Friday, October 12, 2007

I have been busy doing figure reviews for MMI. One figure I particularly like is the new release from Miniature Alliance. It is a 90 mm Fallshirmjager armed with the FG42. It is a great casting, and very well made. It should be a blast to paint. Look for the full review soon.......

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Here we go.... some progress on one figure- for the top of the turret of the T34. Still more work on the camo...... adjustments here and there, and shading. Don't fret, I will change the belt buckle for a SS soldier. I will probably paint the flesh next to see how if comes together.


Friday, October 5, 2007


Here are the figures for the T-34


S&T figures

Working more on the T-34 project- here is shot of the exterior as the weathering progressed:



Here is the mother of all projects (at least for me). For about a year now, I have been working on a large scale diorama. It features Trumpeter's 1/16 scale T-34 and two S&T figures. The goal is to have a scene that shows two SS soldiers checking out an abandoned tank. The tank broke down, and in the middle of attempting to repair it, the Russians had to hastily leave. The model features a full interior. It is sitting next to a farm house.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007


This is Young Miniatures SS Feldgendarme bust. Really simple piece, lots of character, and fun to paint. I used acrylics and oils for the face on this one.
More Pictures....

This is "On a Wing and a Prayer at the Edge of No Man's Land"

I was inspired to do this piece after looking at James Dietz's "Mud in your Eye" painting of a crashed Sopwith Camel in a trench.

I like airplane models, but one posed on a flat base without a figure is boring and lifeless. Fortunately the Hobbycraft kit (1/32 scale) is a good one, and I modified the Pegaso Frank Luke figure to work in the scene. This was a real fun project. I have not built a airplane model in about 20 years, so that was a switch.

The figure was painted with oils for the flesh, and acrylics for everything else. The base was scratchbuilt- along with the dead German. I used an Airfix multipose figure as a starting point. Roger Claeps was kind enough to give me a few WW1 parts from his stash. The sandbags were just A&B rolled out and formed into bags.

Matt

This is S&T's 101st paratrooper figure. I have converted it to a 82nd trooper. This is the first figure that I have painted the face with acrylics! Super nice figure, a future article will be in MMI.

I was fortunate to be awarded the Series 77 "Best American" figure at the 2007 SCAHMS show
Hello! I decided to put together this "blog". Although my website is still working, this seemed more convenient to use. I hope this is helpful to fellow modelers.

I have been busy with several projects at once (who isn't?). I am working on a 1/9 scale commission figure for a friend, a gigantic 1/15 scale T-34 tank with figures, and about a half a dozen other things. Soon as I figure this out, I will have pictures up!

I have been busy writing articles for Model Military International. John Murphy has been really a great editor to work with and I just need more time to put things together.

That's all for now, I'll post more later--

Matt

War Daddy

Here is Life Miniatures "War Daddy" 1/16 scale figure.   Enjoy!