Friday 27 December 2013

Irix (Ultimate Edition). 2.0 version

It is so beatiful miniature! I love it so much!!!
It was endless pleasure and fun to paint this amazing wolfen woman.
I painted it for Spring Angel 2013 and it took 2d place in Monster category.
4 years ago I had painted first version of Irix ( and I still like that color scheme (but not painting techniques).
(and it version have some fans :)))) like this for example

Sunday 22 December 2013

Beetle woman

It was very fast and strange to work with this miniatures. Unusualy for me. So many colours! 
I planed to paint this girl in green and brown.
But SHE wanted to be like a beetle, something like Maybug, with iridescent shell (armor).
Now I am very sad that I was scared to varnish it (with gloss varnish). O! She needs to shimmering and shining.
And I so like mushrooms... 

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Monday 16 December 2013

Crimson Hunter

Here is it, my so-long-flying-somewhere plane )
Вот он, мой так долго летающий.

Saturday 14 December 2013

Monte San Savino 2013. Part 2.

   We continue our story about our weekend in Monte San Savino. Now we'll tell you about day two, Saturday.  
   Мы продолжаем наш рассказ об участии Серпентариума в Монте Сан Савино Шоу (Италия). В этой части у нас - день второй, суббота.

The main place - Museum

Thursday 5 December 2013

Monte San Savino 2013. Part 1.

  At last we decided to write a report about Monte San Savino Show (MSS) where our Serpentarium was almost in full strength.
  Не прошло и двух недель как мы решили таки написать отчет о поездке нашего Гадюшничка почти в полном составе на Монте Сан Савино Шоу (МСС)...

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Nemetis the Sacrilegious. Step-by-step.

   Here's my last step-by-step tutorial of painting this wonderful miniature by Rakham -  Nemetis the Sacrilegious. Hope somebody will find it useful ).
   You can find a lot of pics (really a lot!) in my blog Hoperiver's Valley.


Friday 22 November 2013


It was very hard and so long project. Especialy prepainting preparation. It is FW resin, i think all of you know what does it mean :)
Giger style freehands. Freehands only for freehands may be, but it was interesting to do it.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Serpent Lodge Priest

Good news everyone! (c)
This is fisrt GW limited mini in my collection painted by myself! 

Thursday 24 October 2013

"Сaught by light flash"

  The history of this miniature bith began a long time ago. It was a collective project on Russian Alternative forum (now closed) with a pair of russian artist to paint a military girl, which was not ended together. But I've came to finish! (It's better late then never).
  And I took it to Hussar 2013 so you could see it there.

White speaker Nico

Another KD miniature for Ravenswood :)
(Previous was Mother )
I painted it for Hussar 2013, but it was fiasco.

Friday 18 October 2013


For a long time I had a painting dream other then a winning the contests. This dream was simple: to paint a box art to any miniature producer. Many time passed but still no one wants my box art. So I  tired to wait this moment  and I've decided that I will do all by myself: produce the mini and paint the box art.
And now I'm very proud to introduce you both first mini of my own line and my first box art.
This is the Bezhukk the Immortal, a dwarf mercenary.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Portal 34

  Do you recognize this little girl? - Yes, it's our Shimmer jumping on the cover page of Portal magazine.
Download for free   Portal 34  and enjoy!


Friday 20 September 2013


One of my last comission work -  Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children.

Monday 16 September 2013

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Eldar Harlequins

Finally I've got final pics of the Harlequin squad which fought with me in this contest year so well.
I changed the base twice and in it won gold at the US Golden Demon 2013 in this variant:


It was a night princess but now it is girl with green sleeves...

Monday 19 August 2013


Good day!
Found in my collection this small dog. Unfortunately I do not know the author of the sculpture, bought it at one store in Prague, the seller also was not well informed of who the author is.

I wanted to do something "real", something catchy. Ashes, rain, houses gone, hopeless cold and wet.

Доброго времени суток!
Завалялась у меня такая собака. К сожалению не знаю автора скульптуры, покупал в одном Пражском магазине, продавец тоже не был в курсе, кто автор, так понял кто-то из местных.

Захотелось сделать что-то "настоящее", что-то цепляющее. Пепелище, дождь, дома не осталось, безнадега и мокрый холод.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Monday 12 August 2013

Dark Angel Sergeant

  It's one of my last work which was not published yet. Now I've completed a small tutorial of his birth so you can find and read it on my blog.
  It was a lot of pleasure and fun to paint this miniature, but it was more pleasure to look at his wins on different contests!  
  One more piece for my husband's DA army! 

Wednesday 24 July 2013

The Bird (?)

  "A strange little thing" - these impressions I have after the painting. I do not think that someday would want to paint another such miniature.

Monday 15 July 2013

Herald of Khorne BSB

This mini has partially repainted three times on a two years and half. So you will see three differend red tones on armour and banner.
Voting on CMON:

Saturday 13 July 2013


One of my last work - Shimmer by HassleFree. It was a real pleasure to do it!

Wednesday 10 July 2013

W.I.P. Maw by Banebeast


Chaos Dwarfs Fireglaive Unit

Good news everyone! (c)
This is the first unit in my LoA chaos dwarf army. I finished them for a three days before Cristall Hammer competititon and they are win the "fantasy unit" category.
CMON voting:  Rank-and-File and Commang Group

Saturday 6 July 2013

"Revenge of the nature". Finish.

Greetings! The latest version of Epic Dragons Battles.
At the Spring Angel was unlucky, but a little more luck on the Crystal hammer. Third in the Dioramas. Yeeeha!
I tried to make a big project for a limited period of time. My mistake. Looks are not as perfect as I'd like, but overall not bad. =)
Totaly 33 sm. from ground (including base)

More under the cut:...

Monday 1 July 2013

"Revenge of the nature". Sculpting. W.I.P.

And so, let me share the latest work. Subject fairly trite, but do not lose relevance, probably never. Alive Dragon (symbolizing nature) and Industrial Monster (representing technology).
I made it especially for the Spring Angel 2013. Work has not passed in to the Final. Time for a decent painting was not enough for me.
Today the picture only in the "material", but from me the final photo and video ;)

Crystal Hammer 2013

ОК! Our Serpentarium On the Crystal Hammer 2013! Really a lot of prizes!

This is our judge - Dmitry Fesechko. A hard work, and he's so serious. He looks like Johnny Depp or
Nikolai Gogol ... Anyway, a very talanted and creative person!

Sunday 30 June 2013

Angry dwarf

Very small but ugly and evil dwarf that i had sculpt for comission, 24mm to the top.

Thursday 20 June 2013

The Spring Angel 2013. Serpentarium on the event!

OK, the great event - The Spring Angel 2013- passed last Saturday. And Serpentarium was there, of course. But unfortunately not at full strength, we missed and Zubr :(

However we won some prizez in our piggy bank!!! - 4 silvers and 3 bronzez for four members! Not bad, isn't it?
Two female serpents and Lynx - красава!
And our Kirill with foreigh stars - Dervish and Volomir. What are the names!!!

Monday 17 June 2013

The Wolf's Den

So The Spring Angel passed and we can publish our works for this competition.
Here's my piece for it: Diorama (?) - The Wolf's Den, finalist in the Open category. I hope you'll like it!

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Chaos Dwarf Icon Bearer WIP

9th zwerg from my fireglaives unit. I tryed to do the red-glowing eyes and I hope I did it well but I very disapointed by some other parts. So will do little repaint for this one after all ten will be done.

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Oil training of the masses.

Greater Good to ALL!

Finally, we were able to meet with our small but poisonous team.
The reason was -  a small master class from YellowOne about painting with oil. This technique proved to be very exciting, it provides an opportunity to make blending quickly and smoothly.
Yes, and unfiltered beer with porto wine was good too :)

Friday 12 April 2013

Chaos is everywhere

These are my works for the Russian Alternative: The Chaos Dwarf and The Chaos Warlock. Interesting miniatures, so enjoy! Done almost in the same style.

Wednesday 3 April 2013