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Mike's Wings Mighty 8th Pilot

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    tiberius57, Pilgrim_uk, offo and 2 others like this.
  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    And a couple of attempts at creativity ;-)

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  3. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    good stuff, like the creativity shots...
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  4. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Mike.
    Gordon
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  5. swralph A Fixture

    Nice painting
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Malc & Gordon for taking the time to post.
    A new subject this guy, so enjoyed trying to capture something different with him.

    Stay safe
    Mike
  7. Pilgrim_uk Active Member

    Always a fan of Wings figures. Top notch paintjob for a top notch figure.

    Whats with the cloud effect on the goggles at different angles?
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  8. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very inspiring work Mike! Excellent painting!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  9. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent painting. The figure has a bit of a sci-fi look about him.

    - Steve
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for posting.
    Yep & know what you mean "Sci-Fi" thought he looked like something out of Robocop :)
    This was armour which increased likelihood of survival by ~40% so not only looked out there but was also effective.

    Stay safe
    Mike
  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you to both of you Mr Ralph & Zeno.
    An enjoyable project that offered chance to do some research into interesting period.
    Recommend checking out latest Spielberg mini series on these guys


    Gives a real feel for why the armour was necessary, plus a parachute!

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

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi "Pilgrim" (feel like Clint ;-)

    Thanks for comments.
    Ref "cloud effect" just tried to capture a grey day reflection in the lens.
    Not sure it came off, maybe more luck next time.

    Stay safe
    Mike
  13. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Great stuff Mike. Excellent piece of painting(y) Great photos too!(y)

    Regards,John
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  14. bwildfong Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    Top hole Mike - looks great!

    Brian
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  15. amcairns A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike,
    Great paint work.
    Andy
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  16. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Mike,
    Looks good and definitely different.
    Cheers
    John
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  17. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

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    New_Zealand
    Cool looking figure , nice
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  18. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Another great piece Mike, You and John have these wee fellows well and truly covered.
    well done mate.
    Les
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks John, you're my inspiration on photos still, so particular grateful for your feedback on this.

    Stay safe
    Mike
  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Thanks too Les. Yes we are both enjoying the opportunity David has provided us.

    Stay safe
    Mike

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