Tuesday, 16 December 2008

SS-Brigadeführer, 1/24 scale - WIP

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Holidays are finally here again which also means it's time to returned to this long overdue commission for a collector friend of mine. I'm glad that the tedious process of sculpting and detailing are finally over. It's almost a week old into the painting and there are still a couple of areas like the hands, breeches and several parts of the tunic that need some more attention.


Though taking it easy, I do hope to get him finished by this week and get back to painting the 101st Airborne bust from Young Miniatures.
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Calvin



9 comments:

Andreas said...

wow I love him very nice sculpt and painting too.I'm paintng the alpine Jochen Peiper now and I must say that painting the face under the hat is very difficult.Have you got any tips?

best Regards from Germany

Andreas

Anonymous said...

It so cool~~!!!
I always respect you and I'm so sad that I couldn't see you at Korea... ㅠ.ㅠ

Have a nice day~~!!! :-)

My best regards,

Kim.

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Anonymous said...

He looks a bit young, doesn't he? Is he supposed to be a historical person?

Andreas said...

ehhhm maybe hands are a bit too big?Or is it only on the photo?I noticed a few minutes ago...

OliverKovacs said...

Hello Calvin! What can I say? super painting as usual. I agree with Andreas the hand of the figure is a little bit big...

regards from Hungary

Oliver

CALVIN TAN said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Kim,
I will check out your blog. Great work on the Latorre figure BTW ;-)

Andreas,
I'm afraid that it's very difficult for me provide any tips unless you explain what's causing the difficulty.

Andreas, Oliver, yes, the hand are noticeably large as I wanted a much "rougher and masculine" gentleman. If you may, my decision was to not to create an archetypical example but rather to make this also a unique character study. I must admit that it's not a common sight to spot people with large hands but I've seen several with such characteristics and knowing so I decided that such a quality will help in the characterization of one from a menial origin.

Calvin

Andreas said...

ah sorry, I mean the eyes under the visor caps.Sorry.Its very difficult because you can't see so much.How did you manage it only good light?

OliverKovacs said...

Calvin
You are right! the fact is fact this is a great figure with a great painting!

PS. If you have time please visit my blog and please tell me your opinion about my waffen SS bust.
http://bodiart.blogspot.com/

best regards
oliver

CALVIN TAN said...

Hi Andreas,

I understand your predicament. There is this saying " Let sleeping dogs lie".
Since the visor hides the eyes and makes the brush inaccessible to painting the eyes, my advice is to leave the eyes alone. Instead, paint the eye bags below and the brows above to create the shadow of the eye slits. This I feel will give a more convincing appearance for that scale then trying too hard to paint the pupils and whites of the eyes.

Calvin