Tuesday 26 February 2008

Ramblings for February


It has been a busy month of February with time spent with the family to be modelling much. Thus to keep the momentum of this blog going, I thought that I'll shift the spotlight this week to a newly acquainted friend and talented modeller from Japan, Yukio Honma, who has graciously allowed me to share his latest masterpiece here. I did remember seeing the unpainted master of this piece last year in Japan and I must say that it looks even better with a splash of colour. Apart from the meticulously fine details, what I particularly love is on how the subtleties of the relaxed pose are captured. There were rumors that it might be commercially released and I'm definitely keeping my fingers crossed to paint one version of it myself :)

Till next week when the parcel from Jersey, USA checks in....


Thursday 7 February 2008

Happy Lunar New Year!

Here's an update after being away for three weeks on Army reservist training. First up, some additional hi-res pictures of Alpine Miniatures 12 SS "HJ" Div., PzReg 25/26.

For curious minds, here are the Vallejo colours used for the Italian camouflage pattern and the Oak Leaf Pattern.

A sequence documenting the painting process of the Italian Camo overalls.

And finally not forgetting, here's wishing eveyone and all a Happy Chinese Lunar New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai!