Monday, March 28, 2011

RAF Phantom FGR.2 (3)

Managed an hour or so on the Phantom. Work continues around the tail section. Got hold of some reference for the tops of the ejection seats, and these have been added.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Royal Marine, Falklands 1982

Pushing the envelope a little bit doing some DPM camouflage, a tricksy pattern. SLR and a huge bergen to add in here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

RAF Phantom FGR.2 update

I've put some more time in on the 56 Squadron Phantom FGR.2 commission. Am pleased with the results so far. Next step will be all the work around the tail and back end.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Frederick at Zorndorf

Old Fritz, Frederick the Great. Working from the depiction of the great man from the painting of the Battle of Zorndorf (1758, Seven Years' War) by Carl Rochling.

Brush drawn image in Illustrator, taken into Photoshop at high res then messing about with big watercolour opaque brushes. Wanted to get the old cigarette card look to the colours.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Imperial German field gun

Next up in the works in progress is an illustration of some breech loading imperial German artillery. I'm working from limited sources on a C/64 8cm field piece with a Saxon gun crew. Its impossible to find a good reference for this particular gun type, which was used in the Franco-Prussian war, i've been able to muster a few shots of it, some poor and some so so.

Because of this, it's probably not truly accurate, but short of going to the military museum in Rastatt, Germany (where I think there is a fine example of the gun) it's the best I can do.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Saxon infantryman (1870) WIP (2)

Worked a little more on this chap. Working it as a DPS though I may just make it one A3 sized plate. It's going to take some time to finish the intricate helmet plate. Need to shoehorn the belt plate in if I can too.