Friday, 26 September 2008

SS-Brigadeführer, 1/24 scale - WIP

Here's a quick update to the 1/24 scale figure depicting an SS-Brigadeführer in field parade attire. The majority of the sculpt was achieved with Kato Polyclay with the exception of the hands sculpted in epoxy putty. The head is a resin casting from the original polymer clay sculpt as with details like the shoulder boards, belt buckle and badges. The the Iron Cross and German cross are from DML and Aber respectively. Though over-scaled for 1/35, they proved perfect for 1/24; making a right from a wrong. This weekend will probably see me working on the Portepee and officers' aiguillette. The last headache before the the painting commences....

....and speaking for headaches, I'll share this little joke told to me by Sudhesh(who in turn heard it off the radio)

It's a beautiful warm spring day and a man and his wife are at
the zoo. She's wearing a cute, loose-fitting, pink spring dress,
sleeveless with straps. As they walk through the ape exhibit and
pass in front of a very large gorilla, the gorilla goes ape. He
jumps up on the bars, holding on with one hand (and 2 feet),
panting and pounding his chest with the free hand. He is
obviously excited at the pretty lady in the wavy dress.

The husband, noticing the excitement, suggests that his wife
tease the poor fellow. The husband suggests she pucker her lips,
wiggle her bottom, and play along. She does and Mr. Gorilla gets
even more excited, making noises that would wake the dead. Then
the husband suggests that stage let one of her straps fall, she
does, and Mr. Gorilla is just about to tear the bars down.

Now try lifting your dress up your thighs... this drives the
gorilla absolutely crazy. Then, quickly the husband grabs his
wife by the hair, rips open the door to the cage and slings her
in with the gorilla. "Now, tell HIM you have a headache!"




Andreas said...

Hey Calvin,
Great sculpting job.How big is 1/24?Is there a cut in his ear?
I'm sculpting my first 1:35 figure.His trousers are done.Some photos on my blog soon.I hope you can give me some tipps.


Anonymous said...

Ha ha. Good one Calvin. Will we be seeing this at M-Con?

~ Basil

Anonymous said...


I can't say how much I admire the 'clarity' of your work. I am always trying to achieve that sort of clarity in my work, but you have it in spades. I know how much hard work it takes to achieve that kind of effortless naturalness.

Great blog


Anonymous said...

hi calvin, awesome work as usual so when are you going to have your own line of figures i think it would be quite succesfull.thanks johnny grogan

CALVIN TAN said...

Hi All,

thanks for the kind words. There are still a lot things to be ironed out for this sculpt. As Andreas has pointed out, the ears were damaged whilst removing them form the rubber mould.

I'm hoping to get this figure completed before M-Con in November. No promises though.

the pictures on your blog are not showing up on my computer screen.