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Monday, September 14, 2015

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"Old Ironsides" 1/48th scale Tamiya M4. More photos can be found at  Paul Keefe : "Old Ironsides", Italy '44


"Der treue Husar" (The Faithful Hussar), Tamiya's 1/48th scale Jagdtiger. A WIP can be found at  Paul Keefe : Jagdtiger 331 - "The Faithful Hussar" - Kampfgruppe Göggler (3/Pz.Jg.Abt653) Germany 22 March 1945, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.



"To The Last Round". A shadow box featuring a 1/20th scale Wave S.A.F.S. type R Racoon from Kow Yokoyama's Ma.K zbv3000 Maschinen Krieger series of powered armored suits, and a reworked female figure I had sculpted some twenty five years ago.
The ''Blue Max'' award is a resin casting made by ODG Studios.

A WIP can be found at  Paul Keefe : "To The Last Round"



 
"With Fate Against Them'' 1/35th scale Italeri M4 with kit bashed figures. Additional photos can be found at Paul Keefe : "The Butcher's Bill'', Clervaux Belgium, December 1944



"Tarawa" 1/32nd scale with modified Airfix figures and a plaster casting of a pillbox I had made for Farina Enterprises. Additional photos can be found at Paul Keefe : ''Tarawa''



"Steel Icebox" Tamiya's 1/48th scale KV I.




"Katz und Maus"
a heavily redesigned 1/20th Nitto SF3D Krote with scratch-built figure on a resin copy of a base I made for ODG Studios.



Paul Keefe : "The Hand That Betrayed Her" - 1/20th scale

  Paul Keefe : "Katz und Maus'' An excercise in recombinant recycling

  Paul Keefe : "The Hand That Betrayed Her" In-progress photos








"Incident at Verneuil" a DML half track with kit bashed figures (Masterbox, Tamiya, Hornet etc.). More photos and a WIP can be found at Paul Keefe : Incident at Verneuil - France 1944



"Seelow Heights" A 1/35th scale Tamiya T-34/85 with modified Master Box figures on a resin and expanded foam ground work base I had made for ODG Studios. It's wooden base designed to represent being cut from the lid of a Panzerfaust 100 ammo crate (see ammo crate lid on ground near the tank's bow machine gun). More photos and a WIP can be found at Paul Keefe : Seelow Heights 1945 - The Road to Berlin




"To Do or Die" 1/35th Italeri. Additional photos can be found at Paul Keefe : "To Do or Die"



"L.A. Resistance'' 1/32nd scale on a resin ground work base that I made for ODG Studios.



KV I ekranami, 1/48th scale Tamiya. Additional photos in an article on it's ground-work can be found at Paul Keefe : KV I ''ekranami'' Southern Russia 1941



"In Defense of the Homeland" 1/48th scale Tamiya KV I. Additional photos can be found at Paul Keefe : In Defense of the Homeland - Tamiya's 1/48th scale KV I in a scratch-built tractor shed.



"Kapitulieren?", a 1/48th scale Tamiya StuH42 with scratch-built figures. Additional photos can be found at Paul Keefe : "Kapitulieren?"



"Death of an Army", Tamiya's 1/48th scale Pz III ausf L. Additional photos can be found at Paul Keefe : "Death of an Army"


"T.A.C.C. Trooper (Titan Amphibious Cavalry Corps), 75mm original sculpture.



                              "Spaceborne", the first resin copy of a 150mm figure I sculpted.


"Retreat to the Elbe", a 1/35th scale Tamiya Jagdpanther with a resin copy of a Panzer crewman bust that I made for Farina Enterprises. The base is scratch-built. Additional photos and a video link can be found at Paul Keefe : "Retreat to the Elbe"



''Omega-Sektor", a heavily modified and detailed 1/20th scale Wave Gustav on a scratch-built future urban ruins ground work base. This battle takes place at Tempelhof Aerodrome in the early 1960's on a parallel Earth. This scene combines my love of armor and science fiction with the enjoyment of scratch-building destroyed structures.

Additional photos and a WIP can be found at Paul Keefe : "Die schwarze Witwe'' (The Black Widow)





"Kriegsmarine '45'', a 1/48th scale Tamiya Hetzer with modified Dartmoor crewmen. Additional photos can be found at Paul Keefe : "Kriegsmarine '45"



A 1/35th scale Tamiya Gamma Goat of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment circa 1980 on a resin copy of a groundwork base I had made for ODG Studios to produce. It's wooden base represents being cut from a 105mm ammunition crate as used by the Regiment's M60 MBTs.


"Cold Love on a Hot LZ". Leutnant Hitomi König, a shot down Hornisse pilot limping home through "No man's land" in her battered Panzer Kampf Anzug HO. She holds up her right arm in desperate defense as she shouts "Nicht schießen!" "Don't Shoot!". She has walked into an ambush.
A redetailed 1/20th scale Nitto SF3D PKA HO. I carved a female face from the male one provided. Additional photos in a WIP can be found at Paul Keefe : "Cold Love on a Hot LZ" - Nitto S.F.3.D P.K.A. HO Ma.K.


"Berlin Kaputt!" a multi scale shadow box featuring a Monogram 1/32nd scale StuG IV and a metal copy of a 1/35th scale Volkssturmman I had sculpted for Wilkinson Miniatures. I made this back in the mid 1990s.














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Saturday, January 21, 2012

"The Hand That Betrayed Her" - 1/20th scale



Oder River Front 27.4.1959
Wanderung Panzer Division Muncheberg
A troop of Imperial German Uberkrote drones defend a ridge line against the advance of the Polish Second Tank Army from their bridgehead at Seelow Heights.




The Uberkrote is a Wanderung Panzer (walking tank) of the Kaiser's Imperial Army on a parallel Earth. This heavily retouched photo is my first serious attempt at pixel manipulation.


Here the Uberkrote is trading shots with Polish helicopter gunships on the Oder R. Front circa 1960.



I was very impressed by, and studied the photo below to learn how to represent muzzle blasts.


Special effects in this photo were kindly provided by Steven Zaloga.










A heavily modified Nitto SF3D (now Ma.K. 3000)  Krote. Extensive use has been made of Evergreen sheet plastic and tubing. Super Sculpey was used for all cast pieces. The skurzen is retriculated for better protection. A piece of wire was used for a 20mm solid shot round  imbedded in the right knee. It is one of several that peppered the right side of the drone.


The muzzle brake is perforated as in Luftwaffe aircraft to reduce recoil. Aluminum tubing is used for the barrels of the 37mm auto cannon , the 15mm heavy machine gun and gun sight. The grill on the back of the engine deck came from an Italeri M4 Sherman as did all of the olive colored pieces. Blue transparent sprue is used for the brake light.



Czeslawa made from Super Sculpey. Her name means "Honor" or "Glory".


Czeslawa finished in the uniform of the modern Polish Army.


IR module and battle damaged Bosch style head light.


Weapons package. A 30mm auto cannon and 15mm heavy machine gun.



A TOW missile launch tube end cap is used for the base.





Video of this vignette created by Kasper Fischer of Modellours Workshop




Paul Keefe - My Work: "The Hand That Betrayed Her" In-progess photos


 http://www.modelloursworkshop.com/2011/08/hand-that-betrayed-her-diorama-of-d...
Photo article 

 http://www.scififantmodmadrealm.com/PaulsKrote-1.html
An in depth photo article



She went through many changes eventually ending as "Katz und Maus".

Paul Keefe - My Work: "Katz und Maus'' An excercise in recombinant recycling