Sunday, December 20, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Maya Priest 1/10 scale bust made by Pagaso Models Italy. I painted this bust with acrylic's and printers inks. The main part of the bust is made of resin the feathers are made of white metal making the piece a little top heavy.I added the feathers afer painting the bust. It was a fun one to paint.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Skanderbeg Hero of Albania 1405-1468 1/10 scale bust made by United Empire Miniatures. I painted this bust with acrylic's, metals are printers inks. One of my favorite to paint so far. Skanderbeg's helmet adorned with the head of a horned goat made of bronze and plated in gold is preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
South Carolina Charleston Rifleman 1860 1/9 scale resin bust made by United Empire Miniatures. I painted this bust with acrylic's. The rifleman's musket is a model 1852 Palmetto Armory rifle musket.The regiment was formed in 1806 and the riflemen still wore their elaborately fringed full dress uniform at the beginning of the Civil War.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
1st Bavarian Chevaulegers Major 1914 Czar Nikolaus of Russia Regiment The bust was sculpted by Carl Reid and produced by Michael Miniatures. I painted it with acrylic's and printer inks.The black and white photo shows the bust assembled ready to paint.
Monday, March 30, 2015
My latest figure.British 42nd Highlander 1783,54mm figure from United Empire Miniatures. I created this groundwork setting in a 1 1/2 day class I took at the 2015 Atlanta Figure Show. Some steps: I glued a resin tree stump to the wood base, painted the tree and added branches and foliage to make a tree. The branches and tree roots are made of dryed tomato plant roots( very tuff when dryed).Next I Sculpted rocks from 2-part pool putty and stained them with a oil paint sepia wash making a nice realistic rock cropping for my figure to stand on. Next I added ground cover and plants adding touches of paint to give the a more realistic look. I painted my figure after I returned home and was very pleased to finish and place it in the scene.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Cuchulainn Hero of Northern Ireland 8th Century. 54mm figure made by Art Girona, Spain. My latest work painted with acrylic's and printers inks. I added tiny clumps of green moss to the base to give a whispy grass look.
"Vikings Two Generations" I designed and built this 54mm diorama using Andrea and Pegaso kits along with converted other parts and sculpted in the ground work. This must have been what the Vikings did in the winter when they were not plundering.Working outside in the cold would not have bothered them as they are a hearty people. I painted the scene with acrylic's and printers inks.