Konstantin Kapitonov from Russian has sent pictures of 4 different JSM kits he has assembled and painted – 2 of the kits are combined into one vignette. I love the colourful appearance of these photographs and especially the rusty metal.
The all-round effect of these small dioramas is just wonderful. He tells me that he always uses water-soluble polyvinyl acetate tempera paint. The full set of these pictures are shown on the JSM Gallery page. I look forward to more of his work.
Another batch of 8 new 54mm Heads has been released along with some 54mm equipment & weapons. I have chosen this time subjects with less well known headdress types, incl. the rare Gaede helmet and Landsturm oilcloth caps.
The 54mm Spare Parts are mainly taken from existing JSM figures, along with a few totally new items. These are intended for figure conversions / accessories and of cause dioramas.
Sorry for the long wait on this one, but the first JSM 1:10th scale bust has now been released – Chasseurs à Pied – French Light Infantryman 1914/15. This is the very first bust produced by JSM and indeed the first bust which I have painted. I hope the artwork (enamel and oil paints) is not too bad.
For more pictures / information. More bust are planned for the future.
The latest 1:32nd / 54mm single heads announced in January have now been released (see photos below). There are now 22 in total and include the different helmet types worn with the German gas mask M17.
More 54mm heads are planned for the future.
Welcome to the first 1:10th scale JSM bust – Chasseurs à Pied – French Light Infantryman 1914/15. This simple, but hopefully interesting character is the first bust to be produced by me and will shortly be released. The kit contains just 3 parts; the head, upper torso with top part of arms and a 6mm diameter brass tube for mounting. The idea and reference material are from the wonderful book Nous Etions Des Hommes by Jacques Moreau (French language). A Newsletter will be sent out to all as soon the bust is released.
I have recently updated the Gallery page with photos of US modeler Andy Gulden’s 1:16th Takom kit FT17 French Tank vignette. This appeared in the July/August 2014 edition of AFV 77 magazine. The vignette shows two of the JSM figures with numerous other parts added to the third figure and groundwork. In addition the diorama won gold at this MMSI Chicago show this year.