Drop the Base! ( Tintin Macutes ) part 1/3







That's the part where you learn why this is called lazy minis.

Behold a complete squad of Tintin Macutes sculpted by Sergi Vidal Sanchez (a.k.a Criaturas de Leyenda, Barbarroc) the nicest metalhead dude in the business for Farsa's Wagon (As Bella's Figurinhas) some folks that were born with low sanity rolls.

You are looking at 4 packs from 3 different series: 4 regular Frenchie clone troopers, a heavy gunner and the mustache sarge. Resin minis from around 1996, later series produced in 1999.

Painted in the 90s so nothing to write home about. Oh wait. I gave them bases a week ago.

Shame on me :))

Vallejo textures, drybrushed some grey and gave them a brown powder pigment wash. Enjoy the time warp.






Ahora viene cuando oh sorpresa, se descubre el pastel. Lo de Lazy (pereza) no era postureo...

Contemplad! Una escuadra de Tintín Macutes original modelados por el majísimo Sergi Vidal Sánchez (Criaturas de Leyenda, Barbarroc) para los enfermos mentales de Farsa's Wagon entre 1996 y 1999.

La escuadra se compone de 4 packs de 3 series diferentes, 4 clones gabachos regulares, uno con arma pesada y el sargento de rigor (mostacho).

Pintadas en los 90s nada que quite el hipo. Salvo que les he puesto las peanas la semana pasada. Hola siglo XXI :))


Paint revitalizer product mini review (green stuff world)



First of all, this isn't by any means a sponsored nor professional review. I just happen to have 20 year old paint bottles and wanted to give this product a try/share my thoughts about it.

Got mine from here.

Have  you been in this hobby enough to recognise that paint bottle? If not, that's enchanted blue from citadel paints.

Surprisingly it was not rock hard like the most of the ones I own from that age. God bless, as this only works on semi dry paint.

Veredict: it worked.

Paint had a thicker than ice cream consistency and now look at the stick I used to stir the paint, a drop is flowing down!

Then I kept adding Paint revitalizer to see how much it would take before breaking the paint and this is the difference between adding just water (paint will dry faster as water evaporates) or thinner: this product keeps the consistency of the paint as it was before drying out, so it's kinda safe adding a fair amount.

I had less than 1/3 of goopy and rubbery unusable paint and now I have half a paint-ready bottle.

Recommended if you want to keep those stupidly bottled (seriously, still using lids?) paints.

Oh, I added few drops of distilled water to bulk it out. I may update again in a couple of days, see ya!

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Esto no es una reseña profesional ni esponsorizada; tenia aún botes de pintura añejos y decidí probar/compartir resultados.

Lo pillé aquí.

Si reconocéis este bote exagonal es que lleváis un tiempo en el hobby. Es azul encantado de citadel. Me sorprendí al encontrar que no estaba como una piedra, lo normal en las pinturas de esa época.

Veredicto: Funciona.

La pintura tenía la consistencia de una bola de helado, algo gomosa y ahora mirad la foto; del palo de remover cuelga una gotilla!

La pintura admite bastante revitalizador sin romperse, y está es la principal diferencia entre añadir solo agua (se seca) o diluyente, que afectaría a la consistencia: el revitalizador deja la pintura en su viscosidad y opacidad original.

De menos de1/3 de bote con moco inservible que tenía, ahora tengo medio bote gracias a un par de chorros de revitalizador y unas gotas de  agua destilada (para hacer bulto).

Recomendado si tienes pintura estúpidamente embotellada. Puede que actualice en un par de días, nos vemos!

She's radioactive , She's very selective











She's what I need, She's so goopy indeed!

Yet another De javú here. The mini is meant to be a companion for my other toxic pile of slime. The 1st one I made sculpting half a body then slamming into a goop of hot glue. This one, which I'm not proud of, was sculpted from scratch.

It was a quick sculpt and paintjob as my wife started sculpting with premo so, I had the opportunity to sculpt more often. Problem is, not every time I had a clear Idea or was in the proper mood.

It's been around 4 months since I did this, most notable stuff I may share is I used fluorescent paint (Vallejo was selling that decades before others did).

I wasn't after the glow effect and to be honest, old timers know that using a tiny bit of fluo on the highlights makes them pop. I just overdid it. Perfect example is how great orange turned out just by glazing some fluo.

But wait, there's more:

Lately, modelling companies started selling UV resin for water effects but truth to be told, it's a classic in (my wife's hobby) polymer clay charm works. I used the resin here in the same fashion, as a thick gloss glass-like varnish coat.

Hope you find something neat about this. I didn't.

Cheers!




El compañero del moco tóxico. Lo modelé sin ganas ni inspiración hará unos 4 meses cuando mi mujer se puso a modelar colgantes y tal.

Datos vagamente útiles? Veladuras de fluorescente, algo que scale o greenstuff te venden hoy, pero Vallejo modelo color lleva vendiendo décadas.

Es un truquillo de yayo del modelismo; añadir un pelo de fluo a las luces finales y bum! Esto altera la luz reflejada aunque no usemos ultravioletas. Un ejemplo es el naranja enriquecido. En este caso, le di por un tubo, un exceso que al no tenerle especial cariño a la mini... Pche.

La otra revolución del modelismo ahora es la resina UV (la venden como para hacer efectos de agua) pero esto también resulta que es más viejo que el cagar. Yo lo descubrí por mi mujer, que en su "hobby" barnizar los colgantes con resina transparente, y eso hice yo. Una buena capa gruesa de resina, que da consistencia, tiene un toque flexible y acabado cristalino.

Un saludo mozalbetes!

Blue Moon Legends - Green Dragon.







Pro tip keep notes about your paint recipes. If you paint armies it's a must indeed.

Guess work here but I'll dare it was basecoated fluorescent, either yellow or green, then glazed with airbrush and brush with green inks and paints.

It's so striking to play a card game with 3 dragon tokens like those painted resting in the middle of the table :)

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Cuqui-consejo: para estar siempre guapis, hay que apuntar las recetas de pintura. Si pintas ejércitos ni te cuento.

Me imagino que la capa base fue con fluorescente amarillo o verde y luego unas veladuras a aerógrafo y pincel de verdes.

Mola echarse una partidilla de cartas con tres token dragón pintados en medio de la mesa :)

Blue Moon Legends - Blue Dragon







Over produced token indeed, so it's pretty awesome for a token yet not that crisp detail-wise if you compare to an actual miniature.

Painted so long ago I can't recall the recipe but I'd bet that it was primmed w/ army painter ultramarine  rattle can, then airbrushed with P3 arcane blue, most likely spiced w/ army painter blue wash.

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Token sobreproducido, una vez más, flipante para un token pero que flojea en ciertos puntos en comparación con una miniatura.

No recuerdo cómo fue la cosa, pero tiene pinta de estar imprimas con army painter ultramarine en spray, Luz a aerógrafo con P3 Arcane blue y el típico lavado también de Army Painter.

Test subject 02




The other demon I've written about in the previous post. This time it's  the lower half of the demon lord what was severed.




Hard knock life huh, Mr Demon Master?



Upper half is the inner demon, or the "larvae" from wich this superdemon was originally formed. By the looks, feels like a demonic mech with the tiny dude inside...



The belly face came from one of the early John Blanche's paintings called Cthulo Inferno, appearing in "heroes for wargames" old book.



It was made out of wire, masking tape and tinfoil paper to bulk and my old frined super Sculpey Firm.



Both are painted so expect pic and Scale 75 paints review soon.



Enjoy!



PS: backed Cybertronic Spree's kickstarter. If you like rock, 80s and/or robots (transformers) you should check that lovely toronto based rock band.






El otro demonio del que hablé. Es la parte de abajo que ha sido cortada.




Que vida mas perra, eh don diablo? te parten la cara y te cortan en 2...



La mitad de arriba es el demonio interior, la larva pétrea a partir de la cual el superdemoño se formó. Tiene un rollo mecha demónico.



Lo del careto en la panza es inspiración de Cthuloo inferno, una ilustración viejuna de John Blanche aparecida en el libro "heroes for Wargames"



Alambre, papel de plata y cinta de carrocero como base y mi vieja amiga super Sculpey Firm.



PD. Recientemente he sido mecenas de Cybertronic Spree. Un grupo de rock de Toronto al que que merece la pena echar un ojo si te van los robots, los 80 o el rock.

Test subject 01






I've been planning to switch to another paint brand or at least give something else a try.




I'm gravitating towards Scale 75 paints. Problem is, feeling I need vibrant colors for my comic like style sculpts, Fantasy & games range of paints seem to be spot on, yet I like the regular scalecolor hues better.



The easyest for an undeciding stupid like me was to sculpt 2 minis and try a set from both ranges (a review is in the works).



I decided it to be red as I feel I'm lacking good ones so I got the Creatures from Hell paint set and the fire & blood set from scalecolor.



A slave lavor for just a review but well couldn't thing anything better or that took less effort without bein bored.



I'm revolving arround the idea (Demons Is what I'll try the reds on) of the Bane, demons from the old and obscure crucible game, and the plane shifting beings from the very 1st WH40K roguetrader era.



Demons are bastards from another dimension who seek others' ruin, natural predators of mankind an all living forms. They engineer new dudes as they see fit in order to fulfill their needs, making "demon larvae" out of Void Rock. Once those "baby" rocky demons are bathed with the blood of sentient beings they become "living demons" and the more poor chaps are brought into sacrifice the mightyer the demon will rise.



That said, demonic skin, hides a rocky "vanilla" demon inside. The rock has to ressemble marble or living galaxy pattern-like rock and the skin itself is something like a symbionthe from heck popular comics.



The concept behind THIS particular dude is that a greater demon was slain (his head chopped in half) so the remains of its half face begain to grow arround the rocky vanilla demon again.



That's why his fist is a face indeed. Expect him to be half red half black. Cheers!

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Estoy pensando en ir pasándome a otras marcas de pintura y quería probar las Scale 75.



El problema es que hay dos gamas; aparentemente me conviene la de Fantasy & Games ya que creo necesitar colores mas vibrantes para las figuras estilo cómic que modelo. Lo que pasa es que me encantan las scalecolor y los tonos me parecen mas bien traidos.



La leche de trabajo para una review (próximamente) pero como soy un indeciso (y bastante idiota) me he puesto a modelar un par de figuras para probar los sets de rojo, Creatures From Hell y Fire & Blood.



Le estoy dando la vuelta al tema de los demonios, los de el antiguo juego de Crucible, el Rogue trader con sus seres interdimensionales etc.



Tal como los tengo en mente, los demonios son unos cabroncetes de otra dimensión y son la antítesis y depresadores de toda vida que solo buscan traer la ruina. Al estilo alienígena, estos bastardos "fabrican" su descendencia según sus necesidades y funciones que van a cumplir, así que no hay 2 demonios iguales.



Las "larvas demoníacas" son una especie de demonio marca blanca (hacendado) rocoso, como de mármol o como si la piedra negra reflejase galaxias. Cuando se baña este pedrusco con sangre de seres sintientes y en función de cuan generoso o atroz sea  el sacrificio, el demonio creado es mas poderoso.



La piel del demonio es como una especie de "simbionte" de los cómics pero no tan animado.



El concepto para esta mini es un mega demoño al cual han partido la cara (zas! en toda la boca!) y la mitad de su cabeza se esta regenerando sobre el demonio hacendado interior, o al menos la "larva" ha quedado expuesta".



Es por ello por lo que su puño es un careto.



Está casi pintado, medio rojo medio negro. Saludos!