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A lot of the older work has been archived, and we have decided to focus on displaying only our latest work and some of our own favourites in the galleries.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

Margot’s Boudica finished “Odi et Amo”

Margot finished the Origen Art bust depicting the epic Celtic warrior queen Boudicea or Boudica. The piece is titled Odi et Amo (I hate and I love). Base colours were done in acrylics and the majority of the painting was done in oils. More images in the gallery, as usual

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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 figure gallery for more images.

Witch of the North

Margot’s work also featured here

I am happy to introduce my wife Margot to you on these pages. She has picked up the painting brushes rather recently, in October 2013. As it turned out, she has a real talent for figure painting. Check out her work on her own gallery page 

Currently on Margot’s workbench is this white metal figure from Pegaso:

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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 the figures gallery

Hope you like it.

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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.

Merry-Christmas-2013

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