Videotutorial – How to paint faces in 28mm miniatures

One month ago I prepared a videotutorial about how to paint faces, which was published in a new blog, ModelBrush, created beside some friends. And I wanted to share it in my personal blog, in order to complement another old article about the same topic, but based in a different painting style (in Spanish): como pintar caras en 28mm. The comparison between both techniques it could be interesting!. NOTE: set the quality to 1080p FullHD The face is one of the most important parts of one minature, because once it’s painted, the model finally “comes alive” . Therefore, it’s important…

Dust effects

One of the most interesting weathering effects on vehicles is the dust, above all if our model has fought in wars with few paved roads, like the Spanish Civil War o the Second War World in Russia or Africa.However, first and foremost we have to think about several points. 1) Where is placed our model. For instance, isn’t the same the dust generated in the African desert than the dust generated in an European road. 2) How many dust we want to represent, a soft effect to avoid masking other details, or a strong effect. And 3) decide the method…

How to make mud

We have spoken several times about how to do mud on the undercarriage, using pigments or pastels like tool. In this occasion, I propose you other simple way to use them, with one additional idea: simulate a granulated texture. To explain this process, I have used a 15mm (1/100 scale) miniature from The Plastic Solider. As I told before, the main tool will be the pigments. Nowadays, we can find a really enormous amount of pigment colors on the market. Thus, I have an important collection of pigments in my hands, so I can get any color I want. I’m…

PaintingWAR: WWII German army

After a year of work, finally, I have the pleause to announce my first painting monograph, about the WWII german army. Without a doubt, this little dream would never have been possible without the invaluable help of the editor group of the Spanish wargames magazine, BreakingWAR. I will be eternally grateful with them for the opportunity! Here you can find a review from ModelDads, whose website is absolutely recommendable!. With this first monograph, this editorial opens a new collection, called PaintingWAR. In each issue, presented in the same format of the magazine BreakingWar, different miniature painters will explain their techniques…

How to do dusty tires

Nowadays, I have less time and opportunities to write a new post in my Blog. But I’m still alive!. So, because I have painted a sci-fi vehicle in 15mm (1:100 scale) from Khurasan Miniatures, I’ve prepared this simple tutorial to simulate the dust on wheels in 15mm miniatures. Also, this is my first entry in English, and my english is a little bad. So, I apologize for any error!. If we yield to the logic, the ideal tool to simulate dust is a pigment. Because in the nature the dust is generated by small particles, like our pigments, we can…

Videotutorial – How to paint German Tanks in 15mm

I have prepared a new videotutorial to show how to paint a German tank. I have chosen a paperpanzer, a Jagdpanzer E-50 from Heer46. The large panels and pronounce edges make this vehicle a perfect model to practice the “color modulation” technique, as you will see later. The camouflage I chose is based on a drawing I found in the 1945 German Colors book from AK interactive, page 61. Inspired by the reference to real colors featured in this book, I have used the corresponding painting set from AK, AK554 German Late Color set. I have tried to compress all…

Videotutorial – How to paint British infantry in 15mm

Debido al éxito que ha tenido el video de técnicas de envejecimiento me he animado a hacerotro, en este caso sobre como pintar infantería británica de 15mm. Hacer un video de este tipo es bastante engorroso, ya que la cámara tengo que colocarla entre mis ojos y la figura, por lo que a la hora de pintar tengo que hacer un poco de contorsionismo. Por ello, cuando terminaba cada sesión de grabación tenía que retirar la cámara y repasar un poco lo que había pintado!. En cualquier caso, a groso modo creo que el video recoge todos los pasos correctamente.…

Videotutorial – How to paint an antitank gun in 15mm

Hace tres años que hice mi primer videotutorial. Me habría gustado sacar más, pero por diversos motivos —principalmente debido a que es un engorro— nunca he llegado a ponerme en serio a ello. No obstante, aprovechando estas vacaciones y algún otro aliciente, decidí intentar hacer un nuevo video. En esta ocasión, además de explorar la técnica de la modulación, me he centrado un poco más en las técnicas de envejecimiento.   Base with Olive green (XF-58, Tamiya) First light with Khaki Olive Drab (UA 221, LifeColor) Second light with Olive Drab Faded type 2 (UA 224, LifeColor) Third light with…