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Mike's WW1 RNAS Pilot by CSM

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, May 23, 2018.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Copper State Models - 1/32 Sculpted by Andrei Bleskin.

    Thought I'd share a high quality Work in Progress shot of this latest fellow.
    Experimenting with new texture technique for scarf - took ages to do individual ribs.
    Still to shade & highlight. Thoughts & questions?

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  2. ometz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Incredible! That's the only word that comes to mind.
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  3. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

  4. grasshopper Guest

    Country:
    Canada
    Maybe it’s only the stage of progress, or your extra work on the scarf, but somehow I am only seeing the scarf..it’s become the focus..as though the shadows on it want to be more shadowy..the shadows on the face are really dark..but the whole scarf seems more lighted..of course it’s wrapped and should stand out but is it too much? Just a thought trying to reply to your ask for ideas..
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  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Grasshopper- thanks for comment.
    Scarf is important part of this sculpt as he's all rugged up for North Sea flight.
    I've only painted ribbing, not between ribs, no shadows or tones.
    Expect as collar & rest of body is painted it should fade into background a bit.
    As it's an experiment wanted to get others perspective.
    -Mike
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  6. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I like it a lot!
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  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    that leather on his cap is impressive.

    Marc
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  8. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Mike looking really good.
    Take care not overdo the shadows on the scarf. I for one like tone and conrast, it's interesting and neatly 'beds' the head into the body
    Cheers
    Derek
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  9. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That's looking very good so far.
    The face is incredible.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks for noticing Marc - maybe too subtle for my own good on that but did spend quite a bit of time on it.
    Really appreciate advice Derek. Can see in photos & real Figure how the shadows on this natural fall so will be wary of getting to heavy with them, instead use natural effect as you say.
    Ometz, Steve, Alexandre & Andrew - thanks for support guys.
    Unlikely to share another photo of this fellow until he's done so good to hear heading in right direction.
    -Mike
  11. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Impressive work on the scarf. your leather work always impresses me.
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Michael for commenting - very early day on this little guy mate:)
    Let's see if I can bring it home effectively without any part overcoming the others.
    -Mike
  13. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Looks great Mike ,looking forward to seeing it with shadows and highlights, i find its best to be bold with these little guys .CSM really seem to be pumping out these guys lately
    Nice !

    Neil
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  14. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hard to believe it's 54mm! I love the way you treat skin and textures.
    Andy
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  15. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks great Mike
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  16. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Hi Mike,

    it looks great - already feels cold just looking at the piece.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  17. maui Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    The face and the leather cap go great! We wait for the rest(y)
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Neil, appreciate advice on "being bold" - gave it a go. Will be interested to see what you think.
    Yep he's tiny & lots of fun to paint Andy. Starting to prepare for our next project together now to - shaving brush at the ready :)
    Neat to get your support Edward & Maurizio - your both continually inspiring me with your WWI projects.
    Huw, thanks that's what I was trying to convey.
    This little guy is done now & will take photos once I have a companion done for him.
    -Mike
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    "The Lads"

    Quick shot taken of this little guy with his mate.
    More next week...

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  20. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    That's a wonderful pair and I think it's great the way that they are both looking at something.

    Cheers

    Huw
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