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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi all,

    Break from big guy & now working on another little fellow.
    I'm partnering up with John Belcher again to do another double act boxart on this one.
    So next photos will be our joint interpretations.

    In the meantime, here's my take on his face.
    If you're at Euro recommend you check out this one as well as Benoit Cauchies's Frenchman.
    Both come with head options and easily neat stand alone WW1 figures.

    What do you reckon?

    Mike

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  2. swralph A Fixture

    Nicely painted face.
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  3. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Only one word comes to mind when I saw the images: WOW :woot: !
    Kudos on the Fantastic paintwork, my friend (y)(y)(y)(y)(y).
    Cheers!
    Kenneth.
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice paint work Mike,I'll have a look at euro
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  5. Adrien Campbell Active Member

    I really like your style, superbly artistic and real.

    Regards,

    Adrien
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  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done.
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  7. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,

    I have been looking at a lot of painted figures lately. This face is exceptional - in comparison. I cannot put my finger on it exactly, but the look of your face is more "integrated" than most all the others. Yes, an ambiguous term, I know. But yours looks more like a continuous tonal pastiche rather than a bunch of patches of different tones juxtaposed with one another.

    Yeah, I know - that sounds like blending. But there is more to it than that. However, words are inadequate to explain it.

    The word superb comes to mind..... Superb! :wideyed::woot:(y)
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  8. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    As I said on FB Mike...lol
    awesome work.
    Cheers Les
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  9. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Have to agree with everything Bonehead said ,Mike . I like the way you have developed your own style and are not afraid of experimenting . Always know your work when I see it .Look forward to seeing more .

    Cheers
    Neil
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I reckon it's bloody great Mike.
    Well done you.
    Cheers
    Keith
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi guys, grateful to you for taking the time to comment :)
    Stay safe
    Mike
  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Good to hear form you Les, nice to see your post here.
    Go the ABs!

    Hey Keith thanks mate!
    Neat comment :)
  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Neil do appreciate your support & yep every figure is a new learning challenge with a new technique or two to try out. Never quote sure of things have worked out so comments here are critical to my journey.

    Thanks mate
    Mike
  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Ta! Smudge ;-)
    You won't be disappointed mate!

    Stay safe

    Mike
  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Good to hear you like him Kenneth & thank you for the post :)

    Stay safe
    Mike
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike,

    Humbling...
    And embarrassing ;-)
    When first saw you'd posted I thought for a second "Oh No, here we go again" :)

    Then reading your comments I admit to being taken back.
    Pleased to hear you like what you see, still feel it maybe more about my improving photography than painting.

    Will be interested to see what folk think when they see him & other figures in flesh.
    Hope to one day also have another opportunity to share with you too.

    Thanks so much mate for your kind words!

    Stay safe

    Mike
  17. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Mike,

    I apologize for putting the fear of my wrath into you! That was never my intent. Honestly, I figured once i pointed out the neck trouble, you would have no trouble putting it right. It was a pretty simple job really. But i forgot that you are not a sculptor. I never wanted to make your life difficult. One of the reasons i mentioned it at all is because the fix was quite simple and I could have put it right in a half hour or so. It took much, much longer to explain than it would have been to actually do it.

    Sorry, my bad!

    This is just another one of your great paint jobs. Keep up the good work!

    Cheers!!

    Mike
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  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Another lifelike paintjob.

    Marc
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    No harm done at all mate :)
    It was a wonderful learning experience for me, which I couldn't have asked more from.
    Your coaching & advice have translated across to my approach to these little guys where anatomy is just as necessary to connect with what you are trying to depict with paint.

    Value adding always Mike!
  20. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Geez Mike, I swear you have a knack for wielding them brushes and slinging paint! I know, that's quite the opposite to your method of meticulously mixing your colors, loading your brush, then ever so delicately placing a tiny drop of color with precision and calculated forethought, all the while listening to classical music and occasionally taking a sip of brandy! Well, that's the picture I've got anyway :D!

    Joe
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