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zondag 22 april 2018

Dragon LVT-(A)4 WIP 001

Cause of a comment I gave in this topic on Benno's Figures Forum I recieved a very nice model of this tank from Frank Krüger, better known as Hellboy on the forum. Thank you Frank! The only condition he gave me is that I really would make the model and show it on the forum. You can find all the work of Frank, on this location http://www.hellboy-miniatures.de/ .

Now as you can see in the history of this blog, is that I don't make many kits like this. But I like the challenge, and as I never made a Dragon kit, I would like to find out how good or bad this kits are. So I started working on it last year in November. And now I show you how far I am at this very moment.

I will try to show it step by step like show on the building instructions included by the model. Today it will be step one and two. The next steps will follow soon I hope, because I would like to finish it before the FIGZ meeting in Arnhem, Sunday June 3th 2018. There will be a weathering workshop and this model looks like it could need some of that!

Let's start with the box art. It shows the model in a Pacific theatre. The figures shown on the box are not included, but Frank was so kind to include two figures, some stowage and an aerial to complete the model. Thanks again Frank!



Step one


These are the two side pieces with all the wheels on. Not much to glue here but a lot to paint. To be complete, I don't have an airbrush, so I paint all with brushes.

Paints used so far:

- Revell 46 Nato olive
- Revell 09 Anthracite




Step two


Adding the rest of the bottom of this tank and some more small parts. Again a lot of brushwork, three layers were needed to cover the surface. But I'm pleased with the result so far.






Looks like I will have to do some retouching on some parts. But no problem, we will do that with a smile!

See you all in the next episode.


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zondag 25 maart 2018

FIGZ Figure 2017

Today I'm celebrating my ten years membership on the Benno Figures Forum. And for this occation I painted this special figure from the 2017 FIGZ meeting. It was the tenth meeting of the forum members to last year and that's why you see a figure coming out of a pie. The figure is made by my good friend Alex from Alex Miniatures. He's an excellent sculptor; Just have a look at his website and decide for yourself. The figure and teh pie painted like a piece of cake!

But enough blabla, let the pie come! 





It was made from two parts, here you can see them seperate.




And just a couple more pictures, just for fun!



Hope you like it!


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maandag 12 februari 2018

Peter Pig Pirates Set 2 Armed Pirates, Cutlasses

Finally found some time to paint some more of these excellent small figures. Even when they are small I try to paint them as good as possible. And what is fun with these figures, is that you can play with colors as much as you want. No specific uniform colors need to be painted.  Please keep in mind that I still need some practice with my new camera. Still have problems with the lightning and focus on the figures.









I hope you like them. When the weather gets better I try to make some better pictures, together with the ones I'm painting now from Set 3.


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maandag 18 december 2017

Atlantic Egyptian Command stand

These are figures I painted earlier this year. They are part of a bigger project I'm working on. The project is to paint an Egyptian army, but a bit in hollywood style. The green for the figures comes from the movie Cleopatra. It looked good so this will be the main color of the army.

What I show here are the original Atlantic figures from the set At the Pharaoh's court. Very rare figures these times, because Nexus didn't reissued these figures. On this stand yoou see an Egyptian prince with some servants and a knight.







I hope you like them! Next figures of this project will be some infantry!

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vrijdag 17 november 2017

Lemax Sitting woman and a dog!

Me and my big mouth. Never should have said that I could paint these figures better as they were. These figures are from the well known Christmas towns you see everywhere around in the shops these days. The woman of my oldest son collects them to. And it is her I told that the figures were ugly painted. The result was I get these two as a test for a repaint.

So the following pictures are from before and after the paintjob. Size is about 54 mm, hard plastic and the sculpting could have been better.

Before:



After:



Well I hope she will be happy with them. And I will wait and see how many other figures will come my way for a repaint.

Hope you like them to? Some more pictures.







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dinsdag 4 oktober 2016

Waterloo1815 AP011 Dervish Infantry

Just a small to let you all know that I'm still alive. I'm so busy with a lot of things, private as work, that there isn't much time for blogger. To catch up with you all it will be in the winter hollidays. I hope I find time then to visit your blogs.

In the mean time I found some time to paint some more figures for my slowly growing Muslim/Arab army. This time the ones from Waterloo1815. These are from rather hard plastic, put painted up very well. As allways with acrylic paint.

Here are the pictures (a lot!):






















But I really like how the donkey turned out:



I hope you like them!


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