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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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 Bj√∂rn "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

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

New Sketches for He-Man

Here are two new detail sketches for the painting "He-Man and the Power Sword".

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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


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 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.

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