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Mike's WW1 RNAS Armoured Car Crew by CSM

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thank you for your support as always guys.
    Ref scale & textures never quite sure if worth effort on these smaller scale.
    Maybe not as ambitious as more fantastistory paint up others are doing.
    Still demanding, enjoyable learning exercise
    - how can it be done to do more effectively & efficiently?

    Just started couple of other lads this week, both real characters
    Perhaps add in progress shots with scale context here later.
    Let's see how it goes.
    -Mike
  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
  3. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Superb painting Mike. I just picked up the Meng Rolls Royce Armoured Car kit last week and now I know where to get the figures to go with it. Thanks mate
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Tony, there’s 11 figures & could be used as multipose for more variety.
    Lanchester with Rolls Royce would be neat pairing too.
    -Mike
  5. fogie Well-Known Member

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    Just love these... absolutely first rate !
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Continuing on next pair.
    Enjoying challenge of Brit battledress as always.
    Curious - what value do you get from these Work In Progress shots?
    -Mike IMG_6474.JPG
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  7. grasshopper Guest

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    Canada
    Technique..we “paint” but often as though painting a living room wall...actual paint application for miniatures is very different..it’s expressionism wrought really small..and I can start in, get so far, then think it’s going crap..yet it’s just the process..so I see your wip, results and see more of how it can be done..and try to imagine such small pieces with so much character..
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  8. grasshopper Guest

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    And I can better take in the pieces..when complete it’s harder to dissect
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Did you paint the pea too......:happy:
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Nope, only defrosted it Bob!
    Totally understand this "...oh crap..." moment Hopper.
    Personally I find this with every face, especially as I try to capture what's in my minds eye on the project in hand.
    Everyone of my fellows has a name, this is a personality I'm trying to represent.
    So to break through this moment, I remind myself to 'trust the process', keep working on until a smile or twinkle in eye appears :)
    With that I can feel like I'm going in right direction.
    Then the next challenge is to know when to stop!
    Thanks for probing our thinking here.
    Make sense to anyone else?
    -Mike
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Mike, I like the progress pic's too so that I can improve my painting and it helps breakdown the process you go through.
    Thanks for the pic's.
    BTW you have small pea's
  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Bob, glad you find them helpful - here's another closeup of the messy detail for you, Hopper & others.
    Plus final shots of this latest pair.
    IMG_6575.JPG IMG_6574.JPG
    Note: Some bits carefully blurred in these photos below
    All natural detail included on figure ;-)
    IMG_6573.JPG

    Attached Files:

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  13. fogie Well-Known Member

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    Simply wonderful ...anybody else see a close resemblance to 'Bert' - oppo to Bruce Bairnsfather's 'Old Bill'
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Fogie, know what you mean, see resemblance in this image :)
    I was also thinking of Ginger, young Charley's cheeky mate in "Charley's War".
    IMG_6579.JPG
  15. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Couple of different angles of final version.
    Any questions or feedback welcome...
    IMG_6585.JPG IMG_6584.JPG
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  16. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Don't know anyone, that in this scale can make what's supposed to be wool look like wool, than this here Kiwi(y)!

    Joe
  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Ta! Joe, lots of fun with this pair.
    Onto another project for a wee while, different era - WW2, with mainly cotton clothing.
    Will be interesting to see how it turns out.
    Trust all well in your part of world.
    -Mike
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Mike, thanks for the work in progress and finished images. Stunning work. I would end up cross eyed. I admit I have copied the process you go through in painting clothing and have mixed results, some ended in the Dettol bath.
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  19. Steve Ski Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I recon if I wasn't asleep at the wheel I would have seen these earlier. Beautiful work Mike, beauty, and in 1/35th scale, ta boot!


    Cheers, Ski.
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  20. Grod A Fixture

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    Great painting on these top sculpts.
    Very natural poses.
    Gordon
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