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.

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


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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



 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Full Gallery: Alex Ross Premium Format Statue Finished!


It is done at last.
Here are the pics of my finished 1/4 Alex Ross Premium Format Superman Statue.
It is quite impressing with it's height of almost 23 inches.
Now I am fully satisfied with it and so I can begin new projects.

 Superman Premium Format Statue - by SiMo Sol

Superman 23' Premium Format Statue - by SiMo Sol


Superman Premium Format Statue - by SiMo Sol

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Superman Statue - Alex Ross Style - UPDATE




After a year of trouble ...
... I am back.

I just tease a small update. Little paintjob issues are left to do - I hope to finish my piece at weekend.



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Update: Alex Ross Superman Premium Format Statue








Jan 15th 2012
Headsculpt for my 1/4 Superman statue


















Jan 8th 2012
 Paintjob is in progress:
"Big Blue" is getting blue again.




Jan 4th 2012
Sculpting is almost done now.
Needs more color. :)























Jan 3th 2012
The new cape parts are almost done. Sanding means a lot of dirt...
While I still missed a quantum of dynamic I broke up his neck and made it new. So his head is more bowed now. I renewed his wrists, too. So the fist is now buckled in the typical Alex-Ross-Superhero way.



DEC 28 2011

 

DEC 19 2011


Monday, December 19, 2011

Indiana Jones Statue - Finished!

Here is my lastest work - Temple Of Doom Indiana Jones as a 1/6th scale statue.
It is based on the classic Horizon kit but I made a new chest area, shirt, shoes, whip, right arm and - of course - head. Well, I guess almost everything is new.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Little Emma


A drawing of my nice niece. :)
Pastels on toned paper, 60x80 cm.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Oil Painting: Masters Of The Universe – Mini Comic Cover "King Of Castle Grayskull"

Hello there.

I have just finished my latest project – transferring an old MOTU Mini comic cover into
a 40" x 32" sized oil painting on canvas.
I really love the pre-filmation comics and KOCG is my all-time-favorite cover.
As a fan of the original old-style box arts done by Rudy Obrero or William George and so I try to give it that look.

Here is the old original cover from 1983 - old fans of MOTU surely know it:


taken from he-man.org





















And here is the result. The finished painting is riddled with little hommages to some of my favorite arts and artists like Boris Vallejo or the original Battle Cat box art.

original He-Man Masters Of the Universe Artwork
King of Castle Grayskull


I think a few of you might enjoy it.
Maybe next will be "He-man And The Power Sword".

Friday, October 28, 2011

Heath Ledger Joker

2009 - After Heath Ledger's outstanding job I wanted to prize it just fairly: by a new 1/6 scale statue in my collection.

The materials: Super Sculpey, Apoxie Sculpt and Resin, witch I poured in thin layers onto the inside of the coat - just to give it more stability. The Knife is made of Apoxie, the Card and the Money has been printed and the chain is made of... well - chain. *grin*
Sculpting the Hair was really difficult... I decided to add very thin chips i scraped off a plastic sheet to make it more struggly.

The paintjob wasn't easy. I used some decals for the shirt, but painting the pinstripes on his trousers (freehand) took three hours...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another older statue: He-Man riding on Battlecat 1/6th scale

Hello there!
Here is another "little" piece of my collection - a huge He-Man on his Battle Cat.
I know there may be some hardcore fans who would say "Battlecat's mask is not correct"... blah blah... Guess what? I know that.
The design is based on the classic line but I made various things in an own interpretation.
Longer haircut for the man, the mask of Cat is a mix between the old and the 200x one, the arm-accessiores are designed totally different. The small bag at He-Man's belt in the 200x series was a good idea in my opinion, but I would not like it to dangle in front of my balls. So I put it at the hip.
More sensible will be the fact that I gave some reins to the tiger. Well - I think it is an animal and the LotR Warg was quite a good example for my idea. 

He-man on Battlecat Statue - by SiMo Sol

He-man on Battlecat Statue - by SiMo Sol
He-man on Battlecat Statue - by SiMo Sol

Saturday, October 1, 2011

James Bond 1/6 Scale Statue

 One more older pice. In 2008 I sculpted this James Bond statue.
Think I'll re-do the head area one day... but it is still a nice figure.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jack Bauer 24 1/6 Statue

This is my built-from-scretch Jack Bauer Statue in 1/6th scale I did two years ago.
Just found it on an old forum. Enjoy.

Jack Bauer 1/6 Headsculpt Statue by SiMo Sol

Jack Bauer 1/6 Headsculpt Statue by SiMo Sol


Monday, September 5, 2011

Indiana Jones 1/6 Headsculpt


Here is my newest headsculpt. 
 In the context of bashing the classic Hozizon Kit "Indiana Jones" (see small pic below) I made a new head. Enjoy:

 

There will be much more additions to this kit: 
  • conversation to a Temple Of Doom version with ripped shirt
  • new, more authentic bag
  • new sculpted coiled whip with detailed surface
  • new sculpted machete in hand
  • new belt and gut holster
  • more details for his trousers and shoes
  • new more dynamic pose
Updates will be here soon!



Thursday, June 16, 2011

An Old Kit... "My Name Is Gladiator"

Today I'll show you a few pics of an old kit I built up 2 years ago. Headsculpt was done by myself, the gladius, too. Rest is a classic kit by JayDee.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's up on my workplace today?

Just a quick shot of my jammed desk. 


While working on the TNG Crew I re-do my Kaiyodo C-3po Kit. I just bought a promising metallic gold colour named "Goldfinger". The effect is great enough to clean up that old figure. Once stripped the kit I am actually accurating the too slim head shape with apoxie.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

TNG Teaser

Hello there.
I began re-working the Geometric Star Trek - The Next Generation crew.
Actually I make new heads for Jean Luc Picard and Data. And Riker. And Troy.

Just a first glimpse:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My 1/6th scale Bruce Willis / John McClane Statue from Die Hard I

After watching "Die Hard" again - like every year at christmas time - I decided to do a complete make-over of the classic 5th Sense Die Hard Model Kit. Here is a pic from the CH (NOT MINE):
Now - here is the John McClane statue from "Die Hard I" I did last year.
Most of it made of Apoxie Sculpt – all in all in 1/6th scale. Enjoy!


1/6th scale Bruce Willis / John McClane Statue from Die Hard

1/6th scale Bruce Willis / John McClane Statue from Die Hard

1/6th scale Bruce Willis / John McClane Statue from Die Hard

1/6th scale Bruce Willis / John McClane Statue from Die Hard
WIP Shots while sculpting: