woensdag 30 maart 2011


As promised I present you the picture of my entry that won 40k single model in the pre-selections.
I'm delighted to finally have a decent picture of one of my models. I'm not 100% pleased with the angle. The sword-drawing arm hides a rather big part of the model. I'm also a little bit dissapointed by the fault in my name. It should have been "Gert D'Hollander". But hey, I've won.....and there's a lovely picture to prove it, so no complaining :-P
The competition had the great effect, that these events always have on me. I'm dying to go in, brushes and paints flying and produce even better models. The brainstorming for some Golden deamon entries have begun. Some sketches are in the works. Let's warm up the greenstuff, creativity, etc... and hopefully I'll produce some stunning entries.
2 things I still want to mention before I finally quit my win-induced rant:
- A friend of mine archieve some nice wins in the same competition. He also was delighted by the "professional" pictures and posted them in his blog. Check them out, I sense a lot of potential in his future and I hope that we can boost our mutual performances: BLOG
- The commisar was painted as part of a mini exchange. As experiment, I try out different painting styles during these mini-exchanges. A mordheim model posted earlier was painted using Natalya Melnik's technique(I 've got the DVD :-D). This commisar was painted using some techniques inspired by the Apes over at Massive Voodoo.

That's it for today

fingers crossed fot the 10th of April: Finals in Amsterdam.....THESE COLOURS DON'T RUN! ;-)

maandag 28 maart 2011

Nailed that one! Nailed it good

Dear readers/watchers,

a very short but happy post.

As of last saturday I'm a contestant in the painting competition der lage landen( The Netherlands and the dutch part of Belgium). The 26th of March me and some friends gathered at the GW shop in Antwerp. That store was the scene for our local selection of this competition. I took home the first place in single mini 40k with the commisar in the previous post. Not only is the win great, but the prospect of finally have one of my better mini's captured in a profesional picture(let's hope so). As soon as the guys from the shop hand over the picture, I'll post it up here. A friend of me over at http://dimsgalleries.blogspot.com/ participated and won some categories. Give us a thumbs up for the 10th of April.

maandag 21 maart 2011

These colours don't run

Almost done!

Here's a forgeworld commisar that I've been painting for a friend of mine(Mini exchange N°2). We did a kind of threesome....3 guys selected a model and then passed it to the left hand side. So I ended up with this model, my Drazhar(old dark eldar mini) is with another friend and the guy this commisar belongs to is painting an old kroot model from forgeworld(big scale). To up the ante we agreed to bring our models to the painting competition held in all GW shop in Flanders & The Netherlands. Next Saturday(26th) will be decide if these models make the first cut or not, 11th of April the final decision falls in Amsterdam GW.

I'd appreciate some crossed fingers and all :-P
Commernts are welcome!

On a different note: My production line painting of my first squad of kabalites is comming along, I did some nice progress on my raider & I started a Skaven model(might even make it for the same competition). The purpose of all this pictureless info.....build expectation.

I'll keep you posted