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Mike's ModelCellar LewisGunner 1/9 by Carl Reid

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Absolutely fantastic painting. The range of tones is amazing and how all blends to create the mood is outstanding.
    Mike, THANKS a lot for your art!
    Cheers,
    Zeno :)
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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    A closing set of photos for here.
    Now onto smaller figures.
    How's "O'Flaherty" look?
    -MjB

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  3. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    A lot of work and a lot of talent and a super job; a real Model (C)seller.

    Wayne
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  4. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Mike,

    Outstanding! ...utterly AMAZING!! You have out done yourself =)).

    Paul
    www.ModelCellar.com
  5. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    stunning work, simply stunning
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  6. Barrie Harris Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    What can one add to all the above .
    Fab ,Great Painting ,Out Standing , the list just go' s on and on .
    Well Done ,all round winner.

    Barrie(Newbee)
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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Steve & Barrie for acknowledgement on this fellow.
    He was special chance to acknowledge part of my family's history.
    I miss these large scale projects so may find time to return to try doing another signature piece next year.
    Ta! Wayne - overdue thank you for commenting too.
    Trust this little guy gets good support for Model Cellar too Paul :)
    - Mike
  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi mike
    This is such a beautifully painted piece,I love the way you've handled the different textures of clothing and equipment,I'd say it's one of your best mike,and a lovely presentation as well,well done
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  9. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Kind comments Brian as this variation is what I'm always striving for, as well as lifting overall presentation.
    Great admirer of your dioramic flair with bust. Keen to have a go at this one day perhaps.
    -Mike
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  10. misfit151 A Fixture

    That's a first class paint job Mike ....terrific(y)......Mike
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  11. Michael Scarborough Member

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    United-States
    Back on board and catching up here......fantastic figure, Mike-san! I'm starting on same and will follow your lead, if I may.

    Cheers from NYC,
    Michael
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Me too ...head bowed ..it looks fantastic

    Nap
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  13. grasshopper Guest

    Country:
    Canada
    Amongst your best...which is pretty much best of the best...
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Sorry Misfit - missed your post on this thread. Thanks for commenting.
    Yes you use thin layers for acrylics.
    To keep these in control I was using W&N Blending medium, but now prefer Vallejo Medium which has a more milky appearance & helps keep flow manageable. This thins as well so tend not to use filtered water apart from cleaning brush. Highly recommend AK Interactive Brit WW1 as guarantee flat finish.
    Any further question mate?
    Thanks Hop & Nap - appreciate support.
    I haven’t painted any big fellows since this.
    Have a special project boiling & hope to get in to it before year’s end.
    MikeNZ
  15. Michael Scarborough Member

    Country:
    United-States
    OK, Mike, as you know, I'm a WWI airplane guy. On the few figures I've done, I've only used oils and enamels, so thanks for these tips on transitioning to acrylics.

    Thin layers….got it.....appreciate the guidance....

    FORWARD!

    Cheers from NYC,
    Michael
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  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Outstanding work Mike, superb painting and one of the best.
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  17. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    That's the Lewis Gun bust that I had referred to on a recent thread regarding the Youngs bust that only has a small section of the gun and that would be an outstanding bit of painting with the weathering placing this guy right onto the battlefields.
    TERRY
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  18. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superbly painted and weathered. He looks suitably knackered.

    Mike
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