Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Araloth

Hi!

So, my first miniature painted in some time. Lately I was very busy with my university and couldn't find much time to paint. But now that my summer break has begun I was able to finish this guy:)
Fun model to paint, had some fun with the simple freehand.

The miniature is for sale, if you are interested send me an offer to lolerah@gmail.com







Hope you like it:)
cheers!

loler

Monday, June 30, 2014

Elven Sorceress - Andrea Miniatures

Hello,

Long time no see :D. We haven’t posted something here for a long time and I thought that I will share my latest finished project. I painted this miniature to develop my skills and learn something new. Now I know that next time I must make the base at the start and try to fit the mini at this point because at the end its very difficult not to destroy something. I think I must learn allot about painting with metallic paints because its black magic to me :D. The most difficult part of this miniature was her skin and I think this project helped me allot because I changed my way of thinking and planning when painting. Now I will look mostly on the overall parts of the mini and not just on the details because when planning light and shadow you can overdo it. i have repainted her skin and changed it  few times. Ok I hope the photos are ok so take a look at the finished miniature.







I hope you like this one and of course any comments are welcome.

Best,
REDAV

Sunday, May 18, 2014

WIP Borgut and Yarrick

Hello World! Last time I've mentioned two characters - Borgut and Yarrick. I've worked on these guys this weekend. Please find attached first wip pics. I think it's the first time ever that I'm painting two different models at once day-by-day basis. Borgut was on Friday and Yarrick on Saturday. I must admit that Yarrick has a great scultp. Model was realesed long time age but for me it's on of the GW's icons. Stay tuned for more.
Gimiak




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

finished model: Space Marine Web Exclusive Captain Imperial Fists Chapter

Hello World! Today I can finally show you painted Imperial Fist Captain. I must admit that this was a great experience for me. Scale75 paints are really good. With this model I've also tested my digital camera and hopefully the pics are looking better then before. You can check the last pic, which was made the former way. As stated before this miniature is for sale, you can bid him here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Space-Marine-Web-Exclusive-Captain-pro-painted-Imperial-Fists-Chapter-/281336455369. Of course you can vote on him on cmon: http://www.coolminiornot.com/357739

Ok. Another project finished. What's next? Borgut Facebeater and Yarrick. These two models are prepared for painting, so expect new updates in a near future. If you have any questions or comments, you can leave them below. Thanks for everything which could push my painting skills further. :)
Regards, Gimiak












Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dark Vengence Lord Kranon - ready to fight :D

Hi,

I have finished my latest project and here you have some photos. I wanted him to be in line with a Black Legion theme as my latest Aspiring Champion. I know the armor is not black but I hope it's very reflective and that was my goal. Originally I wanted the armor to be a little dirty and worn as I wanted to make some freehands on the cloak but I decided to make him clean because there is so many details on this miniature that more of them would probably make too much. This one is intended as a playing miniature so I hope it will be visible on the table. There is a possibility that I will paint the Dark Vengeance Chosen Squad in those colors and then I will try to do some tutorials about the armor and other stuff.
I hope you like this one and any comments are welcome as always so enjoy.






Best,
REDAV

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lootpile brushes review

 Hi!

Some time ago I had a chance to try out new brushes by Lootpile.eu (check out their facebook page >>here<<).


There are two lines of brushes on Lootpile.eu . Synthetic (with orange marker) and natural sable (green marker). There are a lot of different sizes, starting from 000 ending on 8. Also there are flat shaped brushes, which I found really good.

First I grabbed a natural sable brush.



Tried some glazing here on a sheet of paper and then on some miniature. Unfortunately for me they were too soft and the peak of the brush didn't last long enough.

The brush after few glazes:


Then I went for synthetic brushes. I don't normally paint with this kind of sable but I had to check it out anyway:) As it turned out they are really good! The pick is nice, sharp after many glazes. If you are looking for synthetic brushes (for example for painting with alcohol based paints) then check out Lootpile.eu. I recommend.










Also, as I mentioned earlier there are also flat shaped brushes. Before I've tested them I thought they would be unpractical and I didn't really care about the outcome. But after I tested I changed my mind. Good product, great for painting large surfaces. When you are painting large areas with no airbrush you often want to use some big brush. The problem with big brushes is that they soak a lot of paint into them, much more than you might want to use. But here, the problem is solved, because you get a really wide brush which in the same time thin, so it takes normal portion of paint and does the work of a bigger brush very well.



The contact with the owner is really good, you can talk to him, he will reply. The online shop is in few languages and you can pay in different currencies.

To sum up. Lootpile.eu offers you a wide variety of brushes (and other products like paints and organisers). I didn't like natural brushes but the synthetic came out really nice. The prices aren't high, so you can test them yourself and see if you like them.

cheers!
loler

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dark Vengence Lord Kranon WIP

Hi,

I wanted to show you something I was working lately. I'm painting this miniature as a commission and the goal was to paint him very similar to my CSM Aspiring Champion. I experimented a little on his armor but I think now it looks more like silver NMM than black but it’s a cool effect I think. I'm very happy with the scale 75 blood and fire set because with those you can paint very saturated red colors. I will make the cape a little dirty and worn because it’s not suiting for a Chaos Space Marine to have such a nice cape :P. This miniature has much detail and is very challenging but I hope you like ho thing are shaping.






After seeing the photos I think I will correct some parts especially those orgs on his sword. I like making WIP photos so I can look at the miniature from time to time and figure out what to change.

Best regards,
REDAV