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MikeTheKiwi Book: COMING - WW1 Allied Figures

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

  1. Nap A Fixture



  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Wonderful hearing you’ve got your copy Tom.
    Appreciate kind comments & that the reenactors photo are of value. I was keen to provide a range of materials with text, SBS photos, sketches plus contemporary & living history photos helping different learning preferences.
    Especially pleased you can see it becoming a handy desktop manual to refer to during projects.
    Do keep us posted on other thoughts as you work your way deeper into the book.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Now on chapter 3 ......masses of pictures and easy to understand text

    Looking forward to the rest

    Carole ( the boss ) is really happy says I've never been so quiet ......when's the next one planned is her question ....lol

    Happy reading everyone

    Great companion with Andy B trench book ...both look good together on the shelf

  4. China Dave Active Member

    I just got my copy this morning, had a quick look through it.
    First impressions are really positive, I like the combination of re-enactment photos, hand drawn illustrations and model photos.
    The written content will take some time to get through there's so much (in a good way), a longer time to digest and a lifetime to implement, I'm sure it will help improve my modelling/painting skills.
    The book looks like it's been a labour of love for you, it's well considered and researched, excellent work.
    Thank you and thanks to all of your contributers.
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  5. 1969 A Fixture

    Mike it's great to see the number of people who have given positive response to the book, you have put a lot of work and effort into getting this published, so the praise is well-deserved, well-done mate you deserve for this to be a success.
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  6. phc35 Well-Known Member

    Just ordered mine from the States,I'm anticipating to improve my skills to battle the Hun
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  7. NigelR Well-Known Member

    I just tried out some of Mike's techniques for painting a face. They definitely helped, I was able to get much better eyes than I had previously. But I still have a long way to go......
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  8. Richie A Fixture

    Hi Mike,
    There is even a copy in British West Hartlepool, deerpark district. Looking forward to reading this when I get some free time.
    I was out working today and had a job at Dennis Maloney's, he said I'm glad you turned up come with me.
    So we went into his workshop and he explained he has mistakenly purchased two copies, so I traded him a
    couple of my new 54mm releases and hey presto I have one.;)
    I didn't realise you were a skinhead Mike:LOL:.
    Mikes Book.jpg
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  9. newtonk Well-Known Member

    Hi Mike,

    Not a WWI Modeller, but great book, well done.
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  10. newtonk Well-Known Member


    Having a clean cut dome is all the rage, didn't you know? Hair is over-rated!
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Way too go Nap!
    Unfortunately tell Carole you’ll have to make do with this book as will be a long while before I embark on another if ever. A few more specific project articles may come out though.
    And agree it is ideal companion to my other collaboration with Andy in his book
    Very kind thoughts & words Dave.
    You summarised what I was trying to achieve so well.
    And trust as you read though it you’ll glean more useful info.
    Am grateful to you for taking the time to comment.
    Thanks Steve, only disappointed I wasn’t able to use some of your products in the book. I will certainly be doing so over coming years though I’m sure.
    Trust it arrived safely & soon so you can tell us what you think.
    Do keep the receipt.
    Well Richie - you’re in the draw mate!!
    Will soon be opening this up to buyers if my book & evidence required will either be receipt or photo with book :)
    Fortuitous of Dennis to have a spare copy to!
    And not sure where you got ‘Skinhead’ from mate I’ve got a thinning mop of silver grey hair nowadays.
    Thanks for sharing & am sure you’ll find lots inside to learn from.
    Now that’s what I like to hear Nigel.
    Practice & experiment - that’s how you have most fun.
    Keep sharing your notes mate!
    Thanks Kylie - I’m on to WW2 projects now.

    Cheers for everyone’s supportive comments.
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  12. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

    I've been waiting for this a long time and I'm definitely not disappointed! When I was negotiating with Crowood about my book, they tried to get me to do one on figure painting. I persuaded them that it wasn't my area of expertise and got them to agree on one about trench warfare. They then asked me if I knew a good WW1 figure painter? Well, I didn't have to think hard about that!!! I'm so glad that Mike has his own book now and I'll be dribbling over it for days to come - I have lots to learn from him. Thank you Mike for taking the time to collate it into this excellent book.
    I won't be entering the figure draw - that would be very greedy! I have seven of his wonderful artworks already!
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  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    SUPER STOKED!!! :)
    Andy am so pleased your copy has arrived mate & disappointed I couldn’t get an autographed one to you.
    We all owe you a debt of gratitude setting this up.
    It is not something I would have done without your support & encouragement. Together with my wife you believed in the value of capturing my approach in a book. Thanks my friend!!
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