domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2020

Where I have been?

 Hello? Is there somebody there? Well, if you are still there thank you. These...weird months I have been training a skill that I started building years ago and left it because I haven´t the tools, in fact the hardware and software tools. Of course I´m talking about digital sculpt.

Thanks to 3dbuzz (they uploaded for free their digital lessons, but sadly because was closing its netschool) I spent a whole month learning the basics of working with Zbrush. But after that month and some time more I was able to make this:

Not a bad begining, not at all. Still a lot to learn if I wanted to make 28 mm miniatures (the most critized thing is that the model looks like thought for a 54 mm model) so a lot to still learn.  While was making things for fun and for another projects:

And my last complete projects:

* Clean MK III armours: The death Guard models are an amazing source of MK III bits, but you need to spent a lot of time cleaning details, sanding and, was time to save time!

* Another try for GW: Again I´m trying to convince GW that I´m a pontential good sculptor for their team, so time to copy a GW model ans show what I can do:

Still a long road ahead...a looooong road

lunes, 27 de abril de 2020

[40K] Death Guard Comission Part IX

Oh my!!! I thought I have been updating the blog all these months!! That´s the reason I didn´t want to make an Instagram acount, because I knew I would leave the blog at the apologies!

I would update these models in three diferents threads, but I will show them all, because I have to correct my omission. This comission/project is almost finished and there are only 5 models left, but today I bring you again a bunch of terminators.

First of all, the Lord of Contagion from the Conquest box. I must say that when I saw this new and bigger cataphracti terminator I was really happy thinking that GW was really planing to upscale and diversify the terminators models, sadly, when the new Chaos Terminator Box was released they were still standard terminatos, but well, there could be still more new boxes in the future.
The first idea when I saw the model is that the base would be a bit diferent from the rest of the army, and as big as it is, I could tell a (funny) history with it. I could imagine the  Lord of Contagion walking for a battleground that is slowly becoming a swamp or a mucus pool by the power of Nurgle, so the Nurglins try to avoid their overlord get stuck in it, working as step point. Also I use the flies from the Deathshorud box, I think they give the base an even more "swamp look"

Lord Felthius, another Lord of Contagion, but is curious how the box this time bring 40 mm bases for all the models, so the first thing was to change it by a 50 mm base. Again a big base needs a history, but I won´t repeat the mucus/swamp thing. This model is walking leaving behind the rusted wreckage and corrupted ground.

The colour scheme is the same that the Lord of Contagion, but the technic is a bit diferent, I tried to use the dabbing technique in the cloak, just to see how diferent it would look

This model has a weird face, I can´t argue against it, but is suitable with Nurgle background, always happy, always enjoying what you do...and also, I love to paint faces

And finally, the bodyguards-nonbodyguards, I made them subtle changes, just to use all the bits left from the Blighlords box and give them bubonica axes.

Very soon I will update anothe finished model

domingo, 29 de diciembre de 2019

[40K] Death Guard Comission, Part VIII

And the final round of the Gellerpox side! These last months I have been busy sculpting (I was in fact making the asignaments to get a place in GW´s Trainee Sculptors Program) and have been working as well as going to course in the evenings, so I had almost no time to the hobby (the weekends? Ah yes...the Xbox and Red Dead Redemption 2 is guilty in this detail). But well, now I have to show you all the critters that infested the New Dawn, a curious bunch of models with a lot of diferent paintjobs.

* Cursemites: First I thought to paint them in a more realistic colour, some kind of brown or dark red colour, but finally I choose very alike to GW´s, but a more blueish black. Also I saw in internet that if you paint the mouth tentacles in a bright red, the models look amazing, so I stole the idea.

* Sludge-grubs: As more "meatish" I choose a colour scheme such the poxzombies but ironically in more healthy tones. Are very curious models, with a special charm, but all that drooling don´t allow an easy painting.

* Glitchings: As nurglins cousin, I painted them in pinky and green tones, the only silly details was painting the hair in electric blue, to show they are electric failures made manifest.

* Eyestinger Swarms: Giant evil flies! I painted as the cursemites to hold a coherency but also because in Madrid in summer we had a problem with some kind of  small black flies that bite as rabid dogs, so I thought of these as a giant version, so the corpse has been recent and viciously eaten and are looking for the next victim.

So, let´s go back to the Death Guard and finish the last models.

And also, have you all a happy new year!!

lunes, 5 de agosto de 2019

[40K] Death Guard Comission, Part VII

Again, I´m really sorry for this lack of updates, but no more pleas.

What is better than a zombie? A zombie on fire? No, that's worse, in my case I mean the Rogue Trader MEGAZOMBIES ... well, okay, they don't call them that, but the Nightmare Hulks.

My girlfriend and me talked a lot about the look they have of being minis reused from other projects that never got ahead, especially that one of the tentacles and all the sea elements that it has and that sincerely, in a spaceship there are a little pout of place... * The Butcher or leader of the unit, with this mini I considered many things when painting his clothes, in the end I decided that they were remains of his work suit, so the white top like every good cooker, and the bottom as if it were what is left of his killer apron:

* The crew member: with this one I had less doubts, it is the one that looks more like a member of the crew, so the clothes would be the typical blue of the mechanic overalls. I must say that being so simple, I think is the mini whose looks told you the better background than all the 3 monsters:

* ?: And the ... uh ... well, the sailor executioner who got lost in the warp and ended up in a 40K ship ... for example. Painting the tentacles was curiously uphill, I don't know very well why:

Of course, with so many tentacles and being an evil thing I can´t lost the chance to make a freak hint

* Vulgrar: Although GW painted it with green clothes, it is assumed that this was the "chief of machines" of the New Dawn ship, therefore it should be some kind of Tecnopriest, so choose to paint the clothes red. I rather it that way:

jueves, 3 de enero de 2019

[40K] Death Guard Comission, Part VI

And that is how a blog dies, when you forget to update it in a month...well, forgive this little mistake but just as I finished these models I started a little personal project and all my hobby time is focused in it, I haven´t touched a brush in all this time even! But well, I think you are here to see more models, not my excuses.

This time I painted a good bunch of models, because all Nurgle army needs a lot of...zombies! Yes, poxwalkers (from Dark Imperium and First Strike) and Gellerpox zombies, 29 models ready to eat the brains of their enemies or spread Nurgle´s gifts to those that can flee.

The Gellerpox have no conversion or modification, just say that I want to show they were member of some crew, so they wear all the same uniform, just dark and a bit dirty. The Poxwalker of course have been converted, trying to avoid two models alike some little changes as head swaps were made, but these ones are without any doubt the best models

I should do a year resume? Don´t know, maybe.

See you mates!

domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2018

The Eternal Project II

Another update of this project.

What I really love of this project, is the posibility to make models absoluly uniques, and in a Space Wolves army, si very easy to find an excuse to this, obviously the Characters, but the Wolf Guards...with their customized gear (to follow the Codex is really easy...when you are an Ultrasmurf)...the deserve to take your time with them, maube too much, because what was only "to make some cool models" become a project inside the project, and influenced by the novel Wolf Blade the first Wolf Guards were born

If you have read the novel (it´s not amazing, but amusing) William King show us some character that clearly are a hint to Warriors Three, from the Thor comics, and I had to make my own version of these. At the left you have my version of Volsstag, to make a "wider" upper body I used a terminator torso and green stuff to sculpt the belly armour, which copy shamelessly his cinematic version as do the axe but oversized. At the right, Fandral, a guy with style (in the novel, King just need to say he is tacky) made from an Eternal Stormcast because he already wear a nice master crafted armour, I turned the shoulder pads, give him a nice moustache and a rapier and some details. An in the center, Hogun, the only one is missing in the novel (in fact, his absence is the reason why there is a place in the Wolf Blades) and as in the comics he is not asgaardian, my version could not be fenrisian so...which are the best mongol-style Marines? Yesss! The White Scars, so I had to change a bit the style of the details and I´m waiting for the WS shoulder pad from the Deathwatch box to finish it.

Let´s go with another model that is liking, a Wulfen, or a Wulfen leader

Made from the WD free gift slaughterpriest, the model is really big, more than even a Primaris! In the Fenris campaign books say that a Wulfen Leader is much taller than a standar marine, so there wasn´t any more doubts. Just sculpt some muscles, the neck, details and here he is! Easy, is it no?

And as I´m a bit crazy, also had to resculpt clasic models from the Second Edition Space Wolvs range

Also "real scaling" the good Gregor Fellhand, is an amazing model and I want to use it in my new army.

Some people ask me if I would make Real Scale vehicules, so I show you...a Dreadnought!!

I know a lot of people like the "box with legs" but...come on people, in the lore always is said that they are "three times the height of a man" and even with the old metal models this happen. Is not as big as a Redemptor, but I think now looks much better.

And this is all for now...I´m working in the tenth man of the Grey Hunter squad and another character. I hope to show you more models soon

jueves, 15 de noviembre de 2018

The Eternal Project: Real Scale Space Wolves

Well, motivated by Suber´s work, I´m going to whow you what I call my "Eternal Project", redoing my Space Wolves army but his time Real Scale. I´m going to talk long about the history of this project and how I have to updated another thread, this could be a good self motivation way.

Project I started years ago seeing  (and drooling) the amazing works done by Master of The Forge  (, Synapse and Doghouse (wich threads you can find in Warseer´s Hall of Heroes) and I have always updated soooooooooooooooooooo slowly that today I have completed just...the 0%. I have models assembles but absolutely nothing finished.

At the time, I faced it as much of these projects, thinking about sculpting the models almost one model at time, and I decided to start with what would be one of the main element of my army, the fourth version of Gonfrask, Wolf Lord of just another Lost Company.

To be just my first serious sculpt work isn´t too bad, the cloak was sculpted as Freakforge (I miss you mate, where the hell are you?) teach us once in one of his tutorials more than five years ago, and the head is from a model of Avatars of War. Today I would change some things...oh man...I´m starting again.

But the truth was this advanced slowly and I left it a little aside, but never stop thinking about it. Then I started to make thing with silicone molds and resin copies of diverses things, and at this moment I said to my self "and waht about sculpt some torsos and legs to make some copies?". So I went for that idea, but bit a bit...and after some time I had the next 

And some proofs of the molds (old pics)

This looks nice, now for sure I will go faster!

Still I have to work in the arms (a thing Master of the Forge does it look really easy) and this really is a one by one work, at least until a year ago the Primaris showed up, whose arms fit almost perfectly...but of course I wanted the arms to look diverse armour marks. For example, mi almost finished Grey Hunter squad have Mk VII torsos with MK IV arms, an MK IV helmet with a (insipired) MK III torso...

9 marines...I have notices TODAY! they aren´t 10...damn it, these are not even completed...

Another squad on the way are the Blood Claws, as I told you before, my compressor broke so I have been with other things and made these 7 lads (well, two of the still need some details)

Another 3 models and the pack would be done! Come on!!

Well, this is a long post, so I will save some things to future updates