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Old maori Warrior New Zealand( 1890s)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi guys, this is my finished Maori Warrior. I sculpted him in Magic Sculpt and painted him in acrylics. I have some earlier stages of this figure on my vBench. Hope you like the end result.I wanted to portray this old Maori Warrior with the contrast of European clothing and the Maori tribal culture, with his full face Moko (tattoo) , Green stone Tiki , ear pendants, his carved walking stick and Kaitaka (cloak) which is to represent one of Kiwi and Moa feathers. I wanted the main focus to be his tattooed face. I look forward to hear your comments.Kind regards John :)
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  2. LindsayThompson New Member

    Hey mate.

    Now I know why we have'nt heard much from you in the last 6 weeks or so.

    Another BiS coming up me thinks !!! Nice moko and pose. Looks like he is really comtemplating the future protest marches by the whanau. Can't wait to see him in the flesh.

    What era is he ?
  3. Cicero New Member

    Country:
    Albania
    Hello John,

    What an eyecatcher this is :eek: ! The tattoos on the face indeed are very convincing. Also love the groundwork very much.

    Congratulations from the other side of mother earth.

    Johan ;)
  4. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hey John,

    This is fantastic. The sculpting and the painting.
    Base is great, give's an oustanding figure to.

    Cheers,

    Marc
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John, thanks for posting that one.
    A very proud and elegant looking figure, exceptionally well done indeed mate!
    Keep 'em coming! ;)
  6. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi John

    I am totally impressed with this one, the facial likeness the the old maori, is amazing, the Moko and the fact that no matter what clothes the old boy is gonna wear, he is still gonna wear his straw/grass cloak, so many people are gonna miss the detailing and artistry in this one.

    Its just superb

    Dave
  7. Einion Well-Known Member

    Excellent job on everything John (y) I'm not sure what I'm impressed most with but the moko and the texture of the cloak are both highpoints, nice groundwork too.

    Einion
  8. Flyingkiwi New Member

    Just awesome John...
  9. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello John,

    very well done. Sculpting, painting and the setting.

    Taht is a very lovley figurine !!! (y)

    Keep up your good work.

    The best wishes,
    Markus
  10. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    This is so beutiful John!

    And a very rare subject too. I like the texture of the blanket and the painting of the tribal tattoes.

    Makes me wish there were a kit for a Maori warrior, perhaps less old. ;)

    Cheers
  11. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hello John,

    The stance, the ethnic dress, the moko... I agree with everything that has been said. Just wanted to add that I appreciate the fact that you took equal care with the 'European' clothing as you did with the other details.

    I only have one word for this figure: SUPERB!

    (y) (y) (y)

    Quang
  12. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Gorgeous, John! How could such a unique subject be given a better treatment?

    All the best,
    Dan
  13. Luis R. Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Simply excellent (y)
  14. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    beautifull figure, John! The pose and facial expression perfectly show the pride of this strong old man. Superb!

    Marijn
  15. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautifully sculpted and painted,I like it.

    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  16. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL,John (y) (y) (y) !!!!! Thanks for posting it. Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  17. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John,

    It is always a pleasure to see your work but this one is just beyond words! :eek: He is so lifelike, GREAT JOB!!

    Joe
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, That is one stunning piece of miniature art. I love the contrast between the European clothing and Maori tattoos and blanket. Hope you're pleased with the results.~Gary
  19. callum Member

    Hi John,

    Nice work John, you'll have to save up and get to Euro with it ;) .

    Have you been watching the AB's in action?

    Regards Callum.
  20. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very impressive, John!
    He looks like a real person coming my way, so real!
    Such realistic pose! Congratulations, beautiful work,

    Eddy.

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