lunes, 30 de diciembre de 2019

Tania, The FireWoman, BoxArt

This is the 3rd one of the miniatures I was painting for a new line those days. Tania, The Firewoman, from Brave Women line of Hydra Studio.

It was Sculpted by Jesús Expósito and it's a female Firewoman saving a little child (Timmy) from a fire in his house. She is absolutely a hero!

It was harder than expected, as seems very easy but lately, you can notice so many details to do. But it absolutely deserves!

Hope you like it too

domingo, 22 de diciembre de 2019

Ana, The Astronaut, Speed painting

A couple of days ago I posted the BoxArt of Ana, the Astronaut.

I streamed several hours of the painting work on my Youtube Channel. Now, I want to share with you a small briefing of the whole painting at speed up.

jueves, 19 de diciembre de 2019

Ana, the Astronaut, BoxArt

This is the second one of the miniatures I was painting for a new line those days. Ana, The Astronaut, from Brave Women line of Hydra Studio.

It was Sculpted by Ana Román and it's a female Astronaut in a flight suit (not space suit, seems there are 2 kinds of suites, I didn't know that ;-P )

It was really a pleasure to paint. I didn't expect to have so much fun working on her!

Hope you like it too

lunes, 16 de diciembre de 2019

EVA, The Fighter Pilot: Final Pics

Some days ago I posted the Sculpture pics of Eva, also a speed painting video made from streamings on YouTube.
Now I want to show you the final pics of the miniature.

I also want to say it was a very-easy-to-paint miniature. Painting work was fast and it has no troubles. Every volume was very easy to handle and each part flows naturally.

I also noticed some improvement points for future sculptures, but in a global way, I'm very proud of this model. Hope you like it too as much as I do.

miércoles, 11 de diciembre de 2019

EVA, The Fighter Pilot: Speed paintig Video

Hi Guys!

Last week I posted here my Sculpture on this 75 mm miniature featuring a female pilot fighter. This week, I want to show you a small briefing of the painting process I did streaming on YouTube, so we speed up all sessions to make a small video with everything:

martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019

EVA, the Fighter Pilot, sculpture

Hi guys, Let me share with you my last sculpt done for Hydra Studio that is currently available for purchase on our Kickstarter: Brave Women!

It was don based on the concept of Ana Belen Vazquez, and it's a pilot of the "invented country" air force (we don't want to typecast on one unique army), but mostly on Sweden Air Force Uniforms with several artistic licenses.

Also, I got some help from Ana Román, Sculptor at Hydra Studio, who merged and cut the mini to printings and did some adjustments at the head and also sculpted an alternative head if unblocked at KS.

It was fully produced at our HeadQuarters and it's also BoxArt painted by me, but, that's another post ;-)

viernes, 29 de noviembre de 2019

Hydra Women: Fight Like a Girl! is live on Kickstarter!!!

Hydra Women: Fight Like a Girl is a new line of female characters in 75 mm sculpted and launched by the Hydra Studio team

The project is aimed at all types of painters and modellers who want to start a new painting project different than usual.

The idea of ​​the Brave Women project was born by combining two concepts that we think are explored to a lesser extent in current modelling offerings: contemporary-themed miniatures and women's figures as action heroines.

If you like it, please click HERE or in the image to go to Kickstarter:

And here you can see the 4 Basic minis of the campaign:

Also, I sculpted and painted one of them, Eva, the Pilot:

martes, 26 de noviembre de 2019

Brave Women: Fight like a girl

Brave Women: Fight like a girl is a next lineup release by Hydra Studio.

Brave Women is a collection of 75 mm miniatures, digitally sculpted and produced in high-quality resin. Each miniature in this range represents contemporary women performing exciting and action professions.

The project is aimed at all types of painters and modellers who want to start a new painting project different than usual.

The idea of ​​the Brave Women project was born by combining two concepts that we think are explored to a lesser extent in current modelling offerings: contemporary-themed miniatures and women's figures as action heroines.

I'm part of this project as Digital Sculptor (I did Eva, the pilot with the invaluable help of Ana Román) and Miniature Painter, Currently painting the Original BoxArts (in progress).

The miniatures are going to be released this Friday trough Kickstarter. If you like them, Stay Tunned!!

miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2019

jueves, 14 de noviembre de 2019

Aruh-Ka - Scale 75 Ork Shamman

Hi guys. I'm not posting so much lately. We at Hydra Studio are working in a future project we expect to show you soon. While we can release it, I painted this mini, Aruh Ka, from @Scale75, as a commission job. I choose a colour scheme similar to the official miniature art box but applying a warmer lighting and a less fantasy colour gamut. For the skin, so protagonist in the figure, the I was inspired by the reflections and contrasts of the skin of people of colour, who have bigger shadow areas, and stronger smaller contrast in lights but transferred to a scale of greens. This personal decision was based on the fact that the features and shamanic aesthetics of the figure resemble these more than those of a caucasian person. Hope you like it.

lunes, 26 de agosto de 2019


Finally, Final pics of Mortarion are here!

It took a while to edit all of them as we were very busy at Hydra Studio, but right now one of the harders minis I painted in my life is here!

So many details, a lot of effort, almost 2 painting months at full time... and hard shipping partially unassembled (that forced me to take pictures with a provisional assembling).

It was a very hard job but we can be proud of it.

Also, if you click on "read more" you can also read some impression of how hard is to take pics of a mini as big as this one.

Please click to see all pictures

domingo, 25 de agosto de 2019

Gabriel Lorca

Hail, Officers! To finish the week we bring you the studio photos of the bust of Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), modelled by Emilio Jose Dominguez Calvo and painted by me at the Hydra Studio Painting Department.

This is a big bust, (scale 1/6 more or less), much bigger than I used to paint, so Painting had to be focused in a different way looking much more to achieve good skin textures than contrast or intensity. The objective was to paint it in a realistic way rather than an artistic one.

Some of you had the chance to see it live exhibited at the Cruz Herrera Museum in La Linea de La Concepción, during a multi-artist exposition with several different art ways: paintings, photographs, and other more classical ways of art. We were the only miniature painting representation and we had an honoured place in front of the entrance of the museum.

Do you want to see more?

sábado, 24 de agosto de 2019

Freak Warrs 2019, Aiko Wukong

Hello again people.

This is the promotional miniature of the Freak Wars 2019, Aiko Wukong. This miniature has been modelled by Hugo and Aaron from RoboTwin, one of our latest reinforcements at Hydra Studio.

I painted this one for a beneficial raffle during Freak Wars. participating you not only can get this beautiful model painted, but you are also helping the event and cooperating with some good causes (Fundación ANAR, Banco de Alimentos de Madrid, Peluditos en Apuros y Fanvención).

Are you going to miss this chance?

viernes, 23 de agosto de 2019

Nancy Steelpunch 75 mm

Lately, I was focused on 30mm miniature painting. I feel comfortable painting that size, but, honestly, sometimes I miss to paint something bigger.

Fortunately, I had the chance to paint this model from Scale75, Nancy Steelpunch. A steampunk pin-up painted for a private customer.

Colour scheme is the same as boxart's one, so nothing innovative here except my personal touch. Hope you like her!

miércoles, 21 de agosto de 2019

Finishing the Aleph Army

For those who follow our Hydra Studio Facebook, those minis are not new as we were posting them continuously. For those who prefer to read a post like this briefing everything, let me present you the finished Aleph Army!

 Let's have a look at the last batch!

- Armed with a pistol, a boarding shotgun and an exquisite taste for the clothing, this mercenary (CSU) will be in charge of protecting the most important members of this band.

- This Dakini Tacbot equipped with a pistol and Combi Rifle is the perfect economic option to generate orders and occupy objectives.

- This one is equipped with a Sniper Rifle, and although this option is more expensive, it is also more dangerous. If you pay attention, you can realize that in the Dakinis don't use the red and purple contrast colours that are present in the rest of the army's miniatures. Don't they look colder and artificial this way?

- Shakti armed with an Mk12 sniper rifle and a knife. And for enemies who cannot knock down with their weaponry and their aim, she has a Killer Hacking Device.
If you look closely, in this miniature the purple contrast colour has been applied very subtly, in the details of the telescopic sight, the mask, and the base.
As a curiosity, the name of Shakti is a term that comes from Hinduism and is the word used to represent when the energy of a Deva (Male God) is personified as his wife in the form of a female Goddess.

- Post-humans are the next evolutionary stage of Humanity. Entities that live in cyberspace and that can be downloaded into artificial bodies to act on a physical level. A Post-human can deploy several of their bodies in the area of ​​operations, and jump from one to another, covering each other, to achieve designated objectives.

- Danavas are Maya’s Gestapo. ALEPH’s very own boogiemen, constantly prowling the data spheres. And you never want to find yourself in their naughty list. In actuality, they are specialized Aspects of ALEPH tasked with monitoring data networks for illicit or seditious activities and pursuing those responsible with the most extreme of prejudices. In fact, if the Danavas catch you, they won’t be content with killing you; they will purge you out of the informational domain. When they are done with you, nobody will even know you ever existed. How can they so remorselessly mete out such extreme form of punishment? Much like their namesakes from Vedic folklore, the Danavas are inhuman creatures.

Do you want to see them bigger? Click here:

lunes, 19 de agosto de 2019

Freak Wars Actividades de pintura

[ENG]: This time Allow me to post only Spanish, as this notice is mostly for Spanish readers as it's related to an expo in Madrid, Spain, soon.

Las Freak Wars están ya muy cerca!! El fin de semana del 14-15 de Septiembre (apenas 3 semanas quedan) se celebran en Madrid las Freak Wars cargaditas de Novedades!

La más importante es su nueva ubicación. Situadas esta vez en el Pabellón de Cristal de la Casa de Campo, las nuevas instalaciones profesionales cuentan con un mejor condicionamiento y ¡Aire Acondicionado! (seamos serios, hacía falta).

La siguiente que me atañe, es que Hydra Studio (y por tanto Arsies Studio) estarán allí con Stand, muy cerquita de la zona de pintura, Y esta vez si, presentaremos algunas novedades que espero os resulten interesantes.

Por último, me gustaría señalar que Freak Wars ha hecho un gran esfuerzo por potenciar las actividades y el concurso de pintura, Han seguido las recomendaciones hechas por los profesionales del sector y han conseguido la colaboración de algunos grandes nombres tanto Nacionales como Internacionales que estarán presentes allí. Mención Especial a Francesco Farabi (Kimera Models), que viene desde Italia con la carta de presentación de ser uno de los organizadores y jefe de jurados de Monte San Savino, uno de los concursos más prestigiosos del mundo, y que impartirá una ponencia gratuita y una masterclass. ¡No os la perdáis!

Puestos a no perderse, tampoco os perdáis la mía, pasaremos un ratito agradable el sábado a partir de las 10,30. Además formaré de nuevo parte del jurado del concurso de pintura.

También dispondremos de libros en venta en nuestro Stand, aprovechad para llevaros el vuestro firmado o traéroslo si ya lo tenéis para que os lo dedique.

Nos vemos allí!