Donnerstag, 28. April 2011

Appetizer for the upcoming weekend

I packed a few minis for tomorrow and now I can hardly wait to get to Ingolstadt. The Duke of Bavaria will be THAT show for me this year, as I decided not to go to World Expo. I will be there tomorrow and on Saturday but not on Sunday. I intend to post a review of the event as soon as possible, maybe even one for Friday and one for Saturday.
As a little appetizer, I would like to show you a few pictures I took during the last years at this show. Just to give you an impression of the quality of the entrys. (2006-2010)


Mittwoch, 27. April 2011

Bonecrusher Update #1

There isn't that much time for painting at the moment, as I have to prepare for a further exam next week. Nevertheless I found some minutes to go on with the rat ogre. I have to say that I really really love Vallejo Model Air Colours, they are just perfect for my way of painting. I finished both feet, the loincloth and some bandages, more will follow. Slowly I understand how to use Airbrush to ease the work with the brush.
I am just thinking about a nice base, nothing too minimalist. Maybe the monkeys from Massive Voodoo have some more bricks for me. :)


Dienstag, 26. April 2011

"Quick, quick, scuttle fast...."

I am reading this book at the moment, and I must say that it is a real pleasure. I love the way how Skaven are easily the strongest power in the old world but again and again mess it up because of their pure stupidity and ignorance. Awesome.....

... this motivated me to start another GW project, one of the rat ogres from the Island of Blood box. This will be my version of Tanquols upmost stupid companion Bonecrusher (the current one, not one of those killed by Gotrek, hihi). I decided for a rather unusual colour scheme, don't ask me why. The mini was basecoated with airbrush, I also gave the feet a slight blueish nuance and sprayed a little light from the top. This is the current state after about 5 hours of work. I had to rework some areas because I experiment with new colours. The metal parts will most likely not be done in NMM this time, I think this doesn't work with a miniature so tremendously stupid.

I am not sure if this will become a pure fun project or something for the Games Day in Cologne this year. We will see.


Samstag, 23. April 2011

Phoenix Guard # 2

Holiday time here in Bavaria, I took some days of the internet and focused on painting and finishing some projects. I am quite productive at the moment, what makes me really happy.
Some years ago I wanted to paint a unit of five Phoenix Guards. I stopped after painting 2 and 1/2 minis because the colour scheme and the repetitive areas on the minis became very boring. Last year I reworked one of the minis and entered it in the Open Category of the German Games Day, what brought me a silver demon. You can find a link to the mini here .
Some days ago, I decided to put the second finished miniature onto a base and finish it. This mini might go to this years German Games Day, but maybe it wont. We will see.....
Hope you like it, I will add a bit more light to the halberd. The snow is the Andrea stuff mixed with Vallejo white, PVA glue and a drop of water. I will add a bit of ice hanging down the base.


Samstag, 16. April 2011

Quote of the day

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
                                                                                                          Publulius Syrus, ~ 100 BC


Mittwoch, 13. April 2011

Sgt. Antarius - finished

After several months, I finally finished my Space Marine (at least 99%). There is some blacklining to do, but that's nothing worth to mention. I am quite satisfied with the final result, although there are many minor mistakes. I will present this miniature at the Duke of Bavaria show and most likely at the German Games Day in August. Time to concentrate on the next project.


Donnerstag, 7. April 2011

Roman Corner - update

I tried to paint very old and worn marble on the next part of the column. I restricted myself to the colours I used for the ground as I am afraid the overall impression could become to colourful. I am still not sure about the right miniature for this base. Maybe no miniature at all, we will see...


Sonntag, 3. April 2011

Roman corner

This is my first mini/base, where airbrush was included in the painting process. I did the transition from light to dark on the ground with airbrush and then started to paint the stone texture with a brush. All colours used are Vallejo Air Color. Sorry for the miserable picture quality. The mosaic was painted stone by stone with a small brush.