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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 Francisco, thank you we for your encouragement.
    Hope our finished Charlie meets the standard your expressing :)

    Stay safe,

    Mike
  2. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Congrats Mike, my son marries the end of the month. Good to hear all went well with the move. Hope you get the model bunker up and running mue pronto, or as practicable as possible, first things first as the Mrs. says.

    Cheers, Ski.
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  3. m@rp Active Member

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    Belgium
    Wow what to say
    The face is highly realistic

    Pascal
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Wedding went well & now just enjoying some days off, before trip home next week Ski.
    Plan to break out brushes, so can continue bringing Charlie to life next weekend.
    Hope to have more photos to share by Xmas time.

    Trust you have wonderful festive season nuptials with son & rest of family mate.

    Hi Pascal
    Good to see your comment here thank you.
    Mike
  5. Stephan PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    I always like to spot on a workbench, what is there going on...
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks for post Stephan, but sorry I don't understand what you mean.
    I'm planning to restart this project later this week.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  7. Stephan PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    hm my english is not the best, I like to see whatelse going on around your figure...:p
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  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Another haunting & inspiring short movie just watched:

    "Coward" by McCann brothers
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  9. Funky50 Guest

    Just watched this ......twice....really sad what they did to those poor buggers....Thanks for posting Mike.....Kevin
  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Charlie continues to unfold.
    Progress since returning to this project over the last week.

    More or less finished his front.
    Unless you or someone spots some necessary corrections ;-)

    Thoughts always welcome though.

    Happy 2015 to every Planeteer from a sunny downunder :)

    Charlie07B.jpg

    Charlie07A.jpg

    Charlie07C.jpg

    Charlie07D.jpg
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  11. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks superb Mike only tiny thing and it might be the pics (Lord knows I am not one to pick holes with photos :D) is maybe a darker coloured wash on the revolver lanyard ? it looks to be one colour
    Steve
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks & good call Steve, exactly what I wanted to hear :)
    More work required, I'm right on it!
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    This is also look as the real stuff.
    Amazing lifelike painting.

    Marc
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  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Mike

    This is an epic project with an insane level of detail and unbelievable degree of realism.
    My only suggestion is to look at making the brass work a little brighter, especially where the brass would be rubbed frequently.
    It's only a minor point as frankly I think it's as close to perfect.
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  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Tony,

    Thanks mate! Always value your comments.
    Good point on brass. I do tend to keep this quite dull to avoid parade yard look.
    Though can see point of showing wear & rubbing in use too.
    Have to see how I go on this.
    Dome brass buttons for pistol, gasmask haversack & ammo pouch are all brighter than webbing in reality.
    Used a little Jo Sonja Pearl White mixed with Vallejo Brass & Sepia wash to show this, plus glazed with Satin.
    Will have a crack now with some more of this.

    Stay safe & may 2015 bring more of your wonderful projects to life.

    Mike
  16. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Geez!

    Mike you don't skimp over anything.

    Every portion, every segment, every detail gets an equal share of meticulous attention towards realism. Gosh a mighty what a lovely looking piece, and it ain't even done yet!

    Jo Sonja Pear White huh? I'm saving that one!

    Joe
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  17. El Tché Well-Known Member

    Respect !! :wtf:
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    On Ya Mate! (Kiwi expression for "thank you")

    Can always rely on your enthusiasm to to cheer me up Joe :)
    Just did tidy ups on brass & lanyard as recommended by guys here last night.
    Now on to small pack details.

    May you have a stupendous 2015 with lots more painting too.

    Stay safe
    Mike
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  19. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning Mike.
    All the best for 2015.(y)
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  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Ta mate!
    Neat having yours & others support here Carl.
    This Planet Community thing really seems to have come of age.
    We gotta appreciate people like Gordy & other moderators that created such a place to share.
    The balance of encouragement, help & constructive criticism certainly helps make it my first choice figure online home :)

    Oh well back to the day job ;)

    Likewise to you & family for 2015 - it's gonna be another big 'un!

    Stay safe
    Mike

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