Friday, 30 June 2017

1946 Flak bunker

A little update to this as I mentioned that it could do with a rear entrance so I made one. I may be over thinking this project....

I tried to depict the concrete shuttering on the bunker sides using car filler and a wooden template but it looks a bit overscale so I may tone them down.                                      

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Life Miniatures bust

After the head was stripped I primed it again and had another go at painting it. I got some very useful advice regarding the size of the eyes although this is the best it's ever going to get. I need to paint the throat mic next then give the head a coat of matt varnish as the black used for the side cap has a slight sheen to it which absolutely kills it.
The eagle on the cap probably needs re-painting too and the tank badge on the side is yet to be done but generally I'm quite happy with it so far.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Life Miniatures German tank commander bust

I started painting the face last night with the intention of just concentrating on the eyes;

Not bad for a first effort so I continued with the rest of the face;
And that's where I left it after calling it a night. Today while looking at  in actual daylight I've decided the flesh tone is a funny colour so it's getting the Mr Muscle treatment;
Once the paint has been stripped it will be re-primed and another colour used for the base coat. A bit of a set back but I'm quite pleased that I can actually paint it after all.