Friday, 19 July 2019

Young Miniatures - SS Schütze with Panzerschreck, Fall 1944-45


Finally found some time to get the painting of this fine sculpt squared away. I swapped out the kit's helmet and modified the Model 24 Stielhandgranate to a M43 variant with a blue fuse. 











Cheers,

Calvin



Thursday, 11 July 2019

Young Miniatures - SS Schütze with Panzerschreck, Fall 1944-45


I am so glad to finally clear the stock pile of work in the office after Penang Show from two weekends ago. This week I treated myself to some bench time to continue work on the example piece I used for my demo on painting camouflage patterns from the show. It is the first time I am trying to replicate the Blurred Edge camouflage pattern and it is still a work in progress as I hammer out the kinks on how to effectively render this pattern. 




Cheers, 

Calvin



Thursday, 20 June 2019

Young Miniatures - Alter Hase Version 2


This a second version of the original box art I painted for Young Miniatures. It started out as the subject for a painting demonstration of the face at the Shizuoka Hobby Show last May and subsequently the camouflage smock at the Belgian Scale Modelers Convention earlier this month. I continued work on the scarf and the accessories upon my return and modified the kit pipe into a calabash pipe. A very fun project in all and now back to clear some of the existing projects lying on the back burner.










Cheers,

Calvin



Tuesday, 28 May 2019

US 2nd Armored Div., (Hell On Wheels) Germany 1945

Created a simple groundwork to compliment the figure. Going for the cliche triumphant American standing over a half-burnt Nazi flag amidst some debris look here. 




Cheers,

Calvin



Saturday, 25 May 2019

US 2nd Armored Div., (Hell On Wheels) Germany 1945




A simple conversion based off Tamiya's US Tankcrew Set (ETO)(35347) inspired by a Young Miniatures bust. The head is taken from Tamiya's Wehrmacht Tankcrew Set(35354) whereas part of the lower arm holding the grease gun is taken from Tamiya's Pioneer Team and Goliath Set (35357).

Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Invasion!!! 21st Panzer Division, Normandy 1944


Finally made the finishing touches to this figure just in time for the Shizuoka Show this weekend.






Cheers,

Calvin



Saturday, 4 May 2019

Invasion!!! 21st Panzer Division, Normandy 1944


Trying to complete this piece prior to the exhibition at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show next weekend. This is a stock figure that accompanied the Marder III M (Normandy Front) kit from Tamiya replaced a Hornet head to convey a caricatured German response to the D-day landings on the Normandy coast. There are still more work to be done; especially on the boots and trousers.



Cheers, 

Calvin