Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Honorable Mention: 2011 MMSI Chicago Show Winner

"Planning the Counter Attack" - Historical Open Gold

"U Boat Captain" - Historical Painters Silver

Sunday, October 9, 2011

200MM 82nd Airborne from Maurice Corry...

Here is my latest commission piece just in time for the MMSI show in Schamburg Illinois. It is the 200MM sculpt by Maurice Corry. I had some mixed feelings about this figure in that it is a very fine sculpt actually almost too good in some respects that made it a very laborious piece to paint. The folds and the wrinkles in the jacket are amazing, hence the laborious painting time that it took to bring out these details but I'm not complaining. I do feel though that there is a lot of missing details and equipment here. The reason I say this is because he is supposed to be modeled after a paratrooper of the 82nd airborne during the Normandy drops yet there was no flag on his right arm, no entrenching tool, no musette bag or any other equipment of any kind, just a canteen. Also there is no camo netting on his helmet nor is there a first aid pouch. Like I said, great sculpt but to me he is missing some very basic equipment that I think should have been there so for the next one I do I'll see if I can get my hands on some 200MM US infantry equipment. As usual he is painted in Vallejo acrylics.