“THE BRIDE” 1/4 scale bust
Just finished painting this 1/4 scale Bride of Frankenstein bust, sculpted by Jeff Yagher. It’s likeness to Elsa Lanchester is quite good, one of the main reasons I had to have it!
It’s also from one the most classic Universal horror films of all time. I painted it in Liquitex and Vallejo acrylics, mostly airbrushing and some pastels. Her lips are base coated in black primer, then a mix of scarlett and Adikolor blood red to give it more intensity.
David Bowie-Aladdin Sane 1/4 Scale Bust
Recently found this wonderful David Bowie – Aladdin Sane 1/4 scale bust from Studio Switchum. Based on one of the most iconic album covers of all-time, photographed by Brian Duffy the image itself is one of the most compelling of all the Bowie album covers. I had seen this bust a few years ago, in a magazine, but availability seemed non existent. I HAD to have it! – David Bowie is by far my favorite all around artist, and there’s hardly anything (accurate to his likeness) available, anyway the casting finally showed up on Ebay and the search was over!
It’s quite a good likeness and the quality of the casting itself is excellent! couldn’t wait to get started! The bust is painted in a variety of acrylics, several colors I had not used before, and was actually quite a challenge. Except for a couple of very small areas, there is no flesh showing, all make-up. So, painting it, took a completely different mind-set from painting the usual skin tones.
Starting with a light grey base, I then added some Createx fluorescent Raspberry in various amounts. The lower portion of his chest was painted in a straight white, and areas like the lips and eye lids were painted in Deco-Art metallic Berry mixed with Createx pearl white to give it shimmer and glam.
1/6th NOSFERATU Bust
Just finished up painting this 1/6th resin Nosferatu bust sculpted by Mike Good for Jaguar models. This silent 1922 film classic Directed by F.W. Murnau is considered the one that stated it all! -“A Symphony of Horror”
I used a combination of ‘textured’ and acrylic paints, airbrushing, satin, matt and gloss clear varnishes. The great coat is actually Krylon textured charcoal, and then shaded with an airbrush.
Father Lankester Merrin from THE EXORCIST 1/4 scale bust
Just finished painting this beautiful, great 1/4 scale bust of Father Lankester Merrin from “The Exorcist” played by the great Max Von Sydow. I was really looking forward to this release, after painting the other two 1/4 scale busts from The Exorcist (my fav film!) -The figure is sculpted by Jeff Yagher.
The figure did not come with the spectacle-glasses as seen in the film, so I scratch made a pair out of very thin .015 brass wire, and soldered it together, then added two clear acetate discs. I think they added a lot to his overall iconic and dignified look.
The base is quite unique in that it depicts Fr. Merrin’s early dig in Northern Iraq when he finds the ruins of an old statue of Pazuzu the demon and antagonist in the film. The white demon face “Captain Howdy” (as Regan nicknamed him) early on in the film is depicted here, and a nice final touch.
The bust is painted in a combination of Vallejo, Cel-Vinyl, and privateer acrylics. A combination of air brush and hand painting. I also incorporated the use of pastels, always helpful in these larger scales.
Father Karras 1/4 Scale Bust from The Exorcist
Recently finished this great 1/4 scale resin bust from The Exorcist. This gorgeous sculp is by Jeff Yagher, and depicts the late, great, Jason Miller as Father Damien Karras. He is not only a true hero of The Exorcist but one of cinema’s great hero’s. A priest who sacrificed himself to save a young girl he hardly knew. I painted this figure in Vallejo & Privateer acrylics.
REGAN from The Exorcist 1/4 scale bust
Recently finished this beautiful resin 1/4″ scale bust of REGAN from The Exorcist, (my all-time favorive fim!) — sculpted by Jeff Yagher. The base depicts the demon “Pazuzu”a nice touch to already great bust. I painted the figure in mostly Vallejo and Privateer acrylics.
Chariot From Lost in Space
Chariot from Lost in Space
Oliver Hardy 54mm
Just for fun, a 54mm Oliver Hardy figure painted in acrylics.
Sir John Brocas 90mm
90 mm “Soldiers” metal casting from Italy painted in acrylics. The metallic areas are mostly Gunze Sanyo metalics.
66″ NAUTILUS from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Flying Sub: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1:32
Moebius FS in 1/32nd scale. One of my all-time favorites from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Beautiful model with added lighting, and converted resin figures. I airbrushed a home brew of Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics for the yellow and blue striping.
Officer, French Infantry Marlburian Wars, 1704-1712
Here’s a 54mm Pegaso French Infantry Officer I did years ago. The figure is painted entirely in acrylics.
Genghis Kahn 90mm mounted
Painted this figure a few years back, it’s a Pegaso 90 mm Genghis Kahn all painted in acrylics. The detail on the horse’s saddle took almost as long as the figure, a ton of work, but worth it!
Mounted General Custer 54mm
This mounted Custer is a 54mm casting from Andrea Miniatures painted entirely in acrylics.
French Hussar 200mm
This is a 200mm Le Cimier French Hussar that was part of three mounted figure diorama. All painted, and airbrushed in acrylics.
Roman Aquilifer 1st C.
This Roman Aquilifer is a 75mm casting from Pegaso in Italy. I painted it in acrylics. Metallic areas are polished and coated in either Gunze Sanyo clear smoke, for steel, or Gunze clear yellow for gold areas.
Mounted Samurai Archer 14th Century
Another 90mm mounted Samurai, this time an archer. The casting is from Andrea Miniatures in Spain. Again, these pieces are lot’s and lot’s of work but quite rewarding in the end. I painted this in Vallejo and Andrea acrylics. the horse was airbrushed. The figures scrollwork and markings were mostly freehand painted.
Samurai Archer, Late Heian Period 90mm
Another beautiful casting from Pegaso in Italy. To say this figure was ton of work would be quite an understatement! I don’t think there’s one square milometer of this piece that doesn’t have some kind of detail scrollwork. I painted it in acrylics, a lot of work…but worth it in the end.
Knight Hospitaler 54mm
Pegaso’s 54mm Knight Hospitaler painted in acrylics. The metal portions of the figure were polished, and then received a thin coat of Gunze Sanyo smoke clear.
Polidor attack Submarine from Voyage to the Bottom of Sea
Another screen used miniature from my friend / client who a big collector of Sci Fi T.V. movie props. This is the Polidor from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as seen during the enemy attack sequence in the 1961 feature. This footage was also re-used in the pilot of the television series “Eleven Days to Zero”
The display base was created out of thick wood and a sculplting material called Sculptamold . The large rock formations were started with floral foam, sculpted, and then covered with Sculptamold. The Polidor (or Skipjack) as it actually started life as, needed some restoration work such as cracks repaired, paint touch-up, and a propellor added that had previously gone missing.
Diving Bell Prop Diorama from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Here’s an original screen used “crushed diving bell – prop” from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. A good friend of mine who collects movie & T.V. props wanted his prop in a vignette depicting the particular episode it appeared in. The episode here is “Night of Terror” in which a dinosaur steps on the bell and Admiral Nelson is seen trying to communicate with someone. I added lights inside the bell that depict an electrical short out. The figure of Richard Baseheat is a reworked Tamiya item with a resin head. The vegetation in the scene is mostly “aquarium plants” from the pet store airbrushed and painted for realism. The “Nelson Institute” hatch is a scratch built item to add a more complete scene. A nice final touch is the autographed name plate obtained from the 50th anniversary Voyage tribute a few years back.
90mm Mounted Chasseur
The mounted Chasseur is a Poste Militaire casting sculpted by Ray Lamb (I believe the last piece he did) the figure, and horse are both mostly airbrushed in Andrea acrylics.
Panzer III Vignette 1/35th
Tamiya Panzer III airbrushed in Tamiya acrylics and weathered in oils and pastels. The driver is a Jaguar, Brian Stewart item, slightly converted.
2 Ft. Jupiter 2 Lost in Space
Here’s the old 2 foot Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space. The model was quite a bit of work, mostly because of inaccuracies with the vac u-formed hull. I added lighting, including the rotating fusion core. The figures of Don West & John Robinson are actually converted “Willy’s Jeep” drivers from Verlinden. The hull is painted in Tamiya Flat Aluminum.
Crusader Knight 90mm
This is a 90mm Pegaso metal casting depicting a mounted Crusader Knight. The figures were airbrushed and brush painted entirely in acrylics.
Private 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own) 1813
Very nice 100mm D.F. Grieve casting painted in acrylics.
Prince Edward 1348
Prince Edward, 54mm Pegaso figure painted in Vallejo & Andrea acrylics. The heraldry is painted on using masks made from images cut-out any temporarily applied, then airbrushing the basic silhouette, and then hand painting the detail.
Judy Robinson from Lost in Space & The Robot
Fun, “stylized” Judy Robinson from the (3rd season) of Lost in Space. The figure is resin, and was airbrushed in acrylics. The Robot is a re-issue of the old Aurora kit.
7th Michigan Calvary 100mm
The mounted figure is a 100mm Michael Roberts item, painted in acrylics. The horse is almost entirely airbrushed.
Union Calvary Officer 54mm
54mm Union Cavalry Officer painted in acrylics, mostly Andrea & Vallejo, the figure is slightly converted. The casting is Pegaso from Italy.
1:20th scale F-1 engine
This is a very LARGE resin Custom Replicas 1:20th scale F-1 engine that I painted about a year ago. This is a bit unusual for me in that it is literally ALL metallic, my client wanted a very realistic & weathered appearance, so this a bit of a challenge but quite rewarding in the end.
I started with a base coat of Touch ‘n’ Tone flat black primer (great stuff!) then mixed up various home brews of Model Master Metalizer lacquers applied with an airbrush. This was sealed with Metalizer sealer, I then airbrushed various shades of Vallejo “sepia inks” and re-sealed with aforementioned metalizer sealer. I also applied some Flory Models weathering wash and again sealed.
90 mm Ashaguri Samurai
Pegaso 90 mm “Ashaguri” Samurai painted in acrylics, and weathered in acrylic “inks”
City Beneath the Sea “Vulcan” screen used prop diorama
LIS 4′ Jupiter 2 Restoration
Restoration of Custom Replicas 4 foot Jupiter 2. — Re-soldered brass landing gear, added landing gear lights, some putty work and silver touch-up. This model is BIG & HEAVY!
Lost in Space 1/32 Space Pod
Moebius model of the 3rd season Space Pod from Lost in Space. I added lighting and a heavily converted John Robinson figure that started life as a Verlinden race car driver. The robot is a separate accessory from Moebius as well. I painted the model in a combo of Tamiya flat aluminum, and Vallejo Orange Red acrylics.
U.S. Calvary 1876 Diorama
54 mm Diorama depicting the U.S. Calvary during the Indian Wars in 1876. The diorama was painted in acrylics, some airbrushing, but most hand brushed.
4th Dragoons 90mm Revolutionary War
90mm Michael Roberts casting painted in acrylics. A combo of airbrush and brush painting.
Cheyenne Dog Soldier 90mm
90 mm resin figure painted in Valejo acrylics, mostly airbrushed, and fine detail brush painted.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea T.V. Seaview
Voyage to the Bottom of Sea T.V. SEAVIEW 1/128th Scale
U.F.O. Straker Car
Ed Straker resin
“Quint” from JAWS 1/14th
Just finished up this beautiful figure of the late, great Robert Shaw as Quint as seen in the 1975 film JAWS.
The figure is limited edition, and cast in resin in 1/14th scale (135mm) approx.
I painted it in Vallejo & Andrea acrylics, the base is a combination of acrylics and some pastels.
Fantastic Cora 1/8th
This resin figure is from Creature Arts, and was painted / airbrushed in acrylics.
Napoleon & His Guard 1808
Napoleon & his guard in 1/10th scale (200mm) these mounted figures are by Le Cimier of France, and were a ton of work! the standard bearer’s flag is a scratch built out of Aves putty and rolled out. The cobblestone road is made from A+B putty as well. Everything was painted / airbrushed in acrylics.
Afrika Korps 90mm vignette
Afrika Korps 90mm vignette. Painted / airbrushed in acrylics. Castings by Andrea Miniatures.
Fantastic Voyage – Voyager
From the animated series Fantastic Voyage. The model is the old Aurora kit completely restored and updated with lighting. The base was made out a circular wooden fame and clear acrylic. The clear sections were masked and painted in various Tamiya clear acrylics. Lighting has a rotating effect.
City Beneath the Sea 1971 screen used Missile prop
Just finished up this base & LED lighting for a Missile prop from Irwin Allen’s CITY BENEATH THE SEA a Sci-Fi telefilm from 1971. The missile itself is an original screen used prop from the film, and seen prominently during the evacuation sequence of Pacifica, the futuristic underwater city depicted in the film.
Since my friend/ client didn’t want the prop altered in any way, I created the base depicting an underwater setting and launch pad made out of wood & polystyrene. I used the old Viewmaster for reference details. LED lighting was also used to set it off.
54 mm Swedish ensign 1705
54 mm Swedish ensign 1705 Elite miniatures Swedish standard bearer, Sculpted by Mike Blank painted and weathered in Vallejo & Andrea acrylics.
Chinese Mongol -Timur’s Cataphract Cavalry, Mongolian Warrior, 90 mm
This mounted figure is a 90mm metal Pegaso piece. I painted this way back when for a collector, it was a ton of work! – painted mostly in acrylics, and Gunze Sanyo Mr. Metal.