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maandag 28 maart 2016

Mercator

While I'm working on the Arnhem Group Build Project I will show some figures I painted in the almost one year I wasn't actice at Blogger.

This was the Crisis 2011 figure. He is best known for his work in cartography, in particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term "atlas" for a collection of maps.


I painted this figure for the painting competition on 2015 FIGZ meeting. I won third price with it! Just a joke because there were only two prizes to win!

It was a joy to paint this figure. A bit bigger as my normal 20 mm figures, as this is a 28 mm figure, and for that reason a bit more difficult because of the details that are better visible. The painting scheme is taken from a picture I found somewhere on the WWW. The brown globe should be historical correct as can be seen in the Wiki link.

I hope you like him.









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26 opmerkingen:

  1. Gorgeous mini Peter! Avery nicely painted model of a most important man :D Cheers!

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  2. Lovely job Peter and well done on the placing.

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    1. Thanks Michael! If you mean the base with placing, I can tell you that I did the previous Crisis figures the same way. Also other 28 mm figures will be based this way.

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      Peter

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  3. Lovely job Peter ! Well done , I'm looking forward to see more :)
    Greetings

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    1. Thanks Mario! Yes, there is more. Be patient! :-D

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      Peter

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  4. Very nice painting, Peter. In my minds-eye I can see your figure portraying Shakespeare's Shylock from the Merchant of Venice.

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    1. Thanks Jay! And thanks for the compliment!

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      Peter

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    1. Thanks Michal! Added you in the blog list!

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      Peter

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  6. goh, die heb ik ook nog ergens liggen...
    welkom terug, Peter!

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    1. Bedankt Ludo! Schilder hem dan maar gauw!

      Groetjes
      Peter

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  7. Ah! Seen way before i was planted feet first on the Forum.i was come to think of it at that time not even upon the rough sea`s of the Internet. Of course i like the figure and the base and the brilliant painting.
    This is a Good Come Back Post,so any stuff old or new bung it on for me to enjoy.________Along with many others too. BB

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    1. Thanks Paul! The figure is from 2011, but I showed it not so long ago at the forum. You might have missed it there. August 2015 : http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=17887

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      Peter

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  8. 3rd place? Hes a winner I reckon Peter.

    Nice work.

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    1. Thanks Paul! I find him to a winner! Why didn't they see that? :-D

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      Peter

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  9. I never knew who he actually was :) We have a superstore chain here that carries his name.

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    1. Thanks DEZ! A superstore chain? Here we had an insurrance company who named after him. Don't know why, but that was how it was!

      Greetings
      Peter

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