Seminars by Miniature Painting Masterclass

Sword & Brush is excited to announce a weekend of painting seminars hosted by Fernando Ruiz and Jaume Ortiz! Fernando and Jaume are the world-class artists behind Miniature Painting Masterclass and they are bringing their expertise all the way from Spain to teach classes for beginners and pros alike!

Fernando Ruiz

Fernando Ruiz is the owner of FeR Miniatures and a world-famous miniature painter. Besides his works for his own company, he has painted many pieces for collectors and other companies, winning many awards in international shows. Also, he hosts painting seminars around the world on a regular basis. He mostly paints historical figures and busts but also likes to do some fantasy to express his creativity without boundaries from time to time.

Jaume Ortiz

Jaume Ortiz is probably the most renowned painter of WWII figures in the world. He has painted countless miniatures for boxarts and collectors, winning many awards in international shows. Also, he hosts painting seminars around the world on a regular basis. He is specialized in historical subjects, unrivaled in what it comes to sharp attention to detail.

The Seminars

Paint is provided for all seminars courtesy of Vallejo, and the models are yours to keep! All you need bring are brushes and a few other simple items (see the list on the registrations page).

Friday

Sept. 6th

Painting Space Marine Armour

Fernando Ruiz
7pm – 10pm

Fernando will explain how to interpret the volumes and place the highlights and shadows on Space Marine power armour using a variety of techniques. If time allows, he will review some other details. like NNM chest eagles, faces, etc. Primaris Space Marine included!

Advanced Painting  – WWII Bolt Action

Jaume Ortiz
7pm – 10pm

Jaume will explain how to take a realistic approach to WWII miniatures in 28mm. Among other things, he will review German camouflage and, if time allows, some other details like field grey, faces, equipment, etc. Bolt Action miniature included!

Saturday

Sept. 7th

Painting a 54mm Fantasy Face

Fernando Ruiz
9am – 1pm

Fernando will explain how to paint a face on a 54mm fantasy figure. If time allows, he will review some textures and materials like wool clothes, tartan and leather. Spirit of Adventure figure included!

German WWII Camouflage in 1/35

Jaume Ortiz
1:30pm – 5:30pm

This is Jaume’s signature gig. Jaume will explain how to paint realistic Waffen-SS camo on a 1/35 figure. If time allows, he will review some other details. like field grey, faces, equipment, etc. Alpine MG Gunner figure included.

Sunday

Sept. 8th

Painting Bust Faces

Fernando Ruiz
9am – 6pm

Fernando will offer an in-depth seminar on how to paint a bust face, doing a sketch and finishing it later cleaning transitions and adding effects. If time allows, he will review some other details of the bust. Rollo, Duke of Normandy bust included.

 Painting a Continental Soldier in 75mm

Jaume Ortiz
9am – 6pm

Jaume will offer an in-depth seminar on how to paint a historical 75mm face, doing a sketch and finishing it later cleaning transitions and adding effects. If time allows, he will review some other details of the figure. Private, 1st New York Regiment of Continental Line figure included.

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