Dienstag, 29. Juli 2014

Massive Voodoo Ultimate Paint Rack Indiegogo campaign

Hi folks,

here a short hint to an indiegogo campaign I think it is worth a look. It´s not a secret that I´m a great fan of the Massive Voodoo Team as I love the work they are doing and I learned a lot by simply browsing the blog or attending a beginners workshop and a private practice from Roman. 

Now the guys come up with a paint rack to hold your colours and stuff. You might say to yourself: Ok, thats lame, I´ve seen such things hundreds of times before and the market is full of it! BUT this one comes with some specials and it is well-thought-out. It is low profile to save the workspace on your desk and it also is transportable and this makes it really stand out in my humble opinion. Together with a lid and a carry strap you can just grap your paint rack and you are ready to go with all your stuff. Just head off to your friend, to your painters meeting, on vacation or whereever else you want to go.

Donnerstag, 24. Juli 2014

Review: Spirit of Adventure from Jonatán Monerris

Short facts:
Sculpture: Jonatán Monerris
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 3
Scale: 54 mm

Hi to all of you,
after the last review about the knight models Gandalf and Bilbo I decided to do another one. Again it is a somehow Middle earth related miniature or let´s say that it is at least inspired by a special Hobbit we all know. The sculptor of this little fellow is Jonatán Monerris and the distributor ist Heroes and Villians Miniatures and this is what it looks like:

Mittwoch, 16. Juli 2014

News and some Ebay

Hey everyone,

i’m quiet busy at the moment with a few *very* secret projects and holiday preparation :-)

I hope I can tell more about those projects by the end of 2014 *excited*. So far, I can unfortunately give you only that to keep you up-to-date and make u very interested:

Freitag, 11. Juli 2014

Knight Models Review

Hi to all of you!

Welcome to my first review on this blog.

It is quite obvious that I´m a huge Lord of the rings fan and so this review is about miniatures from middle earth. To my opinion it was not a good time lately for miniature hobbyists and lord of the rings fans. Despite the fact that there is a big company (I don´t have to name them, do I?) out there holding the license for the production of lord of the rings / hobbit miniatures it seems as if they, for whatever reason, do not intend to expand the range further.... there had been some new miniatures related to the hobbit movies in the past but to be honest they did not convince me in total. As I´m a huge fan of the old lotr miniature range I´m not one of the hobbit range. I neither like the new design nor the new prices (35 Euro for 10 plastic standard soldiers... come on guys...). But as I´m mostly out of the gaming aspect of the hobby and in addition my lead mountain can provide Sauron with an army worth the might of mordor I´m not that sad as I would have been a few years ago.

Montag, 7. Juli 2014

Miniatures in Tabletop quality from start to end - part 2: priming


welcome to part two of this article series. As mentioned in the last part this time it is all about priming your miniatures and setting up a wet-palette for the painting process. Simple steps you might think but if done wrong it can lead you in a completly wrong direction and you will loose the fun during your painting process. The devil lies in the details here....

Your miniatures are well prepared now, but they need to be primed before getting painted. The primer will ensure that your paint has a strong bond to the surface. A good primed miniature is quite robust against abrasion, even if it is not sealed at the end. For priming I can recommend vallejo black primer (see picture in the background). I use an airbrush to apply it on the models. If you don´t own one don´t worry. The primer is also suitable for application with a brush.
For sure you can also use a normal spray can with black primer (but do this outside as this can get very messy and smelly if done inside....). Don´t use just a black acrylic colour as a primer gives you a stronger bond to the surface of your object than acrylic colours do.