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Mike's WW1 USAS Pilot from Wings Cockpit

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Another little 1/32 (54mm) pilot for your consideration.
    Sculpted by Benoit Cauchies for Wings Cockpit Figures

    What do you think?

    Stay safe,
    Mike

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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb Mike.(y)
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  3. ometz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is a brilliant figure. Looks like a pretty dead on characterization of E. Rickenbacker. Maybe the best figure in this line of miniatures I've seen.
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  4. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice sculpt; excellent painting.
    I particularly like the texture you've achieved on the clothing.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Love the textures you have achieved with the colour on the uniform. Superb.
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you guys, neat challenge trying to effectively miniaturise a variety of Khaki serge on this one.
    Had the opportunity to see lots of original Eddie Rickenbacker & his buddies clothing last month in Omaka.
    Amazing stuff & reference to die for!

    Lots more to come with further WW1 subjects on the bench now.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  7. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Mike,

    Late to the party on this one but it's your usual brilliant work - congrats. Like others, I really like how you handled the colour and woolly texture of the uniform and greatcoat, but I especially like how you handled the sheepskin texture on the flying helmet - I never can seem to get that colour quite right but you've nailed it.

    Cheers,

    Brian
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  8. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautifully painted, as always Mike (y) Nobody captures uniform textures like you do
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  9. Pavka Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great painting Mike, Congratulations!
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Never late Brian & thanks mate!
    Sheepskin fur is actually fine teasing of Jo Sonja Naples Yellow with a light wash using transparent Vallejo colours - Smokey Hue & Umber

    Hope that helps, does take patience but I like effect when it comes off right.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Nick, one thing I'm striving continually to get better at is textures. Kirill K sets standard for me on this.

    Pavka, appreciate your comment & look forward to maybe painting some of your LRDG lads as ANZACs ;)

    Stay safe
    Mike
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  12. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Another lovely pilot Mike . Nice textures on the uniform and perfect colours . Would love to see some of your pilots posed with 1/32 aircraft one of these days .
    Cheers
    Neil
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  13. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the recipe Mike - got some of Dave's RAF pilots in the queue to try it out on!

    Brian
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Can't wait to see them Brian :)

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