Saturday, January 27, 2018

Roman Signifer 1st Century A.D.

This bust was a bit tricky to paint I had to paint parts and assemble the bust as I went. The bear skin hood/ with (sculpting putty fill), cheek plates and leather tie were added after I finished painting the face.The face has a nice scar! The base plate came with the kit. I painted this one with acrylic's and printers inks were used on the metals. this bust was made by Young Miniatures, 1/10 scale.
Roman Signifer 1st Century A.D.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Carlota Empress Consort of Mexico 1864-1867

Painting this 1/10 scale bust was a pleasure. Was able to use many paints that I had never opened until they were needed on this piece. Must say painting lady's is a challenge. Painted with acrylic's and used printers inks on the metal. This bust was sculpted by Carl Reid and is in the www.unitedempireminiatures.com line. Carlota Empress Consort of Mexico 1864-1867, wife of Maximillian I Emperor of Mexico 1864-1867.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Boer Anglo-Boer Wars 1898-1902

Just finished painting this 1/9 scale bust made by United Empire Miniatures and Sculpted by Roman Rux. The bust comes with 2-different hat I chose to use the larger hat on the bust. Painted with acrylic's and printers inks on the metals. Fun one to paint bust very challenging. Boer Anglo-Boer Wars 1898-1902 1/9 scale

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tom Durie 1614

My lasted painted figure. This 1/9 scale resin bust sculpted by Pavol Ovecka is of Tom Durie 1614. Jester to Anne of Denmark wife of British King James VI and I. The bust is based on the painting of Durie in the Scottish National Portrait Museum. I painted this bust with acrylics and printers inks. The bust is a new release from www.Unitedempireminiatures.com and I painted it for the box art photos.During his lifetime Tom Durie was considered the luckiest man alive.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Lion Hunter

My recently finished bust. I Painted it with acrylics and I used printers inks on the metals. This 1/9 scale bust was sculpted by Polish sculptor Grzegorz Kapiec. The master was unfinished when I acquired it for United Empire Miniatures. I then over a period of time completed it so it could be cast and added to the United Empire Miniatures line of figures. The bust is some what based on a the character Allan Quatermain "The Lion Hunter". This bust was a fun one to paint, I enjoyed it as it has so different things to paint
..... Mike

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Maximilian l 1486-1519

My version of Maximilian I. This 1/10 scale bust was sculpted by Pavol Ovecka for United Empire Miniatures. I painted it with acrylic's and metals were painted with printers inks. The bust is some what based on the painting by Peter Paul Reubens. Maximilian l 1486-1519 Holy Roman Emperor German King-Archduke of Austria

Monday, October 30, 2017

Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu

This is my lastest painted bust. Skanderbeg Hero of Albania. I painted it with acrylic's and used printers inks on the metals. This is the second time I have painted this fine bust. I painted this piece for a collector in Switzerland. Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu Hero Kombëtar 1405-1468