Sunday, December 30, 2012

Contemptor... coming soon

What's cooler than a big robot with a missle launcher and an assault cannon?
A big robot with a missle launcher and TWO assault cannons!


Coming soon...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Space Wolf Veteran Sergeant - wip #3

Little update today... I've just started to paint the banner.
Anyway, fast pictures!
Enjoy yourself.



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Space Wolf Veteran Sergeant - wip #2

I'm going on with this Space Wolf Veteran. Second wip.
Waaaaaaaay better with the head ;)
I will sell this miniature once finished, so if you are interested, send me a mail.







Monday, December 17, 2012

Space Wolf Veteran Sergeant - wip #1

Ok, in the past days you have seen Imperial Fists, Ultramarines and Dark Angels... it's time to show a Space  Wolf Veteran Sergeant.
As you can see the model is still in wip, and I have to correct some blendings.
I will sell this miniature once finished, so if you are interested, send me a mail.




Sunday, December 16, 2012

In a hole in the ground there lived a painter

So, have you been this weekend to the cinema to watch The Hobbit? I did of course! After all two months ago I was there, in New Zealand... Matamata... Hobbiton!


By the way... yes, that's me :D


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dark Angel Veteran Sergeant

This is my latest tabletop level model. As you can see it is a Veteran Sergeant, Dark Angels, from the Dark Vengeance boxed set of Warhammer 40k. Games Workshop.

I'm exploring new way to paint in short time  models for gaming purpose. I think I've made it in 3-4 hours, and that is a big achievement for myself!
Anyway this model has been sold on E-Bay, and now is flying to Australia...

Click on read more to get more pictures.

Monday, December 10, 2012

My cabinet - Episode 1

That's my cabinet in this week.. some of the models you see there have already been sold.

MiniAkh's new blog

Hello everybody! Here it is, the new blog is finally online. As you can see actually it's not very different from MiniAkh.it, so why did I change it? Because I'm lazy! :D Yes that's the real reason!
Blogspot offers a lot of cool gadgets/widgets and connections already done and tested. Hopefully with this new system I'll be able to make more updates.
Anyway I'm actually working on the tutorial section, translating into English all the guides I've written in Italian for the modelling website that I admin along with other friends, Triplozero.com . Anyway it will not be a fast task :D
Another cool news is that now onward you can comment my posts! Wooooow that's amazing! As you can see it's everything kinda work in progress (graphics, fonts, layout, etc...),I'm still slowly coping all the MiniAkh.it articles in this blog so the past contents will keep growing in these days.
Enjoy with paining!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Imperial Fist Champion

Hello everybody!
I'm posting today another space marine I've painted in the last few weeks and that was sold on E-Bay.

This time I show you an Imperial Fist Champion made using scrap parts and bits from different kits, you can recognize Forge World stuff too.
I wanted to create something unique for this model so I sculpted/carved a fist shaped shield.
As usually, click on read more to get higer resolution images.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ultramarine Veteran Sergeant

During the last days I've painted some Warhammer 40K models just for fun. They were all painted at a good tabletop level, and this is the first model, another Ultramarine!

In this Veteran Sergeant I've tried to paint using a little of freehand... it was just a test on the shoulder pad.

As usually, click on read more to get higer resolution images.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monte San Savino 2012 - Pictures

Hello friends, you have probably seen those pictures on the web already, maybe on my Facebook Page.

Anyway I'm posting here some of the shots, and the link to the whole gallery, that I've taken in maybe the best miniature show in Europe, Monte San Savino, held two weeks ago.

Enjoy yourself!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dwarf Lord

In this period I couldn't paint very much, hopefully I'll paint more from the beginning of November... Anyway I menage to finish this model in one week only, that is a kind of record for my average time :D
This model was painted for the "Golden Dwarf", a painting competition held in the GW Store of Milan, here in Italy. Sadly this model was shipped too late (I've sent it form Rome, where I live, to Milan) and I couldn't compete. A very special thanks to Fabrizio "Rusto" Russo who took care of this miniature.

In the article you will also find a 360° video and many stereoscopic pictures, so click on read more!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Predator Bone Hunter - pics, video and 3D!


Here it is ma latest serious miniature!
It's a Predator Bone Hunter, an amazing model sculpted by Allan Carrasco and sold by the Swiss manufacturer Predastore.ch... sadly it is sold out.
As usually it's a 32 mm scale, the base is 4 cm wide.

The model was painted for a friend of mine who is totally crazy for this chatacter.
In the article you will also find a 360° video and many stereoscopic pictures, so click on read more!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ultramarine Relic Contemptor Dreadnought

Another Ultramarine, another dreddy!
If you follow my Facebook page, you will know that I'm crazy for these big robots...
In the last past days I've found out few hours to paint this model at a very good tabletop level.

Click on read more to see high resolution pictures of this model.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ultramarine Stormtalon

Here it is my latest model.
This is an Ultramarine Stormtalon fast painted for E-bay.
Please note that this kind of weathering is not really correct for a flying vehicle... but have you seen the design of this stuff? It won't fly anyway... :D

Click on read more to watch high resolution pictures of this model.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ultramarine Roman Commander

Guess what? I've painted another Ultramarine model!!!

Ok, this one was actually painted few months ago but I'll show you only today. I think I've made this model when Games Workshop released the Grey Knight army, that's why I've used the halberd. As you can see I've also modified the helmet adding an Ancient Roman style crest... by the way in few days, the 21st of April, it's the "birthday" of my city... Rome!

Click on read more to watch high resolution pictures of this model.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tyranids - Third Wave

Here I am with another group of nids! 3rd wave of Tyranids!

Few Venomthropes, Hive Guards (with a modified one), a Biovore and a Lictor, all painted in the usual style as seen before.

Click on read more to watch high resolution pictures of this model.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Necrons!

In the last few weeks I've painted quite a lot, mostly Tyranids and Necrons. Anyway I menaged to finish something for me too.

Today I'm gonna show you the first squad of Necron Deathmarks, painted in a different color scheme.
Of course it's a tabletop level.

Click on read more to watch high resolution pictures of this model.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wight King

New model painted, and this time it was not a Space Marine! :D
With the new wave of Undead from Games Workshop, I've painted the plastic Wight King of the Vampire Counts.

The model comes with a scenic base but you can remove it in order to use the miniature in the battlefield.

Click on read more to watch high resolution pictures of this model.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tyranids - Second Wave


Maybe you have already seen those models in my Facebook Page... or maybe not! Anyway this my latest group of models. Another big group of Tyranids miniatures made for a commission.
If you take a look in the Miniatures section of this site, you will find other nids painted with this style.

Click on read more to watch high resolution pictures of this model.