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Soldatini International!

Posted by Giovanni on venerdì 18 ottobre 2013 , under , , , | commenti (4)

We are here!

Soldatini international!

Posted by Giovanni on martedì 15 ottobre 2013 , under , , , | commenti (10)

Cari tutti,

Has been way to long since I've posted anything on my blog, but work is killing me!

In my spare time I've to work on Soldatini and I'm so happy to spend my spare time doing it!!

So happy that, with the publisher, We have decided to make the magazine in english so you can read it as well!!

We will be live the 18th of October and will be only in digital version.

Hope you will enjoy it!!

Just search for "Soldatini International" in you app store (iOs, Android or Amazon). You can also download the Pocketmags app (available for all the operation systems) and search inside the app for Soldatini International. If you want to read it on-line go to www.pocketmags.com

Download it and spread the word!!



My first flat figure

Posted by Giovanni on domenica 23 giugno 2013 , under , , , , , | commenti (15)

Ciao a tutti,

Long time ago, I had dinner with my friend Stefano Borin and he gave me, as a present this wonderful 30mm flat standard bearer.

It took me a long time, but I finally managed to finish the figure.

Is painted entirely in oils over a black primer and acrylic base for the white.

I loved the painiting process, and I hope you like the result.



Soldatini goes digital

Posted by Giovanni on martedì 14 maggio 2013 , under , , , | commenti (6)

Ciao a tutti,

Has been a while now, since I posted something.

Life is getting along and I didn't have much time for modelling

On top of that I'm actually helping the guys at Auriga publishing with their magazine Soldatini.

I'm putting together all the best artists around to make the best figures magazine available.

On of the exciting news I was working on is to make Soldatini available in digital format, the first ever magazine, worldwide, available on your device.

The magazine is in italian language, but full of SBS pictures and reports from the greatest shows.
We will try to translate the magazine in the future, we hope to have enough interest from you guys to make it happen.

The app and the number 99 is already available , the number 100 will be out today!

To read Soldatini on your devices:


Login to the App Store
Search and download the application Soldatini
Go to news-stand, you'll find the installed application.
Buy the magazine and starts reading Soldatini on your device.

Android, Windows 8 RT, Kindle Fire and Blackberry

Log into the app tore of your device.
Search and download the application Pocketmags
ONce installed launch the application and search for Soldatini.
Buy the magazine and starts reading Soldatini on your device.

PC / Mac

Go to www.pocketmags.com.
Register free to site
Search Soldatini through the search function.
Buy the magazine and starts reading Soldatini on your device.

Also the 3 others magazines from Auriga publishing, Model Time, Sky Model and Steel Art will be available tomorrow via pocketmags app.

I hope you will enjoy the magazine.

Un abbraccio.


P.S. follow Soldatini on facebook

US tanker with top hat - Life magazine - FINISHED

Posted by Giovanni on giovedì 13 dicembre 2012 , under , , , , , | commenti (8)

Ciao a tutti,

Has been a while, but I've been busy with work and life.

I have finished this  piece, I painted the figure and my friend Vittorio Arena built and painted the Sherman wedge.

We have tried to reproduce the same atmosphere of the original picture, and I hope you think we did it.

I did use, as usual, acrylics for fabrics, oils for skin tones and leathers.

Hope you like it.



Italian standard bearer, 1859

Posted by Giovanni on mercoledì 24 ottobre 2012 , under , , , | commenti (9)

Ciao a tutti,

This is one of the last figures I've painted.

Is a limited edition figure produced by the forum www.figurinitaly.com sculpted by Mariano Numitone.

The figure is casted in resin, and is almost perfect, with very tiny imperfection to spot and fill/sand.

Is the first time I paint a figure sculpted by Mariano and I have to admit that was a great fun.

I hope you like it.



Passione per la vita - Passion for life 2012

Posted by Giovanni on domenica 7 ottobre 2012 , under , , , , | commenti (5)

Ciao a tutti,

Questo post sarà scritto in italiano ed inglese.

This entry will be written in english and italian.

Sono lieto di lanciare ufficialmente, per il secondo anno, la campagna, "Passione per la vita".

Come saprete, se leggete il mio blog, ho scolpito un soldatino raffigurante un fante italiano, durante la prima spedizione coloniale italiana in Africa nel 1885.

Il soldatino è stato meravigliosamente dipinto dal mio caro amico Stefano Lancioni ed è ora pronto per essere acquistato da tutti voi.

Quest'anno la cifra raccolta andra all'associazione "Potentialmente" per la costituzione di un fondo patrimoniale che verrà utilizzato per sostenere i minori, ospiti delle case-famiglia, nei loro percorsi formativi e professionali favorendone lo sviluppo di attitudini e competenze.

Su www.p4l.it potrete vedere le foto del master in costruzione e del pezzo finito, ma soprattutto potrete ordinarlo, sono stati stampati 150 pezzi, non lasciatevi scappare il vostro.

 I am pleased to officially launch, for the second year, the charity project "Passion for Life".

As you know, if you read my blog, I modelled an figure depicting an italian soldier during the First colonial expedition in Africa in 1885.

The model has been beautifully painted by my dear friend
Stefano Lancioni and is now ready to be purchased by all of you.

This year, the founds raised will go the association
"Potentialmente" to set up a capital fund that will be used to support children guests of the foster homes in their educational and professional careers, encouraging the development of skills and competencies.

Go to
www.p4l.it and see the photos of the master, the finished piece, and order one of the 150 pieces available, do not miss yours.



Sikh Bust - Finished

Posted by Giovanni on venerdì 28 settembre 2012 , under , , , , , , | commenti (12)

Ciao a tutti,

I've finished this little gem, has been an absolute pleasure to paint this little bust.

I used this bust to experiment few techniques and new colour schemes.

I highly recommend this JMD's bust, I've found the sculpture amazing especially the face.

The only flaw is that is completely missing any historical or uniformology information, finding info on the net is not so easy as well..

I hope you like it, let me know what you think.



Sikh Bust - Step 2

Posted by Giovanni on mercoledì 26 settembre 2012 , under , , , , , , , | commenti (5)

Ciao a tutti,

Here I'm again with this nice JMD bust.

I've almost completed the torso, I just need to finish the gold shoulders patches.

The jacket has been made using a stippling technique, using various shades to depict the "english uniform" going from sunny skintone to black.

Has been a nice experience and I think I will try it on other busts as well.

Calvin Tan did a magnificent bust using this technique and Hardy tempest does something similar with oil colours, and he is a true artist.

Leathers are done using oil colours, to give the shiny/translucent finish.

Let me know what you think.



Sikh Bust - Step 1

Posted by Giovanni on venerdì 7 settembre 2012 , under , , , , , , , | commenti (7)

Ciao a tutti,

Has been long time since I've updated my blog.

Many things are happening, the biggest one will be revealed soon.

For the time being I'm painting this splendid bust from JMD, should be a fairly quick painting for my standard.

The sculpture is amazing, particularly the face.

Flesh tones are done, beard as well, maybe some touch up will be done.

Let me know what you think.