30 th. regt. of foot, Crimea 1854



Os presento mi primera miniatura histórica, un soldado inglés de la Guerra de Crimea. Este conflicto bélico desarrollado a orillas del mar Negro tuvo lugar entre los años 1854 y 1856, en la península de Crimea, motivado por el avance imperialista ruso. Francia, Gran Bretaña, Piamonte y Cerdeña y el Imperio Otomano se enfrentaron al Imperio Ruso, que pretendía a través de su líder político, el Zar Nicolás I, llegar a un acuerdo con los turcos y que Rusia tuviera a su cargo la protección de los cristianos ortodoxos de Turquía, y de los lugares sagrados: las iglesias de la Natividad y la del Santo Sepulcro.

Además de ser la primera miniatura histórica es también la primera que pinto de Raúl y he de decir que ha sido un gustazo, la cara es una joya, sin necesidad de tener millones de texturas que aumentan la calidad de la escultura pero que desde mi punto de vista no hacen otra cosa que entorpecer al pintor, no queda otro remedio que aplicarle la frase tantas veces repetida "se pinta sola". Las arrugas de las telas, muy sutiles, son otra maravilla a destacar. Espero que os guste.



Wall-e



This was the first time I repaint a commecial toy that is not considered at first glance like a miniature of which we normally paint. The size is about 6 cm. high, equivalent to paint a 70 Mm. miniature, more or less.

Like any model, before I had to prepare it before paint, removing some mold lines and fixing some flaws, but it took very little time, unless the preparation almost miniatures of some well-known brands, but that's another topic ...



I paint it with black primer spray to grab the paint as it was to suffer a lot with the weathering process and usually if the base coat is then shot with airbrush painting probably jump. The painting process was very fast. I paid special attention to some details, like eyes, and in general all yellow front view. Then I added dirt with pigments to achieve the final result. In short, not more than 7 Euros, which is what cost the toy, I've got a well result and it brightens the day to the person who now has it at home.



Also, with this model I have thought some of the most rewarding things since I've been in this hobby, is that after upload the pictures to the web, a Pixar graphic designer contacted to me. He worked on Wall-E, Toy Story 3 and Up among others films. He congratulate me for the work. I recognize that such acknowledgments are much more important than any award you can give.