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.







Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Special Christmas Gift

Here is my Wife's Christmas Present...  75mm Royal Welsh Fusilier 23rd Foot  AWI





Saturday, November 22, 2014

44th Foot Gandamak

He I am starting a new project,  a bust of a 44th Foot soldier from the assault at Gandamak, Afghanistan in 1842.   HERE is the story about nearly 16,000 soldiers, and families being wiped out.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Update

Its super hot and humid... not nice to paint.  Just a quick update


Friday, August 29, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Work Commences

I started working on he Nuts Planet 101 Airborne half figure.  Cleanup is nearly done.  One tricky part is attaching the sling to the M1 Garand rifle. The rifle and M1907 sling are resin.  In my experience, these parts break off easily.
I decided to replace the swivels with copper wire and brass tubing.  The wire is supplied in the kit.  It is meant to be used for the equipment hangers on the utility belt.
I cut off the kit swivels on the rifle and rings on the sling.  I cut the rings off the ends of the sling- both the short and long sections.  I then cut two pieces of 0.7mm brass tube to a length just smaller than the sling.  I glued the brass tube on the rifle.  Then it was a case of bending the brass wire to shape and putting all the parts back together.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Next on Deck!

Here is the start of the new Nuts Planet 101 Airborne.  Its  a super bust- or half figure.  It depicts Damian Lewis from the Band of Brothers series.  Cleanup of the parts is going smoothly.   More pictures soon!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Growing Grass.........

I started on the base for the SS Squad leader.  Its a John Jeffries product, and I used Celluclay , white glue, pigment, dirt for the base groundwork.  While it was wet, I cut the bristles off of some cheapo chip brushes and "planted" the bristles to simulate grass...  Then some color with green and brown give it some life.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bonehead Model Progress

Here is some more work on the large scale figure.  I think I a m just about done with the upper torso.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bonehead Models 200mm SS Squad leader

Here is the new project.  It's Mike Good's Bonehead models SS squad leader. It's a biggie, 200mm.   I am painting this with a fall color Plane Tree pattern smock.  Its slow going because of the sheer size.  Excellent model- fit and sculpting is top notch.......



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gebirgsjager 1942

Here is Young Miniatures Gebirgsjager 1942  (Mountain Troop).  Its painted with acrylics.  Quick and fun.







War Daddy

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