Wednesday, 6 June 2018

David and the Goliath - 2nd Naval Beach Battalion, Utah Beach, Normandy 1944


Finished just in time to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Cheers,

Calvin



Friday, 1 June 2018

David and the Goliath - 2nd Naval Beach Battalion, Utah Beach, Normandy 1944


More progress over the week. Sculpted the buckles and trouser seams with built up acrylic paint. 





Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Young Miniatures - Waffen SS Dispatch Rider, Ostfront 1944

Took some photos of this earlier project against a scenic backdrop this evening.






Cheers,

Calvin



Monday, 28 May 2018

2nd Naval Beach Battalion, Utah Beach, Normandy 1944

Re-worked the ground work with some sea shells sculpted from epoxy putty. Moving on to finish the figure.




Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday, 23 May 2018

2nd Naval Beach Battalion, Utah Beach, Normandy 1944

Just started on a simple out of the box project using Tamiya's US tank crew and Goliath to depict a USN engineer from the 2nd Naval Beach Battalion at Utah beach, Normandy 1944.




Calvin



Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tamiya - US Tank Crew Set (ETO)


Hi All,
I am writing from the 57th Shizuoka Hobby Show and it has so far been nothing less than awesome. Today marks the day where I personally presented the 1/35 scale Tamiya US Tankcrew that was made for the Model Art DVD to the highly esteemed Mr Shunsaku Tamiya where it will be permanently exhibited in the Tamiya archive room at Tamiya HQ in Shizuoka.



Cheers,

Calvin




Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Alpine Miniatures - Kampfgruppe Hansen Poteau 1944







I am calling this done. Onward to Shizuoka for the weekend :D

Calvin



Friday, 4 May 2018

Alpine Miniatures - Kampfgruppe Hansen Poteau 1944



A little closer to finishing this piece.

Calvin



Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Alpine Miniatures - Kampfgruppe Hansen Poteau 1944




Almost halfway through this overdue project for a fellow modeler. The MG-42 rounds and the shovel blade were painted using the Non Metallic Metal (NMM) technique which has seen widespread popularity among the fantasy circle in these recent years. Personally I feel that there are some merit to this approach as it allows more colors to be incorporated onto the 3 dimensional canvas. Took me an afternoon to study and figure out the colors that would be most effective in representing brass on such a minute scale and I hope that it passes off well.

Cheers,

Calvin



Monday, 30 April 2018

DEF Model - Female Photojournalist


A video review of an upcoming release of a 1/20 scale female photojournalist from DEF Model courtesy of Hyun Jin. It's going to be difficult to keep my brushes away from this little gem.


Special thanks to Hyun Jin for the wonderful care package that came with the lovely figure :)

Cheers,

Calvin



Monday, 9 April 2018

Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 Scale SS Unterscharführer Bust




Latest box art for Alpine Miniatures completed.

Calvin



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 Scale SS Unterscharführer Bust


A little more work done over yesterday evening.

Calvin



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 Scale SS Unterscharführer Bust

I am back again after a three month hiatus from painting with a job assignment from Alpine Miniatures. Subject this time is a 1/16 scale bust based of an earlier 1/16 scale full figure of an SS Unterscharführer with a PPSH sub-machine gun. This also marks my first attempt to render the blurred edge camouflage pattern for which I am still not convinced that it is fully working at this stage. Let's see what prospects this Good Friday weekend beholds.





Calvin