Friday, May 29, 2009

Update on figure 4

I spoke with some others and they all agreed to make me agree, lol, that I needed to add something to this guys hand and a rock was the answer. I wanted it to look like he just grabbed it and is either going to throw it or try to smash the other figure with it. I hope it appears this way.
Thanks again,

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Somthing different

I have always admired those who could paint or draw. I would gladly give up miniatures if I knew I could do that as well as others. I have been trying to learn and here is what I did at the end of this past year. I painted it in watercolors and pen and ink. I enjoyed it but see so many things that I could have done better if I had know at the time. Anyways, it was a gift for my wife and she likes it.

The 3rd figure for the dio

Here is the 3rd guy for the dio. I am pretty happy with him but did end up making a few changes since this picture was taken. I feel that the figures are starting to get a little better. I call this guy Big Al. I did it for my buddy. If all goes as planned he will be wearing a pair of glasses once I paint his face. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Casualty

Here is the first casualty. I wanted to show again some movement and I had previously seen a figure by Bill Horan that was getting shot and I like the angle of the feet so that it was I was shooting, no pun intended, for with this guy.

The Officer

Here is the first figure from my dio. I wanted to have a figure showing an urgency. I was pretty happy with this guy until I started doing the others. I am thinking that he may become the first casualty and become a lone figure and resculpt another officer later.

The Civil War dio

I have decided to undertake the BIGGEST project in my miniature time. I am going to do an 11-15 figure diorama of the American Civil War. I am thinking the battle will be either the High Water mark or the Angle at Gettysburg. I would have never even thought of taking on anything like this but thanks to the persuading of my friend Mike Blank, thanks Mike, I have decided to give it a go. I have sculpted 3 of the figures so far and have 2 others close. I will post these soon.

painting a Napoleonic in White

I painted this figure back in Jan/Feb. It was for a seminar that I gave in Atlanta. It was painting whites using acrylic's. I really enjoy painting white and this gave me an excuse to paint some purple as well. The figure is a 54 mm Metal Models kit. The kit is a breeze to assemble and paint. I would recommend to anyone to buy a Metal Models kit, you won't be sorry!

I have just joined the Bloggers ranks! I guess it is time to start posting some works. I will try to keep this up to date on what I am working on and what might be on my mind. I hope that you will enjoy it and please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.