Hi!

As I’m studying for “my last exam” at university, I’m detailing a little bit on my Exam-time-Barbarian.

Check it out!



Hi!

Just finished the tutorial of the sketching tool and I’m happy because I’m looking fordward to start using it in large scales and cool projects!

Do you want one?

Follow the tutorial!!
πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Aside  —  Posted: 8 May 2014 in Uncategorized

Sketching tool

Posted: 4 May 2014 in Tutorials

Hi!

This is a tool I made for sculpting large scale figures and as a fast sketching tool.
It’s very interesting when working with FIMO for the first steps on the anatomy, it allows you to blend the first volumes roughly.

PART I:

Take some chopsticks:
Chopsticks
You can see one of the sides is round and the other is more rectangular shaped.

Cut them to the size you prefer:
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With a cutter, make the rectangular side more round:

Sharpen the rectangular side with a pencil sharpener:

Smooth the surface roughly with the cutter:

Start the shape in the other side:

Smooth both sides with sandpaper:


PART II:

Now, protect the tool with superglue:

Put superglue in a paper:

Put the sides of the tool in te superglue and cover all the wood with it:



PART III:

Sometimes it happens this if you put too much superglue in the surface:

In that case, just sand it again:

Now, put a little bit more of superglue on it. To make it more smooth, put superglue in the tool but clean it in a plastic surface. That way you’ll put a fine layer of superglue on the tool

See the brightness?

You can sand it a little bit to achieve a very smooth surface:



Later, you can put tape as handgrip:



And this is the result!

I hope you like it!

Regards!

Dwarf is available!

Posted: 4 May 2014 in Uncategorized

Hi!

I sent some resin and metal dwarfs to Wargames Bilbao, if you want some, you can go to the shop and ask there.

Or you could take it here in the blog using the For sale category in the Finished works button on the upper menu and the View Cart button.

If you want to see the quality of the copies check the images below or go to the shop and ask there to see them directly!

You could also go there to enjoy the wonderful paintjob of the piece by my friend Marco Bariselli.

Resin copy


Metal copy

Thanks a lot!

Dwarf Painted Version by Marco Bariselli

Posted: 14 April 2014 in Uncategorized

Hi guys!
My bro Marco Bariselli (aka Irminsul, Running Brush, the fastest italian painter) gave me one of the best presents of my life. He painted my dwarf and gave it to me.

Thank you my friend for this amazing present. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Painted Version By Marco Bariselli.

If you want to see the original sculpt, check this link.

I still have some metal copies of the figure.

Regards! πŸ™‚

Hi guys!

I just added a little translation tool for the blog, I hope you enjoy it!

Regards!

Aside  —  Posted: 15 March 2014 in Uncategorized

Hi! A couple of weeks ago I was in Wargames Bilbao (a miniature shop from my city) giving some classes about sculpting. The main idea for the classes was to make the people get interested in the miniature sculpting and conversion. Give an intro to the different putties and tools and make them start to work a little bit, with my help of course. First, we sculpted our initials to start to get used to the greenstuff: Then we sculpted a head and an arm. With the head we worked on the 360ΒΊ view of the miniature and with the arm we worked on the uses of armature wire.

product placement πŸ˜›

I think my students are happy and they lost the fear to the putties. I think I’ll give more advanced classes with other materials and more oriented to the sculpting than to the conversions. Stay tuned! πŸ˜‰

Arkaitz (the guy in the right in the pic below) made this article about the classes (it’s in Spanish) you can check it to see his opinion!

Leire, me and Arkaitz. (the students and me πŸ™‚ )

I had a very good time! Thank you!

Donate a cork!

Posted: 24 December 2013 in Events
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Hi there!

Merry Christmas!!

As I know in Christmas many people drink a lot of alcohol I take this opportunity to ask you for some help.

I need corks to put my figures on when I’m working on them and the best are the champagne corks. It’s difficult for me to get campagne corks because I don’t drink alcohol and that’s why I need your colaboration.

If you have a good party time with your family or/and friends remember that there is an abstemious guy who needs champaign corks for his miniatures πŸ™‚ .

If you donate corks I’ll put your name on them and use them to sculpt something (I can’t promise that it will be cool but I’ll try), and, if something cool appears in the cork you donated and I make copies of it, I’ll send you one.

Corks are not expensive. Donate corks, donate love.

Have a good time with your family and friends.

Kisses πŸ˜‰

– If you want to donate corks, contact me.

Joker WIP

Posted: 1 December 2013 in WIP
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Hi there!
A fast sculpt of the Joker I made based on an artwork (I’ll show the artwork when the miniature is finished).

It’s made with Fimo classic+MixQuick. It’s 35mm tall and it’s in process.

Hope you like it!

Joker WIP

Using my little oven

Posted: 22 November 2013 in Tutorials
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Hi mates,

I took some pics for a friend and I think it’s interesting for you to see this little tip about using a mini-oven to bake the Fimo/sculpey/beesputty/uro… (I’ll name it fimo )

Let’s see…

First you can get one like this in a supermarket, they are around 20 or 30€.

You can see the size better here:


It’s better if you buy one with temperature regulation but mine doesn’t have it and it’s not a big problem.

Make sure it is a traditional oven, not a microwave oven. This is very important because you can’t bake fimo in a microwave oven.

How does it work?

Well… the current goes through this resistors (the tubes of the image at the left) and warms them (Joule heating).Β My oven consumes 350W.

That means in this oven the heat comes from the top.Β  It’s very important to know where does the heat come because the fimo could be burned and, if it happens, the miniature will break. I say it breaks but, in fact, the clay expands, emits bad gases and it appears a bubbly brown surface on it (I’ll post some pics of the result later).

To avoid that I put a piece of aluminium paper between the miniature and the resistors (imagine that the dwarf is a miniature I sculpted):

With that we make the heat strike the miniature uniformely.

Now the time, well… I don’t preheat the oven and I put the time wheel in from 5 to 8 minutes depending on the size of the figure, after that I let the oven cool totally with the miniature inside it and the door closed.

I reached this timing technique doing some tries, but if your oven has a thermometer you’ll control too much better the timing to adjust it to the clay you are using.If you don’t have a thermometer and you want one, you can buy it separately and put it into the oven when it’s working.

And that’s all!

I hope it’s useful.