Major update of our website

Major update of our website

It would go a bit far to say that this is part of our New Year’s resolutions, but after a long hiatus , it was high time to refresh our website.

Lack of time has been the main reason why we haven’t kept this website up to date. As organizers of SMC and the 11th World Model Expo we have had , and still have, a lot to chew and to deal with given the current circumstances. Let’s not mention the “C-word” here. ­čÖé

While we had to delay the WorldModel Expo again with another year, to 1-2-3 July 2022, we hope that later in 2021, we can run our (sort of) annual event SMC again on 16-17 October.
And although the world looks to be in an even bigger crises than before, we keep our fingers crossed and have started preparing for SMC 2021.
Better to be safe than sorry.

As for the core business, scale modelling and figure painting, we have been busy. Well….Margot anyway. I’m a wee bit slower when it comes to finishing stuff.
Anyway, as a result Margot’s gallery especially is very much refreshed and now counts 18 projects, of which 75% is from the past 20 months.
My gallery has a bit less new projects, and two of them are dioramas, or should I say vignettes?

The gallery overview has received a make-over too. You can browse through a so called carrousel of thumbnails.
Clicking on a thumbnail will take you to the page of that particular project and you can find a nice selection of images of that project. The good thing is that the carrousel runs automatically. You only have to drop your thumb or click on the image when you see something pass that you like to see more of ­čÖé .
We hope that you appreciate the new set up.

And now?
Well, the next post here won’t take as long as this one did.┬áPromise!

I will post some additional background about my diorama My Worst Nightmare shortly, for those interested in how I struggled with the final concept.
Speaking of struggling: I have also picked up a very old shelf queen that will also get the Blog treatment, as I think the developement from it’s original concept to the (almost) finished project shows some interesting insights. Mainly to myself, actually, but more on that later.

Enjoy viewing Stories in Miniature!

Margot and Robert

Our webblog has been refurbished

Our webblog has been refurbished

After roughly 16 months we have re-installed our website. It took us a while to decide whether we should proceed with it or simply ditch the whole idea and post our work only on  social media. We decided to hang on to the website, or blog concept, after all. Although nothing really ever dissappears from the internet, we believe that eveything digital vanishes into oblivion rather fast, particularly on social media. So there you have it, our own website. Just like in the good old days, that aren´t even that long ago when you come to think of it.

Whatever reasons we have for making this website, we enjoyed building it and we hope that you enjoy viewing it.

A lot of the older work has been archived, and we have decided to focus on displaying only our latest work and some of our own favourites in the galleries.

We left the old blog posts intact as they contain some in-progress and step-step-by-step info you might find useful, and some in-progress articles are still relevant. Not sure if that’s a good thing though, as it means that the project still hasn’t been finished. Anyway…..

The intention is to use this blog also for show reports, to show you what’s on the workbench now and also to share other hobby related stuff with you that we think is worth sharing.

Enjoy viewing Stories in Miniature!

Margot and Robert

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I would like to wish all you of you happy holidays and a healthy and properous 2014.

2013 has been a turbulent year from a personal point of view, but things are looking very promising for the future. I hope to see many of you on one of the shows that I will be attending.

 

Panzer Fury finished

Panzer Fury finished

I finished a 1/10th scale buste by MIG Productions. Nice excercise. Images published in the figures gallery (*edit 2021: Gallery of this bust has been removed)

New website in the making

New website in the making

I decided to turn to a better looking website. Still struggling to get things under control, but I am getting there.
Check in from time to time to watch additions in the galleries or check work in progress in this blog.
I also intend to sneak in some SMC previews every now and then.
Stay tuned!

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