Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Alpine Miniatures - US Tankcrew, Ardennes 1944


Began on the presentation of this figure amidst a pile of discarded 105mm ammo containers and crates from AFV Club.

Cheers,

Calvin



Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Alpine Miniatures - US Tankcrew, Ardennes 1944


Work in progress on the second demo figure from the hand painting workshop held at Miniature Art Studio in November.

Cheers,

Calvin



Monday, 27 November 2017

Workshop on Basic Hand Painting Techniques at Miniature Art Studio


Over the weekend of 25 November, I conducted a full day demo and hands-on workshop on basic hand painting techniques at the premise of Miniature Art Studio. Given the short notice we were fortunate to gather 10 enthusiastic participants to sign up. It was a full day painting event which includes a 1/35 Alpine figure, Vallejo Paints and a bento set-lunch.


My main objective for this workshop was to impart the basic understanding of paint application necessary to create a smooth gradient for tonal and color transitions. Personally this is an optimum size for a full day workshop as it allows me sufficient time to provide personalized guidance for each participant.



As a surprise for the attendees, a lucky draw was held towards the end of the workshop to give away the demo figure specially painted for this workshop. Congratulations to Raymond for being the lucky recipient.

A group photo with all the event participants with their hard work in hand. 

A special thanks to Michael and Bernard for organizing the event and Mun Wai and Wen Pu for helping out with the logistics for the day.



Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Good Outing at Scale Model Challenge 2017


It gives me great pleasure to announce that our local team fared very well with two silver medals, two bronze medals and 4 highly commended awards at the prestigious Scale Model Challenge competition held in the Netherlands over the weekend of 21 October.  A special thanks to Allan Yong of Malaysia for helping to bring my figures over to the competition - whom himself has also fared quite well bagging a Highly Commended award for himself.

Well done guys!

 Calvin



Friday, 13 October 2017

Kudos to Michael Lee of Miniature Art Studio


I would like to extend a shout out to Michael Lee of Miniature Art Studio for keeping the Singapore flag flying with his remarkable tally of a Gold and a Bronze medal at the 2017 World Expo in Chicago last July. Michael is in my opinion perhaps one of the brightest stars of the figure modelling scene in Singapore and has been consistently churning out outstanding pieces in these recent years. Well done Myker! 

Calvin



Thursday, 5 October 2017

Young Miniatures - Waffen SS Dispatch Rider, Ostfront 1944

Pleased to say that I am finally done with this piece. A very beautiful sculpt and a very nice subject to paint as well.  Pure white and black were not used directly on this piece. Taking a page from Cezanne's play book,  to depict white without the use of actual white paint, the illusion of intrinsic light had to be conveyed - i.e. the appearance of white under yellow and blue light. I personally find that this approach of painting is particularly effective for a bust as it helps to elevate the atmosphere and mood of the figure.





Cheers,

Calvin



Friday, 15 September 2017