Hi folks, my name is Rafael and I’m a miniature painter from Minimanie. Thanks to Stahly and the rest of the Tale of Painter crew for allowing me to share my work with you. I’m very honored, because I followToP/Stahly’s Paint Station for many years.
About me: I’m in the hobby since 1996, and all started with Warhammer Fantasy. But I wasn’t a player, I just was interested in miniature painting, which hasn’t changed until now. I don’t collect miniatures, I just enjoy the process of painting. So I’m happy when I can finish one project and move to the next. As a commission painter, I love the variety that different projects bring. That’s what I feel most comfortable with at the moment. I paint miniatures of every description and any company, mostly single miniatures, small troops and vehicles.
Since 2011 I paint under the pseudonym „Minimanie“. On Facebook I’m posting WIP stuff, small tutorials and finished work. Most of the time I paint for private customers, for Freebooter Miniatures, and a painting studio in my home town.
The four Assassins were painted for a private customer. He requested a similar paintjob as Games Workshop did. I was quite happy, because I love Games Workshop’s painting style.
First I started to paint the Callidus, the easiest character to paint. Second one was the Culexus Assassin. I added some OSL on the Culexus body armour. This gave the character more personality and looked very cool. Same thing on the Vindicare Assassin. I painted him just as GW as well, but changed one little detail. I painted the silencer as dark as the weapon. It makes sense to me, because no sharpshooter in the world has shinny polished parts on his weapon. The fourth and last Assassin was the Eversor. Here I changed his eye colour from blue to red. I felt that this gave him a more aggressive touch. It was a lot of fun to paint this four assassins and my customer liked them too. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Thanks for reading and watching!
Been following this guy since he did his space wolves. Amazing stuff.
These are beautiful
- Andreas Kentorp
Love the rich blacks. One of the hardest parts of mini-painting to get right. Thumbs up 🙂
better than garfys
I think both versions are very high quality.
Both versions are awesome. Comes down to personal preference I guess
Unnecessary flaming is unnecessary.
These are better than mine hands down. I wish I was this good. These are better than eavy metal if you ask me.
Maybe Rafael wishes he owned 15,000pts of painted Ultramarines and 15,000pts of painted Tyranids.
It's difficult to have both. I'm pleased with my painting level and my collection, but it's people like Rafael I aspire to paint like.
Brilliant…….no more to say.
FANTASTIC FOUR!!! Impressive work!
thanks for your kind words!
Which is an unnecessary debate :/
These are just amazing. I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to painting and always try to make my models look 'like the one on the box'. In this case, the box art has been taken to the next level. As for the guy who said that these were "better than Garfy's" – what is your definition of "better"? Both are faithful to GW's style and technically excellent. I love Garfy's style of keeping things old school, and I'd be proud to be able to paint like either Garfy or Minimanie!
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Dude I saw these a long time ago and loved the paint job!!! Welcome to TOP! =D keep up the great work! Hope to see more very soon! =D