On a regular basis, MiniPaint.art will have the pleasure and honor to chat with a non-professional hobby painter. Not all hobby painters are world-known artists but MiniPaint.art thinks that all enthousiasts deserve the possibility to share their passion with the most.
Who are you? Where do you live?
Hello readers! My name is Adrian currently mostly known as Sunwalker89 on reddit and I’m working as an engineer everyday. I live in Poland in the Czestochowa city.
Why & how did you start painting miniatures?
I’ve always been a fan of Warhammer and Warhammer 40k lore and played games like Dawn of War or Dark Omen. When I was younger I liked to paint, draw and build plastic planes with my father. Painting miniatures was a matter of time. Finally I started in december 2016 when i was 27. Me and my brother bought a box of Horus Heresy Betrayal at Calth. Those were the first miniatures I ever painted and played with and I fell in love with this hobby.
After that I started collecting Stormcast Eternals, Khorne Bloodbound and Flesh Eater Courts (together about 4000 points).
But I did’nt have enought time to play as much as I wanted and I started to focus more on painting than playing, and then pushed myself to try something different with smoother blends and NMM elements and when GW realesd Noise Marine I decided to paint it this way.
What is your paint style and inspirations?
My painting style depends on what I’m paintig for. If I paint something for Killteam or Warcry I try to not spend tons of time painting single miniature. I watched a lot how Richard Grey is painting in some sketchy way.
If I want to spend more time on the mini I try to have smoother blends and I use more glazes and even loaded brush technique which is mastered by Ben Kommets.
What is your favorite moment when painting a miniature?
I really like starting of new project. In other case I really like painting weapons. Those are examples of weapon I’m really proud.
What paint projects are you working on right now?
At the moment I’m painting Sepulchral Guard for future Warcry battles with my brother.
In my backlog I also have started Lord of Khorne on Juggernaut, Mollog from Warhammer Underworlds, Loonboss on Giant squig, newest Gotrek and few plague marines.
How many time do you spend on the hobby each week ?
That actually depends how busy I am during the week obviously, but I think I spend about 2 hours per day. Sometimes on the weekend spend couple more hours.
What paints & brushes are you using?
I mostly use GW and Vallejo paints, but I think vallejo have better paint pots. My favourite brushes are from Winsor & Newton Series 7 sizes 0, 1, 2 and Raphael 8404 but I also use Escoda brushes.
Any hobby painter hints & tips you want to share with us?
The first time I saw painted miniature with NMM technique I thought I’ll never paint like that. I’m still learnig a lot of things and there is a lot of more experienced painters than me but I think the key to improve is to paint more miniatures slowly and trying different techniques.
Do you have a blog? Youtube, Instagram or Facebook?
Anything else you want to say to the readers?
If You want to be a better painter, dont rush and enjoy our fantastic hobby as I do!
Thanks Adrian for the time you’ve spent answering all these questions and all the best for your future projects !