lundi 21 décembre 2015

Pour l'Empereur!

Salut à Tous,

un tutoriel pour l'Empereur qui me demandait il y a quelque temps comment récupérer des figurines peintes il y a fort, fort longtemps!

j'ai donc repris quelques figurines d'hoplites que j'ai barbouillé à la gouache à mes débuts dans les années 90
voici le processus de remise à niveau en images pour lui et aussi pour vous qui passez me voir. 

Hi all,

here is a tutorial about a question that "The Emperor asked me sometime ago: " How can we repaint our old toys?"

So I returned in my lead mountain, took some old ugly hoplites I basically painted in the 90', you'll see it in pictures below with some explanations.

I took some old hoplites from Essex Miniatures I did'nt use for ages:

I peeled off the spears I put to replace the lead spears, then the figures were cut off from their bases.

 I directly sprayed the figures on the cardboard where I glued them, firtsly with a black coat then with a mournfang brown spray coat of Citadel spray cans.
Edit: I forgot to write that I have washed them in the Jester bath
of course I have prepared the same number of new hoplites to drown the old hoplites in the new ones.

 A brushwork on all of them (you can recognize the good old toys by the static grass hidden with some paint) and the help of the Little Big Men Studios transfers.

a long time spent on basing due to the necessity of mixing the old ones and the new ones.
( few close up to see how it is in the end).

I'll be happy if you can leave your comments on this tutorial.

Be seeing you;-)

dimanche 20 décembre 2015

the 6th painting challenge is open!

Hi all,

The 6th painting challenge is open !
Curt just launch the start this morning!
Good luck to all the entrants!

Be seeing you;-)

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vendredi 4 décembre 2015

POLL DENSE! Now it's time to vote!

Hi all,

you can vote on the different bonus on the link below, please don't hesitate to put your comments on the submissons.

Be seeing you;-)

mardi 1 décembre 2015

The end of the 2nd Défi Ludhibelliste

Hi all,

this is the end of the 2nd Défi ludhibelliste peinturluriste, so I have to show what I have painted this last days.
some Xyston Miniatures from their great indian range to finish a battle group of Medium foot " The shiny hippie people", of course much more will follow...

then another batch of steppe cavalry for my project one hundred horses and one donkey to guide them on the field!", this time it is the mongols from Essex Miniatures and Donnington Miniatures, I'll paint many more of them very soon

 now I have to prepare my mind in view of the next Analogue Hobbies Challenge the sixth!
I'm not a number! I'm a free man!
Be seeing you;-)

samedi 21 novembre 2015

For those about to paint, We salute you!

The 6th Analogue Hobbies annual challenge has been announced!

This year will be the year of risk takers!
So I'm in for 1515 points!
good painting time to all the entrants!

Be seeing you;-)

samedi 31 octobre 2015

Pick and mix !

Hi all,

I show you today all the stuff I have painted this last days ( I should say nights ;-)) to finish some figures I had undercoated since a long time.

firstly the Indians from Xyston Miniatures, some were painted in august, in october I have painted 24 archers to complete the battle groups to play them in Field of Glory AM.

the sculpting is just great and very easy to paint!
some Essex Miniatures and Chariot Miniatures archers to use as support behind my Minoean spearmen

a camp for my Roman, the figures, the tents, the fortifications are also from Essex Miniatures

some dailamis for my dark ages Armies, Essex Miniatures figures with Littlebigmenstudio shields

I need to paint more figures to make room on the painting desk for the next projects.

Be seeing you;-)

vendredi 16 octobre 2015

Monty's 15mm painting method

Salut à Tous,
mon  ami Monthy explique sa méthode de peinture du 15mm et comment il transforme le plomb en bijoux.
Hi all,
my friend Monty is explaining how he changes lead to jewels with his method.
please follow this link below:

dimanche 11 octobre 2015

A step by step from the fabulous painter " Morterei masterclass"

Hi all,

follow the link below, Morterei the master painter is showing how he change plastics and lead in jewels!
he's a fabulous painter with an impressive style:

have a nice tour on his blog!

vendredi 9 octobre 2015

Steppes by Steppes!

Hi all,

a step by step to paint horses ( and men on them also).
1-you'll need a aera well ventilated and a paint mask, otherwise you'll be a victim of your hobby (your sickness in wife's language).
2-some spray cans of the different browns, yellow, sand, black,white, greys (fifty is too much).
3-a good number of prepared mounted figures
4-two good arms to shake the cans    
 few pics to illustrate it:

5-a stop in thefrenchjester's bath later
6-hairdryed to gain time
7-then after a short stay at the paint station
(I have painted them with Vallejo and citadel acrylics, paints for aero from Spectralite, Golden and schmincke plus a large use of brown inks from Liquitex).
the result in pics:

hope you'll like them;
more to follow soon.......