Monday, April 28, 2014

(WIP 2) Tommy's War Vignette "Dogfight"

Both figures are done and have put them together for the 1st time. The figures speak of a compelling after action debrief where the pilot shares with his counterpart on the manoeuvre he pulled during his duel with an enemy fighter. 

Next up I will be working on the basework. It will be a grassy plain where the planes are dispersed awaiting their orders to scramble.  To complete the vignette, I will be incorporating a section of the ubiquitous Sopwith Camel in the background.


Friday, April 18, 2014

(Completed) Alpine German Fallschirmjager "Unternehmen Merkur"

Wrapping up another fun project. 

The only challenge I felt that needs to be highlighted was to get the rifle sling bent to a realistic shape. Apart from that, It was a great project to take on and experiment with various colours to complement the predominantly green figure.

I was also pleasantly surprised when my request to buy some decals for the helmet was answered by 2 outstanding gents from PlanetFigure. Frankcy and Mike (faust18) both sent me decals from France and UK at no cost to me. (Francky sent via registered the mail at 8 euros!)

I was totally blown away by their generosity and hope to pay it forward in the future.

Thank You Francky & Mike :)

Here are the photos of the completed Fallschirmjager :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

(WIP 1) Tommy's War Vignette "Dogfight"

Here's the 1st figure from a 2 figure vignette I am working on. It will be in 1/32 (54mm) scale. 

The subject is a pilot in the dress uniform of the Royal Flying Corp in 1915.

Base color of tunic and trousers as follows:

Tunic: Olive Green + Burnt Sienna + Yellow Oxide
Trousers: Tunic Base color + Cadmium Orange

While I have not started on the highlights, its very visible where the highlights will be. Photography is a very useful tool for those who are not able visualise the fall of light. I rely on it alot :)