Tuesday, 24 December 2013

I wish you a Merry Christmas and an Incredible Year 2014!!!

Hello Everyone,
This is a special period of the year, a moment for being nice with everyone, a time to share with friends, family and the beloved ones

2014 is just around the corner and it will bring many good things for all of us: new miniatures, more competitions, some painting courses, and the World Expo!!! 

On behalf of Karaikal Painting Studio I would like to wish you an incredible Christmas and a very Happy 2014 full of inspiration and new projects!!!


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

My new gallery in PuttyAndPaint.com

Hello guys!

Over the past couple of weeks I have been hearing about a new miniature website where the most talented painters and sculptors in the world could show their work and be voted accordingly.
Yes I know, the idea might sound quite similar to CoolMiniOrNot.com however there are three main differences:
1. You have to be an active member to vote
2. You have to receive an invitation to become a member
3. The vote is not based on a 1 to 10 range but "Props (Thumbs up!)", Bronze, Silver and Gold

I was gently invited by the creator of the site Philip Printz (thanks, Phil!) and here you have the link to my gallery.

I hope you like it.

Monday, 7 October 2013

G̶a̶m̶e̶s̶ Day and Golden Demon UK 2013

One week has passed since this event, and my original idea was to put on paper my thoughts about the most disappointing GD UK of the last 10 years.

But... after all I have read while surfing on the web: all the criticism, all the anger, all the sadness, I think I will pass... I do not want to "make lumber from the fallen tree" (as we say in Spanish)...
Many people have shown their disappointment with the event in a very direct and sincere way: Volomir, Masterminis, Pins of War (three of the most popular hobby related blogs nowadays) and I cannot do other thing than agreeing with them.

This is sad but the jury has reached a verdict... and I think GW has to think about it...

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Group Picture!!!

It was about time to clean my cabinet and I thought it was a good idea to take a group photo of the work I have done for myself in the past 13 years (since GD Spain 2000).
Many, many hours invested in this amazing hobby!!!

P.S. A couple of broken minis are missing (as they are lying down in the cabinet)

Some format changes


After a couple of years with the blog I thought is was a good idea to change the format slightly.
As you can see, the structure remains the same, but the colors have passed from orange to black and red.
Also I have in mind to update the blog more often with new step by step articles, mini-tutorials and more cool stuff.

Many thanks to all of you for being there  

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Labels (Tutorial)

Hello All!!!
I know it's been a while since the last time I updated the blog, however many things have been going on in my FB Page.

Golden Demon UK is just around the corner and this is the period of the year when we are all stressed trying to finish our entries, and trying to find a good idea to give them that extra boost to make them stand up from the rest of the competitors.

One good option (that I always choose for my entries) is to put some kind of title label in the base to establish a background for the entry.
During the last years many people have asked me how I prepare the labels, so now I have done a simple tutorial to share with you :-)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

W40K Cosplay

In the last couple of weeks I have discovered in the Net some examples of people/groups that have created real size space marine suits.

The first one is a stunning Imperial Fist Terminator from the Roses & Boltshells team.
Here you have their FB page and tons of pics.

The second example, that I just discovered this morning, is an incredible Blood Angel MK7 Space Marine Suit. In the page linked you can find also some amazing videos and many photos.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

And the Crystal Brush 2013 winner is...

...Jeremie Bonamant!!!

Congratulations Jeremie!
Very well deserved and an amazing piece of work!

Below you have the link to the pictures of the Best of Show

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Colaborando con Laserburn (in Spanish only, sorry guys...)

Hola a todos,
Tengo el orgullo de informaros que voy a comenzar a colaborar con mis amigos del blog de Laserburn en una nueva sección de preguntas y respuestas sobre pintado de figuras.

Os adjunto el link del blog con las instrucciones:

La idea es ir resolviendo las dudas de la gente de manera regular tanto en la web como en el podcast (Astronomicón).

Así que en caso de duda ya no tenéis excusas para no preguntar :-)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Fixing mistakes / Corrigiendo errores

We all make mistakes. It is a human thing.
What to do when this happens? Accept it, fix it and keep going...

And this applies as well to figure painting.
But... before fixing it, make sure you are calm and not overwhelmed by the mistake.

Todos cometemos errores. Es humano.
¿Y qué hemos de hacer cuando esto sucede? Aceptarlo, repararlo y tirar para adelante...

Y esto es también aplicable a la pintura de figuras.
Pero... antes de reparar el entuerto, hemos de asegurarnos de estar tranquilos y no sobrepasados por el error.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!!! / ¡¡¡Feliz Año Nuevo!!!

Best Wishes for the New Year!!!

¡¡¡Mis mejores deseos para el Nuevo Año!!!