Saturday, 10 April 2021

Alpine Miniatures - 12th SS Panzer Division, Normandy 1944

 


Taking a respite from the US Marine pilot to work in this upcoming release from Alpine Miniatures. 

Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232, Solomon Islands, 1943

 A short update on the progress of the US Marine pilot. 



Cheers,

Calvin



Monday, 15 March 2021

IDF 7th Armoured Brigade, Valley of Tears, Yom Kippur 1973

Just recieved a copy of the April 2021 issue of Model Art magazine which features my short write up of the Verlinden Productions IDF tank crew. My heartfelt thanks to Manabu Sasaki and Norio Takemura for translating my English text to Japanese. 




Cheers,

Calvin




Sunday, 28 February 2021

Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232, Solomon Islands, 1943

This is a conversion using the Tamiya tank crew set (ETO) that I have been intermittently working on for the month of February. Some might recognise that the pose is based off a famous photo of Lieutenant Colonel Harold "Indian Joe" Bauer.

The head is an offering from Hornet Models and the arms are donated from Tamiya's Wehrmacht tank crew set. The creases and minor details of the figure are modelled with thinly rolled out epoxy putty - as with the gloves, flying cap and goggles. The groundwork is built up from a base of epoxy putty overlaid with some acrylic texture paste and a sprinkle of fine dust and gravel. The stem of the coconut tree is made from plastic rods and the bark texture is sculpted from Milliput. The bulletin board is made from sheet styrene and the squadron scoreboard was designed in Photoshop and printed out on my Canon Selphy printer. 


The photo that sparked the inspiration and reference for this figure.


Cheers,

Calvin



Friday, 15 January 2021

Alpine Miniatures - 28th Jäger Division, East Prussia, 1945

Alpine Miniatures has just officially released this figure into the market. Do check it out at Alpine Miniatures as well as Adam Norindrnbergen's impeccable review on The Modelling News.


and it now moves like Jäger.


A painting guide for the Sumpfmunster '44 pattern.


Cheers,

Calvin



Alpine Miniatures - Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Großdeutschland", Ostfront 1944-45

The first figure completed for 2021. As a last minute decision, some mushrooms sculpted from epoxy putty were added onto the ground work to enhance the visual interest to the final presentation.  





Cheers,

Calvin



Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Alpine Miniatures - Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Großdeutschland", Ostfront 1944-45

 A short update on last weekend's progress. The ground work is modelled with epoxy putty. The forest litter is a mixture of oregano leafs and custom made ones from Fimo Deco Gel. I am hoping to complete this over this weekend. 




Cheers, 

Calvin