Ducks of the World
Ducks of the World
Ducks of the World
This was a real labour of love. It was also my largest and most successful project, and I doubt anything I do in the future will get the same reception.

The idea was sort of two-fold: firstly, to create a 'whole display' for competitions rather than a collection of individual models. The winner of Best Historical at Duke of Bavaria in 2017 (I think) did something similar with crusaders, and I loved it.

Secondly, I wanted to get as far as possible away from military themes. My wife also adores ducks, so it was pretty much done with her in mind at all times.

All ducks are based on the 54mm duck set from Industria Mechanika, some obviously with more significant amounts of conversion.

In the end, it won:

Gold and best of miscellaneous at Sword and Lance 2019

Gold miscellaneous and Best of Show at Salute 2019

Gold and nominated for Best of Show at Euro Miniature Expo 2019

Bronze in Master's Historical and Ruby Sphere Prize at SMC 2019

It's by no means the best painting in the world, and none of the conversion work is particularly outstanding, but people seemed to really like it and got what I was trying to achieve, and that was really the most gratifying part of the whole process.

Thanks for looking!

  • Florian 'Butch'

    This was my favorite piece at SMC! I’m so happy to see it again!

    • Fet Milner


    • UFO70

      I remember that too. Fantastic work!

  • StephanPLUS

    something different, but perfect.

  • Denis Izotov

    Super cool and original project. Bravo!

  • girlpainter57

    That to me encapsulates the world of modeling ,doing some you like , gold

  • Ivan Hortal A.PLUS


  • eric wolfs

    all these ducks are wonderfull. That’s really great and original. Congrates ! Gold

    • Fet Milner

      Thanks - I’m glad you like them!

  • Michael Volquarts


  • Martin CollierPLUS

    Amazing gold

    • Fet Milner

      I’m amazed you can still stand to look at them!

  • Patricia Sancho

    This kind of series is not something that you could see easyly here. They are well exectuded, beautifull and also they are well conectes, giving the feel of a single work ir story. Editor’s from my side.

    • Patricia Sancho

      Could NOT easily*

    • Fet Milner

      Wow - thank you very much for the kind words!

  • Kyle Maitland

    The birder in me loves this.  Nice work.

  • Alexey Aguryanov

    Amazing ducks!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Amazing project and so so beautiful topic and greatly executed! I am in love and awe!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Editor’s choice from my side too, same reasons like Patricia

    • Fet Milner

      Many thanks, Roman - it’s a genuine honour!

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Wow! Brilliant! Gold!

  • Diego


  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS


  • Martin Vermeulen (Nighthawk)

    Lovely work all over! Seen it myself at SMC and in my opinion it was a real eyecatcher. Love the originality of the work, gold :)

    • Fet Milner

      I’m glad you liked them in the flesh!

  • Alex ✍

    Such a great idea ❤️ I love it aswell!

  • Hudson Keen

    This is lovely!

  • ArtNiak

    I love so much what you did…. Congrats. Gold² for me, but your project should not be voted, it is out of categorie. Thanks a lot for sharing this, this is so inspiring !

  • pstockley

    Beautiful and unique project.

  • Andy Gillaspy

    Absolutely quacking work mate!

  • Rhett “Saint Toad” Jenkins

    Magnificent. Feels Victorian in a really good way.

  • Jakob VPLUS

    This is just an incredible achievement. Was telling my kids about this yesterday actually. Amazing.

  • Steve "Babelfish" Riley

    Wonderful project beautifully realised. Gold all the way.

    • Fet Milner

      Thank you again!

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"