vrijdag 28 september 2012
donderdag 20 september 2012
As illustrated by the pictures I'm venturing outside of my "comfort zone " by trying on static military modelling. Talking about return to my roots. This is how I started with the hobby in the first place.
And of course I'm still working on my sculpting/ converting skills. I'm reasonably happy with this tru scale dark apostle. Now lets get some paint on him
As a final remark I must say that as a "fantasy " mini painter I'most of the time not over the moon about the style of miniature painting in military modelling. The vehicles are most of the time excellent. But the soldiers etc... don't do it for me. So let's try to do it better on this tank commander
vrijdag 27 juli 2012
Past weekend the very first throne of skulls tournament in 6th edition took place. And we were there! First of all: WE HAD A BLAST!
The format of ToS is great for 5 great games, in a hall filled to the rims with a great atmosphere. It's a little to 'loose' for hardcore tournament sharks. But for fun, casual games the format does the job. And our Saints tournament team brought back quite some honours.
I myself got nominated for best painted army. In itself a quite good archievement, it was an augmented recognition as I finished the whole army in barely 3 months. Not by coincidence the 3 months this blog has been drapped in silence:-D
So this post is about showing some pictures but even more about expressing some love for those who helped me trough, who pushed me when needed, who forgave me being an overstressed arse, etc... My love, my neighbour, the Saints. Thank you all.....no let me finish some additional freehands and other small stuff
donderdag 3 mei 2012
Ok, that sounded a bit to arrogant perhaps, but the difference in quality of the topcontenders was day and night compared to last year.
And still, on 4 entries: 40k single, fantasy single, LotR and 40K squad, I managed to score 3 times.
My single Fantasy(Krell) managed to finish third.
So nothing to complain about :-D
However, the most fun of all this competing and travelling to Amsterdam is the growing number of acquaintances and friends in the "Inner circles" of good painters in Belgium and the Netherlands.
In the long run that is what it's all about. Walking towards the "stage" is fun, receiving the recognition and a thropy is bliss. But beign among people who share the same passion, who talk the same "slang" and influence each other to greater creative heights is the greatest kick you can get from it.
Later when sitting at home, toiling on another stress project(1500Pts of dark eldar, almost from scratch in 3 months for throne of skulls), I actually miss the vibe.
I can't wait to start some projects. As I won't be able to attend GD germany, I might try for Paris.
We'll see. Time will tell.
And now back to commoragh :-D
dinsdag 6 maart 2012
here's the culmination of another fun round of mini-exchange:
Painted this mini for my buddy "Dims"
Not to many words as I'm currently finding a new job and I'm gradually growing tired of "showing off" myself time after time. Let the pictures speak for themselves....comments ARE welcome!
dinsdag 10 januari 2012
That was that, now on to business ;-)
Thanks to my Winged brush partner, I have these lovely pictures to show to you.
What happend was that we accepted a commision for a space marine army. But he hates to paint big things (really? but he won some competiotions with big things....yeah really!) So I took a shot at the armoured arsenal.
You can find more pictures on the winged brush website(click the banner you dummie! ;-)) and dim's blog. But here are the "panzers":
There's a lot in the planning, so let's hope that I get it done & photographed!
I'd like to show you a whole lot of iron warriors in a couple of weeks. Furthermore there should be a finished version of army brat for a mini-exchange in about the same timespan. I'd also love to get the "evil" fleet of dreadfleet done by then.
A little further in the year I'll need to finish some stuff for the painting competition der lage landen=> I won single mini 40k last year with the death korps commisar=> high expectations :-D
But that's all in the future....I'll keep you posted!