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Mike's Maori Pioneer Tommy's Conversion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
  2. taff edwards A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi mate
    Love the tones and the texture beautiful art work , looks like a lovely piece to paint from the step by step more please
    Cheers Chris
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  3. Chris Ribchester PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    First class paint job, and good looking khaki colour.

    Chris
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Tip Top painting, bloody good conversion. Superb Khaki.
    Regards
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Boring ...I think not as Bob said


    No more to say

    Nap
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  6. fabrizio19691969 PlanetFigure Supporter

  7. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    Great texture effects on the uniform and equipment!
  8. NickM Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    The character and textures on this little bloke are amazing.
    Love it, mate - keep those ANZACs coming!
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  9. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Almost as if one were looking at a photo of the real thing
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  10. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great stuff Mike.
    Gordon
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  11. Oda A Fixture

    This a marvellous piece of modelling work.

    Oda.
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  12. alamac Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Mate
    Superb painting and texture Mike
    Cheers
    Al
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  13. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    If that's your idea of boring Mike, please feel free to bore me to death.

    I love it mate, such wonderful precision with the details and texturing.
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    First up thanks everyone for taking a moment to express your thoughts, each one is valued.

    Chris, yep neat little fellow & plan is I will continue to add to SBS as I close in on last one of the guys in this small vignette.
    Hi Bob & Chris2 did try to vary every item of Khaki & buff on this little guy.
    Thought it was important to show the variety of these as many photos show they weren't as "uniform" as we think.
    Will add a note or two on this over on SBS to help share thinking there OK.
    Nap, Fabrizio, Rich, Nick - continuing to refine an approach to textures that look "right", not too overscale in appearance.
    Particular cherish this comment Matt as it is what I'm trying to achieve with each new project.
    too my ANZAC brothers - Al, Tony & Nick.
    Expect many more of our forebears, got a whole shelf of these to do yet, with only the odd punctuation for commissions - pilots or other WW1 characters. Will continue to push for balance between art & historical authenticity, something I know we each care about.

    Stay safe everyone,
    Mike
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  15. Andy007 Member

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    New_Zealand
    Superb stuff Mike, the textures are outstanding!
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  16. brian A Fixture

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    Scotland
    There's not much else i can add that hasn't been already said,but a brilliant .realistic paint job
    Mike
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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Andy & Brian, good to hear from you both guys.
    Pleasing to hear this little guys looks OK to you.
    Thank you for posting your thoughts :)
  18. Andre Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike, that is fantastic!!! I still have my service issue tin mug, looks exactly the same as you have painted here......including the chips in the enamel paint!!!!!
    Cant wait to see the next ANZAC figure your painting :)

    Slainte,

    Andy, NZ Sots, RNZAC-ex
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Andy,

    Good to hear from an ex-Tankie, got some More NZMR busts & figures to do in coming months mate.
    Thanks for kind words & yep,was trying to get that "chipped mug" effect.

    Done quite a few ANZACs now. Not sure if you've seen the, in my vBench - just click on my profile avatar to link to my Profile Page.
    Or call by Facebook if you are over there sometime http://www.facebook.com/michaeljbutlerNZ

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  20. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Mike:
    Excellent work on a small piece. Love your eye to detail....stained inner surface of the tea mug(y)
    Paul
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