Samstag, 25. Juli 2015

Quick´n Dirty 02: How to pimp your plinth

Hi folks,

time for my second Quick´n Dirty post.

What is it about? For showcase projects I tend to use simple wooden blocks of various sizes (depending on the project). Most times I spray them black and that´s it. Doesn´t look very nice or special at all. I decided to change this and had the idea to dye them. So I bought different wood stains from the hardware store:


Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2015

Deckhand - Imperial Armada Crew - 1



Howdie,

as an in between miniature I finished an Imperial Armada Arquebusier. It is a miniature I painted for a friend of mine. In fact I promised to paint a whole crew for him. So, this is the first finished piece and mainly it was done to test the colour scheme. 

I did speed up a bit during the painting process. It is not painted to perfection as I have to do a whole bunch of them. This one took me 3,5 hours and for the time spend I´m quite satisfied. For the specialists and leader I will increase the detail grade...


Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2015

Pierre and Paolo - Freebooters Fate

Hiho,

today we have a deja-vu on the blog. I already painted a version of this miniature, but as I really love the Freebooters Fate Goblins I did a second one.

So, without much more words here are the pictures.


Montag, 6. Juli 2015

Review: Private Practice II with Roman Lappat from Massive Voodoo


Howdie,

again some silence here on Howling Wolves but not without reason. I had to recover from a private practice painting course with Roman Lappat from Massive Voodoo. After the course I had to sort some private things but also my brain needed some time (maybe still needs) to digest all the things I learned. I think now it is time to tell you about the course.

When I contacted Roman in January we talked about the private practice and about the topic. I decided to concentrate on the keyword "atmosphere". I always struggle to find a harmonic colour scheme and to get the right setting and mood for my pieces. Therefore for me it was the logic consequence to choose this topic.

We both decided to paint the Random Encounter from FeR Miniatures as this is a perfect working piece. Nice big areas and different materials, not overloaden and dozens of possibilities to tell a story with. We also agreed that I would prepare my miniature and the base beforehand to start right away into the painting... ok, always good to have a plan you can change later on...  Time was short until the class and I had the rough idea to let my dwarf roam through a cave, maybe a flowstone cave. I ended up with this:
First base sketch for the Random Encounter

Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2015

Review: Smog Rider miniatures from Scale 75


Short facts:
Sculpture: unknown
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 3
Scale: 40 mm
Distributor: Scale 75


Hello readers,

it is review time again. Recently I got to know about new miniature from the company Scale 75. It is called Smog Riders and the intention behind it is to give the painters some models were they can develop their painting skills. The figures are hold in chibi style (this kind of style was new to me...) and therefore they have very large areas were one is able to test and excercise various painting techniques. The price is quite affordable (~13 Euros). Normally Scale 75 produces high quality products in 75mm (what a surprise...) and painting supply (their colours are really awesome).

I was curious to see if these new line can hold what it promises and therefore I ordered two blisters. this is how they arrived: