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Fallschirmjager Finished

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I had time to finish this figure- added to the base and shot some pictures.

New Figure

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Finally have enough done on this figure to show it on the blog. This is a 120mm figure from JeffShiu Miniatures in Hong Kong. You can see the kit below. I painted the camo (Marsh 44 pattern) with my Iwata airbrush with the tip removed. I used about 8-10 psi of air, and really thinned paint. The head is a replacement I stole from a S&T kit. I had to remove the SS eagle and replace with one I sculpted from A&B to represent a Luft eagle.

I am working on the base now, and will add the left hand when I glue him down, so I do not bust anything off.

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas everyone! Being Christmas, I thought a nice, wintery picture would be fitting. This is a picture of the magnificent Hubbard glacier in Alaska. Enjoy!

New Book

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Here is a new book that I picked up. This is a great book for WW2 Normandy fans. It details the battles around and in St. Lo. It really shows the hedgerows and surrounding areas. It is loaded with both great American GI and German pictures. If you like Fallschirmjagers this is a great reference. My latest figure was really inspired by this book (I will post pictures soon).

Merry Christmas!

Awesome New Figure

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Here is a new figure I picked up from a sculptor in Hong Kong. It is really well done. Yep, it is a German Paratroop- Fallschirmjager. 120mm scale. Here are a couple of pictures. The company is Jeffshiu Miniatures http://jeffshiu.net46.net/

New Photo

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At the recommendation of Pete Herrera, I reworked the shadows and other details on my English knight bust. I think the results are much better. For some reason, this thing is a bear to photograph. I experimented with my lights and finally got some results that work.

Vacation!

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We took a cruise on Holland America that left from Seattle to the inside passage in Alaska. The trip was fantastic. One highlight was stopping at the Boeing Museum in Seattle. Worth the stop! WW2, WW1 aircraft, plus modern stuff too. Outside of Juneau we visited the Mendenhall Glacier. Here is a picture. The front of the glacier is about 250 years old!

Finished

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Well, finally had time to take some pictures, and show this one off. One ugly dude. Painted in oils, for most of it, except the mail is acrylics as is the helmet. The sword is natural metal with acrylic for the sheath. I had to re-do the base, as the one I originally made allowed the bust to tip over!
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Here we go! A little more progress on the English Knight. I painted the mail, and the surcoat (I think that's what it is called). I like the light surcoat, opposed to the dark one. A little different I suppose.

This is a nice change of pace from the huge projects and WW2 stuff.
Summer is here!! A quick update, I purchased a Andrea bust a few weeks ago, and it's been so blazing hot here that I cannot work on it (my shop is in my garage). So after seeing finished work on the web I started painting. It goes slow because I stop to take pictures of each step (photo studio is in garage too). The piece has lots of character and a real ugly face, but it is sure a lot of fun to paint. Originally I wanted to paint the flesh in acrylics- but I wasn't satisfied with the result, so I did it over in oils. I will use acrylics to paint the hair as it give a better effect.
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Just in from UK... Another article- this time in Tamiya Model Magazine. It is the Mirage 200mm Airborne figure I did for Richard. Here is the cover of the new issue.

Time for another post!

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Here is Young Miniatures 101st Airborne bust. This is a real cool bust. I painted this in about two weeks. I rmoved the flag from the right shoulder - 101st did not have them.

It Is Done

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Well, after 1 year, 4 months I finished the T-34 diorama. Here is a sneak peek.
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I received an advanced issue of MMI a few days ago, I was surprised to see my article featured on the cover. Wow! here is the cover. This one should hit the US near the beginning of April.

I delivered the finished 82 AB figure to Richard, here is a pic of us deciding who was going to drop it! Richard really liked it, although he looks like a someone just told him the real airborne was the 101st. We had a great dinner at Nieuport 17 in Tustin- a aviation themed restraunt. It was really good!!!