Abyssal Warlord and new tutorial

3 12 2011

A few days ago I finished my last figure. Abyssal Warlord,  from Scale 75. Although in reality are almost 84mm which measures this piece sculpted by Raul  G ª Latorre.

It’s one of those figures I need to paint from time to time. A piece that makes me away from it all and enjoy it 100%. In my opinion, is the most complete work I have done to date in all respects.

Furthermore, once again I had the invaluable help of Piqui to carry out the base, which has marked this great idea that has enveloped the figure.

Coming soon I’ll write an article about the painting process to be published in the Game Forces magazine. Meanwhile I leave you with the final photos and a new tutorial that you can find at the botton.

I hope you enjoy it and feel free to ask, comment, criticize, etc.

The CMON link: http://www.coolminiornot.com/292913

On the other hand, I would like to share a new tutorial. Many people have asked of fulfilling those little water effects, so I consider interesting to write a small article explaining the question. You can find it in the tutorials page


Somewhere beyond the sea

4 09 2011

This figure is the only one from my WE display that you didn’t know. He won a silver medal in the category Painting Master.

It’s a very special figure, because right now there are only six copies worldwide and just only one more painted version. The sculpture was by the great Pedro Fernandez, who sculpted it a few years ago for the Spanish team in the National Trophy, but before he made a few copies for close friends.

I would also like to thank Piqui, David and Javi for their contributions to this project, without whose help hadn’t been able to do it. And although not 100% what I wanted to achieve with it, I think the end result is quite acceptable. But themes of time and there was no rush for more.

The figure corresponds to 70 mm, adding thetail length to the scale. It was painted with oils mainly and acrylic.

Here’s the CMON link, for those people that enjoy snipering my miniatures 😉 http://www.coolminiornot.com/286613

Eastern Promises. Kislev renegade

7 07 2011

This is the first of four entries submitted in the spanish GD 2011 and my favorite. And it’s for several reasons.

First, this sculpted entirely from scratch, no copies, no previous molds or a future commercial version. It’s unique and original. It’s about 80 mm and has been sculpted with Super Sculpey by my friend Piqui. Regarding modeling, little more I can comment. Piqui will post the corresponding article on the Monkeys’ site and if you have any questions, you can ask him directly.

The second reason, is because I painted with oils entirely (except metals) and I’m very happy with the result. It was quite an experience to paint an entire figure with a non-acriclycs paints.

And another reason is all the meaning that is implicit in the figure. The first thing I asked when Piqui give me the figure was if he had in mind a color scheme or something that tells me where to shoot. His answer was that he did not want to know anything about this issue, leaving it in my hands. So I began to shuffle various options and issues … but I ended up with an idea that haunted me for a long head.

The story of this character is that simple yet complex. It represents a kislev soldier who, for some criminal reason, was imprisoned in a prison in the cold steppes of Kislev, where he spent many years feeding their hatred of law and empire. When he left prison he did it as a renegade who had embraced the Chaos. And this story can be read on his skin, through the meager prison tattoos.

So the symbolism of Russians tattoos is the base of all the figure. And so, all tattoos have meaning and why. As documentation, I searched for several websites and especially the movie “Eastern Promises.” All tattoos have their reason , well the history of the figure, either for personal reasons. Below I will explain some, others I keep for my me and mine 😉

And that’s all! I leave the photos and take attention to the Monkeys’ website where you can see an extra that is not available here!

CMON links: http://www.coolminiornot.com/282593 y http://www.coolminiornot.com/282603

According the Holy Bible, Cain was the “first marked” for his sin. Here’s his name with the Imperial Skull

"Пусть будет сном что пережито мною" that means, "Let all I have lived be as if it were a dream"

Eight-point star are only allowed for thieves in law, the alfa dogs of underworld.

ZOLOTO; means "gold" at same time that's an acronym "Zapomni, Odnazhdi Liudi Ostaviat Tebia Odnogo" "Remember, one day people will leave you alone"

The spider walking up means that he never leave the crime live. In the abdomen is the Empire Cross

"CEbEP" or "North", dreams of freedom

The Imperial Cross and the leyend "For Sigmar, for the Empire". Remember from his old soldiers live

The spiderweb means an addiction

The sunset means desire of freedom. The rings are reminders of his murders

Other tattoos more evident as the cathedral domes indicate years of sentence in prison. The woman with the skull indicates that the character was born already in prison or who from birth was destined to end there.

Captain America

19 11 2010

Well folks, it’s finished. Cos’ I’ve been posting during the whole process, no comments. I just hope to read your comments here or on CMON, you already know that both good and bad are welcome!

About the terrain, I know that it could be better … but I was very tired and I just wanted finished the model. But I promise to do it better in the next… right Piqui??!! hahaha.

CMON links: http://www.coolminiornot.com/264791 — http://www.coolminiornot.com/264792

Captain America WIP 6

16 11 2010

Ok, the shield is finished. It took me much work than I thought and finally I’d painted with oils. I think that it look like comic style, but I’m not 100% happy. Maybe cos’ I’m a little bit tire about this mini…

I used a little bit of green stuff in the shield’s stips that I’ll repaint tomorrow. Now I’m going to paint the terrain with oils and review some light points.

Captain America WIP 4

11 11 2010

Hi friends! Before a week, I’m back with the Captain. In this time I’ve work in the trousers. Lights, shadows and tones with purple, red-black and olive.

Some lights aren’t in the correct site… but are in the site that I decided!! lol. I think that the trousers needs to soften a little bit the colour, but maybe in the last stage. Next stop, the boots!

Captain America WIP3

1 11 2010

Today was a relaxing day, so I show you what I did yesterday.  Slowly I’m going down in the miniature. Whites are finished. Also I retouched the red stripes and unified the white and red stripes with a blue+black wash.

I painted the gloves in a different red tone than the stripes and the little bags. Next stop, the trousers!