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!