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 ūüôā

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.

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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.

 

 

Look mum, it works!

Look mum, it works!

Well, I shamefully admit that I have finally spent time to figure out why you could not read the complete posts in my blog. Well, now you can.¬†I also admit being digitally illiterate. Or too lazy to be bothered at times…hmm. On the other hand, ¬†I’m nice to kids and animals and I pay my taxes, so I’m not that bad a person I guess ūüôā

I actually managed to finish some of the stuff that I started earlier this year, or even longer ago, who knows. I finished a mini by Scibor Miniatures called Santa Hunter. Funny mini, at least I think so and a joy to paint. My first real mini as a matter of fact, and it has given me the opportunity to use some colours from the paint box I haven’t used a lot until now.

Santa Hunter

I also finished a long dragging project that started it’s life as a purchase by my wife. She never finished the bust, and I attempted it several times over the past few years, putting it aside over and over again to focus on other projects. Earlier this year I decided to give it a final go. The sculpt is not that great to tell you the truth, but I wanted to challenge the horrors of painting whites. Did I succeed? Yes and no. I’m happy with the way the face came out, the robe is rather ok, and the hair…well…I’d ¬†rather go bold, haha. ¬†Anyway, it’s done and the next time I find something in my stash that is not up to standard I’ll rather sell than paint it. There!

Mira

My happy spring time Lend-Lease Valentine is another project that should have been finished earlier. It all started off as an exercise model for practising new airbrush techniques. I build this MiniArt model out of the box, a first time for me… even after many moons of scale modelling this is my first model without any after market. You may call me weird. The weathering was mainly done with Liquitex Acrylics Inks, a method developed by my clubmember Marcel du Long. The lower parts of the tank received some pigments.

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Anyway,  more pics of all projects are uploaded in the galleries. I hope that you enjoy watching them.

Signing off!

 

Galleries nearly complete

Galleries nearly complete

Today I added the last stuff in the gallery sections. Older work that is. I plan to put a collection of the earliest work in a seperate gallery…..some day.

I hope that you like my work and my new website, and if you feel like dropping me a line, please don’t hold back.

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