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New Project

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If you follow Timelines (timelinesforum.com) you have seen my work in progress on the Young Miniatures SS Machine Gunner 1/2 figure. Not really a bust in the classic sense, but a full half figure (does that make sense?). Anywho, its been a fun one to paint. I tried to replicate the fabric texture of the herringbone type fabric. It will make you go blind. Right now, I am painting the fur and working on the details on the tunic.

Another Young Bust

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Here is the Young Miniatures 1/10th scale Feldgendarmerie Bust. It is painted in acrylics and has a nice cocobolo base. This is a sweet kit. Fun to paint.

Chicago Report

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As I have attended several shows in California, this was the first big adventure for me. Traveling by air is not my favorite thing to do. It’s boring and cramped (I’m a tall dude)- you can't move, fart or sneeze... well, maybe you can- I might get seat choice then. Right off the bat, the plane leaving San Diego the engines would not start....not a good sign... I told Douggie this and he asked what airline I flew...he looked at me cross eyed... So I guess they fixed it in a jiffy (miracle) and off we went. I guess I didn't fly the right one. I watched the engines the whole way.... I’ll drive thank you. Carrying the figures is a challenge too. No sweat in San Diego, but at O’Hare on the way home, TSA took waaaaaay too long to figure out what was in the box (it was in the xray machine 5 minutes!- no shit). The young TSA officer opened it finally and was really amazed by the contents. – Sorry to the 300+ people behind me in line. I did a miniature 101 sem…
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Here is the latest issue of MMI, I did an article about a panther tank crossing some railroad tracks. The figure on the upper right of the cover is part of that.....

I'm on a roll!

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Two projects finished... The Andrea Viking and the Trench Raider. Both great little kits. These were a lot of fun to paint.

Update!

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Here is the Andrea WW1 Storm trooper. This is a piece for a friend. He was interested in the gas mask can being carried on the chest. The figure did not come with one, so I scratch built it. The primary material was styrene. The clasps and hinges are lead foil and brass. The lenses on the mask are unpainted right now, ultimately they will be an amber color.
Next is to add dirt and dust- remember they fought in a trench.

Viking Update

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More progress on the viking- what a great figure! All painted with acrylics.

New Project

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Here is a new project- " Viking Fury" by Andrea. So far it is a great piece. Everything fits good. I started painting the eyes.....

New Issue!

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Summer Time!

Just spied this new issue of Model Military International-- with the 200mm British Para on the cover. I had not posted pics of this. It was a job for MMI wayyy back when Spud was Editor.

Maybe I'll post some more pictures later.......... Meanwhile waiting for the new Young Miniatures SS Machine gunner 1/2 figure.. I have some cool ideas for that one. Stay tuned.

Another Bust, but kinda late

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Well, I finished this magnificent bust in March, but have not had time to post any pictures. This is another Young Miniatures bust. It is a U Boat crewman from ww2. It is a resin bust, which only has four parts- the body, head, binoculars and the plinth (part that holds it up). I snapped these pictures; I am not too happy with them. I really like the character and it was a blast to paint. I did not take any in progress pictures- I was too far into painting. Sometimes you don't want to stop.



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I thought I would put together some new pictures of the MG34 fellow. Enjoy!

New Year- New figure

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Here is a Jeff Shiu Miniatures Waffen SS Gunner. I had this primed and ready early last year, but due to a multitude of stuff going on- family, health, work, etc., never finished it. It is a really nice figure. I spent the past three weeks finishing it up. It is painted using Vallejo and some oils- mostly for the wood finish on the mg 34 and shovel handle. I really liked the way it painted up. I think I may order another figure from Jeff in Hong Kong.

I have to prioritize my work- I still have to finish a Brit Para (sorry Ian), so I think I'll bang that one out next- it's about 60% done.
I have found that building for magazines is a pain in the backside- nice to have hobby money, but it can lead to loosing interest in the hobby. I think I may hang that part up for a while- after I clear out the current commitments. Anyway, enjoy the pictures.