Atlantic Wall German Vf Observation Bunker in Heuqueville

This bunker can now be printed at Shapeways:

The final price for a 1/144 scale model is still quite high, as Shapeways 3D printing price is a function of volume in cubic centimetres, so I'll probably go with 1/285 scale instead. This will also allow me to use GHQ miniatures and depict the 90m high cliff.

If you visit my shop at Shapeways, you will also find a small line of bunker and field obstacles in 1/144 scale, all accurately drawn according to scale plans and perfect for dioramas or wargaming.

Atlantic Wall German Vf Observation Bunker in Heuqueville

These photos were found at Pascal Levaillant's blog:

Pascal is a french artist who not only has a passion for Mosaic Art but also for photography. These examples taken along the coast of Normandy are excellent inspiration for bunker lovers!

WCM U-boat Type VIIC turm I 1/400

Little details were painted with Vallejo paints and everything was sealed with Pledge. Now it's time to age it with oils and work on the water.

Some inspiration for the upcoming phases (click he photos):

WCM U-boat Type VIIC turm I 1/400

Airbrush work only, all with Tamiya paints diluted with alcohol. 

Papercube stairs and figure

Sculpted this recently for a friend. The basis was a 1/48 scale plastic figure by Dapol, which I cut and reassembled. It was then covered with Magic Sculpt epoxy putty, which is great because of how fine it is to mold and also sands easily.

Since my friend needed several equal figures, I made resin copies of the prototype. The following photo shows how I encapsulated it in plasticine, made a frame with stiff cardboard  and created a two part mold with room temperature vulcanizing silicone rubber.

Vaseline was used to create a barrier between the layers. I find that it works better than liquid vaseline and brand demolding sprays, besides being much cheaper.

 Here is a quick video showing the demolding of the prototype, once the rubber was fully cured:

An this is how it will be used. It is a paper model that can be found at Papercube and that is reminiscent of M.C. Escher's stairs:

More soon.