8 Kasım 2012 Perşembe

And now for something completely different...

This is the first Warhammer figure I painted. It's a Swordmaster of Hoeth from the Island of Blood set. It's the "biggest" figure I painted so far. I'm looking forward to hear any criticism, advice etc.

In the mean time, I'm working on a huge 1:72 scale diorama. Hope to share some photos soon. 

11 Ağustos 2012 Cumartesi

Zvezda Viking King and Standard Bearer (Finished)

It's been a long time since I updated my blog. The thing is I had to move my house and couldn't touch my hobby stuff for more than a month. Now I have a new flat which is much better than the old one. And a one month long holiday is before me :)
I finally finished my Vikings vignette. This is my second vignette. I tried hard to emulate the stormy sea effect. I used a modelling technique I learned from one of dreamspiritwargaming's videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSMpb6QZ_w&feature=relmfu In this video Milos shows how to make snow effects using white glue, white paint and baking soda. I used this technique to create water foam. The base is dental plaster and DAS modelling clay. I modelled the waves with these and than used the baking soda mix to create the foam. After that I painted the waves with a "crystal gel" material that I bought from the hobby section of my local art store. It's a water based product used to create textured glass effects. It dries clear and gloss. And finally I drybrushed white. Hope you like the final result :)

And a little teaser of my next project: a kinght from Italeri's English Knights and Archers set. I don't know if he is "historically accurate". I painted him more like a "generic" men-at-arms for my medieval fantasy project. Hope to paint the rest of the gang very soon :)

4 Temmuz 2012 Çarşamba

Zvezda Persian General and Standard Bearer

Recently I have been so busy with work I couldn't find time to photograph these little guys. Finally, I have a five days (hopefully) holiday. I hope to finish the water effects for the Viking vignette and start on the Italeri English Knights and Archers set. Meantime I photographed this piece. I am not particularly happy with how the pictures came out but I couldn't resist the temptation of sharing :) Enjoy and hope to see you soon.

23 Nisan 2012 Pazartesi

Welcome to my blog and first entry: Zvezda Set 8046 Vikings...

Hello. This blog is all about 1:72 scale (20 mm) miniatures. I have recently started painting miniatures and I'm already in love with this scale. Hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed painting them :)

Here are my first painted miniatures from the Vikings set by Zvezda. At first I was very disappointed with this set because I didn't know anything about painting them. They weren't as detailed as I hoped them to be. I had even decided to abandon 1:72 scale all together. I even started to give figures as presents to little ones around me. But seeing what the guys at http://bennosfiguresforum.com could do with this little guys I decided to give a shot. And here are results: