Friday 1 March 2024

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

During the past week, I found myself refurbishing an old Alpine Miniatures boxart completed back in 2010 with some additions to the groundwork and minor touch ups for the figures. 








I got into some creative mischief with the oil drums by toppling them over the edge of the base; "break the fourth wall" so to speak and adding some levity to the scene. 




Cheers,

Calvin



Monday 26 February 2024

Private, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division, Holland, 1944

This figure is a retrospective piece completed back in 1998. It is a 1/35 scale plastic stock figure from Dragon Models with some minor enhancements like the face, hands and equipment details. It was cast aside for a long time until today when I decided to refurbish the paint work and snap some new photos.







Cheers,

Calvin

 



Monday 19 February 2024

Alpine Miniatures - Alamo Scouts, US 6th Army, 1944-45


I finally added the finishing touches to this box art assignment from Alpine Miniatures. The frog skin camouflage combined with the herringbone pattern was a tedious endeavor which took nearly 3 weeks to complete. The process involved a lot of back and forth to draw each unique shape that defines this unique camouflage pattern. After painting the camouflage pattern, the vertical faint lines of the herringbone twill fabric are created with a glaze mixture of sepia ink and AK Ultra Matt varnish. The Ultra Matt varnish is very fluid and I use it straight from the bottle. It is applied with a no.2 sized brush and a steady hand. 







The figure was painted with the colors taken from the set of Adam Wilder personal mixes by AK Interactive.


Cheers,

Calvin



Tuesday 13 February 2024

Alpine Miniatures - Alamo Scouts, US 6th Army, 1944-45


Inching towards completion.....


Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday 31 January 2024

Alpine Miniatures - Alamo Scouts, US 6th Army, 1944-45

This evening's progress.



Cheers,

Calvin





Tuesday 30 January 2024

I Have Always Wondered....

 I have always wondered how my figures would appear as colour plates for Osprey Publishing.

Cheers,

Calvin



Monday 29 January 2024

Alpine Miniatures - Alamo Scouts, US 6th Army, 1944-45

A little more work done over this weekend.



Cheers,

Calvin