Friday, 20 March 2020

Rado Miniatures - SS-Sturmmann, 25th SS Pz.Rgt., Norrey-en-Bessin, Normandy 1944



Possibly the longest post I have ever made :P

But on a serious note, at this moment, many parts of our world are confronted with overwhelming difficulties posed by the scourge of the COVID-19 virus. Let us all do our part to minimize the spread of this virus by being mindful of our hygiene practices, remain calm, cooperative and optimistic. Together we can definitely ride out this storm.

Keep safe.

Calvin



Sunday, 8 March 2020

Rado Miniatures - SS-Sturmmann, 25th SS Pz.Rgt., Norrey-en-Bessin, Normandy 1944

Taking a short break from the 1/16 scale commission to work on this painting assignment from Rado Miniatures. This figure is sculpted by Radek Pituch to which I must compliment that the animation is particularly well captured. The painting on the Platanenmuster smock and Erbsenmuster trousers are painted with a mixture of acrylic paints from Vallejo and AK Interactive Gen 3.
A quick and fun project I must say and I am looking forward to painting the companion figure. 





Some work in progress shots of the painting.



Cheers,

Calvin



Monday, 24 February 2020

SS Untersturmführer, Ostfront 1943-44

Finally done with the renovation work. Moving on to the groundwork and then the painting.





Cheers,

Calvin



Tuesday, 11 February 2020

SS Untersturmführer, Ostfront 1943-44



 

Continuing work on this resculpt of a 1/16 scale figure from AC Model for a collector. The binoculars is from Alpine Miniatures whereas the other accessories are from my personal spares. There is still more work to be done for the winter trousers and the M42 smock before I can move on to the groundwork and commence painting.

Cheers,

Calvin



Friday, 31 January 2020

SS Untersturmführer, Ostfront 1943-44



Just begun on a major overhaul a 1/16 scale figure from AC Model. It has been a long while since I sculpted anything and this is a great exercise for me to get reacquainted. The general pose is quite strong on this piece but I just felt that the details could do with more refinements.

Cheers,

Calvin



Sunday, 5 January 2020

Model Art DVD - Calvin Tan's Guide to Converting and Painting Figures



First of all a Happy New Year to one and all. After several months of hard work by the industrious team at Model Art magazine, I am glad to announce that the third volume of my instructional guide to scale figure modelling (in English) will soon hit the market (hopefully by the end of January 2020). 


Unlike my previous two DVDs which solely showcases my painting techniques, this edition focuses on the conversion and customization of plastic injection molded figures. Using the most current 3D-scanned figures from Tamiya's Wehrmacht tank crew set as a base, I will reveal my strategies, techniques and the materials needed to perform a simple conversion of a tank crew to a Panzer Lehr infantryman.


Great lengths have been made to comprehensively record each step of the process; from the separation of the parts; the re-modelling the figure as well as a bounty of bonus material like detailing accessories, modelling groundwork and painting the Splinter camouflage pattern. 

This is by far the most exhaustive project the Model Art team and I have been involved in and on behalf of our team we  hope that it will serve as a beneficial resource all scale modellers out there.


Cheers,

Calvin