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WIP Mike's WW1 NZRB Lewis Gunner Bust in 1\6th

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi guys,

    Another big project on the go.
    This time a New Zealand Rifle Battalion Lewis Gunner c. 1917-18.
    First face photo, still early days - note hair unpainted & toothpick is temporary cigarette.

    What do you reckon so far?

    Thanks in advance,

    Mike

    Charlie02.jpg
  2. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Mike,
    That is hyper realistic.Great stuff.
    Andy
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  3. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Awesome Mike!

    Carl
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  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Where did you take that picture ;)
    Stunning realistic paintwork.


    marc
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Bloody well painted Mike.
    So realistic face it's fightening.
    Great work mate.
    Keith
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  6. Rompy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Good ! Excellent !
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.
  7. storm_zh Well-Known Member

    Country:
    China
    Super realistic!
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.
  8. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb, the eyes are amazing!
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.
  9. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice work Mike, love the stubble, must be a good feeling being able to take a close-up photo and have it still look realistic(something I can't quite do yet).

    Cheers Zane
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  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautiful Mike, Is this another Naked Army Bust? Love the way you have given him a realistic skin tone, quite blotchy when you look closely
    Ben
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  11. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    As said on FB, awesome work mate, more pics please as you progress.
    Your work keeps raising the bar, and inspires me no end.
    Well done.
    Les
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  12. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Phenomenal detail, Mike. I love the cuts and grazes on his face.
    Nice job, mate (y)
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  13. swralph A Fixture

  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Yep Ben, he's a conversion of Naked Army's Aussie Lewis Gunner.
    Thanks mate for comments on skin tone, definitely trying to get blotchy & realistic effect to a young guy that has been through a tough scrape as Passchendaele sadly was.

    Stay safe
    Mike
  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Andy, glad you like how it's progressing mate.
    Well done on your trooper too bet you're happy with John's paintwork.

    Stay safe
    Mike
  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    An honour to have your comments Carl.
    I have one of your WW1 busts tucked away to use for another Kiwi project one day.

    Stay safe
    Mike
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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Marc, quick shot with my camera in home study ;-)
    But know you didn't mean that I think - thanks mate for your support.

    Mike
  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Keith for taking time to post your thoughts,
    Mike

    Thanks to each one of you guys, always nice to get supportive comments.

    Hi Graham pleasing to hear the eyes work for you, never to sure if these look right.

    Thanks Nick, want him to look like he's been in a rough 3 days early October 1917.
    Just a few to indicate it wasn't good without overdoing it.

    Stay safe everyone,

    Mike
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Always welcome your support Les buddy :)
    Neat to hear you think this one has started well too.

    Will do best to add a few more shots as he goes.
    Others may find Step by Step of interest.

    Sleep tight, bed time now ;-)
    Mike
  20. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Is he blinking, Mike?
    Absolutely stunning! Will follow with great interest!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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