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Hanging out with Gino
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 11:48 AM UTC
This month, in Historicus Forma's second "Artist Q&A" we head over to Europe, as we hang out with Gino Poppe, from Oost-Vlaaderen, Belgium.

Link to Gino's Artist Q&A

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks Gino!

Removed by original poster on 08/04/06 - 17:23:04 (GMT).
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 04:49 PM UTC
Definately a good choice for the artist of the month profile. Despite all difficulties , he insists and makes possible painting and writting . i like his style ...on hair !!!LOL

Keeep safe
Gino
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 05:32 PM UTC
Great stuff, Rudi, and thanks, Gino!
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 07:18 PM UTC
Hey Gino,

I have watched your work and seen your improvements and one of my favorite figures you have done is King of Jeruzalem. I think this is your best work todate and thanks for sharing in the Q/A.

Joe
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 10:26 PM UTC
Gino - Great profile and some excellent pieces on show too. Keep it up.

Ross
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 11:38 PM UTC
I really enjoy getting to know a little bit about the "person behind the brush"
Thanks to Gino and all involved with getting this article put together.
Keep'em coming
Craig
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 11:50 PM UTC
What a great idea,Gino has been a flag flier for us all in the figure painting
hobby,and its good to give honour where it is due,rock on Gino
Arthur
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2006 - 12:24 AM UTC
Perfect Q&A subject! Gino was one of the first figure painters I "met" via the web. Ever humble yet always on the cutting edge. He has always been in the top 10 of figure painters as far as I am concerned. Keep it up ViolentG.
Your old hippie friend,
Charles
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Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 03:29 PM UTC

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and one of my favorite figures you have done is King of Jeruzalem. I think this is your best work to date


Couldn´t agree more. What a stunning figure. Ive been admiring this for quite a while when looking through the collage of pictures. Excellent.
Thanks for stepping up and becoming the first "profile" Gino. Cheers.
Great incentive Rudi. Top idea!
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Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 10:06 PM UTC
Hello guys,

Thank you all for the positive comment. I also would like to thank Rudi for taking the time to fit everything in one thread. Thanks a lot Rudi. I'm very honoured, and surprised to be picked, to be tha subject of the q&a.

Hi Costas,

The hair is "normal" now, but for how long... :-)8

Hi Joe,

Thanks a lot. It's nice to hear that other people notice the improvement too. Still a long way to go though. I have just send an article on the King of Jeruzalem figure to Military Modelling, so I think it will be inone of the future issues.

Hi Charles,

Nice to hear from you again my hippiefriend. What are you working on?

Thanks once again my friends,

Gino
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 12:37 AM UTC
Hello Gino,

so long time we have heard from eachother....I´m so sorry about that. Did my last email reach you ?

I love the "Artist Q&A" so much, because it seems to allow us to know a little bit more about the artist behind his works. And your work is really great !!!

Best wishes my friend,
Markus


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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 01:13 PM UTC
Hello Markus,

How are you my friend?

Lately I have beenhaving some healthproblems (again) and the heatwave we had didn't do any good either. At the moment I'm feeling better (knock on wood) so I'm painting again and will be more on the net also.

I can't remember the e-mail. How long was it ago?

What are you working on for the moment? I have seen some of your prizewinning models in the figuren kit journal on the Herzog von Bayeren show. Great stuff and well deserved awards too!!! Congrats my friend.

Best wishes,

Gino
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Tekirdag, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 02:52 AM UTC
That was very nice to know Gino better and see his great works in a feature like this.
Thanks Rudi for the feature and thanks Gino for sharing.
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 07:52 PM UTC
Hi G!
Mate, I'm hanging around with you all the time and I can't say enough what you mean for me. Not only in the world of figurepainting you've learned me a lot, also in life you thought some great stuff. You're life isn't the easiest you can have (with your healthproblems) and still you don't let your head hanging low.
Not only your work's TOP CLASS, but so are you!

Ciao from this little maggot :-)
If you're going to Antwerp one of these days, just give me a call.
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2006 - 09:17 PM UTC
Wonderful work. Gino, I have to comment that my favorites that were featured were of the child playing as a knight and soldier opening the gift. Both had that very human quality that separates them to a level that truly makes them an art form.

Again, wonderful work and very inspiring.

Best wishes
Steve