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Mike's WWI Francesco Baracca for CSM

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Latest artwork is of Italian WW1 Ace
    1/32 by Andrey Bleskin
    How's he look?

    IMG_5120.JPG IMG_5122.JPG
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  2. Nickolay Member

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    Russian-Federation
    Looks great, specially for the size 1/32!!! Very well done - congratulations!
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  3. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    WOW! Always a delight to see what you do! (My only problem is that is shows how poor my painting is!)
    Andy
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  4. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Outstanding Mike.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Blooming heck Mike tell me that scale is wrong !!!!!

    What's the mix for the Italian uniform ?

    Wonderful clothing effects resulting in a great figure

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  6. Cristian Sartori Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Good work, I like the uniform colors, they are correct. He is Francesco Baracca the most important italian ace.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom



    Wool


    Excellent painting Mike, you must have the patience of a saint to paint like this in that scale, well done.
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  8. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stunning (y)
    Phil
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  9. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent as always.
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  10. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Another great ad to your collection !
    [IMG]
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  11. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great work Mike. You've brought the character out in the face beautifully. This subject is on my production list along with Austrian and British/Commonwealth in Italy too.
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks all, will add personal replies later.
    For now thought this zoom in shot would help me explain colour mixes.
    If you look carefully should be able to see from shadow to highest highlight on this section.

    More to come...
    IMG_4729.JPG
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  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Kev - thanks again for kind support.
    My palette was made up of:
    1. AK Interactive WW1 German Uniform Base w/Jo Sonja Payne's Grey
    2. Shadow tones: JS Payne's Grey & Burnt Umber
    3. Highlight: WW1 French Uniform Light w/Payne's Grey again - helps tone it down.

    On this project I was fortunate to have a bank of photos of the original uniform.
    This was invaluable to help get tone & authentic textures.

    Note: Ref Payne's Grey I often use one "core" colour throughout a figure to give overall complementary effect.
    Does this help?
    -Mike


    https://ak-interactive.com/product/wwi-german-uniforms/
    https://ak-interactive.com/product/wwi-french-uniforms/
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  14. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good!! I really love the shot of his back as it really does display your painting technique to advantage. So, are you working from dark to light on this - that is painting the model in shadow color and then building the midtones and highlights on top of that base? Anyway, the effect of the texture from stippling is really nice to look at, especially in conjunction with your crisp detail painting. That really makes the texture 'pop'!

    Sweeet! (y)(y)(y)
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  15. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Looking great

    Mobo
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  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Nikolay, Bob & Andy - photos are only way to show detail i think in this scale.
    When you view actual figure, unless well lit, most detail is not as clearly visible.
    It's neat to have this technology nowadays to help us learn & show our art.
    Nice to read your supportive comments Brian, Phil, Sarge, Zastrow & Mobo - Thanks guys :)
    Zastrow - unfortunately this little guy stays in my portfolio shared here, but is destined for his new home in Russia together with his other Copper State comrades.
    Really value your comment Christian as I've tried hard to capture the spirit of "The Count" - a special young man who like too many had their lives cut short.
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  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    That is a stunning paint job and very nice on the texture. Thanks for the info.
    Cheers
    John
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Again thank you John, each positive post here reassures us we're on the right track :)
    -Mike
  19. rossbach PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Love it Mike. (y) Full of realism. My first thought was: he must be wearing a woollen jacket. Love the face too. Everything you did together gives him a cocky look that an Italian ace should have!

    Cheers Paul
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  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice to hear from you Paul & good to get your feedback - Thanks!
    Francesco seemed to be a confident young man & why wouldn't he be!
    Couldn't get over number of awards he received during his short life.
    -Mike
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