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Mike's Maori Scout From AC Models

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  2. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    The unmistakeable Butler style.......absolutely top notch work Mike hope to see this in Brissy this year.
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  3. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Outstanding Mike. The textures are beautifully done, leather being particularly fine.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Yep we'll be there thanks Jimmy, looking forward to catching up with you all again.
  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Derek, Andy has sculpted some good texturing on leather & only requires painter to colour it up.

    Mike
  6. amcairns A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike,
    You,ve really brought him to life.Excellent work.
    Cheers
    Andy
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  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Andy glad you like him & appreciate your faith in me painting box art.

    Look forward to next project.

    Mike
  9. Mariobusta A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Nice attention to detail as usual Mike , pretty impressed that you managed to paint that engrave moku so well .

    Neil
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Ta mate!
    Ta moko was a challenge.

    Will try to do some lighter photos later, these ones are probably a bit "moody"

    Mike
  11. Mariobusta A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    The photos look really good ,you will have to give me some advice , cause my ones always look like crap !
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  12. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike, nice painting. as on FB cant help notice the grip on rifle butt, he would need to have hand cupped under bottom for realistic pose, only a model I know but I just get drawn to it.
    great brush work all the same.
    Les
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  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Got great advice from John Belcher, just used this in a light tent at night.
    (1) put camera on Manual settings
    (2) adjust FStop to get best light - lower the better.
    (3) adjust Depth of Field depending on depth of focus you want

    These photos FStop setting was 1.3, will try in light tent in daylight to get to 0.8 as per Maori Sergeant.
    Depth of field was 5
    Two daylight coil bulbs pointed up into light tent - picked tent (60cm) up on TradeMe for $40

    Now I'm sure we'll get some more expertise here to help too.

    Keep practicing mate & hope this helps a bit.

    Mike

    PS I can bring my photo kit with me & have a play when I visit perhaps
  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Know now what you mean about cupping hand Les, agreed though it is wedged close to cartridge pouch & cradles quite well on arm. Haven't handled a Snider so don't know where point of balance is so will defer to your expertise on this.

    Mike
  15. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very Beautifull!

    Regards
    Pedro
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  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Superb brushwork mike, I keep looking at the facial tattoo, is extremely well done :happy:
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  17. Don Well-Known Member

    Superb work Mike, the moko looks wonderful, I think the best I have seen. Love the work you have done on his rifle stock, just comes alive but what is the hat type thing above the hammer?
    Wonderful work with the various textures.
    Just superb.

    Don
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you Don for kind comment.

    "Hat type thing" is old, battered British cartridge box.

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

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you Don for kind comment.

    "Hat type thing" is old, battered British cartridge box.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  20. Mark S Guest

    Excellent result, Mike.Beautifully rendered textures and great face and the eyes are superb.
    I hope to see it in Brisbane this year.
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