Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Big Red One Finished

Here is the finished Big Red One (First Infantry Division) figure.  1/16 scale, Painted with acrylics and oils for the Thompson stock. The collector I did this for sent me the head from the Alpine BAR gunner kit, his idea to swap it.  I think it was a good one.....







Sunday, January 4, 2015

More Big Red One.........

Here is some small progress on the figure.  I did some more work on the jacket, and started the trousers.  I also painted the backpack.  I see some errors, so bear with me....



Friday, January 2, 2015

Uniforms....The Big Red One

Here is a quick shot of the Alpine Miniatures 1st Infantry Division figure.....with a page from one of my reference books.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Seawolf Door Gunner

This was a piece I did for my relative- his father was a chopper crewman in Vietnam. I could not post this in November because the figure was a surprise gift.  He was a Navy man, in an unique unit called the Seawolves.  They were an attack squadron that supported the brown river navy and the seal teams in the river delta regions of Vietnam.  I use the Verlinden 120mm chopper crewman.  They essentially wore the same uniforms while on combat patrol.  For more on the Seawolves, check this link:

http://www.seawolf.org/index.asp







Friday, December 26, 2014

Big Red One

The beginnings of a new figure...  Alpine Miniatures 1st Infantry Division.  The collector wanted to use the BAR gunner's head and so I have been working away on that one...   The head is a good match. A little more work and the head will be done.