A new book from Canfora Publishing called a World of Dioramas witch sports Per Olav Lunds amazing diorama works will be released soon. I had the great pleasure to create a campaign website for the book so check it out:
In the summer of 2011 we visited California and at that visit California State Railroad Museum was at the top of my list. To see all this historical railroad equipment was a dream come true. The amazing surrounding of the historical district of Sacramento made it even better. Wandering around like a kid in the candy store with the jaw glued to the floor I only managed to snap a couple of decent pictures but here they are! 🙂 READ MORE
Thank you for all the support this year and I wish everyone a happy holiday! And here are some pretty winterscapes for you to enjoy! 🙂
I very often try to argue that concept art and other artworks are a great source of inspiration. They are not only beautiful to look at but can be used to achieve very cool results in scale modelling. If we look at the the atmosphere, colour temperature and lightning, we see that the combination creates very interesting pictures. If we apply the same philosophy as a whole to our scale models we can achieve the same effect.
We can also take this much further if we choose to create a base for our models. With a more artistic approach and following visual key elements of concept art we can capture a more dramatic and interesting atmosphere on the base to.
Google is your friend when looking for inspiration. I especially find concept art for games very compelling. To show you what I mean I have added some very cool pictures here.
I have come across a great website with plenty of colour profiles of many different subjects of tanks and guns. A lot of inspiration for future projects and no need to paint boring one colour camouflage schemes when you have this much to choose from.
Here are some great examples:
This is not one of the most accurate documentaries out there. But I still find it interesting to see illustrated and detailed engagements of different tank battles. Here is the complete season 2 of this series, check it out:
Oscar Winner 1945 (Best Documentary, Features)
“The Fighting Lady,” provides a portrait of life on a World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown CV10, a vessel that is “enormous, wonderful, and strange to us.” After profiling the various activities of the soldiers’ day and following the ship’s voyage through the Panama Canal, the film takes the audience through a litany of actual combat engagements. The Fighting Lady participates in a strike on the Marcus Islands, then defends itself against a surprise nighttime raid by Japanese fighters. Some of the photography comes from cameras set up in the cockpits of American planes, showing first hand what it’s like to be diving through enemy anti-aircraft fire. The film culminates in a major confrontation with the Imperial Japanese Battle Fleet. In this massive operation, later dubbed the “Marianas Turkey Shoot,” American pilots downed almost four hundred Japanese Zeros, while incurring only twenty-two losses themselves.