Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sergeant Thomas Shaw

Just finished painting this great figure sculpted by Carl Reid for Michael Miniatures. I painted the figure with acrylic's, printers inks and used some oil paint on the horse. The snow is made by Andrea. The 9th US Cavalry were buffalo soldiers. Shaw is shown on winter patrol in the high mountains of New Mexico. This is a new release for www.michaelminiatures.com Sergeant Thomas Shaw 9th US Cavalry Co. K Medal of Honor Recipient "For his actions on" August 12, 1881

Friday, August 25, 2017

Viking Warrior 900 A.D. PROSIT!

Viking Warrior 900 A.D. PROSIT! This is a 54mm metal figure made by Andrea Miniatures. I painted it with acrylic's and the metals were finished with printers inks. I worked on this figure off and on for a long time as all that flesh took a lot of thin coats. Finely started to make good progress last week and finished him off.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Vlad the Impaler 1462

Vlad the Impaler 1462 1/10 scale bust made by Ellie Miniatures, Vlad wears Turkish Armor. I painted this bust with acrylic's the metals were painted with printers inks. Could be a fantasy piece or historical.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

English Royal Officer 1643

English Royal Officer 1643 1/6 scale resin bust. Finished this nice bust sculpted by Matt Springer years ago for United Empire Miniatures. I painted this bust with acrylic's. It was a joy to paint.I find that I can do more with the eyes on a bit larger bust.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jacques Cathelineau Generalissimo 1793 Kingdom of France

Jacques Cathelineau Generalissimo 1793 Kingdom of France "The Saint of Anjou" 1/9 scale resin bust I painted this new bust for the United Empire Miniatures box art with acrylics. Sculpted by Palo Ovecka this was a great bust to paint.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Aztec Warrior Mexia Captain 1519

Aztec Warrior Mexia Captain 1519 1/10 scale bust sculpted by Pablo Ronda for United Empire Miniatures. I painted this bust with acrylics and oils also printers inks. My photos will be used for the box art.The umbrella shaped head dress was worn by the captain in battle, so his warriors could see the head dress (banner) and rally around him. It was mounted on his back by means of a wooden rack. He wore a cotton suit covered in feathers.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Plato Greek Philosopher

Plato Greek Philosopher 370 B.C. Sculpted by Brad Daly for United Empire Miniatures.com
I painted this 1/6 scale bust for the box art photos. Painted with acrylic's and a bit of oil paints.This was a real test for me as the eyes are very prominent on this bust.I think these are the best eyes I have painted.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thracian Peltast Triballi Tribe 424 BC

Thracian Peltast Triballi Tribe 424 BC 1/9 scale resin bust produced by www.unitedempireminiatures.com This was a year long project for me and I am happy to be finished and have the results I was looking for. I converted this bust to a Triballi Tribe by sculpting in a cowhide texture on the Phrygian cap and on the shield.( I used green stuff)Then I was able to paint the cowhide fur. I also painted the cloth earth tones.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Czar Peter the Great 1682-1725

My latest painted figure, Czar Peter the Great bust sculpted by Matt Springer for United Empire Miniatures. I painted this bust with acrylic's and used oils over acrylic on the green tunic.
Peter the Great (Peter I) Tzar of Russia 1682-1725 1/9 scale resin bust

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Yugoslav People’s Liberation Army Partisan 1945

Yugoslav People’s Liberation Army Partisan 1945 He has a captured German MG 42 machine gun slung over his left shoulder and plenty of ammunition.This was a great bust to paint German shirt, Yugoslav Army cap and nearly 200 bullets. The red flag sticking from the barrel of the machine gun was earned by the machine gunner.It reads: NAJBOLJI MI TRALJEZAC II BATALJUNU PRVOMAJ. TAKMICENJE It means: Best machine gunner II battalion 1.May competition. I painted this bust for the www.unitedempireminiatures.com box art. Painted with acrylic's.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Conquistador 1580

Conquistador 1580 I painted this new bust for the www.unitedempireminiatures.com box art photo. Painted with acrylic's and oils. Sculpted by Pavol Ovecka for United Empire Miniatures. This was a fun bust to paint.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Celtic Chief

Celtic Chief 1/9 scale bust. I painted this bust with acrylic's and printers inks. Made by Migproductions South Korea. This is my first finished piece of 2017.