Category Archive: Keep Calm & Carry On

Saving Private Ryan – Sgt Mike Horvath (Tom Sizemore)

Having served previously with the Rangers in North Africa, and Italy alongside Capt. Miller, Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath (Tom Sizemore) was a member of Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion, on June 6th, 1944. Although Miller relied heavily… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan – Pfc Reibens (Edward Burns)

Dragon/CyberHobby’s US Ranger BAR Gunner – Richie – certainly makes for a remarkable realisation of the outspoken Private Richard Reiben (Edward Burns) in Steven Speilberg’s war movie, Saving Private Ryan. I felt a… Continue reading

Saving the Saving Private Ryan Project

The sarge has joined the squad! Capt. John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) Pfc James Ryan (Matt Damon) Pfc Adriano Carparzo (Vin Diesel) Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore) Pfc Reiben (Edward Burns) Pfc Jackson (Barry… Continue reading

Painting Vasili Zaitsev

I have been getting many requests for my method of painting headsculpts and thought it would be nice to tie in this article with my Russian sniper ace Vasili Zaitsev project. There are… Continue reading

Faces of War

Without a doubt, painting headsculpts is often greatly improved when one refers to visual references. With the right contextual reference images, the various painting techniques all come together to serve a purpose –… Continue reading

British soldiers suffer injuries from too-heavy weights

By Marco Giannangeli, Defence Correspondent, Daily Express Sunday July 25,2010 BRITISH soldiers are suffering from an unprecedented number of ankle and spinal injuries because of the incredible weights they have to carry, a new… Continue reading