Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jeep photoetch on Blitz 72

We got a wonderful review for our Airfix photo-etch jeep upgrade set from Blitz72. You can find the link here.
Awesome, thanks Jose!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Modellours Workshop

I recently discovered a couple of interesting modelling websites.
1st is AFV news which regularly reports new military model related product release in a blog format. I like the layout and easy to access news articles. They seem to have been around since Jun 2009... the web is big!

Next is modellours workshop which features models around the world and the web. Again, it's in a blog like presentation and I especially like the "diorama of the day" entries...awesome!

Monday, August 15, 2011

1/6 concertina wire details available soon!

Available now for pre-order (free shipping for pre-orders), send me a private message for pricing. Pre-order ends on 31 Aug 2011, item available for shipping in first week of September 2011.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

1/6 ouch

Coming soon:

cold in hoth part 2

Here's a breakdown of what went into the Luke figure.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

cold in hoth part 1

A few weeks ago, I embarked on my biggest diorama project to date. Here's a first preview at some of the progress I've made. It involves the old hasbro AT-AT toy about to smash the Finemolds 1/48 snowspeeder to smithereens! Trying out some new (to me) techniques for painting the snowspeeder.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Magenta now available in Mworkshop

Hi guys,
If you're in Singapore or ordering model kits from overseas, our Magenta resin kit is now available from MWorkshop Hobby Shop.
You can check out there website here, and the physical location is here.
They also have an online store, so if you want to save on shipping, they might be able to combine orders.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Can you smell what the Sgt.'s cooking? 2

All done, for now. This must be my quickest build to date, took only a couple of weeks to finish up. Now I'm not making any promises, but he does look kinda lonely rushing into the fight all by himself. Perhaps Bulldozer and Little Sure Shot?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Can you smell what the Sgt.'s cooking?

My latest project, another 1/72 scale figure conversion. This time it's DC comics' Sgt. Rock character. I've always wanted to do a figure with the iconic machine gun bullet belt slung on both shoulders and this character was perfect for it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Painting an Army 2

Round 2 of Valiant Miniatures mini-soldiers. This time its the British Tommies in 1/72 scale. I quite enjoyed painting these. I believe these guys have slightly better detail than the GI's!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

hasbro AAT custom paint

Tried my hand at some custom paint job on a Hasbro Star Wars (The Clone Wars) AAT toy. I got lazy so I didn't really re-paint the tank. I just added the chipping, shading, drybrushing, wash, mud on top of the original paint. I feel the weathering is a little heavy handed but I'm pleased with the results. Gonna do better next time, I've got AT-AT waiting in the wings.
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

1/72 US Tank Commander Vietnam

Back to more normal subject matters. A 1/72 US tank commander for the vietnam war era. I chopped up a resin cast of an Esci US Vietnam war figure. I then attached a head from Fujimi aircraft carrier crew and arms were sculpted from super sculpey. Magic sulpt was used to fill in the gaps and modify the helmet.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

US WW2 Jerrycan - digital model

A little something different - a US style WW2 gasoline jerrycan digital model. Uploaded a new version. For old version

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Painting an Army

I recently finished painting en-masse - US WW2 GI's from Valiant Miniatures in 1/72 scale or roughly 24 mm.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Magenta Kit Review on Historicus Forma

Magenta figure kit review on Historicus Forma figure modelling forum. Check it out!

Rin Farrah (Fawcett?)

A nice little white metal figure from Soda Pop miniatures. It's about 32 mm in height (a little over an inch) and a delight to paint. I used mostly acrylics with just a bit of oil drybrushed hilites to smooth out the skin.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1/35 Pibber Diorama w.i.p.

Starting the new year with something old. I dusting off some pics of a diorama I started back in 2002 (if memory serves me right).

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year - and my resolution!

Happy New Year everyone!

My 2011 resolution:

Not spend any new money on toys/models.

That means, if I want to buy any new models or toys, I can only use money generated by the sale of an old (currently in my possession) toy/model (built or unbuilt).
Proceeds from the sale of magenta or other orange 3d miniatures products counts as new money (so I can't use that to buy new models/toys).
This serves as a double edge sword of saving money and space in the flat.
Unfortunately I was not able to do a last minute model buying spree, was tempted to.
Currently limited to toys/models (including aftermarket parts).
But I can still purchase tools, paints, books etc. :) This might be next year's resolution? :(

I have not yet determined if I can make an advance purchase with the caveat of having to sell something within a month. Hoo boy, this could get complicated.

Current balance US$0.00

What's yours?