Sunday, October 31, 2010

Do Not Miss: October 2010

This post will open a new section in Volomir's Blog (as if latest activity weren't enough!). This section is called "Do Not Miss", and will gather every month links to the best stuff I've seen in the miniature world which you cannot miss. Starting this October, this is what you should have not missed this last month:

  • Great Mighty Gobbo by Kyril Kanaev. What an amazing creation by yellowone, I think this goblin is simply a piece of art, look at the amount of detail and the wonderful use of colour in this little piece.

  • The Great Wolve by Cristian Sánchez (Kai). The best work from Kai I've seen so far. Very much deserved Gold in Single 40k in UK this year. Pretty smooth! Who does not want to have something like this in their cabinet?

  • Alien Pile by sivousplay. I'm not a great fan of Alien but I have to say this piece is very very nice!

  • Alice & her collapsing Wonderland by Ernst Veingart & Ben Komets. What a great collaboration between these two. Tremendous idea and the quality of the modelling is very good. And Ben did a good job with the painting too! Anyway, if I have to remark something is the idea. It really knocks you out!

  • Scale75 Spartan by Paul Deheleanu. Check out the modelling process (in Spanish) of this 75mm figure from Scale75, a new miniature company from Spain. This spartan is one hell of a great figure! Great work from Paul.

  • Markos Botsaris (Alexander Miniatures) by Paul Deheleanu. One of the best historic pieces made lately. I'm sure this amazing miniature will give a lot to talk about.

  • Golden Demon UK 2010 Winners. Find all the winners in GW page, photos are not very good but at least you can see them!

  • Hunter or Hunted by Raffaele Picca. This is the entry which won the German Slayersword. Find some photos of the creation process in this link to Massive Voodoo. Congrats to Picster on his award, what an amazing piece! Check out the base creation process!

  • The spanish Space Wolves. Posted on the blog last week, you cannot miss the Space Wolves created by spanish painters last month!

  • Thor by Knightmodels. After the success of the first Thor version, Knightmodels has just released this new version. Check out the green, amazing!

  • Dr. Doom by Knightmodels. And check also the green for Dr. Doom, what an impressive amount of detail, the mask, wow!

  • Darth Vader by Knightmodels. In this version of Darth Vader, the cape alone is an artwork.

  • Fear by amon chakai. A nice diorama seen on GD Italy (Gold in Open), what a great idea!

  • Aerobase by Aliaume. I think everyone has had the same idea for a Valkyrie. This one is actually very well done. Gold in GD Germany 2010.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Space Wolves are the fashion in Spain

Seems like Space Wolves are quite trendy now in Spain, I can count at least three different Space Wolf wonders winning trophies from spanish painters in the Golden Demons celebrated last month.

My friend Arsies (Javier González) won Gold in this year's edition of Golden Demon Italy. I thought I had to dedicate a post to spanish Space Wolves because of this amazing Space Wolf Lord, it has really surprised me! Congratulations to Arsies on his award!

This is another one from my friend Kai (Cristian Sánchez), he also won Gold but in Golden Demon UK 2010 last month (you might have seen it already). For me, Kai's best miniature so far, and I'm sure one of the best awards he's managed to win. Total different style to that of Arsies but check it out! Breathtaking!

And yet another Space Wolf, from Iguazzu (Alex Varela), silver in GD Italy 2010 just behind Arsies:

Check his blog for photos of the Italian GD and figures presented there. Meanwhile, check this harlequin in 80 mm from Rusto:

Monday, October 18, 2010

GDs Italy and Germany 2010

So these were the spanish painters awarded this weekend:

GD Germany:

No demons for the spanish this time!! (I am a bit disappointed here... grrr)

GD Italy:

Arsies Gold in Single 40k
Iguazzu Silver in Single 40k
Iguazzy Silver in Monster 40k
Fstar Bronze in LOTR

Congratulations to all!

I'll post only pics of the Slayerswords, this one's from Raffaele Picca, from Massive Voodoo, German Slayersword 2010:

And this one's from Luciano Rossetto, winner of Italian Slayersword 2010:

Not the best photos, I know, but this is what we've got so far!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two Golden Demons this weekend (Germany and Italy)

This weekend, two Golden Demon contests will be held at the same time in what it seems to me a total careless datepick decision from GW internationally. Some painters like to travel abroad to these events and placing both events the same day, considering that there are only 5 Golden Demons in Europe in a year, seems a bit foolish. There won't be any more Golden Demons in Europe until GD France which will presumably be held on April, as usual.

Anyway, we have two spanish groups travelling abroad this weekend.

Italy: the south mark! Arsies (Javier Gonzalez), Iguazzu (Alex Varela) and company
Germany: Fenix (Borja Garcia) and our friends from Valladolid

Good luck to all of you guys! We want to see pictures soon!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WIP: High Elves Sea Guard part 1

This is one of the projects I am working on. Due to the release of Warhammer: Island of Blood and the new range of high elves, I've decided to build a little army of these little flower eaters, around the hero that is the elf prince of Tribute to the Fallen. First step will be a unit of sea guard from Island of Blood which I present you right now:

I don't really like the seadragon relief on the shields.

That's why I will get rid of them with the use of my dremmel. I will also erase the reliefs on the banner, though I'm not sure if I will be using this one or building one of my own.

Now I fill the holes on the shields with some milliput and sand them after they are dry to smooth the surface.

I also don't like how big the armour scales are. I believe they could have modelled an additional row of scales between every two of them. So, that's what I'll do next.

Also, I'll be sculpting some reliefs of my own on the shields. I would prefer to use the plain shields for some complete freehand work, but as this will be an entire unit, reliefs will make work faster. I just modelled one and then made a little green stuff press mould to repeat the relief in the rest of the shields. Now they will have a symbol to relate them to my Tribute to the Fallen prince!

Now that everything is finished, I will wash the pieces with some water and soap, to get rid of possible mould grease and putty dust. See them dry on my bath towel!

Stay tuned!

WIP: High Elves Sea Guard part 2