Monday 24 July 2017

Model Shows - Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show, Penang 2017 - Day 1 Set -up

Here is my pictorial journal of the recently concluded Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show 2017 held recently in Penang, Malaysia. over the weekend of 8 and 9 July. Following the runaway success from the premier show in 2016, this year's event proved much more successful with the inclusion of  the Malaysian Competition - attracting entries from outside Asia; from as far as Russia and Venezuela. Held in the same venue, Cititel Hotel, the organizers have booked another additional two function rooms to host the model competition. There was a significant increase in attendance by modelers from abroad as well as several top notch names in the Asian modelling scene - each prominent figures(no pun intended) in their respective countries showcasing their best efforts and sharing their joy of this hobby.

The carnival styled show banner for the 2017 edition of the Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show and Competition in the lobby of the the Cititel Hotel.

Various clubs and vendors setting up their respective tables on Friday evening.

The team from Singapore unpacking their exhibits for next day's show.

A very pleased Michael presenting his works to Masahiro Doi and Norio Takemura for the very first time.
Meeting with Oishi Suwanarath - highly prolific modelling extraordinaire from Thailand!

The team from Model Art, MS Model, WolfPack Design and Paracel Miniatures tucking into a scrumptious dinner across the road at the Red Garden hawker center.

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Young Miniatures - Waffen SS Dispatch Rider, Ostfront 1944

It has been slightly more than a week since my return from the Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show in Penang and while I am putting together my personal journal from that show, I thought I would share a picture of my current project. What drew me towards this particular project was the opportunity to borrow the color scheme of famed American plein-air artist Aldro Hibbard in rendering snowscapes for the reversible padded winter camouflage parka. I am pleased on how it is shaping out so far and hopefully I could get more time this week to refine more of the details on the parka.



Saturday 8 July 2017

Model Shows - Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show, Penang 2017 - Day 2

Day 2 - The show begins!

A view of the exhibition ballroom.

The table from Team Singapore. 

Shije Hasagawa providing some instruction to Masahiro Doi at the model art table regarding the usage of some outstanding new metallic lacquer paints just out in the market.

Direct from Spain-Valencia is master diorama modeller Reuben Gonzales - whom the last time we met was in 2008 Girona!

Fellow Singaporean modellers Joe, Ben, Clement and Loy.

Hyun Jin from DEF Model of Korea at the show.

Master veteran military modeller Douglas Lee from Korea adding star value to the show.

Jackie Wong with his outstanding 1/48 scale cut away U-boat on display with fully 
functioning LED lights.

Live demonstration from AK Interactive on groundwork techniques by Ruben Gonzales 
assisted by Carlos Domínguez.

Malaysia's Allan Yong preparing for his live demo on atmospheric painting.

Lunch at a local Penang Chinese eatery recommended by Clement's friend. 
One of my favourite Malaysian modellers CK Loo with his 1/48 scale diorama of two Japanese warplanes strafing the streets of Penang. 

Veteran Hong Kong figure painter Wan Yun Lam with his impressive display of works.

 Hong Kong's Henry Lam's spectacular painting of Jung Ju-Won's sculpt 

Another strong showing of talent from veteran Hong Kong modeller Lo Chak Leung 
with his original Chinese fantasy sculpt. 

Lee Ping Chung's full scratch build depiction of a mounted Emperor Qian Long in his hunting dress. 

 Singapore's Benjamin Wong's painting of a RAF pilot from LIFE Miniatures.

 Paul Quek of Miniature Alliance.

 Lawrence Goh of Echelon Fine Decals.

 Gustav and Young. No comment.

Masahiro Doi and Giang of Paracel Miniatures.

 Tamaki and Michael Lee

 The trade booth of AK Interactive.

 One of favourite master modeller from Thailand Pongsatorn Kanthaboon with his breathtaking rendition of the ERDL and Tiger strip camouflage on a US Navy SEAL figure. Sitthichok Suwannarat

Dystopian fantasy piece from Nuts Planet painted by Sitthichok Suwannarat of Thailand.

A pair of 1/35 scale US infantrymen by Anar Aytaliev.

Macau and Hong Kong modellers at the beach front dinner reception.

Friday 7 July 2017

DEF Model - IDF Female Soldier, Caracal Battalion

Through the kind courtesy of Hyun Jin, here is my take on DEF Model's premiere 1/20 scale IDF female soldier. She will make her public debut at the Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show in Penang over this weekend. It was primed in Gunze Sanyo black and grey Surfacer and entirely hand painted in acrylics with the use of the Vallejo retarder medium to enable a smooth and even spread of paint for the tonal transitions. This figure was a digital sculpt and materialized though 3D printing. It is currently available in 1/20 and 1/35 scale at this time of writing.    

Some in work in progress shots of the painting for those interested.