Waffen SS MG42 Gunner Ardennes 1944 Young Miniatures (WIP)

I present the current figure on my bench. It's a change from my usual 75mm figures.

Yesterday big progress was achieved on the face/head, something I knew would be a great challenge on this figure. I've been messing around for quite some days with the head...

I tried to give him an hammered, tired look. I have two sets of pics. The second lot has a little more work on it, but the colour is a little washed on the photos.



23rd Welsh Fusilier AWI 75mm


Just finished this nice piece, sculpted by Carl Reid for The Artist Preservation Group.
It's a very nice figure, fun to paint, almost any cleaning was required. Just had to make the musket strap with aluminium sheet.

Took the liberty of painting the backpack in light brown with some white spots, since the figure has enough whites, despite the real ones were made of white cow hair (based on the pics I researched and sheet information that came with the figure).
Also about the whites in the different cloting and equipment: I tried to give it all some small tone variation so they won't look all alike, which in my opinion make the figure more rich and less dull. Also mixed in some browns for the dirtier feel.

I tried a new aproach to the red: tried to give a more worn out look, so the highlights are in a rose tone. I think it worked out well.

This figure is available for sale, please contact me by e-mail: pedro_aveleira@hotmail.com .

To the pics:



Highlander c. XII Complete


Here it is another piece I been working on and finished recently.
I tried to reproduce the actual XII century tartans, with muted colours from natural dyes.

The badge that it is in the base was made by me and it's based in ancient coins. The symbol is a thistle, one of Scotland national symbols.

The base is custom made by Ron Tamburrini ( http://www.ron-tamburrini.com/ ) .

This figure is for available for sale. For more information, contact me please by e-mail: pedro_aveleira@hotmail.com .



1st NY Regiment of Continental Line, 1780, 70mm Elite Miniatures


It's been quite some time since I posted some of my work, due to technical problems.
Since those are solved, I show you now my work.
I must say that I am very glad with the figure, nice clean sculpture and cast, full of details.
It was a real pleasure to paint.

Besides the painted figure I scratch made the fence behind it with milliput.

Hope you like it!!



Highlander c.XII Update II


Here I post some work I've been doing around this figure.
The breacan had almost my undivided attention for quite sometime.
There are still somethings to do.