For this update I have a small selection of 1/3000 size ships. I believe that the manufacturer is Navwar. These are part of a much larger commission. Pictured is the Graf Spee. Actually, the model is the Lutzow but the paint work depicts the Spee during her battle with the British. Below her is the Lutzow. Note the red turret tops used by the Germans for aircraft recognition
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Meet Gabara. For those of you who don't recognize him, Gabara was and is a star of Japanese monster movies. He fought Godzilla in All Monster's Attack. Of course, Godzilla gave him a quite the beat down but such is the life of a monster.
The figure, itself, is almost 7 inches tall. He is made of soft vinyl. The owner of the figure is a collector of Japanese monster and mecha figures. He requested me to paint Gabara and provided much reference material. I was a bit worried about painting such a large figure and about getting paint to stick to soft vinyl. But I thought everything went pretty smoothly and my painting method seems durable enough.
Below is a close up of his head.
Until next time,
Thursday, January 27, 2011
More than likely this will be the camp for the army most of the time.
Until next time,
These figures will be winging their way to their owner very soon. But I wanted to share a few photos first.
Friday, January 14, 2011
This week I have a few pictures of miniatures I've recently finished. First up are some 28mm Border Reivers. These are 28mm figures from Craven Images, distributed by Monolith Designs. The figures are nicely done and paint up quite well. This is only the first six figures of a much larger commission. I will post more images as I get more figures completed. For those who don't know, the Border Reivers were a group of individuals who prowled the border area between Scotland and England. They appear to have been ruffians, scoundrels, and other ner do wells who raided and plundered for a living. Of course, both England and Scotland employed them as scouts and light cavalry for their armies.
Next we have some 8th army British from World War Two. These figures are also a first for me as they are the first 10mm figures I've painted. I'm not sure of the manufacturer but I believe that they are Magister Millitum? The owner did tell me, once, but I can't remember. They are nice figures for their size. Interestingly, there has been some talk of smaller size figures becoming more popular as you can get more for you money. With the economic slump this may be an important factor for some. Time will tell I suppose.
For those not familiar, the British 8th army was the designation for their army that fought in the North African desert in World War Two. These were the lads who fought against the German Afrika Korps and their Italian allies.