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Mike's WW1 Kiwi for Andy's Trench

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

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Second collaboration with renown Trench builder Andy Belsey.
    Based on one of Darren's 1/32 Tommy's War sculpts by Nino Pizzichemi.
    Feedback comments always welcome
    -Mike


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  2. Dr Bison Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Your paintwork is absolutely fantastic, flawless. The half-shaved face is a great idea. Thanks for showing this little gem.
    Karl
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic Mike, really superb painting, spot on.
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Karl & Bob for supportive comments.
    This is very much a Work In Progress & I use photos to correct flaws as well as give me a sense of how this is coming together.
    -Mike
  5. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!
    We find all the British spirit, just to look at this face, we immediately put the character in his universe!
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  6. PropBlast Active Member

    Lovely! I love WW1 stuff like this showing some of the everyday routines in the trenches.
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  7. PropBlast Active Member

    Will this be a general release figure?
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  8. khollar Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Lovely work, Mike. This is very nicely done!
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  9. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    beautiful done

    mobo
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  10. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Super work; the half shaved face is such a great idea and it looks perfect too.
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Sorry mate!
    This is a conversion by Andy from already available Tommy's War figure.
    Original was artillery loader TW32-019 I think.
    -Mike
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  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    As always amazing work and very inspirationel

    Marc
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  13. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
    The only downer is that the rest of my figures will look like a pile of poo against him!
    Andy
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  14. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    If I've said it before I'll say it again, your work looks like fine art that most would find on the wall in a gallery.

    Joe
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  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Rigaud, "Prop", Kurt, Marc & Mobo.
    Nice to hear from each of you, thanks for commenting here.
    That is good to hear shaving cream effect works for you Michael. Thanks!
    This will be reinforced by small tools Andy has sculpted.
    Especially pleased you're happy with early stages Andy mate. More to come as I dig into all the extra bit too.
    Again too kind Joe, you know how small he is mate so you'd be hard pressed to see him in a gallery ;-)
    -Mike
  16. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very Cool Mike!
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  17. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Awesome painting Mike. A welcome change to see soldiers in the field doing ablutions.
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  18. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Here's the figure and equipment that Mike's got. As he said he's a converted Tommy's War figure, so the work of Nino Pizzachemi. I just altered his limbs to have him seated and shaving, rather than carrying an artillery round.
    The equipment is a mixture of scratch-built stuff and Tommy's castings. I sculpted the jacket.

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    Webbing made from lead foil and copper wire, with Tommy's satchel and water bottle. The bayonet and entrenching handle are some styrene bits with lead details.
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    Billy can and holdall made from aluminium and lead foil, plus copper wire and a mixture of Historex cutlery and scratch-built knife, brushes and shaving equipment.
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    Mike is painting him as a Kiwi, so I sculpted a Lemon Squeezer for him. It will sit on the ground or hang somewhere (Its hollow). He'll hold the cut throat and have the Billy on his lap.
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  19. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Here's the guy in the home he'll live in eventually - an improved shellhole. He's stuck here until nightfall, so everything has to be done in the hole. Notice he even has an 'en suite' behind him!
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  20. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice idea and execution.
    Cheers
    John
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