Thursday, April 28, 2011

My version of Til...

This is my last commission before the MFCA show this coming weekend. It is the outstanding bust from Young Miniatures of a Waffen SS MG42 Gunner, Ardennes 1944. It really represents Til Schweiger from Inglorious Bastards. It is as always painted in Vallejo acrylics. BTW I think the bust scales out at about 200MM. It really is so nice it should have been done as a complete figure IMO.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

10th Bavarian MG Gunner...

This is my latest work. This is a combined effort between myself and Dan Morton. Dan did a major conversion on this bust which consisted on quite a bit of re-sculpting and reshaping. It depicts a machine gunner of the 10th Bavarian regt. circa 1915 eastern front. Dan sought me out and asked if I would like to paint it for him so I agreed. I've also included some pics of what it looked like in the raw and finished. It is finished as usual in Vallejo acrylics.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Bloody Solomons...

Here is my latest commission work. I have painted this one before for a customer and really did not want to do it again but I was asked to do him in full camo so I thought it would be fairly interesting. He is another great Rosengrant sculpt and is from New World Miniatures. Overall it is a great sculpt and is painted as usual in Vallejo acrylics with the exception of the metallics being from Citadel. Ground work is silfor matting, PE palm fronds and MIG pigments. Oh, BTW it is 1/16th scale.


Friday, April 1, 2011

101st airborne "The Filthy 13"

Here is my latest work. It is the OOP Warriors 1/9th scale offering by John Rosengrant of a 101st airborne paratrooper complete with Mohawk and war paint. After some help from the guys on the net and some research of my own I learned that these guys became known as part of "The Filthy 13" as 13 members of the 101st sported this look on the D-Day landings. I later learned there were actually 15 of these bad looking hombres but due to some side story they became known as the 13. I really had issue with incorporating the war paint as I felt and still feel to some extent that it takes away from the facial details which are very good on this figure. I decided to do it for 2 reasons, historical accuracy and basically because I had never done something like this before so it was different. I'd like some opinions from you guys on my decision even though I cannot change it now. Like I said I'm still half hearted about the decision to incorporate it. As always it is done on Vallejo acrylics and all hand brushed.