Welcome to Mike’s Workbench!

I sculpt, I paint, I sew, I write, I film, I do a bunch of stuff!

Go to the Gallery to bring up even more figures! There’s an Etsy shop if you feel like sending green energy towards me and on Youtube you will find Tutorials and Video Essays.

Scroll down to check out some of my latest videos on film analysis, essays on popular culture, articles, features, and of course high quality custom painted dolls.

Click on my work samples to see a list of many more written contributions by me and all the articles and videos I produce, from close readings of literature and media to tutorials on how to sculpt and paint with acrylics and pastels.

The Dark Knight is one of the greatest cinematic achievements, Heath Ledger portrays a thrilling Joker, so let me show you how to paint the iconic design in 1/6 scale.

Für eine Version auf Deutsch gibt es unten das Video. Heath Ledger spielt einen fabelhaften Joker und im Tutorial gibt es die einzelnen Schritte im Detail.

The Nice Guys is a detective comedy set in a colourful reinterpretation of classic Hollywood. Let’s examine the characters and style in Shane Black’s latest film.

Let’s take a closer look at Tony Stark’s most significant character arc within the narrative of Iron Man 3 and the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In this analysis for one of the best trailers for Hitman I argue how and why striking visuals can be used to create a style, that serves a simple narrative.

If you press play, you’ll hear me talk about Léon: The Professional for two minutes and why it’s super awesome, symbolic, meaningful, poetic, and there is also a pretty plant in it.

The Last of Us: Joel Version 3


Marvel Legends – Lady Punisher

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Jurassic World: Chris Pratt – Owen Grady

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Batman: The Telltale Series – Batman


The Godfather: Vito Corleone – 1/4 Scale

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