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Completed Critique Viking C.950 by Young miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Here is the latest figure I have completed. It is an excellent white metal kit by Young with awesome sculpting and a lot of detail. It is the first Viking I have painted, probably not the last. I obtained this kit when Guy left me alone in his figure room. :)

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    Christos, John Bowery, DaveG and 2 others like this.
  2. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    Beautiful Work Mike. The extra snow application made the difference in the groundwork. The figure's shading of the cape is excellent. The best flesh I have seen you do. Oils? or acrylics?

    I'll have to put my guard cat "Cato" back into training. She was supposed to attach her teeth to your ankle as you left.
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    thanks for the comments Guy and thanks for the help on the groundwork. I used acrylics again after decent results on the bust and another lesson from Steve. Thanks again for all the help!

    Oh BTW Cato was in on the heist, remember, everybody has a price. :)
  4. Steve Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Your picture taking skills take a back door to your painting skills, Mike. A closer look would show everyone what a quantum leap forward your painting has taken with this figure. I have told Mike, and it is the stone truth that we have not seen such a comprehensive overnight improvement around here since Sambaman took Mark Mindemans oils class. Mike is going to go far with this figure bidness.
  5. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    I wondered where that empty Sardine can came from......and after you left she was all smiles.
  6. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks Steve, I really appreciate the help that you and Guy have given me to get me to improve. I am just happy that I am improving my skills and hope it continues with my next project. Thanks again!!
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Beautiful work over all Mike. The leathers are nice, the worn metal of the axe head is great, I also really like the way the base works its way into the groundwork. Well done!

    Jay H.

    PS - Steve, I never took Mindemen's class. Maybe I should, I'm falling behind by the looks of this work comin' out of the old stomping grounds!
  8. Tommi A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I like this very much Mike, a beautiful figure, like the shadows and highlights on the cape, care to share the method you used for this?

    Cheers
    Tommi
  9. ubbi Active Member

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    Italy
    I think you are very lucky if you can stay alone in the Guy's figure room :D
    From what i can see this figure is for me the best you've painted ( your skill is very increasing..) beautiful colours choice , beautiful rendition of the whites and the cape is really great . Compliments !!


    stefano
  10. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great figure great base, what more can you want?
    Carl.
  11. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks for the kind words fellas, they really mean a lot especially coming from some of the best painters out there. I am far from acheiving the results you guys get, I guess that is why everyone must continue to paint and improve. Tommi; for the cape I extended my acrylic colors so I could try to blend them on the cape rather than on the pallet. Again I am thankful that you guys liked the work and my progress. Thanks for commenting.

    Mike
  12. Theodoros A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice pattern on shield !
  13. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Great work on the figure and groundwork Mike,love the design on the shield.

    Cheers David
  14. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Great painted figure Mike.
    Some improvement good be that you paint the upper part of the figure lighter then the underpart what must be darker. Try that.

    Marc
  15. Miltiades New Member

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    Poland
    beautiful miniature, though I am mostly impressed with that rust on the axe he's holding down...anyway I assume...This is splendid work Fellow (y)
  16. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Mike, fantastic progress, great metals and detail work on the shield. Nice work all round. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  17. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thank ya gents! I appreciate the kind and encouraging words. I appreciate you taking the time to take a gander at him.
  18. Knikki Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Really nice figure, I like the way his cloak has been painted to bring out the detail.

    Out of interest where do you find info on Viking and Knights with regards to colours and motifs to paint them?
  19. DaveG Active Member

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    United-States
    Looks like another great one Mike. The cloak in particular looks amazing. Man, you have been busy lately. (y)

    DG
  20. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thank you for the comment. I posted this guy 2 years ago, but it is nice to see him again. As far as finding info on knights and Vikings, I'm probably not the best at researching so I just use google and my imagination.

    Thanks again!

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