May 24-25, 2013 Figure painting workshop with Julio Cabos

Meta Pre-Vestibular School, Porto Alere, Brazil.
May 24-25, 2013
Modelers from all over the country
Figure painting workshop with master modeler Julio Cabos


Here is a report on the figure painting workshop organized by our friend Fabricio Fay during last weekend. The workshop was limited to 25 participants, and it was fully booked long before the weekend. The event attracted modelers from all over Brazil, and some were present in the workshop with maestro Ruiz last year. The lecturer this year was nothing less than the master figure painter Julio Cabos, from Spain. Mr. Cabos is a worldwide  known figure painter, and he has been a long time association with Andrea Colors, being even responsible for helping in the development of the Andrea's figure paint sets. He has also authored several boxarts of many scale figure brands. It was a pleasure to have him sharing his skills and techniques with us. 

Mr. Cabos impressed us all for his knowledge in the Physics of the painting process, and started early on Saturday morning talking about things we don't find in books, like the correct way to load brush, bristles stiffness and many other interesting topics. His strength was put to test by talking and showing his skills to the attendance during more than three hours at times.

Andrea provided the brushes, paints and books, and Julio brought several famous boxarts with him:

The object of our course, somehow related to the new Tamiya Corsair in 1/32, was this:

We also had several paint sets for the worshop raffle, courtesy of the sponsors... 

A couple of short videos (courtesy of Fabrico Fay):

Here are a few pictures of the workshop.:

And these are some of the figures displayed during the event:


We must acknowledge Fabricio Fay for the brilliant initiative. I cannot claim my figures will not suck from now on, but even we, aircraft and AFV modelers had a most enjoyable and fun time.
Let's see what he will bring to us for next year's workshop...

Rato Marczak 2013