Monday 7 January 2013

A Happy 2013 To Everyone!!!

I would like to kick start the new year with an update of a recent project; or rather a trip down memory lane as I embark on my second rendition of Alpine Miniature's premier 1/16 scale figure Leutnant of the Großdeutschland Division sculpted by Mike Good.

In case you were wondering, there is a perfect good reason as to why I am painting this figure for the second time.  Last December before the Christmas holiday week, I was very fortunate to be invited to Paris by Tony Lai from the Tony Shop  to conduct a 3-day painting demonstration at his shop's premise. Considering all aspects, this figure proved to be most ideal to demonstrate my approach to painting the face, tunic and camouflage pattern in acrylics.

The set-up of my painting demonstration. 

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Tony Lai, Nicolas Gohin and Katherine for being such hospitable hosts to me and my wife. Kent Brazeau for eagerly helping out at the demonstration. It was also great to meet up with past acquaintances like Christophe Camilotte whom I had the pleasure to know back in 2007 at the Torrent Show and Laurent Borget back in the 2008 World Expo in Girona.