Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Golden Demon Germany 2009 (awards)

Finally, back from Köln!! Great time we had there (as usual XD) and great contest regarding miniatures!

Here's a list of the spanish who received awards: (there were about 20 spanish painters this year!)

Volomir -> silver in monster fantasy
Fabri -> silver in 40k squad
Morsa -> silver in fantasy regiment
jan-z -> silver in single fantasy
paloji -> silver in 40k monster/vehicle
Fenix -> bronze in single 40k
Mesklins -> bronze in lord of the rings
Dieguete -> bronce in monster fantasy

Great entries from all of my friends!! The sword was awarded to Stephan Rath who entered a dark elf diorama, and also won gold in monster fantasy (he won over my lion). Congratulations to all!!

Pictures and reports soon to come! Stay tuned ;)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The minstrel from Nocturna

This is one of the best figures being released lately (in my opinion of course!). Its the new minstrel in 54 mm scale from Nocturna, modelled by Alfonso Gozalo. It's a great piece, thought from the beginning to be a half fantastic half historical figure, trying to unite painters from both worlds into this type of miniatures. The quality of the figure is exquisite, the pose is awesome, and the possibilities for a painter are endless, you can paint it in a more realistic way or you can use more fantastic and saturated bright colours. I need to make some time to paint this one (if only...)

The painted versions are from Jesús Martín (the first one) and Pedro Souto (my friend Lotina, the second one).

Congratulations to our friend Jesús Martín, creator of Nocturna, because the brand has now one of the best catalogues in the world of fantastic figures. Keep up the good work!