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Modelling: “Promenade” Review: Revolutionary Build: znORKling... Where iz ze duellizt? Painting: Barbarian Woman Modelling: The white rabbit Painting: Janissary Painting: “The Riff” Review: Lord Draeg-hon Tutorial: learn to sculpt with Nalin Tutorial: Oil Art Galleries: Marco Bariselli - Jeremie Bonamnt Giovanni Bosio - Volomir Matteo Murelli - Massimo Pasquali Tutorial: Anatomy

znORCkling... Where iz ze duellizt? Issue 01 bimonthly June 2014 €3


modelling ‘‘Promenade By Antonio Leveque

As a D.Merriam fan, I wanted to create a miniature scene of “Promenade”, one if his most famous illustrations in which a cute and “robust” character walks cheerfully accompanied by kittens. The article illustrates the various passages to create the chubby face of the protagonist. WIP magazine 11


modelling ‘‘Promenade 1









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by Stefano Musetta


the revolutionary

Code: BEST_75009 Sculptor: Antonio Zapatero Guardini Material: White Metal Pieces: 16 Scale: 75mm WIP magazine 17

znORCling… Where iz ze duelizt? By Giovanni Bosio

Story of a duel that ended before it even began... Hi everyone, my name is Giovanni Bosio from “IL NANONEFASTO Painting Studio” and it’s a real pleasure for me to write this article for W.I.P. magazine. This work started as a commission for Marco Falcade, one of my collector clients whom I’d like to thank for giving me the chance to work on such an interesting piece. This article will not be the usual step-

hopefully go on to inspire similar works. The only

by-step approach, but

“technical” part is the one concerning the water

rather a more discursive

effect, as it is very difficult to achieve and many are

one, where the photos

unable to re-create it. Enough with the chit chat

communicate and

then, here is “znORCling” and its genesis... WIP magazine 19

znORCling… Where iz ze duelizt? The models in the scene The main model is Grimgor Ironhide (99800209002), a Games Workshop miniature from the Warhammer Fantasy “Orcs and Goblins” series. The miniature is currently available only in the poor-quality vinyl resin called “Finecast”but, in this case, we managed to find one in white metal from the old series. The scene also includes the Games Workshop plastic kit from the Warhammer Fantasy “Empire” series, specifically the “Empire Great Cannon/Mortar” (99120202005) kit. The story The scene represents the impetus of Grimgor while he is routing a heavy artillery station with his body strength alone. The heavy imperial cannon sinks into a morass dragging down a poor servant with it. The latter drowns head down strangled by the chains of the cannon. The scenery First of all, to make this scenery, I had to use a wood-milling machine attached to a drill directly on the wooden plinth to create the cavity for the sunken artillery station. While the miniature of Grimgor remained almost untouched, except for a Wolf fur cloak made of green matter, the imperial cannon kit was heavily modified to give it the destroyed look. Particular attention was paid to changing the posture of the drowned servant, which was taken from one of the artillery servants and modified with green matter to make it more credible. [1–2–3–4] Once the shapes were outlined and the various positions decided, one of the most difficult operations was rebuilding the structure of the wooden plinth, as the sides had to be






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Barbarian Woman Jérémie Bonamant Teboul is one of best known, most beloved and revered miniature painting artists in the world.  Born in Lyon, France in 1980, editor, painter and sculptor of miniatures. He also practice drawing, music and is passionate about hiking and biking.  Jérémie describes his life like a scratch-built model, …’entirely composed of bits and pieces fastened together with a string.’  His hobbies vary, but he says they all have three things in common: presentation, artistic expression, and

which he describes as “completely useless for me now and

creativity. While he

my dear mother is still unhappy with my decision”. Jérémie

did study some art, he

is probably best known for his Gold place Golden Demon

ultimately pursued a Bachelor

Trophy and Slayer Sword triumph with his 2005 French

of Arts degree in physics,

Games Day Grallapoussah De Barback . WIP magazine 28

modelling the White Rabbit by Matteo “MU” Murelli

“Soo late” (white rabbit). When I’ve been invited at last year at M.F.C.A. to partecipate an auction for Worl Model Expo will be held on July 2014 in Stresa (Italy), I was not sure what to do, expecially because I’ve been ask to make a scratch build figure and I’m not yet feeling

Leveque, and also as a nice

scratch build figure, as a

very confident with sculpting

dedication to my pet , I

reference I decided to use

and modelling.

decided to trying sculpting

the “White Rabbit” concept

Since at that time I was

the “White Rabbit “

from Tim Burton’s Alice

already painting other

So what you will see in

in wonderland but I also

characters from “Alice

the following pictures

wanted to add some minor

in Wonderland” with the

is actually my very first

changes to make it a little bit

friend and sculptor Antonio

experiment of a 100%

more personal and gloomy. WIP magazine 37

modelling the White Rabbit Modelling For the modelling part I begin preparing a copper wire skeleton for the bunny were to begin building masses and volumes using super sculpey firm. After that I start refining the body and anatomy of the rabbit adding other details as tail hair and fingers with Magic Sculpt (bicomponent epoxy putty), same as for eyes, mouth, nose, ear and teeth which have been modelled separately over another volume I prepared for the head.The clock has been made with Magic Sculpt plus some tiny copper wire for the clock’s hands.

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painting Jannissary by Massimo Pasquali

Subjectivity. A term that all those wanting to paint miniatures should bear in mind as, if a few years ago toy soldiers were just a reproduction of a soldier in uniform, modern miniatures are something different, more refined. Historic research is still important, but many painters and sculptors have paid increased attention towards the artistic part. More studies on techniques, the most modern materials and the appearance of the subject - technical progress has been enormous and, today, magazines are full of amazing miniature masterpieces. And this is where the title word of this article

the research on subjectivity and is no longer the main one, as

makes its entrance because, as interpretation that distinguishes

creativity is becoming more and

there is little left to discover from a work of art from a good

more important. Subjectivity

a technical point of view, it is

and interpretation are not

miniature. The technical aspect

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by Rafael Garcia Marin “Volomir”

I have had the enormous fortune of being able to paint the miniature that I’m going to present you now. This is a Riff from the yet-to-bereleased game Fallen Frontiers by Scale Games. The game will be a high quality, fast paced and tactical wargame set in a distant future.I am tremendously attracted to it because the quality of the minis is like nothing I have seen before, in a scale that, in my opinion, is perfect for a painter.

distinguishable in regards

The Riffs are an alien especies to the role they play on their society. The on that I’m going who seek vengeance above all. Strong, savage and hard to kill, these creatures are kind of humanoid with some lizard traits that make them

the type of colours that we are going to use. I’m going to stay true to the concept

to paint right now is one of

art but using also my

the elite. The concept art in

own interpretation, so the

which it is based, made by

colours will be similar but

Adrian Prado, shows clearly

not exactly the same. WIP magazine 56


painting ‘‘The Riff





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painting ‘‘The Riff

with Raffaele Nalin

Learn how to sculpt

On 4th and 5th April, we had the pleasure of taking part in a Miniature sculpture course with Raffaele Nalin, who has been working in the figure world for over 25 years and is much appreciated by both the public and collectors. He works on unique pieces and sometimes also creates them in cooperation with other artists. We will now make some specific items from the Course. The first is a leg and the trouser part. Of course, after a brief introduction on the materials we used, we will leave it to the photos to illustrate all the passages.

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Learn how to sculpt

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Oil painting By Salvatore Lamonaca

Oil painting is less popular than acrylic, but results can be just as excellent, so it is worth considering. Paint is sold in tubes, is creamy and can be more or less coating depending on the pigments It needs longer to dry than acrylic paint, but a wider range of shades can be created than by using acrylics. My aim is to show how I use them and to offer some advice that might be useful in tackling some of the difficulties that sometimes tempt us to avoid a particular technique. WIP magazine 77

Oil painting

Let’s start with the material: PAINT, there are many brands, the best are Winsor & Newton, Mussini and Lukas, but you are free to use whatever you prefer. BRUSHES,Winsor & Newton series 7, nos. 1, 0 and 00 are the best. Add a couple of used brushes to touch up or blend. PALETTE, paper disposable palette, rich in cellulose and more waterproof than normal paper. I cut it the size of my resealable container and place it in the fridge once I am finished - it lasts for days (this method can be also used with acrylics).

SPATULA, to remove the paste from the tube and mix it with the diluent on the palette. DILUENT, you can use turpentine but I prefer SANSODOR, an odourless mineral spirit. Use a small glass container and, once you are finished, do not throw it away but filter it with a gauze and it can be used again. OVEN, it is a cardboard box with a light on top - a 40watt halogen lamp in my case - to dry the piece. I usually use it during my lunch or dinner break, anyway the process is completed when the miniature is

no longer shiny but opaque instead. Timing can vary between 1 and 2 hours max. - Tissues or paper napkins to clean up. There are two Schools: the first one uses pure paint from the tube, whereas the other dilutes the paint with Sansodor. I follow a third method, as I leave the paste to rest for a few minutes on a sheet of normal paper, so that the latter absorbs the excess fat component (usually linseed oil), and then I move it to the palette with the spatula and mix it with a drop of diluent. WIP magazine 78

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