Radwulf the Lone Wolf - Mproyec







Hey hey hey!

Time to give some life to this blog! 

You may have noticed, the painting motivation has been very low since quite a long time, and i kinda disappeard from the miniatures scene. I'm not sure exactly why, but certainly a mix of different factors that i still need to identify clearly. Maybe one day i'll write something about it when it's clearer in my head.

I've only painted a few commission pieces during the last years and i just realised that all my last personnal projects are at least 2 years old (see below). Time flies so fast when you have kids (always easy to blame the kids) !




Fact is, i'm actually fighting hard to get some motivation back. I wish to find a way to enjoy this hobby again, to simply have fun playing with colors without thinking too much. With this idea in my head, i tried to finish a little conversion of the Radwulf, sculpted by Raul Garcia Latorre, that i started more than a year ago...

So i tried to find the fun in the process, using different techniques without focusing to much on the smoothness or the purely technical aspects that often kill the painting fun. I also wanted to use true metallic paints, simply because i think that in hands, well painted true metallics will always look better than a NMM effect. I've always been disappointed with NMM effects in reality, but it surely looks cool on the pictures and it's really fashion actually. In the end, it's just a personnal preference, i dont want to offend my spanish friends :D





Finally and it's the most important, with this project i felt back some of the fun i've had in the past, i enjoyed tasting the colors again, filling my rusty wet palette with water, colors, and hearing the sweet compressor noise for some airbrushed finitions.

I wouldnt say my fight is over, but this is the kind of fun and personnal projects that, i hope, will wake the sleeping painter up.

Martin

PS: Maybe this will also wake my blog partner up!




Highlander bust


I finally found some time to post my last sculpture here. It was a 1/12e scale bust of a Jacobite highlander at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Initially the face was just an exercise ... as the result suited me, I continued on a historical theme that reminded me of my recent journey in family in the beautiful scenery of Scotland ... nothing more. This is my second bust and I am happy with the progress made since the first ... more dynamic and thinner ... still a lot of work to progress but it advances despite the short time available to sculpt.

"Scottish Highlander 1746"
1/12e bust
Sculpted with Fimo putty









Cheers!

-Matthieu-

Lah-Saa - Lands of Arran Kickstarter


Quite a long time has passed without anything new on the blog. Both Matthieu and i are quite busy, between our families and our jobs. But, i somehow managed to finish another work, the third one for the Lands of Arran, Elves & Dwarves kickstarter.

This time it was a very big piece, the biggest i have ever painted in fact. I named Lah-Saa, the polar bear rider! I had to take some shortcuts to avoid spending 150 hours on it, but i'm happy with the final result.





This paintjob will be detailed in a step by step for the backers of the kickstarter. Hope you like it and i wish to see some other versions in the future ;) !

Martin

Knocker with Maul - Blacksmith Miniatures


Here is the last miniature painted some times ago for Blacksmith Miniatures. This one is part of the World of Jean-Baptiste Monge kickstarter and was sculpted by the talented Stéphane Camosseto. A lot of fun and liberty with this guy and his maul painted in the same way than the first three figures done before.

"Knocker with Maul"

54mm figure
Sculpt by: Stéphane Camosseto



 




 


And to finish, a small view to have a better perception of the size...for those who aren't used to the miniatures world. I hope to come back with new projects soon...



Cheers!