Wednesday, 7 January 2015

From JuanM - 28mm Pulp & Spanish Civil War (30 Points)

Hello!
Here is my first entry for the New Year; I´m continuing some old projects, and (of course) thinking about other new ones.


1.- Another fantastic 28mm model from Pulp Figures; this time, Doctor Newton, the head of the US Archaeologist expedition to Bolo Bolo, in the South Pacific. These figures are, simply, fantastic and a pleasure to paint.


2.- An Spanish Civil War 28mm Maxim MMG team for the International Brigades. I´m finishing, at last, this long painting commission, one that I have enjoyed a lot, and I have on my table (or near it) some other models from Empress Miniatures like these ones. With the Barrage Miniatures "Desert" warmat in mind, these other works are going to be desert-based...



3.- Finally, the rest of the MMG team crew or a pair of surplus brigadistas. They are also from Empress Miniatures




And this is all for now. As I have said previously, I´m painting more Pulp figures but this is time to change to another and different "period": Fantasy!

Cheers!!!

From Curt:As usual, lovely work Juan. Its great to see Bob Murch's 'Pulp Figures' getting some more love with that excellent archeologist figure and these Brigadistas Internacionales look fabulous as well. I really like the sun-faded blue of their berets and side caps. Wonderful. 
It's a pity to see this project come to a close but I do look forward to seeing your upcoming Fantasy figures. Bring them on Juan!

54 comments:

  1. Excellent work, Juan - the International Brigades troops are suitably hard-bitten, and the good Doctor looks just the type to open the wrong sealed sarcophagus if left unsupervised!

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    1. Thanks! In fact, I have a "Pharaoh Priest" from VOID ready for him!

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  2. Juan, they're absolutely spectacular.

    Care to share your recipes for Dr. Newton's suit, and the Internationalists' khaki?

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    1. Yes, I can. Dr Newton has been painted with some grey paints from Vallejo Model Colors: TROUSERS: 70994 Dark Grey + 70836 London Grey; SHIRT: 70992 Neutral Grey + 70990 Light Grey. In fact, I have used Bob Murch´s fantastic painting work in his catalogue as a guide, slecting myself the colours used.
      The Brigadistas has been painted with a lot of different colours from Vallejo, Foundry and Coat d´Arms. For these ones I have used mainly Foundry Triad "Granite" and Vallejo Model Colors 70984 Flat Brown + 70882 Middlestone.
      Then, some washes and, finally drybrush with the same colours as the bases.

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    1. Thank you a lot. I´m thinking about to find and paint a pair of Russian grenadiers I have from Foundry; you are a very dangerous influence!!!

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  4. just jewels !
    absolutely fabulous painting!

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  5. Juan - amazing work - I wish I had 1/3 of your skills

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    1. You are a full artist, sir. I think this is a question of time and good figures; they do half of the work!

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  6. Juan, your paint job is great! Those are great looking models.

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    1. Thank you very much. The figures are really fine and this is very easy to paint them.

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  7. I do so enjoy looking at your work Juan. Your style of painting those Murch figures is superb.

    Looking forward to what you brush does with Fantasy!

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    1. Thank you a lot, madam. I would like to have your mastery with the colour. I expect to receive an small packet from "Scibor MIniatures" this week...

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  8. Lovely. And the basing is pretty good too! ;-)

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    1. Thanks. I devote a lot of time to the bases; they are very important, IMHO.

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  9. Amazing work! Especially the archaelogist

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    1. Yes, he is my favorite model from this lot.

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    1. Ah, it's wonderful to hear from you Francis! Happy New Year!

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    2. Yes!!! Happy New Year, Fran, and thank you very much.

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  11. Delightful figures and painting. Superb.

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  12. Beautiful, can't wait for the Fantasy figures

    Ian

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    1. I need only to received that packet...

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  13. Good stuff especially the archaeologist

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    1. Thank you a lot; this is a very good figure.

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  14. Fantastic work Juan, I can't wait to see your fantasy stuff.

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    1. Thanks! I expect to paint the first one this weekend. But I need to paint also some more SCW and Pulp figures...

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  15. Beautiful work Juan! The archeologist is my fav too!
    That is some exquisite brushwork on him down to the dust on his trousers! I can see him oblivious to a raging gun battle as he diligently plucks an ancient treasure from the ground! ;)

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    1. Thanks, David. That is my own idea with Dr. Newton; he is fixed in his discoveries!
      But I need some ancient ruins...

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  16. Outstanding work Juan - these look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. About the Empress figures, they are fantastic, really clean.

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  17. Excellent work! My favourite is the machine gun crew and the basing, but the others are just as superb.

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    1. Thank you, Roy. I´m using a lot of basing products now, and I like the result!

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  18. Fantastic stuff. I love the weathering on the trousers; very well done

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    1. Thank you. I like to use, for weathering, the same colours as in the terrain, drybrushing them.

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  19. Brilliant again Juan, this SCW commission is so inspiring - I want to do some hardened internacionales now!

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    1. Hi, Phil!!! You are too quiet, perhaps preparing a full painted brigade...

      The Internacionales are a good option for painting; they had a lot of variation in their uniforms and equipment.

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  20. Wonderful brushwork Juan, so smooth and crisp! Really looking forward to your fantasy stuff now mate...

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    1. Hi! I really want to paint some Fantasy figures despite I need to finish some other models...
      Focus, focus!

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  21. Fabulous painting all round. I really like the archeologist but as with your previous submissions the SCW stuff stands out for me.

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  22. Wonderful work Juan, just wonderful. I would be quite happy to see you continue on the SCW, even though I am finding it harder than ever not to start collecting this period as a result!

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    1. This is a very interesting period, with lot of different forces, uniforms, weapons...
      Try a look at this and the TFL´s army lists.
      Cheers!!!

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    2. I have downloaded their Espana supplement and been looking at Empress' miniatures. Resolve is definitely weakening...and my wife's side of the family are all Spanish as well. Salud!

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    3. Good luck with the lists. My own option, in the near future is the Militia Platoon. There are wonderful miniatures for it!

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  23. Beautiful figures and painting!

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