Thursday, 31 December 2009

Alpine Miniatures - III/SS-PzGren-Rgt 2, Ardennes, 1944

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2009 is finally coming to an end and I cannot say that it has been a dull year with my ascension to fatherhood status. I was also very fortunate to be granted some time off by The Wife to attend the Lier Convention late last November to meet old friends and acquaint new ones. Modeling wise in retrospect, I did quite a lot of painting and did not recall sculpting much; which reminds me to resume work on an overdue commission I promised a long while back right after this assignment from Alpine Miniatures.



No prizes for guessing which genius sculpted this pair (not myself for sure) which serves as a companion set to Alpine Miniature's KG Peiper released almost a year ago. The sculpting does accurately portray SS-Hauptsturmführer Josef Diefenthal during the Ardennes Offensive and I do hope that the painting at this point helps reveal some semblance.






I also took some in-progress shots to document how I actually work (when not giving demos or making step by step articles); broad and looses strokes to establish overall harmony of colors, shades and tones, and refining the transitions and details as I go along. Though the process is very much arbitrary, the basic principals of light and shade, color harmony and craft very much apply.

That is the last time I check in for this year folks. See you on the other side of 2010.

Here's wishing everyone and all a Happy New Year!!!

Calvin



5 comments:

Andreas said...

ahh you havent lost anything through your pause:)


great to see new works!


happy new year


Andreas

Jim Johnston said...

Extremely nice as always. Your skill with the acrylics is amazing. Happy New Year to you and your family. Enjoy the holiday.

Curt-EYE said...

WOW I can't wait to see the finished products....looking good so far!!!!

Oliver said...

Have you used a original picture as a guide? It's not that important, but there are two DML kits (one 1/35 and one 1/16) that portray Diefenthal with Oak leaf pattern trousers.

JacqulynTorres said...

wonderful..................................................