skip to Main Content

The Black Prince

This is an old 90mm figurine from Andrea Miniatures that portraits "Edward the Black Prince" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_the_Black_Prince) The surcoat has a nice heraldry (fleur de lis) bass-relief, so they are easier to paint. As there is a wide surface area which is metallic, I decided to leverage on the real metal and painted the lights/shadows using the oil colours. The white band around the waist is a bit controversial, as I have not been able to find any illustration about it in the historical sources, but removing it would have been a nightmare, so I kept it.

Read More

Caporal de Tambour

This is another "tutorial figurine" I decide to paint to make practice. This miniature is part of the Metal Modeles introductory package available here http://www.metal-modeles.com/en/metal-models-soldiers-of-lead/coffret-initiation-a-la-figurine/coffret-initiation-a-la-figurine-detail This package is quite nice as it includes some tools to clean up the model parts as well as the colours and paint brushes to paint the figurine. I am not very happy with the final results, but the way to learn is quite long...

Read More

Warrior of the North

Another big bust. This is a 1:8 scale (slightly bigger than the typical 1:9) and created by Andra Miniatures. To continue the learning process, I chose this bust as it is sold in a nice box that includes a nice DVD with the video tutorial that shows most of the painting process. I still have a lot to learn of course, but I am very proud of the outcome as I think I started learning doing the glazings. Doing glazes is, in principle, a simple thing, but in practice it is not at all as this requires controlling the amount…

Read More

Shield Maiden

My first "big bust", that is a bust with a scale about 1:9 (200mm). This is not exactly the typical "military miniature character" and similarly to the previous pieces, I decided to paint this due to the availability of an outstanding and extremely detailed video tutorial by Ben Komets. I strongly suggest you to give a look at the whole series available here https://www.youtube.com/user/paintingbuddha/ This series includes many other tutorials, although most of them are about fantasy miniatures. Learning by watching is an extremely effective way of learning, and in this case I really learnt a lot, so... kudos to…

Read More

Bronze Age

This is my very first figurine! This is not a famous one as it was manufactured by a now dead Spanish company name Ttfxmedia. The reason I started with this model is that the kit was accompanied with a CDROM with the painting process videos and some explanations. This figurine is also one of the very first kits I bought, several years ago.

Read More
Back To Top