Vincent Wai's military art

Welcome to my blog about my military art and researches

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Friday, June 08, 2007

17th Luftwaffe, Normandy

During the last 2 months, I had worked on some projects of figure illustrations. Here's one of them which is a 17th Luftwaffe soldier, Normandy 1944.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

KV-1 illustrations

Here are some more Russian KV-1s that I'd done

Sunday, May 06, 2007


This is a painting that I'd done showing some of the British Cromwells during the Battle of Villers-Bocage on June 13, 1944. On this fateful day for the British 7th Armoured Division, the German Tiger tank Ace, Michael Wittmann, led his Tiger tanks charged into Villers-Bocage and inflicted heavy loss to the British.The image shows Lt. John Cloudsley-Thompson's Cromwell tried to rear backward into an alley when Major Arthur Carr's Cromwell was knocked out by Wittman's Tiger.

Tank accidents

Here are some interesting photos of tank accidents.

Tank accidents photos

Thursday, May 03, 2007

D-day landing

This is a book cover that I'd done which shows the US infantry landing the Omaha Beach at Dog Green sector on D-day.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Polish Winged Hussar

For anyone who is interested in Polish Winged Hussar, the book "Husaria The Winged Horsemen " ( ISBN 83-223-2682-3 ) is a worthwhile photo reference. The book is in both Polish and English text and comes with a lot of photos of the armor and weapons used by the Winged Hussar ( shown here with a scan of the page with various helmets. Another book about the subject is the Art in Poland ( ISBN 0-88397-131-3 ) which also contains very nice ( and large photos ) of the Winged Hussar's armor and weapons. And to see the hussars in action, "With Fire and Sword" is also a nice reference too.

Both books helped me a lot in sculpting my 120mm Winged Hussar ( see images below ). The model was sculpted in 1999, material used is Sculpey and took me 3 months to finish the model. It won me a gold medal at the 2000th MMSI's ( Military Miniature Society of Illinois ) Chicago Show.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

352nd Infantry Division

This is a figure that I am working on this weekend: a soldier from 352nd Infantry Division in Normandy 1944. It's now halfway finished except the rifle sling and the grenade tucked to the waist belt. Will post the finished image when it's done.

It's been snowing here in Toronto this week, well finally. So apart from painting, my other job is to clear the snow in front of my house:-(

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I had been drawing more soviet tanks than anything in the last few years. Most of them are T-34s and KVs. Here's a KV that I'd drawn last year, it's a KV1 model 1940 s ekranami (with appliqué), or KV1-E. Armed with a F-32 gun, it was manned by a crew of 5. At the start of the German invasion, the German Army had few weapons that could knock out these KV tanks because of it's thick armour.