Monday, 24 August 2015

A picture of war

War Photojournalist & TV Correspondent

First 2 of a 4 pack of war correspondents...

Still to come: TV Cameraman & female photojournalist.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Wild Goose

Wild Goose Test Sculpt

This is a test sculpt to try out a second sculptor. who had mentioned that he was a big fan of the Wild Geese film.  He had an SLR handy in the stash, so this is the result.

Comment invited - anything not quite right, anything look odd?   (Aside from the SLR, known issue)

I have a few niggles but I'm broadly happy with it, so really tempted to flesh this out into a mini range (officers with Uzis, a Sterling or two, maybe a Madsen, some FN FALs, a Bren, Blindicide & Vickers etc..) so should anything be done differently if it was to be put into production?

These guys are a distraction as my main aim is to do some 70s/80s Brits in '68 pattern DPM and '58 webbing and full section/platoon weapons, head variants and so on. Suggestions taken, and if anyone happens to have served during that time frame and has a pic of themselves they'd like immortalised in miniature, I'm unashamedly on the scrounge for good source material!

(On the subject of photos, I should be getting images of the greens for the first two war correspondents later this week.)

Comparison vs: Spectre (top left, bottom left), Radio Dish Dash (top centre), Empress Miniatures (top right, bottom right)

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Ugandan AMISOM/African Union Green

Ta da...

Critique and comment invited - if things ought to be tweaked, let us know...  These are to be based on the Ugandans forming part of the AMISOM mission in Somalia.

Will try to get hold of something better to show scale etc, but vs a Perry rifleman:

Note: Taking third party advice on board, the figure in the scale comparison picture has been amended slightly from the original pose above.  ie. Adjusted the confusion with legs and extended them to re-scale the figure into 1:6 proportions, and also removed the chin strap which made the head look bigger than it was.

Hidden a bit by the AK is the chest webbing, seen more clearly below:

There'll probably be a couple of webbing/vest variants as they seem to be inconsistently equipped...  We'll have PKMs and RPGs, and some NCO/Officer poses.  We'll have swappable heads with initially a mix of covered and uncovered kevlar helmets, but the wider ranges will have bush hats, berets and so on.

Comment welcome!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Hot off the press... More IDF and an AU torso

I've not even had a chance to have a proper look at these, but this is what I woke up to this morning...