jueves, 28 de mayo de 2020

Infinity: Croc Man

Veteran scout squads from the brutal Paradiso front. The Regiment was founded in the wake of the Ravensbrücke Retreat debacle. After evacuating the city under the pretence of a biochemical leak, several PanOceanian divisions were deployed along the urban perimeter to stop the alien advance. Tragically, they were soon overwhelmed by superior enemy numbers. In the chaotic retreat that ensued, the remains of the decimated Polynesian Division lost contact with their Command post and decided to mount a desperately fierce last stand in the Financial District, overlooking the jungle around it. Their sacrifice made it possible to evacuate the defenceless rearguard garrison and campaign hospitals. By the time they were able to regroup, eighty per cent of the Division was KIA. The survivors formed the core of the Crocodile Men Regiment. Although the Regiment is no longer composed exclusively of ethnically Maori people, they still observe the traditions of its founders, including their distinctive tattoos and subdermal piercings. Croc Men specialize in missions involving Covert Incursion, Surveillance, Tactical Recovery, and Search and Destroy in enemy territory. Their preferred MO is to appear unexpectedly, attack viciously for a moment and then withdraw back into the shadows, giving the enemy little time to react. Croc Men are known to be ferocious enemies, the kind that is best not to aggravate… at least not if you haven’t gotten around to choosing a colour for your coffin.

Another addition to the Combined Army I'm painting on commission. Croc Man is an awesome miniature very easy to paint and with one of the best-sculpted faces I found on this scale. I had a very good time painting this guy.

lunes, 25 de mayo de 2020

Kingdom Death: Pinup Chef Female

Many Great Game Hunters would readily accept death before accepting a poor meal. Their travelling kitchens are obstinately impractical, able to produce a feast under even the harshest circumstances. Rival houses know that a surefire way to hamstring their competitors is to find a weakness in their kitchen. An extra-rich stew laying too heavy in the belly or a spoiled, gut-wrenching ingredient may be a hunter's undoing. To this end, hunters shower their chefs with riches and keep the threat of grievous harm close at hand.

Painting Kingdom Death pinups it's always something strange to me. I'm always afraid before starting because they are usually very hard and fragile miniatures who deserve very special care and I'm not always confident enough in my skills. Also, at the same time, I enjoy a lot the challenge and I usually like them a lot once done.

This time it was harder for me, don't know why but it finished not in the way I had previously in my head, not worst or better, just different. 

This time I don't know what to say about her. 

viernes, 22 de mayo de 2020

Infonity: Orc with feuerbach

Only the best soldiers can aspire to join the heavy infantry units that make up the Heavy Tactical Group, better known as “Orc Troops”. The nickname, Orc, originates from the name of the company that develops their combat armour, the ORC Corp. (Omnia Research Creation Corporation). The Orc Troops have earned the reputation of being veterans that always take part in the most aggressive operations. As multi-purpose heavy infantry, Orc troops are assigned to the fronts of the most intensive battles, to establish the toughest line of resistance, and to try and break through the enemy lines.

As another complement of the infinity combined army, I'm painting as commission, this Orc is one of the funniest miniatures I painted recently. Cold tones are a priority here, also an intense blue was a requirement. 

Hope you like it.

jueves, 14 de mayo de 2020

Infinity: Helots

Its native inhabitants are a semi-intelligent species: the Helots. The economy of Varuna is centered around industrial biotech firms, factories and marine farms where the Helots are the main working resource.

Another Infinity Commission work. 3 Helots to add to the combined army I'm painting for a customer. 

viernes, 8 de mayo de 2020

Infinity: HAC TAO

The name of the Hac Tao Special Intervention Unit can be translated as “Black Magic”, and refers to the camouflage and thermal emission dampener technologies of their armours. Brave, lethal and trustworthy, Hac Tao are known to tread very lightly and hit very hard. The function of this well-trained unit is usually enemy interdiction, with a focus on dealing the maximum amount of damage with their actions. Hac Tao are specifically equipped to carry out Harassment and Elimination missions, but can also provide support in broad-scope special operations, and collateral activities that include Direct Action, internal defence, and combat search and rescue operations.

Hi guys. Another Infinity Commission, a blister of HAC TAO units, a couple of armoured guys very cool to paint on from Yu Jing Army.

Hope you like them.

lunes, 4 de mayo de 2020

POISON IVI: 30mm from Batman, the miniature game

Poison Ivy (Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in Batman stories. Poison Ivy was created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff, and made her debut in Batman #181 (June 1966).

Poison Ivy has been portrayed as a love interest of Batman. She has teamed up on occasion with fellow villains Catwoman and Harley Quinn, with Harley being her close friend, recurring ally and sometimes romantic interest. She is a Gotham City misanthropic botanist and biochemist who is obsessed with plants, ecological extinction, and environmentalism. The character's appearance is considered iconic; she is typically drawn barefoot in a one-piece costume adorned with leaves and vines, with occasional variations to her skin tone. She uses plant toxins and mind-controlling pheromones for her criminal activities, which are usually aimed at protecting endangered species and the natural environment. She was originally characterized as a supervillain, but as of The New 52 and DC Rebirth, she has periodically been depicted as an antiheroine, often doing the wrong things for the right reasons.

From Wikipedia

I painted this miniature from Knight Models a couple of weeks ago. It's really small and proportionated, very hard to paint, but also very cool. position Ivy was always for me a great character from DC, very sexy and dangerous ;-)

The miniature is a commission work for a private collector.

martes, 28 de abril de 2020

CATWOMAN: 30mm from Batman, the miniature game

Catwoman is a fictional character created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with superhero Batman. The character made her debut as "the Cat" in Batman #1 (Spring 1940), and her real name is Selina Kyle. She is Batman's most enduring love interest and is known for her complex love-hate relationship with him.

Catwoman is a Gotham City burglar who typically wears a tight, one-piece outfit and uses a bullwhip for a weapon. She was originally characterized as a supervillain and adversary of Batman, but she has been featured in a series since the 1990s which portrays her as an antiheroine, often doing the wrong things for the right reasons. The character thrived since her earliest appearances, but she took an extended hiatus from September 1954 to November 1966 due to the developing Comics Code Authority in 1954. These issues involved the rules regarding the development and portrayal of female characters that were in violation of the Comics Code, a code which is no longer in use. In the comics, Holly Robinson and Eiko Hasigawa have both adopted the Catwoman identity, apart from Selina Kyle.

From Wikipedia

I painted this miniature from Knight Models a couple of weeks ago. It's really small and proportionated, also, very hard to paint contrasted and shine as it's almost all black.

The miniature is a commission work for a private collector.

domingo, 26 de abril de 2020

The Middle Land by Tiny Leads: Last Chance

Only a few hours left to close the Kickstarter ruled by Tiny Leads, "The Middle Land"

Remember it's a Campaign to release some old RPG style miniatures. I also painted "The Creature", one of the opening minis. Do not miss the opportunity, check it out!

viernes, 17 de abril de 2020

Infinity Armand Le Muet

Hi guys.

Another miniature added to my usual Pan-O commission, but this time it's a Merc, so you can use it in addition to any other army you want (remember I'm not an expert in play game).

Armand is an awesome mini, easy to paint and good looking at any table. Hope you like it too.

So what you really are is a triple agent, a mute Tohaa ('le Muet': the mute, in French) not able to speak the pheromonic language, who roams the Human Sphere and will murder for any side. Your sole distraction is music, and mangling a harpset performance is your way to keep the stress and paranoia from driving you insane.

By now you're wondering whether this whole thing is OK. All these lies within lies, all this killing and harm. Let me put you at ease: it is. It is the right thing to do. It is necessary. Your race needs you. This is the only way to save our civilization, and you are a key component of this masterplan. Even if it takes messing with your memories like this.

To recap: your name is Armand le Muet. No, it isn’t. Your name is Armaan Leemue, or so you think. You are a hired assassin who will work for any side. But that is not entirely true, either. You are a traitor, infiltrated into the Human Sphere in service of the Evolved Intelligence. But that, too, is a smokescreen. You are a double agent working for the Tohaa Trident who has gained access to a clandestine Combined Army network. And you aren’t that at all. The truth is, you are an undercover Triumvirate operative furthering an agenda so secret that you can’t even remember it because I’m here editing your Cube memory every time you start piecing it together. All you need to know is that you are one of the most dangerous individuals in the Sphere. You are a professional and a virtuoso, and your impeccable skills are on offer for anyone with the money to pay for them. You also happen to love music, and you are the only person in the universe who thinks you can play well that blasted harpset.

jueves, 9 de abril de 2020

Painting Techniques - video 10/10

Hi, all.

Those days for most of us are a bit Boring. Some countries are experiencing a quarantine because of Covid-19 Alert. Spain is one of those countries.

So to combat loneliness I'm releasing some old videos that were exclusive of my old Kickstarter. This is the last one.

In this video, we'll paint a complete complex freehand on a banner.

Hope you like it and remember:

We all should be solidary and responsible those days, accomplish authorities indications and stay home. Let's make it funny at least ;-)

martes, 7 de abril de 2020

The Creature: Tiny Lead's Kickstarter "The Middle Land"

Yesterday one of my very old friends on this hobby, Antonio Fernández "Piqui", Owner of Tiny Leads, launched a new miniature's Kickstarter campaign to release a new line based on the old RPG games from '80s and '90s. It's called "The Middle Land"

It was successfully funded very fast, so I beg you to check it as Tiny Leads has a very particular vision of the miniatures always, with very expressive characters.

Also, They ask me if I can paint one of the 4 starting miniatures for them, "The Creature" in a very dark atmospheric way with a very greyish colour scheme. As he has only skin you can imagine what a challenge is to create something interesting with not so much colour, so I decided to go for a very contrasted OSL and projected painted shadows with a secondary orange light source and blue reflects.

Also, this Box Art is available at the campaign as a pledge level (as many others from other artists), so if you like it and wanna add it to your collection maybe you can check it out!

lunes, 6 de abril de 2020

Painting Techniques - video 09/10

Hi Guys.

Those days for most of us are a bit Boring. Some countries are experiencing a quarantine because of Covid-19 Alert. Spain is one of those countries.

So to combat loneliness I'm releasing some old videos that were exclusive of my old Kickstarter. This is the 9th one.

In this video, we'll apply all techniques learned previously in other videos to paint a cloak. First, we'll overall paint everything with an airbrush to finish it later with the brush. Also we'll introduce some freehand too.

Hope you like it and remember:

We all should be solidary and responsible those days, accomplish authorities indications and stay home. Let's make it funny at least ;-)

jueves, 2 de abril de 2020

Infinity DEVA

Hi all infinity Players!

I keep painting Infinity commissions, and this one is one of my favourites (don't she remember you team rocket?). Deva is another addition to the Pan-O army I'm painting.

ALEPH has at its disposal military biosynthetic bodies specifically designed to host Aspects or partial representations of its own self. These Ghosts are designated with the code-name ‘Deva’. In Indian Vedic hymns, Deva is an ambiguous term, denoting both gods and demons. To ALEPH, Devas are the core of its immune system.

Their main function is to make ALEPH’s plans easier and to eliminate problems before they can spread. They have the improved physique of an Olympic athlete, incredibly fast with amazing stamina. They are the most common tactical Aspects in the Special Situations Section, working as operatives or military advisors as the AI directs. The Deva Functionaries are transferred to armies and security forces who petition ALEPH for them, according to the given threat level. They are often deployed individually, receiving an equivalent officer level, but they stand always out from the command line. The Devas fit into their assigned units to act as liaisons, field advisors and, if necessary, a combat support force. When they enter action they are serene, dispassionate and very fast, obeying orders with coldly logical precision. Independent of scenario or circumstance, a Deva’s behaviour in combat is always efficient and professional... inhumanly so.