Saturday, 22 April 2017

US 6th Armored Division, Germany 1945

Finally calling this done on the short single figure narrative.


Cheers,

Calvin



Tuesday, 11 April 2017

US 6th Armored Division, Germany 1945


Recently embarked on this rather quick project to create a single figure narrative of a US tankcrew walking the grounds of a liberated Nazi concentration camp using stock figures. I wanted to capture the moment of a battle worn soldier coming to grips with the surrounding scene. This particular figure from Alpine Miniatures was chosen because I felt that the body language projects the composure by one overwhelmed by a wave of mix emotions. I swapped out the kit's head with a Hornet head - with the eyes re-sculpted to convey a giddy and dumbfounded look. The striped pyjamas was sculpted from epoxy putty - setting the scene for the figure.


Cheers,

Calvin



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Hornet Models - SS Tankcrew, Operation Citadel, Kursk 1943


I am finally done with the painting of this classic figure. The ground work was built up from epoxy putty with fallen leafs made from Fimo Deco Gel. The fuel cans from AFV Club and Tamiya. Jo Sonja paints were exclusively used for the painting of the Oak Leaf pattern overalls. This was purely a recreational painting exercise and I decided to just keep it simple and minimal - considering that I have not painted a 1/35 scale figure in recent years. Hope you guys like how it turned out.


Cheers,

Calvin



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Hornet Models - SS Tankcrew, Operation Citadel, Kursk 1943

Finally more progress done on this figure whilst the children are away with the Mrs on an overseas holiday trip. I hope I can get this finished before they return next weekend!


Cheers,

Calvin



Saturday, 4 March 2017

Hornet Models - SS Tankcrew, Operation Citadel, Kursk 1943


I am reliving the 1990's era with this recent painting of this timeless classic figure from Hornet Models sculpted by Roger Saunders. I cannot remember the last time I painted a metal figure but it does feel great to wet my brushes again on this piece. Notwithstanding the lack of sharp definition of details found in most of today's 1/35 scale resin figures, the simplicity of the drapes and the attitude of this figure can cater for an enjoyable and fulfilling painting experience. 


To expedite the painting a little quicker, I inverted the figure and base coated the figure in Gunze Sanyo Black primer. Before it dried off completely, I flipped it over and sprayed a mist of Gunze Sanyo Grey Resin Primer to achieve a rudimentary impression of an overcast. It may appear grainy from the photos but that is just due to the fact that the aerosol can was sprayed from a distance to produce a "fuzzy' effect. (Be warned that this WILL NOT work with the Tamiya spray as the result will be coarse due to the pigment grain.)


Some of the intermittent work done over a two-week period.


Cheers,

Calvin



Friday, 17 February 2017

FeR Miniatures - Hauptmann, Operation Barbarossa, 1941


Just thought I would make a quick update to the blog with a showcase of this finished piece from last year.






Side by side comparison of the earlier version.

Cheers,

Calvin



Friday, 26 August 2016

FeR Miniatures - Hauptmann, Operation Barbarossa, 1941

Started painting a second version of the FeR Miniatures bust in the more dapper white summer tunic.



Cheers,

Calvin