Hi all

Hi all,

This blog's intention is to compile my miniture painting. Time permitting, I will be adding into the GALLERY "old" and new stuff in no particular order. Pictures will be labelled by size . I will also try to show WIPS, and other hobby related stuff that comes to mind,

Please feel free to leave your messages or make any questions regarding my work.

I hope you will enjoy the show.

jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2011

MAIWAND (The lst stand of the 66th)

Hi all

This one has been a rather tough one. I started to plan it more that a year ago and now,  finally!  I’ve managed to finish it.

Most of the figures are from the Perry Sudan range, with the according conversión work done to represent as accurate as posible the uniform worn by the 66th Berkshire during that desastrous event.  Helmets had to be covered, water bottles cut off and correct ones modelled, trousers were carved and puttees had to be modelled in mosto f the figures. Some straps and cartige boxes were also modelled into  some figures. I have also removed some metal heads and put Perry plastic ones with the according conversion work. One figure is from Empress Zulu range with a Warlord Roman head (the one with the bandage). I did all this work in abut a 60% and the rest was done by a modeller friend of mine. He enven modelled the dog (Bobby) from scratch as I didn’t seem to find  “the one”  the comercial market.

I was uncertain if the final dio would be attractive to the eye or not. I had to put 11 figures + a dog (the historical  11) in a 6cm x 6cm  base, paint them in  “boring kakhi “, and base them in a “boring desert” ground. I spent a lot of time in order to find a cool colour mix for the khaki until I finally decided for one.   The ground work was rahter simple, but I had to do a lot of tests , until I finally went for “simpleis better. And it worked!!

Flag is scratch built (except the tassle and the pike) and hand painted accordingly. The flag is a very helpful spot to give some “colour” distraction to the eye. The same goes for the fallen helmet’s bright green linen (correct historical colour).

Well. Enough talking.

Here a a bunch of pics (big ones) so you can see all the  brush strokes and the way the work. For those of you who don’t like such big screeners, just resize at will.

Hope you enjoy it.

5 comentarios:

  1. IMPRESIONANTE SIN MÁS. Enhorabuena Angel

  2. Very very nice. I admire your efforts to convert the figures to make them more accurate. ~Gary

  3. Superb as always, love your "oil painting" style - it's just so unique and look fantastic!

  4. Fantastic modelling I love the work you do. They are very inspirational