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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 Zane, nice comments thank you, especially on close up shots which are a extra challenge to see if they can be pulled off. Hang in there mate, you gotta be happy with your own stuff most of all & realistically most of our art is not for viewing at ridiculously large scales that digital photos have now allowed us to do.
    Sometimes just 'cos you can don't make it right.

    Trust this makes some sense?

    Stay safe & be happy,

    Mike
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  2. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Are those nose hairs I see? :D

    Outstanding!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Zeno, again too kind :) value your comments as your little Ancients are always inspiring & a strong beckon back to my MedRom roots ;-)

    Stay safe
    Mike
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Not quite Dan, but won't say I didn't try ;-)
    Thanks,

    Mike
  5. carl reid A Fixture

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    England
    I'll look forward to seeing you work your magic Mike!

    Carl
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  6. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Stunning Mike, the eyes look superb.(y)
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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Can't see it getting more realistic than this Mike. Did you paint via microscope?

    Colin
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  8. ellie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That is some paint job well done, looks so life like a credit to you.

    Ian
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  9. RFL Active Member

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    United-States
    Much respect to you, very difficult to get those kind of transparent glazes without paint build up, especially at large scale and high magnifications. I`m really curious as the paints your working with ?
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  10. Paul Kernan A Fixture

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    Canada
    Mike, you're having us on, right? Outstanding:wideyed: (y)(y)(y)
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  11. Franckythefrench Active Member

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    France
    excellent job!
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  12. bistray Well-Known Member

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    England
    Excellent job Mike, i still take pics of mine at a distance :( ....................................... preferably about 6 feet :), in a dark room with no flash, they look awesome then ;)
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  13. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Damn! How ju du dat o_O? Geez Mike, this is a horse of a different color! Beautifully done sir(y)!

    Joe
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  14. Mjølner PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Denmark
    o_O so there is coming more to this face?!
    Looks avesome and once again I get the feeling that I should change hobby :dead:
    Can't wait to see it finished :joyful:
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  15. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Mike,
    Crikey mate, you are raising the bar to poll vault standard and I'm still trying to get under the limbo pole.:eek: I'm going back to colouring books and crayons. Outstanding brush work.(y)
    cheers
    Richie

    I'm off to the shop for
    some crayons:(:arghh::(
    monkey get on your bike.jpg
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mike ,

    Absolutely blooming awesome flesh work ......photographic ...almost can talk ...truly depicts what this brave soldier must have been thinking and gone through .

    Total respect for your work

    Nap
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  17. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Mike can only add to what the others have said hyper realistic top notch painting
    Steve
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Once again pleasing to hear eyes looks OK - thanks Carl for commenting.

    Hi Colin I do have to use optimiser & magnifier specs to see nowadays mate.
    More about my eyes & age than my painting, but it does seem to help :)
    Thank you.

    That's kind to say Ian thank you.
    Thanks Francky
  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nothing beats getting a smile when you wake up :) thanks for brightening up a yuck day.

    "Horse" - where'd the heck did you see that Joe! Thanks as always mate for your enduring support.

    Yep Mjølner some aspects of face I'm not happy with & need to work through, but mostly done & now working on his hair.
    Thanks for commenting.

    Mike
  20. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    What can I say Mike that hasn't been said already ......... in truth your work is a bit disturbing :eek:
    Highly impressed
    Derek
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