Kitbuilding – Kitbashing – Sculpting – Painting

Hello there! Welcome to my little blog. I won't post every day at this place - but while posting and sharing my hobbies in various forums I was asked for a place where I show all of my work and not just specific pieces. You will find WIPs of actual projects and pieces that are already finished.

So here wo go.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

He-Man: The Prophecy Of The Legend

Here is my painting "He-Man: The Prophecy Of The Legend", made 2016. It is the recreation of the last page of the very classic minicomic "King Of Castle Grayskull" as a huge oil painting 80/120 cms (about 31,5 x 47,2 inches). The original art was made by Alfredo Alcala 35 years ago. The painting's title is taken from the original page text itself, witch you can see here: As always I put in some easter eggs and hommages. You can find Tri Klops there for example, directly taken from a famous promo Poster by William George. An interesting question was how to paint the spirit of Grayskull. In the original artwork it is more like smoke that has the shape of a skull. But I didn't want it to look like the dark mark from Harry Potter. I listened to a german audio play, when the narrator exactly told me how to solve it. "A skull seemed to waft amidst a reddish smoke cloud." Sometimes things can be so easy. The painting process took about 2.5 months. Enjoy!

Monday, January 23, 2017

On Top Of Grayskull - A Skeletor Portrait.

"On Top Of Grayskull - A Skeletor Portrait" is my recreaton of page 2 of "King Of Castle Grayskull", one issue of the very first edition of MOTU mini-comics. Here is the original page: Of course done in oldschool classic style, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm (approx. 27.6 x 39.5 inches).

Monday, December 14, 2015

"King He-Man" - Oil Painting / Live Panel at Grayskull Con 2015

My latest painting.

2 years ago a "King He-man" Figure has been released. When I saw it I knew what to to. In early developement stages He-Man once was supposed to be Conan. Both ended up as a bearded King now... So it was totally obvious to me. The famous still of the classic "Conan the Barbarian" with Arnold Schwarzenegger was my inspiration, I made an exact recreation of that pose.

His old weapons by his side, in ths Vision He-Man is now an older but still strong warrior, his face tells us that he went through a lot during his life. The weapons on the right include an easter-egg in fact, they are arranged in the same way when He-Man saw them the very first time in the first Mini-Comic by A. Alcala.

The circle now is complete.

I painted this piece live at Grayskull Con 2015.
Live panel @ Grayskull Con: Painting the King He-Man!

And here is the result.
Oil on Canvas, 70 x 100 cm (approx. 27,5 x 39,4 inches)

Artwork: KING HE-MAN / Oil on canvas by SiMo Sol
KING HE-MAN / Oil on canvas by SiMo Sol

Guarding The Safety Of Eternia - The He-Man Cardback Motive

It is time. Here is the finished piece.

"Guarding the Safety of Eternia" is a recreation of the ionic He-Man cardback motive, you can see the original illustration by Errol MaCarthy right here:

I painted it with oils on canvas, it has a size of 80/120 cms (about 31,5 x 47,2 inches). Countless details have been added into the landscape, there is Grayskull of course, you can see Point Dread and the Talon Fighter, Zoar, Battle Ram, the Grayskull Standart... just to name a few.

I dedicate this panting to the great Earl Norem, who died jthis year. He was one of the greatest MOTU artists and his artwork was an important inspiration for me to make these paintings of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

Thanks to all supporters!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Oil Painting: "Guarding the Safety of Eternia" - The Classic He-Man Figure Packaging Cardback Graphic

Hello there!

My new project has begun – I am actually working on my new painting.

Once more I choose a very very classic He-Man motive you could know.

Of course there will be some changes. I will give much more details to the background, a wide view over Eternias landscape – including a distal Castle Grayskull – will be one of the aspects. This will be a daylight painting, but since there will be much space I added the moons at the sky, too.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Captain Future Statue 1/5th Scale WIP

Just a little update - this guy got legs... 

Oil Painting: "Missed Reality"

This is an older painting, some of my very first bigger oils. "Missed Reality" - Oil on Canvas - 90 x 120 cm, made in 1999. In private hands today.

He-Man and the Power Sword - Finished!

I am proud to present the completed painting "He-Man and the Power Sword" - my hommage to Alfredo Alcala's Artwork on the very first He-Man minicomic cover (have a look at it right here:! This is my conversation into a huge classic oil painting on canvas at a mighty 100 x 120 cm size (about 39,5 x 47,3 inches). Thanks to all supporters, and very

special thanx to the forum members of and to my friends Björn Korthof and the members of Grayskull Con Germany!

He-man and the Power Sword - after Alfredo Alcala by SiMo Sol
He-Man and the Power Sword - by SiMo Sol

He-Man And The Power Sword - MOTU Artwork by SiMo Sol

He-man and the Power Sword - Art after Alfredo Alcala by SiMo Sol
He-Man and the Power Sword - by SiMo Sol

Join me on

I made a video, too, that shows up the entire painting process. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Waterfall 1997

This is an early painting from 1997, simply named "Waterfall". Oil on Canvas, ca. 80 x 110 cm.
Sorry for the bad quality, it is in private hands and I do not have any high quality pics.

Mural For My Godchild

This is a mural in my godchild's room - acrylics on... wallpaper.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WIP: He-Man and the Power Sword - UPDATE

In the Meantime I have included the figures... Thimk it will turn out great!
I included some composition lines just to let you know how it all is constructed...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WIP: He-Man And The Power Sword Painting - Major Change

Major Change in Man-At-Arms' pose:
On the original artwork he is hit by an energy ray – standing around totally unconcerned.
 I love Alcalas art, but this doesn't work too well. I decided to give Man-At-Arms any reaction to the threatening blast. My friend Björn "DJForce" said, a weapons master wouldn't let anybody shoot him down that easily. What should I say, the DJ was right. On my painting Duncan will protect himself with an energy shield - in my opinion an adequate reaction of our "Heroic Master of Weapons".

And here is the newest picture of the painting -   character sketches are included and give a glimpse of their size in the artwork.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WIP: Live Painting at Grayskull Con 2014 - GRAYSKULL!

Here is the result of my oil live painting panel at Grayskull Con 2014 - it was fun to meet all the people. This will be the background for the "He-Man and the Power Sword" painting (panel photo by Jukka Issakainen).  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WIP: First Sketches: MOTU - He-Man and the Power Sword

These are very first sketches for my new oil painting "He-Man and the Power Sword". The picture will be a huge 1,00m x 1,20m sized conversation of the minicomic-cover made by Alfredo Alcala.

 The beginning of the painting process on canvas is planned as a live panel on Grayskull Con 2014...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

WIP: Captain Future Statue in 1/5th scale

First WIP shot of my Captain Future Statue - 1/5th scale.
Material: Sculpey Firm and a cateye glass piece.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oil Painting: Masters Of The Universe - Attack of the Invisible Gnomes

It is done.
Here is my new painting 'Attack of the Invisible Gnomes' - after a scene in a classic german MOTU audio play named 'The Tree of Dying Time'. Skeletor has hurt the mighty tree in Avion and unleashed the invisible gnomes - the city seems to descend into chaos... Painted for the Grayskull Con Germany 2014 Exclusive.
It is based on the vintage box art styles, peppered with some subtile and some bigger easter eggs and references to the good old times, beginning with my beloved Alcala Skeletor up to complete elements of William George's epic boxarts.

Oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bolts for The Flash

I decided to add yellow bolts to the fastest man alive. I cut them out of neon colored plexiglas sheets, smooth and sand them and add them to the figure.
The result will be a nice effect, I think...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WIP Oil Painting: Chaos in Avion

WIP of a new oil painting, working title: "Chaos In Avion" (Oil on canvas, ca. 70 x 100 cm).
Based on a scene in a german audio play "Der Baum der sterbenden Zeit" ("The Tree Of Dying Time"), where He-Man and the Masters of the Universe are fighting in Avion - against invisible goblins...

Chaos in Avion WIP 

Teaser - Captain Future Statue

Teaser of my new sculpting project - Captain Future is coming along in 1/5th scale

The Flash statue gets some color

Monday, September 16, 2013

Innocent Child

This is a painting from this year's summer.
Dry brush oil technique on Aquarell paper, 50 x 70 cms.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"False Front" - Self Portrait

The finished painting. I call it "False Front".  
Oil on canvas, ca. 39.4 x 55.1 inches (100 x 140 cm)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WIP: My First Self-Portrait Since Almost 20 Years

I was thinking over it for years – now it is in the making.
Oil on Canvas, about 1,00 x 1.50 m

Monday, October 22, 2012

1/6 Wolverine Horizon Kit Modification

Hello there - here is an older kit again.
I got an old Wolverine 1/6 model Kit on the bay.
some may know it:

Well, I began building it up. I made some modifications with the suit and he gets a complete new Headsculpt. I wanted to unmask him. :-) The new head is roughly inspired by Hugh Jackman.
Head, Belt, leather-like tiger stripe applications, leather texture on boots, folds in the suit, new movie-shaped claws - and I decided to make him stomping on his demaged mask. Like it. :-)

Wolverine 1/6 Statue by SiMo Sol based on an Horizon Kit

Wolverine 1/6 Statue by SiMo Sol based on an Horizon Kit

Here are a few WIP-shot, too:
Wolverine 1/6 Statue by SiMo Sol based on an Horizon Kit