Monday, December 31, 2012

Do Not Miss: December 2012

Happy new year from NYC! May 2013 be an absolutely fantastic year for you all! In the meantime, check out the most interesting stuff seen in December 2012:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Back in NYC for Christmas 2012

It seems like I really love to cross the ocean. I'm back in New York for some quality vacation time!

I won't be painting or writing in these two weeks in which I'll be visiting friends in New York and Washington D.C. Do not miss me too much! I will be back early next year to make your lifes better and happier!

In the meantime don't forget to bid on our auction of the Artscale Imperial Fist for the Birmingham Dogs Home.

Happy holidays everyone!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Artscale Imperial Fist Deathwatch

This is a Deathwatch Imperial Fist of the Space Marines, transformed by Simon (Master of the Forge) to be closer to what Space Marines would be like if they were properly scaled in the Warhammer 40k universe. It is part of a Charity Project between Simon and me, so this model will be auctioned and all the benefits obtained will go to the Birmingham Dogs Home which Simon is very grateful to because he adopted his dog there and we want to support their effort.

This mini was also awarded Silver in the Open category in Golden Demon Italy 2012. So if you want to purchase it, not only will you be helping the Birmingham Dogs Home, but also you will get a real Golden Demon winner piece modelled by Simon and painted by me! Click on the photos to see them bigger.

There are a few pics of the beginning of the painting process (the Step by Step article link below) so you can get a glimpse of how it was painted.

All comments are more than welcome, as usual.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nominated for Best Blog in 2012!

I couldn't believe my eyes, really. Volomir's Blog nominated for the WAMP Awards 2012!
My blog has been nominated as one of the five finalists in the category of Best Blog in 2012. I have the honour of sharing this place with these amazing blogs and initiatives:

You guys can look at all the WAMP Awards nominees here.

Of course I don't expect to win, I can't compete with some of these, but just the feeling that there's a bunch of people that believe that my blog could be one of the best in the Fantasy painting community this past year is a wonderful honour.

This nomination is a kind recognition to my work, but in my opinion the real recognition is to all of you dear readers of this space, because you guys make the place possible with your unconditional support. I promise to keep up and use all of my strength make the blog better for 2013! There's real good things coming up, I promise y'all!

Friday, December 7, 2012

WIP: Swordmasters of Hoeth Part 5

Previously on... WIP: Swordmasters of Hoeth

So let's go back to my captain, I want to start finishing him off. The metallic work on the sword with airbrush is finished, now I will do some outlining to the sword with very clear metallics (Mithril Silver and Metal Medium).

Close up.

Even though the gems were initially done by airbrush, now that the rest is starting to become finished, they look dull. They need some outlining and deeper colours so they can stand out. Red, black and inks, and then the light spot for the glass shine effect.

Another close up.

And now the face. I want the skin to be fairly elvish so I will keep it very light and white. Also I finished up some more gems.

And closer.

Ok, now I will go back to serial painting again, but this time by brush. It's time for gold metals. First, a base surface of reddish brown which will help the gold metal cover better.

Photo of them all to show that I wasn't lying on the serial painting fact.

I also needed to complete the blueish parts of the clothing by brush. It's time to do it now, again, serially.

The metals of the tunics are somehow hard because they require a lot of work on little details. Painting ten of them will be painful but let's stop complaining and get to it. First, base surface of dark green on all the scales.

This was a first coat that was left to dry while I went on to another elf. It needs another hand of dark green.

Now that I have it covering well, I will paint each metal scale, one by one, carefully and patiently. This is the worst part. Also, the metallic basecoat for the gold.

Ten of them was a big amount of work!

The metals are not finished though. I will continue soon.

Continue to WIP: Swordmasters of Hoeth Part 6