The world of Jean-Baptiste Monge Kickstarter

The "World of Jean-Baptiste Monge" kickstarter campaign is now on the road with a lot of great miniatures in 54mm sculpted by Valentin Zak and Patrick Masson! Cows & Chocolates took part of this project with some paintjob you will discovered in a near future...

Go have a look and support this amazing project based on the work of a particulary talented illustrator...Jean-Baptiste Monge!

Blacksmith Miniatures- Upcoming kickstarter

Blacksmith Miniatures will launch a kickstarter on March 15th to release a whole range of miniatures based on the fabulous work of J-B Monge. The figures that will be presented have been sculpted by the talented Valentin Zak and Patrick Masson...for sure something that you should not miss! Martin and me are pleased to take part at this beautiful project ... more informations soon! 


Uruk'ta - Leben Studio

I think you all know Leben Studio and it's great range of miniatures and busts. I've recently been in touch with it's owner, Benoît Ménard, who did propose me (thanks!) to paint his last model : Uruk'ta. 

It is a very big orc bust, with sort of an inca style headdress and a lot of ornementations on the back with feathers, bones, leaves and many other things. So the first time i saw it i was a bit scared. I did never paint something that big and the amount of details could  make the piece very difficult to read. It is a very challenging model to paint so i was very happy to give it a try.

After a lot of back and forth during the painting process due to the size of the piece and my lack of experience with big scale busts, i reached a point that satisfies me : 

Hope you like it, cheers ;)

Viking Raider - Northern Winds

Yeehaa i'm back on the blog with something that made me really happy! Maybe you have seen on Facebook or here the wips of the Viking sculpture from Matthieu. Well, he finished it and i loved the pose and the details of the sculpt. He didnt eat too much proteins, he is quite old and begins to lose some of his hair on the forehead and he looks almost peaceful. Not the typical viking sculpt we are used to see. In some ways it also reminds me the old and famous Latorre range. 

Cherry on the cake, Matthieu asked me if i wanted to paint the boxart. Of course i said yes and i started thinking about the colors as i didnt have to follow any concept. I wanted something quite simple and effective with a lot of textures and without fancy freehands. For a boxart, i think the main goal is to show the quality of the sculpture, without painting too many "distractions". 
The first choice has been a blue for the tunic and it guided the tonality of the other elements. For a historical piece, it is often better to stay quiet with the colors and to think about achieving a realistic effect. Well, i didnt paint many historical miniatures yet, but i did my best ;) . 

If you like this sculpt as much as i do, you can find a copy on ferminiatures.

Here are also some WIP shots:

Cheers! ;)