English Grenadier 18th Foot – 1751

Very popular miniature from Romeo Models, the English Grenadier 18th Foot – 1751, 75mm scale. It's indeed a very nice model to paint, since it's a lot of details, like the hat. The painting technique is what is now my standard process, that is the mixed acrylic-oil. Of course, to remove the satin/glossy effect that often oil colors are about, at the end I spray a super matt varnish (by AK) with the airbrush.  

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Roman Legionary

Another very popular miniature from Pegaso Models: Roman Legionary - 75mm scale. This is also my very first miniature related to the Roman period and of course it's also the first time I painted a "scutum", the famous roman shield. Overall I am rather happy with the outcome. The painting process is mixed acrylic-oil, as usual.  

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Jean Le Bon (John II of France)

John II, called John the Good (French: Jean le Bon), was King of France from 1350 until his death in 1364. During his reign, he faced several challenges, including the Hundred Years' War with England. This is yet another popular miniature in 54mm originally manufactured by Elite Miniatures (they closed down their business some years ago). Today it's still avaiable in the FeR Miniatures offerings, but the original miniature is casted in white metal. Standard mixed acrylic-oils painting process, which is a bit facilitated here since the "fleur de lis" are casted in relief. Red hairs is a bit difficult to render, and the photo does not help much...

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Hostus vs. Ennius – 215bc – 2nd Punic War

This is a 75mm scene built with two miniatures by Romeo Models. The scene is about the fight between Hostus (or Josto) who was Ampsicora's sone (Ampsicora guided the rebellion against Romans in Sardinia in Punic War period), and a Roma (here names Ennius), where the latter killed the former. Technique is always mixed acrylic-oil and I used it for any element of the miniatures. The 'dirt' effects were made with pigments by Andrea Colors (they have a nice color selection)  

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Dutch grenadier officer of the guard

This is a 54mm miniature of a "Dutch grenadier officer of the guard - 1812", by Metal Modeles (now the brand is managed by Atelier Maket). Painting process is the traditional mixed acrylic-oil technique. I am still refining this technique. It's not easy to paint with oil such small pieces...

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European Knight IV Century

sdfgds fgasfgad   Another very popular Pegaso Model figurine in 75mm scale. Many painters opted for a red coloured vest, this time I opted for a blue one. I used a mixec acrylic-oil paint, also for the vest. In general oil simplify the painting process of shades and highlights. Yes, eventually they are a bit glossy, but I used the super effective matt varnish by AK using airbrush and this makes everything very matt (including metals...) For the first time I decided to include some water in the scene. It's not easy to work with the resin, in general, but overall I am rather happy of the final outcome.  

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Landsknecht Bust (Castle Miniatures)

This is a Landsknecht bust (200mm sckae) produced by Castle Miniatures (I think it's no more in the business) and ... yet another beautiful pose miniature!  I used the mixed acrylic-oil technique, starting with preshading in acrylic using the airbrush. The more I use oil colors, the more I like them since colors are vibrant and create very nice shades. In this case I decided to use oil colors to paint the florant texture on the orange fabric. Freehand painting always includes errors and, although it's possible to correct errors in acrylic, I realised it's much easier to correct mistakes using oil colors, since it's a matter of using a paint brush dipped into the solvent (very few...). So, I…

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