Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Accurate - American Militia - Fig. 1


       While I'm painting the rest of the WW2 British figures I would like to present you the figure of my avatar..I've painted that figure some years a go and it was my favorite for quite a time!
       
      


     This figure is from the "Accurate - American Militia" 1:32 set and it has awesome details like all the Accurate sets. At the time I've painted that figure I didn't had the full set,  ..but now I do....



      Beautiful figures and poses and you will be able to see some more of them painted in the future!

      You will notice that the figure is a little bit more glossy than it should...At that time I was varnishing with satin varnish and not mat.....I'm thinking of respray with mat but I'm afraid that it might gets white spots so I'm hesitating a little...

       Here 's two more angles..





Thank you for visiting my blog!
Till next time....Keep Up The Brushes!!



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Matchbox - WW2 British Infantry Part 4

Hi there!

    After a small " Wild West" break, back to my main project again. Two more figures of this project
 are ready.... Five more on the road and is my plan to paint them within April.
     I wan to make a small vignette for the two Officers of this set and now I'm planing the setup..

No more words for now.....two more figures just to keep you in touch...





That's all for now....and thank you for stopping by.....'till next time... 
Keep up the Brushes!!




Friday, March 24, 2017

Wild West - The Sad Cowboy (or..how to give a life to a cheap unbranded miniature! )


- Ahaa!! I got you , you lousy scum!!
   You 've got those Aces in your sleeve the whole time!!
- Ok, you got me .. now what?..
- Defend yourself you filthy card cheater!!

 Bang! Bang, Bang!!  ..

- Oohhh...holy crap you got me.....aahhhh....

- Ok..Let's go back to our play gents....and no tricks please...


Hello everyone! Here is something different to break the monotony...

   I bought these bunch of minis a long time a go as a bargain from e-bay...really cheap!
I believe they are unbranded Chinese copies of some older maker but I don't know for sure...
They are 1:32 scale but a little bigger.(56-59mm), made of soft plastic and factory painted.
Although they have very nice detail specially in the faces and expressions! 

If anyone knows anything about them I will be very happy to know!



That night we have seen the "Toy Story " movie with my little daughter
and when she went off to bed I search for them and decided to give a life
to some of these beautiful fellows.It's a long term plant though so, I don't
know when the second figure will be at my schedule..

So, at first I started to unpainted the figure from this lousy factory paint..
and then the painting started..here are some pics....
 
 



And now the converting part began...The base!!
A not very well cut piece of wood, some balsa wood,
 some plastic tubes with pva glue and simple paper for the cards...
I've also added a pair of spurs from a soft metal connector.







Then I cut the miniature from its base and ad some pins to mount
in the new base.Also I've added the spurs and the base details..






























And now some pictures  (Lots of them !!)  of the final outcome..










 I hope you like my little sad cowboy (my wife said that he looks like Indiana Jones...)
I will come back to this Wild West project after the British Infantry I'm working on
this time..( there are five more figs for that..) maybe with this figure..(yes he is smiling!!)



Thank you very much for reading this and I'm waiting for any information
about these figures or any other comment!!

'Till next time...Keep Up The Brushes!!!!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Matchbox - WW2 British Infantry Part 3



   Hello! Is there anybody out there?...

   Yes, it has been almost one year since my last post....and it seems to me like yesterday........
Although I haven't got much time for my blog ,all this year , I've manage to proceed with some projects
and paint some figures..(not as many as I wanted..) to present you within the forthcoming days.....

   As  I've promised in my last post, here is the third part of the "Matchbox - British Infantry " project.
I've finished this vignette some months a go but I still haven't finish the base. I wan to buy a wood Router
to make my own wooden bases but I'm always out of schedule....


So here it is but not quite finished..




     For this vignette I've used 2 Matchbox figures from witch ,one is easily converted to a dead man...


Also used some plastic sandbags (Airfix I believe) and a small piece of thin wire.Mixed mud with
PVA glue and water  for  the muddy ground  base. Below  you can see  some pictures  during the
 procedure .

Testing the positions in the terrain






Painting the ground.
 I first glue only one line of sand bangs so I can paint and drybrush
 easily every corner and hole of mud.



The first figure is painted and I'm starting the rest of the sand bags.



Almost done!





The second figure is ready and...here it is finished!


I've added some empty casings made up from wire painted gold and cut in small pieces.
Also added a "Lee Enfield" rifle..(the dead man's weapon?)













I will add some more pictures when I finally manage to buy that Wood Router and make the base.
Then the vignette will be completed!

Many thanks for stopping by!!
 I hope you enjoy the pics and this post will be inspiring somehow for someone!!

Till' next time...Keep Up The Brushes!!



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Matchbox - WW2 British Infantry Part 2

          I'm happy that I was able to close January with one more post.I can say that your respond to my posts has motivated me to work a little bit harder in order to proceed with my paintings and I want to thank you all for that!
           Continuing with the "Matchbox - British Infantry" set I would like to present you this week's job.


  I've decided to make a base for this figure because I believe that a figure without base is a "Half" figure... For this base I've experienced my skills to a new (to me) technique to make muddy terrain. And this is to make true mud...I've mixed true earth pigment and dirt with diluted PVA glue and as a result I've got real mud!! When it dries it became a very solid mass ready to paint.


  After a nice and dark painting with 2-3 types of brown I've added diluted PVA and let it dry. When it dries it remains glossy so it gives the feeling of wet mud.Next  I've added some stones and some dead plants  and grass tufts. Then some extensive dry brushing gives the final result!




Here you can see the figure without the base..


 And that's the final result in some artistic dark pictures..!









       Next time I will be very generous with the diluted PVA for the water effect.... For the next two figures of this set I'm considering of making a small vignette that evolves both of them in a muddy "Sandbag Gun Emplacement"... Stay tuned as it will arrive within this week....(with my daughters good will!!)..

Thank you for visiting!!!!

'Till next time... Keep Up The Brushes!!