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Mike's Red Baron's Last Flight by Aviattic

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Just finished this up guys and will add more photos later.
    In meantime portrait shots.
    What do you all think?

    Aviattic 1/32 (54mm)
    Sculpted by Nino Pizzichemi
    From Concept by Richard Andrews
    More info here: https://www.aviattic.co.uk/legends.html

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  2. Dr Bison Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Mike,
    I love both versions! (And that fairly rustic cold weather gear on the Freiherr is a nice touch.) Outstanding painting of a marvellous model.

    What always blows my mind is that even blown up to the size of a 1/5 scale figure the pinting on your your 54mms is absolutely flawless.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    Cheers
    Karl
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  3. grasshopper A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    It looks like them..so many renditions of personalities however well finished don’t look like the individual. These do..with an injection of personality that sure works bearing in mind the tiny size.
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Karl, he was a challenging and fun to paint.
    Like you I too like the Rustic outfit he's wearing.
    Got rabbit & reindeer fur - anything to stay warm.
    Original photos Richard based these on show this clothing combination well.
    Mike


    Neat to hear from you Grass And pleasing to hear you think he looks like Manfred. Thank you.
    Always trying to capture a personality in my figures and especially hard when it a recognisable figure.
    Original photos were particularly helpful in doing this.
    -Mike

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  5. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
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    Tell you what.

    They look miraculous enlarged, I don't know how many times in those pics. So there is no doubt in my mind that they look damn good up front and personal:wideyed::D(y)!

    Joe
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Always appreciated Joe!
    Here's another more normal shot of full version - Option 1
    - Mike


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  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    IMpressive work on both

    Marc
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  8. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    You know the paint work is spot on when a figure is blown up to this extent... amazing work.. How about a step by step.. :)

    Warren.
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  9. grasshopper A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    There is some good explanatory stuff in Mikes articles in Mr Black pubs. With WNW doing Camels, and hopefully a tripe...could be pretty interesting.
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks as always Marc for adding a note.

    Warren - Unfortunately was time restricted so didn't have opportunity to take In Progress shots.
    I've shared lots of Step by Steps here & in my articles in number of publications.
    I've got a folder on my Facebook page detailing each of these.
    Trust some of these will help to share my thinking.
    Happy to answer specific questions.
    -Mike
    Appreciate support Grasshopper mate!

    Everyone - Here's final photos of Option 2.
    Which option do you prefer?

    -Mike


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  11. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Your work is always a pleasure to see Mike!
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Andy - time to finish our little project before Christmas mate.

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  13. grasshopper A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Door number one for me..but kinda hard with such large photos...
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike

    It's wonderful artwork really hard to believe the scale !!

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  15. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The detail you manage to paint on 1/32nd scale figures never ceases to amaze me.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful job (on 54 mm no less!).

    Simply amazing,
    Ken
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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Not sure how to make smaller photos mate, maybe if I add as thumbnail.
    Always opted for this option when uploading to save click through on thumbnail- not working?
    Kind to hear your thoughts Nap, Andrew & Ken.
    Try to make most of detail despite the scale, though sometimes maybe too small to appreciate without photos.
    -Mike
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