Dan Moore from Australia builds the JSM Mauser T Gunner Vignette. Part of Dan’s own text to this figure and painting – the pictures speak for themselves:
The figure is based on an officer of the 27th Prussian Reserve Infantry Regiment who participated in a defensive action during the Beaucamp-Cambrai offensive of September 1918. The figure was base-coated in Tamiya acrylics via airbrush, with oils used for blending, shadows & highlights. The head was finished in various Vallejo shades. All weapons and field equipment were slightly enhanced where required & painted using Tamiya shades. The basic plaster Vignette base was used, with pigments and foliage added. The poppies were fabricated from stretched sprue & crepe paper. The stakes & barbed wire were also scratch made.
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.