New figure added: the Mad Hatter

New figure added: the Mad Hatter

And here he is.. the Mad Hatter! 

I am happy to say that I have finished this wonderful figure from Creepy Tables. It was a very long trip, but a fun one, I enjoyed it and learned a lot. It’s a large piece, perhaps the largest I have painted so far, and it required a different approach to painting at times, compared to other projects.

I have combined acrylics and oils, something that works fine for me. 

More images of this project, and many other projects, can be found, as always, in my gallery.

 

 

New diorama added: Stake Out

New diorama added: Stake Out

I have added images of my latest diorama to my gallery, entitled Stake Out!

You can find the images of the finished dio in my gallery

In due time I will add a blog post with some in progress shots and tell you a bit about how you can turn an initial idea around and still come up with something pretty decent 🙂

Untill then I need keep my  promise and add some additional info on another diorama, My Worst Nightmare.

Enjoy viewing Stories in Miniature!

Robert

A new mini finished

A new mini finished

I finished this nice little mini the other day. A true mini as the figure measures 38mm. It’s a mini by Vesper-On Games from their Carnevale game, catalogue number C-0042.  It’s a white metal figure called White Dove and although it’s the smallest figure  I ever painted it has been a nice ride. I constructed the base from pieces of glass, silicon glue and a dried flower that Margot found this summer. The snow I used came from Hudson & Allen and I also used small glass beads to add a bit more bling to the snow here and there.
Everything was painted in acrylics.  My main mission for this venture was to obtain a good colour harmony, and I think it worked out rather well.

The snow was another thing as I have something of a larger size coming up that requires snow, and lots of it. My last project involving snow dates back many years and when I look back at that one, there’s room for improvement, to put it politely.

For lack of a better title I named it Witch of the North for the time being.

Check out my gallery for more images.

 

A new figure, The Ronin

A new figure, The Ronin

At SMC 2011 I received a gift from Raffaele Picca from Massive Voodoo, a 54mm figure of a Ronin, sculpted by him for his Forged Monkey brand.

It took me while before I got to paint it as I didn’t feel comfortable enough to do it justice. But recently I was invited , together with my wife and some friends by Goetz Siepmann and Nicole Siepmann-Eppinger, to come to their home in Essen, Germany for a weekend full of figure frenzy: painting, making bases and especially talk about figures….and most of all to have a good time. This weekend inspired me to do the base as it came out the way you can see it in the pictures. I painted everything in acrylics.

You can more images in my gallery

Hope you like it.

Roninbirdseyeroof

 

 

 

New Mini finished

New Mini finished

Last week I attended a workshop by Roman Lappat from Massive Voodoo, assisted by Peter Toth.  We started on Friday late afternoon and stopped at 6.30 pm on Sunday evening.  This was a very intense, but ultimately rewarding experience. Trust me on this: Roman has the ability to get you out of your comfort zone and take you to another level of consciousness in miniature painting. Even though we had 26 people attending, he and Peter kept a very relaxed attitude and guided everybody through the weekend smoothly.

I believe that Roman is one of the most inspiring people in the modelling and painting scene today, and I can only but highly  recommend that you attend one of his classes whenever you have the opportunity. You will not regret it and it’ll be well worth your time, effort, blood, sweat and tears and the money you put into it.

Thank Roman and Peter for the great time at the workshop. I hope you guys will be back for the advanced class next year.

My mini, with the final tweaks made on my home workbench as it stands today….my Queen of Creatures. A GWS Demonette, from head to toe 40mm…or a bit smaller..whatever.

 

 

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