Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Results of last week-end's painters' meeting

No motivation to start painting?

Meeting with friends for a combination of painting, BBQ and watching the World Cup may be the answer you are looking for!

At this point, I could start posting a lot of pics showing grilled salmon, all kinds of German sausages, steaks, pineapple wrapped in bacon and peanut butter chicken ... I know you are reading this to take a look at painted miniatures though. :-)

Take a look at this wild mixture of WIP pics of a Greek goddess on a fabulous display base built and painted by Leonard, the tyranid army DaTroll from DaTrollsKingdom (https://www.datrollskingdom.de/ or http://dtk-bemalservice.blogspot.com/) is painting at the moment, and my wet blending attempts with some war ponies I bought from White Knight (http://whiteknightminiatureimperium.blogspot.com/search/label/Core%20cavalry%20greens) about three years ago.

When are you going to start painting (again)? Tell me about your ongoing or future projects in the comments!

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Polar bear & rider done!

Final pics:

My Pygmy Seahorses

I'm going to start a new project. Working title: My little pony ... pygmy seahorses :-)

Research unearthed several pics I can use ... I have already used a French "p√Ęte de moulage" to make a mould and then a stamp for hoof prints.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Souvenirs from the Duke of Bavaria

Pretty happy with last week-end's stay in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. Our double room turned out to be the Junior Suite :-) ... and our hotel offered an opulent and delicious breakfast.

I haven't bought any new minis for more than a year (or even longer), I guess. After taking a look at all the fabulous work of other painters at the Duke, I thought it was finally time to paint a bust and try to paint something in another scale.

This is what I brought with me:

Which one do you like best?

As you can see, one of these minis is so new that the producer hasn't even managed to put a promo pic on the box. :-)

My friends jokingly called them "the Spanish Greeks". Check out their Facebook page or website to take a look at their fabulous work.

During the Duke, there were painting demos of several professional painters. I seized the chance to learn something new, and this brandnew mini without a promo pic will be my attempt to put into practice what the Russian painter Marina Ainagoz showed us.

Last but not least, a few impressions from the city of Ingolstadt:

We are clearly in Bavaria here. Where I come from, you definitely won't find Jesus in your hotel room. ;-)

Pics of excellently painted minis from the painting contest and exhibition will follow asap!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Polar bear - almost done

Meeting other painters and painting in their company is so much better than painting alone. As I had the chance to paint with a whole group of painters in my favourite hobby shop, I was able to progress the blue and brown leather and several other parts. Here's the result:

Still WIP, but almost done now.

Next week-end will be all about meeting many of my fellow painters at the Duke, admiring their entries for the painting contest and having a drink or two with some of them!

Monday, 2 April 2018

Polar bear update

Here's how the bear and its rider look like a few hours later:

Still WIP, the blue leather and several other details still need to be done. So far I've worked on the armour and have just begun highlighting the blue parts.