Saturday, 22 April 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Recently embarked on this rather quick project to create a single figure narrative of a US tankcrew walking the grounds of a liberated Nazi concentration camp using stock figures. I wanted to capture the moment of a battle worn soldier coming to grips with the surrounding scene. This particular figure from Alpine Miniatures was chosen because I felt that the body language projects the composure by one overwhelmed by a wave of mix emotions. I swapped out the kit's head with a Hornet head - with the eyes re-sculpted to convey a giddy and dumbfounded look. The striped pyjamas was sculpted from epoxy putty - setting the scene for the figure.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Labels: Hornet Models - SS Tankcrew Operation Citadel Kursk 1943 Posted by Calvin Tan at 16:48
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Labels: Hornet Models - SS Tankcrew Operation Citadel Kursk 1943 Posted by Calvin Tan at 17:03
Finally more progress done on this figure whilst the children are away with the Mrs on an overseas holiday trip. I hope I can get this finished before they return next weekend!
Saturday, 4 March 2017
Labels: Hornet Models - SS Tankcrew Operation Citadel Kursk 1943 Posted by Calvin Tan at 22:24
I am reliving the 1990's era with this recent painting of this timeless classic figure from Hornet Models sculpted by Roger Saunders. I cannot remember the last time I painted a metal figure but it does feel great to wet my brushes again on this piece. Notwithstanding the lack of sharp definition of details found in most of today's 1/35 scale resin figures, the simplicity of the drapes and the attitude of this figure can cater for an enjoyable and fulfilling painting experience.
To expedite the painting a little quicker, I inverted the figure and base coated the figure in Gunze Sanyo Black primer. Before it dried off completely, I flipped it over and sprayed a mist of Gunze Sanyo Grey Resin Primer to achieve a rudimentary impression of an overcast. It may appear grainy from the photos but that is just due to the fact that the aerosol can was sprayed from a distance to produce a "fuzzy' effect. (Be warned that this WILL NOT work with the Tamiya spray as the result will be coarse due to the pigment grain.)
Some of the intermittent work done over a two-week period.
Friday, 17 February 2017
Labels: FeR Miniatures - Hauptmann Operation Barbarossa 1941 Posted by Calvin Tan at 11:30
Just thought I would make a quick update to the blog with a showcase of this finished piece from last year.
Side by side comparison of the earlier version.
Friday, 26 August 2016
Labels: FeR Miniatures - Hauptmann Operation Barbarossa 1941 Posted by Calvin Tan at 22:41