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MikeTheKiwi Book: COMING - WW1 Allied Figures

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Apr 8, 2022.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Consider it done Steve!
  2. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks, Buddy!
  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Just had “Supply Chain Warning” from publisher :-(
    Am sure our wait will be rewarded one day.
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    I’ve been advised copies of my book have been sent out for review. Here’s a short note I received from one reviewer:

    “First impression is that it is clearly aimed at newcomers and explains in plain English. This is crucial for this type of how to book. Excellent illustrations too and how to art work. Don't stress, you have a winner.”

    Note slight delay due to supply chain issues book now due 30Aug22
    https://www.crowood.com/collections...ing-world-war-i-allied-figures-by-mike-butler

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  5. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Congratulations Mike. Very positive review.
    cheers
    chris
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Trust they continue in that vein Chris.
    Been a long haul this & know you appreciate challenge of bringing a book to market. Value your support mate!
    MikeTheKiwi
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Mike

    Definitely a winner ...counting down like many are for sure

    Thanks for update

    Kev
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  8. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Standing by to stand by;)
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  9. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Hurry Up & Wait …

    Fingers tapping emoji - one day all this will be history too.
    Thanks guys :)
    MikeTheKiwi
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  10. NigelR Active Member

    Thanks for the update - I signed up on the Crowood site and have heard nothing! I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Expect they will be in touch within week or so of launch Nigel.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  12. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Further lead up to my book release.
    Honoured to feature today in the long running, high quality Japanese magazine Model Art published an interview I did with respected modeller & writer Norio Takemura San.

    Note: Low Res image to meet Copyright requirements
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Mike

    Congratulations, well deserved.......totally global now

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Every face tells a story, so I included those of real WW1 soldiers in my book. I’m indebted to Yannick Olivères for Polius, others came from National Archives & my family albums.

    Who does your family remember for their service & sacrifice?


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  15. NigelR Active Member

    A great gesture Mike (and is the book nearly out....?).

    My paternal grandfather was wounded at Gallipoli, then served in Palestine and ended up in the Machine Gun Corps on the Western Front. My maternal grandfather was in the artillery on the Western Front. Three of my wife's family are commemorated on the Menin Gate. Part of the reason I am involved in the Great War SIG is to keep their memories, and the memories of all those who served, alive.
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  16. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Book due in 2 weeks Nigel.
    Not sure my fingernails will last!

    Amazing, sad & proud family history mate.
    Can understand draw to GWSIG now.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  17. phc35 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Come on darthkiwi,I leave cookies and Fosters on the table every night and my double buckets are empty by the fireplace I ‘be been a good little light horseman.
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    “Fosters” is an Aussie drop Jay :)
    Maybe your problem mate…
    8 days & counting for official release.
    Getting anxious myself buddy as I haven’t seen it finished either.
    Here’s hoping all the waiting was worth it!
    MikeTheKiwi
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Bugger thought it was 22nd ! ....got no fingernails left with the anticipation.......but the waits going to be worth it

    ......for sure

    Nap
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  20. NigelR Active Member

    I'm holding off painting any figures until I have this in my hot little hands.....
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