After a very busy time (with two big painting competitions - see the results here - and a very funny but stressy weekend at the Spiel ′07 games fair) it′s time to present you my latest finished mini, FreeBooters Succubus:
Okay, yesterday it was time for GamesDay Germany again and of course I tried my luck at the Golden Demon competition. But unfortunately none of my two entries even made first cut. :(
One of my entries was my unit of IG Kasrkin, the same I couldn′t finish in time for last year′s GamesDay Germany. I improved them quite a bit and will try to provide new pics as soon as possible.
My second entry was a diorama I call ′Elemental Forces′ - as set of 4 demonettes, each one painted up to represent one of the 4 elements. I had this idea since when I painted my first demonette in an all fiery scheme for the ChickChallenge V back in 2005. There are a number of pics of that entry, showing bot the entire diorama and each demonette individually.
Since I got a new digital camera lately I have started to take new pics of many of my miniatures as most of the older pics were done using my scanner. I will replace the pics in my galleries over the next few months, additionally combining the views of the same model from different angles into one picture. In the end the plan is that there is only one picture of each miniature which provides views from different angles and sometimes even detail views.
Right now I have already finished reworking the pics of my UrbanWar miniatures.
Yesterday the first mini-Art-con took place in Mülheim and der Ruhr, Germany. The convention is the new home of the Red Devil Painting contest and of course I had to enter some stuff there. Right in time for the contest I finished my second FreeBooter miniature called ′Future Widow′.
She scored me a 5th place in the ′Best of FreeBooter Miniatures′ category while my water demonette scored me another 5th place in the ′Single Miniatures 30mm′ category. But I also brought one Devil back hime with me for scoring 2nd place in the ′Units 30mm&prime′ category with my GW Sewer Rats. See more in the 'About Me' section. There also is a gallery with pics I made at the event here.
Finished another demonette of my ′Elemental Forces′ set as my entry to the Golden Angel 2006 contest (sorry, the page is only in german).
And I visited the Crisis convention in Antwerpen, Belgium, for the first time yesterday. To my amazement I managed to win two silver and two gold trophies with my entries and even won ′Best Fantasy Unit′ and ′Best of Show′ with my BloodBowl team! What a blast! Check the 'About Me' section for more details.
I added a bunch of new links to the 'Links' section of the page. And I finally uploaded some information 'About Me', including a listing of prices I won so far at various contests.
Again a way too long time without proper news on this page - my apologizes for that. I have added tons of pictures, mainly for UrbanWar but there are others too.
- I again tried my luck at this years GamesDay Germany but failed to complete my entry in time. So instead of entering a whole unit of IG Kasrkin on scenic base I could only enter the sergeant of the unit. What a bugger. But in the meantime I have finished the whole unit and its base (but please note that the pics in my gallery aren′t up-to-date, I have changed a lot of details lately and need to retake the pics at some point).
- I managed to finish my first Freebooter miniature, hopefully this will be the start of painting many more of Werner Klocke′s beautiful minis.
- There are numerous of new minis in the UrbanWar gallery, mostly of my main faction, the viridians. But I also started a second faction, the Syntha, and so far managed to finish two minis from them. I won′t list them all her but only a small selection. Please check the gallery for all of them.
I managed to take some half decent pics of my second entry for the ChickChallenge V and therefore the is a new gallery in the fantasy section.
I added a new tutorial on how I painted my Urban War viridians. Check the Tutorials-section.
As last year I was in Denmark again to visit ChopCon 2005. Again there are a bunch of pictures of the event and a event report will follow soon too.
Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!!! I was a very lazy boy since the last update. Although I uploaded tons of new minis and new tutorials I never updated this news page. I could try to give excuses here but instead of that I will try to keep you better informed from now on.
I will now try to sum up the most important additions to this page over the last year (in no particular order):
- Just a few weeks back Jason Moses held another round of his famous Chick Challenge and sure as hell I took part again. I entered two minis but only uploaded one of the entries so far to my galleries (due to technical problems taking pics of the second one). And to make things even better my demonette scored 2nd best in the nonhuman category!
-At the beginning of this year I started with Urban Mammoths new game Urban War (UW, a skirmish-game in the VOID universe) and therefore also had to paint some of the new UW minis.
- In August 2004 I visited GamesDay Germany for the second time and took part in the Golden Demon painting competition with my Norsca BloodBowl team. To my great astonishment I not only made first cut but my team scored 1st place in the BloodBowl category - what a blast!!!
- And even more prizes - at the FeenCon 2004 the ogre of my BloodBowl team scored 3rd place in the fantasy single miniature category of the events painting competition. Additional to taking part in the painting competition I was making VOID demo games the whole weekend long for Funtastic Games. There are a bunch of pics of the weekend in the events section.
- Finally I just want to announce that I will visit ChopCon in Denmark again next weekend and plan to make an event report of the weekend again.
OK, it seems that I am in some kind of paintaholic state right now - I have finished 2 new miniatures: Kevin White's (Hasslefree Miniatures) 'Kjaran' and 'Inga'. Because of this there is of course a new 'Hasslefree Miniatures'-gallery in the sci-fi section.
I rearranged the 'Events' section of my page and added my report of ChopCon 2004 in Denmark.
OK, I was a bit lazy the last months - I uploaded some new minis without updating this news page. So I will do a big update now!
I was in Denmark at ChopCon this weekend and took part in the VOID tornament with my viridians. So I did my very best to paint up all the minis I would need for this event (unfortunately I ran a bit out of time and so couldn't finish the riders of the terrasaur grunts). But nevertheless, here are the new VOID minis:
Additionally in January there was a GW painting contest here in Germany - one got a free new bretonian knight to paint and then bring back to take a pic of it. A friend persuaded me to take part:
There is a new tutorial up on my site: Painting a VOID terrasaur.
There is some sort of terrain contest running on MiniForums. The piece in question is a tower (either sci-fi or fantasy or whatever else). Deadline is January 11th but I was a bit early so here is my entry:
After some major problems with my webserver my site is running again and I have a bunch of new minis for you:
Ok, I bought a bunch of minis at the Spiel '03 in Essen, Germany last week. Among these are some Jaguar Strike Crafts for my VOID army. I have to admit that I had to paint one right away and finished it within 3 days (ok, nearly finished, I am still unsure about what kind of base I should use):
There is a new (and much better) pic of my old dark emissary in the GW-gallery. Many thanks to Holger Schmidt, who took the pic.
There is a new tutorial up on my site: How to paint skin.
Some new minis in the GW-gallery - three norse BloodBowl-minis, converted from plastic chaos marauders:
My first visit to a GamesDay is over, I am back with a bunch of pics of the event and therefore there is a new gallery in the 'Events'-section:
Just one new mini for today, a human paladin from WotC. I painted this mini for a friend at work, who will use it in his AD&D games as his player character:
WARNING: Godzilla escaped!
And he is armed now:
Slowly my VOID army grows... :
I finished this a few minutes back:
Some more minis:
Some new minis arrived:
I created a new section for my page - 'Events'. It will show pics of conventions, exhibitions and such that I visited. For now it contains some pics from the 'Miniaturansichten' 2003 in Witten, held on the 25th of May.
Miniatureexhibition in Germany!
Holger Schmidt of Fantasyminiatures.de is planning a miniature show in Germany. The show will be held on sunday, 25th of may, 2003, in Witten (just near Dortmund and Bochum). He is looking for mini painters who are interested in attending and displaying their painted miniatures. International painters are welcome. There will only be limited space so he will have to choose the final participants. Painters will get a free table. The show will be sponsored by Excalibur Miniatures. Miniatures can be of fantasy, sci-fi and historical ranges in different sizes but should be painted with a high standard. Anyone interested should contact him at email@example.com.
The following artists already confirmed their participation:
Just one mini I forgot to mention in the major update - a commando flamethrower:
OK folks, here is a major update for you:
After a very busy weekend I managed to finish a bunch of VOID minis - the missing gun for my assault marine gauss cannon team, a complete commando mortar team, 3 commandos and sergeant Kurt Kwinsky, a special commando sergeant.
I have finished the first Shock Marine for my VOID army. It's Major Icharus Trask, a great hero wearing 2 deadly vibro scythes.
Here is one more mini, finished a week before the last 4 but I had left it at my local gaming shop. It's an assault marine flamethrower.
There was nothing new for some time because of job, university and such. But now there are 4 new minis, all part of my VOID army. The minis are a marine sniper, a 'medic' for my marines (I think I can call him my first real conversion as I placed a helmet onto his head), my first normal assault marine and an assault marine chaingunner.
The first new mini after I changed the gallery system - I finished 'Vasquez', a marine chaingunner for my VOID army.
I changed most of my galleries to a script-based system. This new system allows you to leave comments on my pics and has a cool search function to find specific pics. As an example, if you are searching for my Rackham centaur just type 'centaur' into the search box in the top right corner of each gallery-page and you should get all pics of it. The only drawback is that I have lost the cool image changing effect I formerly had. But I guess the new functionality is worth it.
Again two new VOID minis today, famous Lieutenant Johnny 'G' and a commando chaingunner.
Two new VOID minis today, a commando (funny guy to paint) and the spotter for the assault marine gauss cannon team.
I added my 2 entries for Jason Moses's Chick Challenge III, a VOID commando sergeant and Rackham's iron priestess.
While taking pics of my CC3 entries with a friends digicam I took the opportunity to take some more pics of minis with bad pics from scanning or that I couldn't scan propperly.
The new pics are from a VOID Marine HMG Team. I finished this minis some month's ago but can't get good looking scans, especially from the gun itself.
Additionally I took some new pics from my celtic centaur with 2 etxra detail pics from the head in his hand.
Just one new mini for you - the ammo guy of an assault marine gauss cannon team.
And I painted 2 minis for Jason Moses's Chick Challenge III. But again, you will have to wait for pics until the show is over and the winners are announced.
Last Saturday (31. August) I held my first painting demonstration at the Cologne Con. I still can't believe that this happens - people asked me how to paint this or that, how to shade and highlight and so forth.
Man, not much more than a year ago I had little idea of those things by myself and now I infect people with the figmentia virus. ;-)
During this event (nearly 10 hours of painting with only short breaks to eat something) I finished 3 more VOID minis: The sergeant of my marines, a marine rocket launcher and the assault marine sergeant.
Today I have 2 more minis for you:
I finished the 4th VOID marine.
And I painted my first GW-mini - a dark emissary - and therefore there is a new 'Games Workshop'-gallery. I painted this mini for a local painting contest. It's not over right now, so I don't know if I have won anything. ;-)
I added my first celtic centaur to the 'Rackham'-gallery.
I added a new marine to the 'I-Kore'-gallery and a male halfling monk I painted for a friend to the 'WotC'-gallery.
I uploaded some shots of my VIC 7 entry to the newly created 'Reaper'-gallery.
Also new is the 'I-Kore'-gallery, which contains 2 viridian marines so far.
I uploaded the detailed version of my tartan-tutorial.
I managed to finish my next mini, Kelen the adventurer. It will be the centerpiece of my celtic Confrontation army and I am very pleased with the result.
I also altered the navigation of my site a bit and created a new folder: Tutorials. Not so much stuff in there so far, only the building manual of my orcish hut and some pics of how I did the tartan pattern on Kelens cloak.
I took some new pics of my earth elemental. I tried to cover the semi-gloss sealer with another layer of dull-coat but with only limited success. But the new pics are a little bit better and I added two more detail shots.
I added my entry in Fantizations Confrontation Contest, the earth elemental.
OK, here it is: My first Fianna and my entry in Jason's Chick Challenge II.
Three new mechs added to the 'Ral Partha'-scifi-gallery.
And I have written the 'building manual' of my orcish hut. It can be found with the hut in the 'scenery'-gallery.
Unfortunately Jason's Chick Challenge II is a little late due to the mass of entries. Though you will have to wait a little longer before I will post my Rackham Fianna.
I added the finished celtic standard bearer to the 'Rackham'-gallery.
And to tease you, I finished my entry in Jason Moses's Chick Challenge II - one of Rackhams Fiannas. But you will have to wait to see some pics - they will first appear anonymously on Jason's page for voting (on the 7th of November) and second - after the challenge is over - here on my page (on the 14th of November I guess).
I did major changes to all galleries, reworking the layout to add some statements to each miniature.
I also added 16 pics of some BattleMechs to the 'Science-Fiction/Ral Partha'-gallery
My new Miniatures-Page goes online.