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: http://www.mmsichicago.com/