Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This 120mm WWI US Marine, armed with a "trench broom", is from Nemrod.  I replaced the kit supplied helmet with one from the Michael Roberts line.  Painted in oils.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Remember this kit?  One of the great 120mm releases from S&T Miniatures.  This one and their D-Day paratrooper were quite popular around the time HBO ran their series "Band of Brothers".

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Another one of my favorites.  Midway, 1942.  A 1/32nd scale pilot from UltraCast, sculpted by Mike Good.  Tail is from an old Revell kit.  Figure painted in oils and the plane airbrushed with acrylics.  Click on the picture for a larger image.

Monday, November 12, 2012

This is the flag of the 22nd Alabama Regiment.  As noted in the post below, this flag was captured at Chickamauga by the 121st Ohio.  Click on the picture to see the battle honors in the lower left quarter of the flag.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This is my Great Great Grandfather, Daniel Duvall.  He served with the 121st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment from 1862-1865.  He attained the rank of sergeant and had the honor of being the regimental standard bearer.  He fought at Perryville, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, and Bentonville.  He also took part in the Grand Review in Washington DC.  Duvall settled in Michigan and is buried in a small cemetery in McBain.

This is the monument to the 121st Ohio at Chickamauga.  It is near this spot that the 121st captured the battleflag of the 22nd Alabama during hand to hand combat.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I painted this bust a year or so ago.  It is a WWI German stormtrooper from Young Miniatures.  I tried something different with the base by creating some muddy groundwork to support the bust instead of the more traditional brass rod.  The skulls, grenades, and wire are 75mm pieces from my spare pasrts box.  Painted with artist's oils over an acrylic undercoat.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is another piece I had a the Chicago Show.  120mm Grenadier Guardsman from the Crimean War.  The kit is from Stormtroopers and was sculpted by M. Corry.  I switched the kit-supplied canteen to the more often seen regulation canteen.  Painted in oils.  Thanks to Bob Sarnowski for the photograph.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Here's another photograph of "...the end of the beginning." courtesy of Bob Sarnowski.  The drummer boy is an Andrea offering and the bust is part of a two piece set from AC Models. I recently spoke with Dutch Allen and he as agreed to bring it to the Atlanta Show in February.

Monday, October 15, 2012

I had this piece on display at the Chicago Show.  A very creative idea comissioned by Dutch Allen.  I think the Churchill quote on the base really sums it up.  A lot of fun painting the bust to look like an old black and white photograph.  Difficult to see in the picture, the red cobblestones fade to gray as they become the rubble underneath the bust.  Painted with oils.  Thanks to Jason Green for the photograph.

The show was a good time and kudos to the MMSI for all of their work.  I took my son Kyle to the show with me and he enjoyed looking at all of the outstanding work on the tables.  Doug Cohen's seminar was very informative and it was great to be "talking shop" with friends old and new.  Had an excellent dinner of deep dish pizza with John Long and his wonderful family.  Missed a few of the regulars and hope to catch up with them in Atalnta in February.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My first aircraft "wedgy".  1/32nd scale ME262 nightfighter and pilot.  The 262 is an old Revell kit and the pilot is from UltraCast (sculpted by Mike Good).  The 262 was painted with an airbrush using acrylics and the pilot with oil paints.  Groundwork painted in oils and finished off with MIG pigments.

Friday, October 5, 2012

This is a 1/35th scale British tanker from Friendship Models.  I used a Hornet head and secured him to the top of a Matilda turret pilfered from an old Tamiya kit.  Figure was painted in oils over an acrylic base.  Turret was airbrushed with acrylics and weathered with oils.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chicago Show!

The MMSI Chicago Show is right around the corner.  October 12, 13, and 14 at the Chicago Marriot Schaumburg.  You can find more information here:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Perhaps Steve Warrilow is trading again as The Fusilier!  I have just read that this figure was available at Euro Militaire a couple of weeks ago.  I think it is in 1/24th scale.  Good to see him back!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Back when Steve Warrilow was still in business as The Fusilier I painted many of his 1/24th scale kits.  I was fortunate enough to have him ask me if he could use one of my pieces in his advertisements.  I thought this was pretty cool!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

This 1/35th scale German motorcycle and crew I built and painted now resides in the collection of Matt Wellhouser.  He and I did a figure trade at the 2012 Atlanta Show.  The bike is a kit from Lion Roar and the figures are from Mantis.  Oils and acrylics plus some mud and slush made for a fun project.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This piece I painted for my buddy Patrick Kirk.  A Prussian infantryman, 1815.  This is a 54mm kit from Andrea.  Painted in oils over an acrylic base.  Patrick and I did a figure trade at the 2012 Atlanta Show.
Here's one of my favorite pieces from a few years ago.  Three Alpine figures, a Tamiya Cromwell turret, and some ground work.  Figures are painted in oils and the turret airbrushed with acrylics and then weathered with oils and dusted with some MIG pigments.