    If I can do half as well as his sculpting I'll be happy.
    More soon...

    Ref Erich Hartmann, I'm guessing surviving after shooting down 351 planes by the time you are 25 meant he was never, ever goin to be someone that let others tell him what to do.
    I'd say that experience was hard to forget sadly.

    Stay safe,
    Mike

    https://www.facebook.com/WingsCockp...530424862056/1467708606877571/?type=3&theater
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  14. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

  15. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Well done Mike! Recognize your signature style on this little project. I especially like the way you handled Bubi's leather jacket and boots.

    Joe
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  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Happy 2016 to you & your family Joe.
    Thanks as always. I do enjoy exploring how to better represent leathers.
    Working on article with latest project on this subject.
    This will be helpful in reflecting on how to go about painting these.

    Attached photos on dark background for consideration.
    Originally intended to use this but had to overexpose it so leathers look more brown than they actually are.

    Stay safe,
    Mike


    image.jpeg
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  17. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

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    New_Zealand
    Nice brushwork Mike . Nice leather and textured look to the blues . Always love to see these little pilots painted up .
    happy New Year Mate !

    Neil
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Neil,

    Happy 2016 mate!
    Missed you, neat to hear from you again.

    Thanks mate working on a couple more WW1 pilots at mo
    More soon,

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi mike,I seem to have fallen behind with this one,lovely work and so much detail,great work mate (y)
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  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    "Fallen behind" - not at all mate with the projects you have on the go.
    Happy 2016!
    Thanks & keep those creative juices flowing.

    Stay safe,
    Mike

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