25 mai 2015

"Pioneers and Pilgrims" IMEX 521 / IMEX 516 -Part I

I don't paint a lot but I paint !
I'm working on both sets of IMEX :
 "American Pioneers" (516) and
 "Pilgrims" (521)
I've just finished the women and some children .
Next part will be the animals and then the men...

20 mai 2015

Medieval Market-Stand (TOMA'S Miniatures)

I apologize to be almost out the blogosphere since a long time : very busy I am ...
I don't paint a lot too ...

Those little set has been finished some weeks ago, and I've had no time to post the pictures before .

Toma sculpts excellent figures, especially for the medieval period, but not only : his Indians and buffaloes are awesome too ! (I've them but didn't paint them... maybe later ?)
(blog: Toma's Minis World )

(bad !) Pictures !!

15 avril 2015

"Travelling People, Jugglers and Acrobats" - (VALDEMAR) PART II

Hi !
I've finished to paint all the set !! (the part I is here )

  The Puppeteers :
 (If somebody has an idea for how to fix the puppets on the puppeteers... thanks)

Something is broken for the drummer 
and I think that the donkey fit with another figure of the part I

"The dancing Bear" :
 " Who wants to dance with me ?? "

07 avril 2015

"Viking SKALD " - KAMAR + Alex Gussev

Some days ago, I've seen that Andreas Brüggeman , the nice and talent man of KAMAR Figuren, have painted this figure sculpted by Alex Gussev : "Viking Skald"
 Mine was on the table since a long time, begun but not finished...
I've taken my brushes, my colours and here is the result :

but what is a Skald ?? (in french : Skalde ou Scalde) says :
 "The term skald (or skáld) meaning ‘poet’, is generally used for poets who composed at the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic leaders during the Viking Age and Middle Ages. Skaldic poetry forms one of two main groupings of Old Norse poetry, the other being the anonymous Eddic poetry."

 Pour tous mes fidèles lecteurs français : dit que: 
"Le scalde est un poète scandinave, très souven tislandais , du Moyen-Âge , essentiellement du IXème au XIIème siècle.
Il compose en se fondant sur l'allitération, le compte des syllabes,  et l'accentuation. Sa poésie, avec ou sans refrain , volontairement sans lyrisme, loue des personnages, récapitule un lignage, expose des sentiments personnels ou décrit un bel objet. etc.... "

 ... so we can say that it's a sort of Viking troubadour! I've not really find pictures of Skalds on the web, so I felt completely free for the colours! (something I like at mostly ! ). In comparison with the colour scheme of Andi, it's completely different !

05 avril 2015

NAPPIES !!!!!!!! ( Zvezda "French Line Infantry" )

Something I've never thought that I could do : paint Napoleonic figures !
But, Jan from Benno's figures Forum, has started a big project with a lot of other members of the forum : doing a diorama with one figure of all the regiments present at the Battle of Waterloo:
"The “Bennos Figures Forum Famous Waterloo Project” (BFFFWP)" (forum link : here )
So he asked me if I wanted to take part and I've accepted !
Like I'm French, I've chosen a French figure, but those which were interesting (for me!) were not easy to find (or with very expensive Postage costs.. ), so I've bought the small set :
Zvezda "Art of tactic" - Napoleonic French Line Infantry.
What I can say about this set is that it's NOT a good set ! poorly sculpted and difficult to paint!
It was a painful painting work : I'm happy that they are finished   !
Even if I've only 1 figure to send to Jan, I've painted 5, so he will choose the one he want ....
I think that's the first and last time I paint Nappies! 


27 mars 2015

WIP : Travelling People, Jugglers and Acrobats (VALDEMAR) PART I

Just some pictures of the finished first figures from the Valdemar set "Travelling People, Jugglers and Acrobats" (for seeing the whole set : link  )
EDIT: sculpted of course by Alex Gussev ..
Resin (yeah !), acrylic paint and washes (Revell and Citadel)

More to come ... I hope !

14 mars 2015

not from me : some nice conversions of a Forum member

.. like I've not a lot of work to show at this moment, I take advantage for posting some pictures of Arlin (aka "hodude") a Member-friend of Benno's Figures Forum .
As he doesn't have a blog (or something similar), he asked me (some times ago ... oups!) if I could post the pictures for him on the forum .... so I've decided to post them on my blog first !!!

Now, that's done!

Imex figures from different sets ...

22 février 2015

HUNS ! - ( HAT 8298 ) **** Painted Review ****

I don't paint a lot all the past weeks...
I've just finished to paint the set "Huns" from HAT ( PSR Link ).
Not a great set !

3 sprues of 5 riders each with 3 separate arms which allow multiple  combinations.... but ....
only 4 horses for 5 riders ! (total of the box : 15 riders + 12 horses ). No comment.

The sculpt is half-bad (or half-good, it depends of your mood).
The faces are ... err.... "notsculpted" ! (it's a good excuse for a lazy face-painter like me)
The details on the figures are mainly ... missing ?
( and it's 8/10 on PSR !!!!!!!!! they have never paint figures !!!
mold is 10/10 : easy when there is almost nothing to mold !! )

The poses are not bad but I recommend to try to put the riders on the horses and eventually use a kraft-knife before painting the figures  because they don't seat well on the saddles !( I've always believed that Huns were excellent riders... pfffffff.... sad but I was wrong ... )

They are too tall (look at the last pictures at the bottom for comparison with the Lucky Toys "Black Huns" ), so don't expect to mix them !

No comment about the soft Hat-Plastic ... (I hate the hat-plastic, he he !)

One good point : I like the general look of those figures with their warm clothes.
But: could someone explain to me why those guys seem don't wear muffles as all right-in-the-head men should wear in their extreme conditions of life ???? 
I propose to do a donation for the sculptors (they are a lot !) which allows them to have some days of vacancies in Siberia ! (with horses, so they could see in the same time how are horses !) 

... well , I've painted them....
for the first time, I've used (a little!) Citadel paints and I can say that it's not for me : it don't work with my usual "rustic-style" ! 

Pictures ? 

Ok ! 

Let's go !

Comparison between a Hat - Huns and a Lucky-Toys - Black Huns (PSR Link)