Monday, 9 April 2018

Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 Scale SS Unterscharführer Bust




Latest box art for Alpine Miniatures completed.

Calvin



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 Scale SS Unterscharführer Bust


A little more work done over yesterday evening.

Calvin



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 Scale SS Unterscharführer Bust

I am back again after a three month hiatus from painting with a job assignment from Alpine Miniatures. Subject this time is a 1/16 scale bust based of an earlier 1/16 scale full figure of an SS Unterscharführer with a PPSH sub-machine gun. This also marks my first attempt to render the blurred edge camouflage pattern for which I am still not convinced that it is fully working at this stage. Let's see what prospects this Good Friday weekend beholds.





Calvin



Sunday, 31 December 2017

Alpine Miniatures - US Tankcrew, Ardennes 1944


I am calling this done before 2017 draws to a close. The crates and ammo containers were taken from AFV Club Set AF35184 - Ammunition Crates and Containers for 105mm Howitzer. The groundwork consisted of a mix of dried oregano leafs and those made from Fimo Deco Gel - a technique I developed 10 years ago.

Finally as part of the model display at Minicon TEN 2017 on last Saturday 30 December.


Here's wishing everyone a joyous new year ahead.

Cheers,

Calvin



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Alpine Miniatures - US Tankcrew, Ardennes 1944


Began on the presentation of this figure amidst a pile of discarded 105mm ammo containers and crates from AFV Club.

Cheers,

Calvin



Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Alpine Miniatures - US Tankcrew, Ardennes 1944


Work in progress on the second demo figure from the hand painting workshop held at Miniature Art Studio in November.

Cheers,

Calvin



Monday, 27 November 2017

Workshop on Basic Hand Painting Techniques at Miniature Art Studio


Over the weekend of 25 November, I conducted a full day demo and hands-on workshop on basic hand painting techniques at the premise of Miniature Art Studio. Given the short notice we were fortunate to gather 10 enthusiastic participants to sign up. It was a full day painting event which includes a 1/35 Alpine figure, Vallejo Paints and a bento set-lunch.


My main objective for this workshop was to impart the basic understanding of paint application necessary to create a smooth gradient for tonal and color transitions. Personally this is an optimum size for a full day workshop as it allows me sufficient time to provide personalized guidance for each participant.



As a surprise for the attendees, a lucky draw was held towards the end of the workshop to give away the demo figure specially painted for this workshop. Congratulations to Raymond for being the lucky recipient.

A group photo with all the event participants with their hard work in hand. 

A special thanks to Michael and Bernard for organizing the event and Mun Wai and Wen Pu for helping out with the logistics for the day.



Cheers,

Calvin