Figurine in different scales

French Line Infantry Lieutenant-1870

This is the first painting job of the year. I insisted a lot on painting with the mixed acrylic-oil technique and I am very satisfied with this model, although more practice is needed. This is a 75mm scale model from Fer Miniatures, named "French Line Infantry Lieutenant-1870". The model is beautifully casted and I do love the posture that is very relaxed.

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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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4th Hussar Regiment Captain

Another figurine by White Models (90mm scale, Stefano Borin scupt) and, as usual for this brand, this is a super-detailed piace with lots of small parts to assemble. In this case I used just acrylics. This is also teh first time I try to paint a marble floor. I think the final outcome is not bad, but definitly to improve...

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French Knight XIVc

Yet another figurine by Pegaso Models, althought this piece was never officially sold in the retail market, since it was given as a gift along with the subscription of the french magazine "Figurines" (no more published). The scene is not scratch built, but I don't remember the manufacturer... I also loved to paint the heraldry on the shield and the vest.

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Tuscan Knight

This is another old piece by Pegaso Models, but I always loved the posture of this Tuscan Knight (54mm scale) I had a lot of fun building the base and getting the figure dirty, although I think I went a bit overboard in doing that...

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Polish Lancer Trumpeter

This is a super old figurine created by White Models many years ago. This brand is now part of the Masterclass portfolio. This is a bigh and heavy piece in 90mm scale. Assembling and painting this piece was really a challenge and I discovered that all the figurines by the sculptor Stefano Borin are really super-detailed, hence the difficulty... I loved its relaxed posture since the first time I saw it, so I decided to paint it. In this case I also use the mixed acrylic-oil technique.

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Templar Knight

I am back, after a 2 years break due to other priorities. Hopefully I will be able to paint more regularly... So, this is an old figurine by Pegaso Models named "Templar Knight", 54mm scale. This is also the first time I am using a mixed acrylic-oil technique which I dedided to start adopting. Oil colors are really great to paint nice shades and colors look more natural, at least to me...    

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Trumpeter 2nd Rgt. Lancers of the Guard

This is the last figurine for 2018 and I can say it's been really challenging both from the painting and assembling perspectives. The figurine is a 90mm one and represents a Trumpeter 2nd Rgt. Lancers of the Guard (ref [1]). This is my first figure of this type and as I said it's quite difficult. The first challenge was the face. Sometimes I want to test different brands of colours (I typically use Vallejo and Andrea) and this time I tried the Scale 75 but found they are too sticky for me, so I decided to use oil colours for the first time (I mean, not for the armour as I did in the past). I tried the Oilbrusher by…

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English Man-at-Arms, Crecy, 1346

Another small bust (scale 1:12) from FER Miniatures which is very nice and represents a "Man at arms" ( during the battle of Crecy in 1346. I wanted to represent a tired soldier after a battle, but I am not completely happy with the outcome about the face, I think I used too many layers of colour so the face ended up being a bit shiny... However, this is also my first attempt at painting a complex heraldry like the one painted over the shield and in this case I am much more happy with the final result! [ngg src="galleries" ids="17" display="pro_blog_gallery" border_color="#dd9933"]

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Frederick II

This is one of my favorite figurines, and portraits Frederick II of Swabia (,_Holy_Roman_Emperor). This is an old 90mm miniature from Pegaso Models, but this is undoubtedly a classic. I think I improved a bit my technique about painting shades and lights for both white and red hues. The chain mail is not painted, that is I leveraged on the white metal and oil colours to paint the shadows. The red cross and the eagle on the shield are bass-relief, so they are easier to paint and the 3D effect is nice. The shadows over the eagle are painted with oil colours. The gloves have been painted using the Quickshade colours by Army Painter, starting from a beige surface and…

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