Thursday, 5 August 2021

The Accordionist - Italy 1943

A little more refinement tonight.


Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday, 4 August 2021

The Accordionist - Italy 1943

 A small update from yesterday evening's painting session.


Weathered the floor using a concoction of gravel dust, texture paste and paint applied with an old stiff brush rush in a stippling motion.


Moving on to the pigeons now....

Cheers,

Calvin



Sunday, 1 August 2021

The Accordionist - Italy 1943

Stripped down and repainted the faux finish on the accordion casing. 



I have also decided to change the setting to a more compact one to focus the viewer's attention onto the figure. Plus I have been wondering how to employ the box of pigeons from Miniart. 



And for size reference.


Cheers,

Calvin



Saturday, 31 July 2021

The Accordionist - Italy 1943

More painting done this Saturday afternoon. 



Cheers,

Calvin



Friday, 30 July 2021

The Accordionist - Italy 1943

Some progress on the painting of the figure this evening.  




Cheers,

Calvin



Saturday, 24 July 2021

The Accordionist - Italy 1943

Another figure from Tamiya's German Soldiers at Rest set. This time I decided to modify the standing soldier with the two loaves of bread to an accordionist. 

 
To accommodate the accordion from Miniart, I had to slightly reposition the left arm and remodel the fingers with stretched sprue. The front section of the accordion bellows were not well moulded and had to be rebuilt using stretched sprue. Finally, the shoulder strap is made from Tamiya Pla-Paper and the buckles formed with epoxy putty. 

A scene is composed with a piano and seat from Miniart. The ornate tiles are made using the Canon Selphy photo transfer technique onto epoxy putty. 


Cheers,

Calvin



Thursday, 22 July 2021

High and Dry - Scharführer, SS-Totenkopf Div., Hungary 1945

New photos of an old project made in 2001. It is a Hornet figure swapped out with a Hornet head posed on a T-34/76 ChTZ turret from Tamiya. The groundwork was built up from parts found in my scrap box. This is personally one of my favourite builds mainly because I really had fun putting it together. I entered it in the Euro Militaire 2001 competition and it was awarded a Silver medal in its class.




Cheers,

Calvin