Sunday, 2 August 2009

More German Tankers from Alpine Miniatures.


I'm so glad that the hectic month of July was over. With no respite from painting the bust of the Fallujah US Marine from Young Miniatures, I've made the final push over the weekend to complete another urgent box art assignment for two Alpine Miniatures 1/35 scale tank crew figures sculpted by Taesung Harmms.
Posed cradling a young pup, this half of a two figure set is proposed to sit snugly on the barrel of the Panther tank. I've taken the liberty instead to place it on a Stug III built by resident M Workshop artist, KG "Chef" Lim and photographed it against a scenic setting. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Here's a piece of good news for Allied Modellers, Hiroyuki Ishii-Sensei has sent me some pictures of his latest sculpts of not two but four 1/35 scale British SAS LRDG figures. The color of the material does suggest that Ishii-Sensei carves with polyester putty, an approach which is prevalent amongst most Japanese sculptors.
Now, the good news I'm told is that this four figure team will be commercially available under the Japanese brand name Swash Design, known widely for their highly detailed motorcycle kits. It is not known from this time of writing if the figures will be available loosely or as a set. But nonetheless it will be one on the shopping list when it comes out!

That is all the update for now while I prepare to "air" the MARPAT for the next blog post.



Anonymous said...

Hi Calvin

Trying to follow up and look at your latest Alpine box art and finally worth waiting. Hope to see it life by Sep 11 in S'pore. Thanks

Allan Yong

Andreas said...

Hey Calvin Ive seen it on Timelines before and as I said already it is a great work!Love the puppy:-)

best Regards from Germany


Curt-EYE said...

Always a pleasure looking at your work and keeping up with things on your blog.

Agapitos said...

Very nice blog my friend
Agapitos from Greece

Corrado said...

Dear Calvin, what about SAS LRDG figures? When thay come out?stali

Corrado said...

Where I can buy it, in Italy? You can write about it, on Figurinitaly forum.
Thank you, for your attention.