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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
    Here's couple of my prime references & inspirations:
    1. ANZAC VC legend - Capt Alfred Shout shaving pre Gallipoli
    2. Kiwis 'enjoying' wash duties

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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Mike, John & Tony - this is long overdue collaboration I offered Andy earlier, so pleased it is begun.
    Really looking forward to painting all the supporting odds & ends Andy has made to support this guy too.
    -Mike
  3. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Phenomenal - painting, story, atmosphere... very inspiring (y)
    Phil
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  4. Anzac1915 Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Really great idea Mike - look forward to seeing this when its complete
    Greg
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  5. Dr Bison Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Very nice to see two great artists collaborating on this project. I admire both Mike's and Andy's works.
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks John, DocBison & Greg.
    Always nice getting comments, also happy to take questions if any?

    Making progress on Andy's little guy.
    Plenty to go and enjoying it!
    -Mike

    P.S. Scrappy iPhone photo only ;-)

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  7. Scotty Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    What a cracking wee scene, Mike I'm disappointed you haven't done an inscription on the wedding ring though. ;) The sculpting and converting Andy has done is fantastic, keep 'em coming guys, pure class.
    Scotty.
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  8. Dr Bison Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    I'm sure Mike did the inscription - but on the inside, of course ...
  9. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    So exciting to see Mike's magic going onto him! He's coming alive! Loving all the little details like a ring on his finger and the way the shaving soap fades out - those 'Mike' details that appear when you look closer! Look closer at my painting and it gets embarrasing! Not so with Mr Butler!
    Andy
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Darn knew I'd forgotten something Scotty!!
    Thanks mate!
    Doc - top idea!
    Now how do I get that ring off his finger?
    Andy, decided to leave shirt cleanish, after removing muddy jacket ;-)
    Now onto braces & puttees.
    -Mike
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nudging forward & focus on finding flaws in the detail.
    Corrections?
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mike

    Simply amazing work ......... love the half shaved .....as for the webbing .......beautiful modelling , hard to believe it's not a larger scale .

    Both the trench from Andrew and the figure works so very right

    Following

    Nap
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  13. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike, You never cease to delight!! My mind is boggled again!!
    Andy
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Nap! Cannot wait to see him in his hole
    Sorry Andy, need to take a break for couple of weeks.
    Have a pressing project to finish.
    Not far to go, so back soon.
    -Mike

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  15. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    No worries Mike! I’m on holiday and there’s no hurry anyway. Come back, when you can, with fresh energy for him. Don’t let him become a task. I want you to enjoy painting him!
    Andy
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  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Well he's done now Andy!
    Took bit longer than I'd like with life & other projects interrupting his journey.
    Here's young 'Percy Munn' for you & fellow Planeteers to consider.
    Thoughts, feedback anyone?
    - Mike

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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  18. grasshopper A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Your textures simply are the most lifelike I’ve seen
  19. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    SO GOOD to have my conversions and creations treated with Mike's magic paintwork!!! Fantastic work - a delight for the eyes!
    Andy
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  20. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That is an amazing bit of work Mike
    Steve
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