January 16, 2015 by crew
Some people think that when painting a miniature at 28mm scale it’s impossible to get a good result so they think it will be better painting miniatures at larger scales like 54mm, 75mm, etc. This way you can easily paint textures, tattoo, eyes and so on. However, they are wrong. If you have patience you can get great results!
As with anything the more you paint, the more you will improve. Infinity miniatures are very good for showing off techniques and teaching you the finer details because they have good definition and the sculpts are excellent. With that in mind I made this step by step featuring the Infinity Kum Rider sculpted by Fausto Gutierrez, a great sculptor indeed.
I painted it with Acrylicos Vallejo paints because I love the pigmentation and quality. Honestly in my opinion they are the best painting company in the world and I would recommend them. I also used my new airbrush, Evolution Al Plus and one thing comes to mind, it’s amazing too!
In conclusion with this step by step you can see how to paint the skin and textures as well as my handling of the airbrush to get the chromatic effects. Of course it wouldn’t be a walk through without some images so we’ve got plenty of photos to share with you too!
Let’s have fun! - Angel Giraldez
1) For this tutorial I used Model Color and Game Color Acrylicos Vallejo along with the Airbrush Evolution Al Plus Harder & Steenbeck Airbrush.
2) To define the volume and contours of the miniature and facilitate the painting of the highlights I first apply the base color with the Evolution Al Plus using a black.
3) The first highlight is applied with Dark Grey and I also used the airbrush here too.
4) Another view of this step.
5) The second highlight is achieved with a mixture of 30% Dark Grey and 70% White. This was applied on the area of the first highlight but I reduced the size of the application.
6) Another view of this step.
7) I used a brush to further distinguish the panels using a White.
8 ) Another view of this step.
9) Using the airbrush I finished the further highlights with White.
10) Another view of this step.
11) More detail on this step.
12) For profiling and defining the panels of the bike I applied washes with Black.
13) Another view of this step.
14) A closer look at the defining of the panels.
15) I applied some extra tones with Dark Prussian Blue onto the motorbike.
16) I began painting the fire with Flat Yellow.
17) Another view of this step.
18) I applied a wash now with Orange Fire.
19) The next step was to apply another wash with a mixture of Hot Orange & Bloody Red.
20) I then began work painting the colour base of the skin with a mixture of 50% Brown Sand and 50% Medium Fleshtone.
Part Two Coming Tomorrow!
"If you have patience you can get great results!"
"I made this step by step featuring the Infinity Kum Rider sculpted by Fausto Gutierrez, a great sculptor indeed."