Thursday, October 22, 2009

I have been quiet, but...

I have been working on a Youngs Miniatures 10th scale bust of an aged Sioux Native American.

It has been a great two weeks and has created some interesting problems. The main problem I have though is how to take a photo of something as small as this and then blow it up. You get to see it warts and all, when the real thing looks much smoother and refined.

I will try and get some better pictures but here we go:

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The diorama base is too small!

So, I used the pumice to make the base. Sprayed it Vallejo flat earth and the brushed it liberally with Mig Russian Earth pigment followed by a spray of matt varnish to seal it.

The pumice has warped the base so it has to be re-done but just as well. From the photo, you can see that the Marder is placed too close to the edge and there is not enough room for the figures - D'oh.

Anyway, you can see what I am after. The diorama is to be called
"Warum sind sie rückwärts gefahren?

Or in English - Why did you reverse?

Next step - remake the base out of plywood and make it slightly better.