Monday, 28 August 2017


A little bit of advancement with my Almighty Skull.
I've decided to work with true metal for the armor parts. I've tried to follow the good tips of Ben Komets on his TMM tutorial.
The most difficult part with true metal is to make it interesting in term of color and not only "metal looking". By the way, mixing pure color to the metal recipe and applying inks you can reach interesting results.
Unfortunatly, my pics are not good enough to catch the color reflections but at least you have an idea of the overall results.
It still in progress because I've planned to paint some damages and weathering to make the skull warrior more credible.     

So about the method:
Surface: pure black
The base color has been painted in wet blending mixing Steel (with a touch of blue), black metal and silver following light and shadows of course.
The shades has been increased first with washes of black metal + pure black and then with washes of Black armor (secret weapon).
The higlights has been increased with pure silver I've added to the blue steel I've used for the base color.
For the color variation, I've used very diluted glazes of dark brown ink in the mid shades and blue ink for the mid lights.

Next step: damages and weathering on steel part. If I 've found enough time maybe I will work also on the golden parts. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

[ZOMBICIDE] undead in the mist

I'm having some logistic problem in this period due to some maintenance I'm doing at home. So it's quite complicated to find time and space for my hobby.
As I cannot paint, I play.
This week-end we tried a new Zombicide mission of the saison 1. It was the opportunity to put my painted mini on the table.
Meanwhile I was shooting some pics, the smoke of my friend's electric sigarette had covered the gameboard.
I just wanted to share with you the special effect.
Nothing it's more satisfactory than a game with yours painted miniatures.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Massive Voodoo has launched the MV Challenge 2017.
It's the opportunity for me to partecipate to an other painting contest. I have realized than painting with rules and deadline is a very good way to improve and if the theme of the contest is fun, it's even better.
This year Massive Voodoo proposes two contests:
_ Base with water where you have to build a water-themed based alone.
_ Walt Disney Infinity where you must repaint a Disney Infinity figure. I've choosen to repaint one of this Disney figure. There is a lot of choice in the Infinity range with Pixar, Star War, Marvel and other film of the brand.
At the end I've decided to repaint Merida from the Pixar's Brave. She's a cool character and the difference between the infinity design and the original is also an opportunity to play with the treatment of the different elements as MV let complete freedom in term of creativity.

The deadline is on October the 19th, I suppose it let me enough time to create also a nice base for my princess and maybe do some small conversions.