RGB - the demon with a heart.






This is how my wife calls this nurgl, nergal, demnogongis... Whatever guy. This was done quite a lot ago as a St. Valentine's Day gift... That came late.

Meh. This Dmon is both Warhammer (body-mouth, Color) and warzone (necrotech arm) inspired.

I had 3 options as I didn't know about him opening its chest himself (weird pose for the scale I use), handing a free hugs panel or what. In the end it was half spreading the chest half wielding a dark legion like stuff instead of an arm.

Part of my Red Green (this one) Blue (past post spec ops) series. Dunno what else to add, so feel free to ask.



Así lo llama mi esposa, Demonio con corazón. Ñoño pero funciona. Tiene un rollo nurgle, nergal, demnogongis... Demonio de Mugrel, vamos. Era un regalo de San Valentín. Tardío.

Bah. Este Dmoño tiene una pizca de güarjamer (el color y la boquita/rotura en el pecho) y de warzone (la necrotecnologia de la Legión Oscura, brazo).

No sabía si hacerlo abriéndose el pecho con ambas manos (raro con esta escala que uso), un cartel de abrazos gratis o que.

Parte de la trilogía RGB, Rojo (siguiente entrega) Verde (este) y  Azul, el madero de la entrada anterior.

Ala, mañana más. Mentira. Pero la tengo prepará'.

1-O You depend on democracy hypocrisy, this is the reality.


Had this mini painted weeks ago (August indeed) and somehow, continuing with the updating streak, found it fitting p to post it on October the 1st.
Sadly here we live harsh political times, hate and fake news being common tools of trade. Have to admit I have friends on both sides, cops and citizens, unionists and separatists... Be who you want but no one can take for granted charges against peaceful ly sitting people. I mean, there's always dicks out there but fly-kicking a granny? Old people aren't phisically prepared for anything close to 'rioting'. And still won't full blame them cops. It's just the people who give orders, who have political and economical interests (both sides). And the people who let them get their brains washed and refilled with senseless hate. So sad. Asimov wrote that violence is incompetent's last resort.


Tom Morello for the sake of it. On poverty.

But enough of nonsensical tantrums: this "law enforcer" was sculpted long ago. So long it got his head broken. Not to say the paintjob started out like crap.

Fixed it and gave him proper base and paintjob which started with Vallejo spray can blue (hobby paint whatever).

If you had to take a thing about this post be it varnishing metal concerns. I tried on it Scale Color Metal and Anchemy set and oh my, it's like NMM but done in true metallic. Then you matt varnish it and totally kill the effect. So I varnished metals parts over with gloss (may I had used satin instead) varnish.

Next post I'll try a different approach on metals and varnishing. Oh, I forgot... That blue. It's our old Citadel Enchanted Blue.




Bueno, otra mini de hace unas semanas (Agosto)... Con el tinglado que se lió hace 2 años en mi tierra me parece oportuno subirlo ahora (que tengo las fotos) el 1 de Octubre.

Por desgracia la situación política de aquí da pena, por parte de ambas partes del conflicto y la verdad, como decía Asimov, la violencia és el ultimo recurso del incompetente.

En fin. Este agente de la ley fue esculpido hace ni te cuento, y medio pintado truño Style.  Al pobre agente se le rompió la cabeza y no sé ni cómo. Verlo en este estado me animó a terminarlo.

Un poco de cianocrilato, masilla plástica Vallejo para la junta y spray Vallejo azul.

Si os tenéis que quedar con algo, que sea el tema "barnizar metálicos"; probé el set de Scalecolor metal and alchemy y wow, genial. Es como pintar NMM pero con metálicos de verdad. Pero cuando barnizado ultra mate... Te lo cargas.

Así que barnicé de nuevo las partes metálicas a pincel con brillante.

Más cosillas pronto. Como decía Vash en Trigun, paz y amor madafacas.

Green Stuff World Color Shift paint test review on old Cyberpunk vehicle.



Had those sci-fi resin vehicles (OOP Scotia Grendel) for decades so why not giving something new a try?



I had something subtle in mind to use colorshift chameleon paint colors on but had to try on something first. The OG car was ridiculously big for my minis so took a quick mold from one half of the car and boom, we got a new model in town.




Casted it in acrylic resin leftovers (hope Pablo Escobar won't see that pic), those dental plaster products work nice for this kind of projects. Sanded, filed and re sculpted few stuff and called it ready to go (all you see now was done in Dec 2018).



Painting process is straightforward: prime glossy black (or black then gloss varnish) then airbrush it several times building up the effect.

This is meant to be used with an airbrush. If not, it will take ages and lots of coats to work. A final gloss varnish coat will help sell the effect.

Everything else was just airbrushed from black to white then glazed yellow.



My thoughts you ask? Well. This is subtle even when overdone like I did. At a gaming distante you may not distinguish between a colorshift painted model and one just painted metal and glazed with "candy" vibrant inks. Models themselves don't move nor rotate alone so...

I like those but they feel geared towards either iridiscent army paintjobs, like doing chaos marines quick or display pieces (have yet to see this done right, as a technique not as a predominant gimmick on the model).

Can't add much due the nature of the product so I tried a rotating mini vid to ensure you get the message (magenta to yellow shift)

Hope that awfully tedious crap I wrote and recorded helped anyone in some way.

See ya in a couple of days. Oh and feel free to suggest what should I add to the base!


Vehículo descatalogado de Scotia Grendel que compré en juegos Ian fronteras hace eones.

Como era un poco tocho, saqué un molde, reproducí con yeso Alfa y realicé los retoques oportunos.

Ha sido la excusa perfecta para probar (diciembre 2018) los colorshift chameleon paints de green stuff world.

Que me parece? Pues que es demasiado sutil el efecto como para que merezca la pena. A la distancia que están las piezas en la mesa y que no se mueven solas, el efecto es imperceptible e indistinguible de pintar metálico y dar una veladuras de tinta estilo Candy para tintar.

Me gusta, pero como digo es un producto al que se le va a sacar poco rendimiento a no ser que lo uses para ejércitos iridiscentes o alguna pieza de exposición donde esto sea un más a más y no el elemento central de la miniatura.

La aplicación se realiza del siguiente modo: imprimación negro brillante, o negro y barniz brillante después, y varias capas de dicha pintura con aerógrafo ya que a pincel conseguir que el efecto funcione es más tedioso y complicado.

Al final lo más práctico ha sido grabar un mini vídeo para que se aprecie el cambio de magenta a amarillo.

Si se os ocurre algo que añadirle a la base no os cortéis y dejadme un comentario. Dedicado a Sangrianor, el bloguero más salao!

Nos leemos en un par de días. O puede que mañana!

Lightbox Studio (green stuff world) review. Moar contrast.



Can some bended plasticard and a couple of usb led strips improve how the internet gits will approach your insanely skilled paintjob?

Well, yes.

This lightbox Studio is dirt cheap so no matter it looks flimsy, it works.

UPDATE: Forgot to mention those LEDs have a ton of intensity and flashing modes. To someone knowing photography it may be useful, to me that just want to turn on the lights, it's a pain in the ass.

Below I'm sharing a pic of this I took with a camera (2006) and the new ones are just cellphone pics with the lightbox Studio.



As I revisited the mini I noticed the lack of actual contrast, so I added edge highlights and proper base texture.

Bottom line would be, investing time, efforts and/or money into proper photographing your minis will pay off for sure. The real topic tho, is what proper photos mean. If you ask me, the closest the pic looks to the mini in real life, the better the picture is. I say so, cause I know for sure there are tons of people that reinforce the looks of their work thru photo editing which it's fine as long as you stick true to how the mini actually looks to the naked eye. Those tweaks for contrast that ain't really there are not my cup of tea.

See ya in a couple of days or so, next stop: a review, sci-fi cyberpunk vehicles and lots of (lies) stuff



Pueden un par de plásticos doblados y unos led USB mejorar la impresión que de ti tienen los internets? Pues si.

Este Lightbox Studio es barato, pero funciona.

ACTUALIZADO: Olvidé decir que los LEDs tienen un montón de intensidades y modos diferentes. Para el que sepa de fotografía quizás sirva de algo, pero para quien sólo quiera encender luces y sacar fotos es una tocada de huevos.

Para muestra un botón, fotos del 2006 con cámara y fotos de ahora con el Lightbox y un móvil.

He aprovechado para ponerle base decente y subirle el contraste en las luces.

Como cierre decir que si, merece la pena invertir tiempo y/o dinero / esfuerzo en fotografiar tus miniaturas porque consigues que se aprecie la calidad del trabajo. Lo discutible es tal vez, que consideramos fotos de calidad; en mi caso que refleje fielmente la mini tal como es en la realidad. Con el tiempo he aprendido que el camino para obtener buenas minis no es acabar de darles ese toque de contraste o intensidad de color mediante retoque de fotos, sino pintando.

Nos leemos en un par de días, siguiente parada: vehículos cyberpunk y una reseña!

Flashpoint Fire Rescue ( Rescate ) board Game painted


Got those painted long long ago... Just 4 out of the 6 pieces the game comes with. The later two were primed with Vallejo's Yellow spray can. Those work wonders on gaming pieces plus don't leave the grainy surface Army Painter ones do (microscopic-wise but you'll notice when washing with runny stuff like oils).

The game is an action point allowance system much like Space Hulk but fully coop. Great family weight coop with advanced rules for adults.

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Tenía estas fichas del Rescate! Desde hace un tiempo ...4 de las 6 que trae el juego. El segundo par directamente lo hice con la imprimación en spray amarillo de Vallejo el cual prefiero a Army painter porque no deja micro textura.

El juego es un sistema de acciones por puntos idéntico al Space Hulk però cooperativo. Tooodos contra el fuego, tooodos contra el fuego...

Gran juego familiar con reglas avanzadas para los jugadores avezados.

Gears of War ( board game ) Locust Drones

 




This OOP amazing board game recreates the videogame action so well I'd rather play the board game than it's digital 3rd person shooter counterpart.

It basically has a neat and nasty AI that controls the bad guys, somewhat random tile disposition (minor exploring) and an action paced videogame feeling.

Its engine is card driven and hand management oriented. Your hand of cards are multipurpose: you can perform the action scripted in the card (in example, run + take cover + shoot or shoot 3 times...), A simple action (move or attack) or use the reaction icon on the card, like following a team mate that's leaving your tile, counter attack an enemy, try to evade...

Cards are at the same time your hit points, so the more actions (cards spent) or reactions you use, less hits you'll be able to take in the enemy turn phase. Lose all your hand and you are down. Survive a round and you get to draw more cards to "recover hp/actions". That mimicks the videogame "don't take DMG and restore HP" mechanics perfectly.

Enough about the game! One mini was painted like a year or two ago... Now I painted 3 locust drones there are just 2 left.

Painting tip: once the model is finished and Matt coated you might want to recover metallic shine here and there or use some final weathering: use a pencil ! Rubbing its tip against edges will give you perfect silver edge highlights, scratches, etc.

D6 for scale purposes


El grandioso juego de mesa descatalogado que en mi opinión imita la jugabilidad del videojuego.

Los enemigos van con un mazo de inteligencia artificial que refleja muy bien la personalidad de cada bicho en el juego, y tienes un poco de exploración y todo.

El sistema de juego es de cartas multiuso: las cartas tienen una secuencia de acción como correr, ponerse a cubierto y disparar una ráfaga a ciegas, pueden usarse como acción básica (mover O diasparar...) O como una reacción a las acciones de compis y enemigos.

Lo cachondo es que tú tú m de cartas también es tu vida. Cuánto Cuanto más gastas en acciones menos podrás recibir del enemigo. Quédate sin cartas y estás por los suelos. Sobrevive un turno con cartas y rellenaras tu mano.

Esto es muy fiel al "no recibas daño y recupérate" del videojuego.

Suficiente con la reseña!

Pinté un dron Locust hace como uno o dos años y ahora le han seguido tres más.

Truco de pintura: cuando ya has barnizado mate tus figura y quieras dar un toque de brillo a tus metálicos, usa un lápiz blando contra las aristas.

Go with it, go with it. ( Happy Birthday Michael Jackson )


Jam! It ain't, it ain't too much stuff,

Had that Maikol figure sculpted long ago and painted short after but base wasn't completed till now.

What can I say, choosing skin colour was a challenge itself, no pun intended. I remember looking a fair amount of pics for that purpose. I also tried to use different whites on an all white figure, so there's "cold" and "warm" white there.

I can't add much about Michael Jackson. Rest in Peace.

I dedicate this entry to those outstanding people out there. The ones who dare and push the boundaries, be it music, dance, science, whatever.

There always be a select few that do stuff, and a ton of people making profit out of them.

Who's Bad?



Esta figura de Maikol la modelé hace ya la vida y la verdad es que la pinté poco después pero hasta ahora no terminé la base.

Poco que añadir, elegir el color de la piel fue un reto (no es coña) y usé varios blancos cálidos y fríos en la misma figura.

No puedo o tal vez no me apetece añadir mucho más sobre Michael Jackson. Descanse en Paz.

Le dedicó la entrada a esa gente excelsa. La que se atreve a innovar, crear y subir el listón sea en la música, el baile, la ciencia, lo que sea.

Siempre habrá una selecta minoría que haga cosas, y una tonelada que saque beneficio de ellos.

Who's Bad?

Drop the base! ( Fanhunters ) part 2/3


Wub wub, rescuing my old models so drop the bass!
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Fanhunter squad sculpted by Sergi Vidal Sanchez,  the headbangiest, released by the krake... I mean, Farsa's Wagon, the weirdest guys in town and bought and painted by me, maybe the most dim witted painter by that time, you name it, the 90s.

They are sort of law enforcers. Gave them bases 20 years later, hurrah!

Standard base recipe: Vallejo texture, few cat litter scattered here and there, drybrush and a contrasting pigment powder custom wash.

Cider time!








Wub wub! Otro rescate de figuras viejunas, bass drop!!

\(°∆°)/

Escuadra Fanhunter sin azúcares añadidos. Modelados por Sergi Vidal Sánchez, el jevi biónico, editados por los aguerridos Farsa's Wagon y comprados y pintados por el tío más tonto de la década, los 90s.

Receta tradicional de la abuela para peanizar sin gluten pero con todo el sabor: textura Vallejo, piedrecillas de arena para gatos, pincel seco y chipotle... Digo mi salsa especial de pigmento en polvo, fijador, agua y cera para el suelo.

Calor? Sidra time!

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!