Friday, August 14, 2020

Big Update (part 1)

Hi everyone, I hope you are fine. I feel so sorry for the lack of updates.
Here is a summary of the things I managed to paint and create since my last post.

First, some sad news. I have to say that the Ondroma Event has to be moved to a yet unknown date. We all know the reason for this, so no words needed I guess. I will keep you informed ;-).

Since my last post I started to look into different settings and game systems that caught my interest. I also wanted to improve my painting skill. The First thing was Star Wars Legion. I loved Star Wars since I was a Kid and of course I was very interested in this miniature game. I managed to paint a few imperial models. I started with a unit of Scout Troopers. It was really fun to paint their white armour. Then I continued with an imperial Officer, two Droids and Director Orson Krennic.


These models are great and I really like them. The material is a bit soft, which makes it harder to remove their mold lines, but they are a pleasure to paint!

I also painted some minis for the WWII Game - Bolt Action. I started last year with some german vehicles and now continued with some british infantry. My best friend now started wargaming and  wants to build up a german and US army :-). So here is the stuff I have for this system so far.
The vehicles are from Rubicon Models, the infantry is a plastic kit from Warlord Games.

The style of the next System is one of my favourites. I really like the Cyperpunk theme and I already tried to get the look and feel of this on the first bust I have painted.

Today I want to share another non warhammer related project which I'm very proud of. I painted my first bust last december and it was a really cool experience, I learned a lot of things and I had a lot of fun. It is a complete different feeling than painting my usual wargaming scale. I tried my luck in different light sources, textures and I am so happy with the result. My plan was to underline the cyberpunk look with the choosen colours and achive a really dark theme.

This lovely sculpted bust is called 'Online' from pedrofernandezworks and the quality of the casting is stunning! Looking forward to my next bust 'Offline' and I only can recommend projects like this to challange yourself with a welcome change and open up new perspectives in your own hobby-mindset.

I've never shared it on my blog. So, here it is:


Recently I fell in love with Infinity - The Game. I absolutly love their miniature range and the game system looks very cool. I could not resist to turn this colourful, manga influenced style into a darker cyberpunk theme. I think these minis are perfect for this!


I also started to create some scatter terrain. The following displays and planters are scratch builds with plasticcard. The inlays of these displays can be changed and aren't fixed. They are simply printed and are inserted together with a projector foil.

On my current mission to increase my skills as a a painter, I think that all these different projects really help me to try out new things and push my style forward. Each miniature range feels different and I try out things, that I wouldn't have done on another one.

Best regards, sorry for the long wait and as always, thank you very much for your visit! Part 2 will follow soon ;-)

4 comments:

  1. Impressive Update, you’ve got a lot done and it all looks fantastic. I’m sure you’ve answered this 100 times before but how do you do your blacks? They look particularly good.

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    1. Thank you mate!
      There is a lot more I have done and looking forward to share here. You are right and I should really do a tutorial for my blacks soon. But for now:

      My black is rather a dark grey than a black. This allows you to use pure black to add shadows. Actually pretty simple techniques I find most attractive for my style of painting.

      Armour:
      1. Basecoat with Vallejo's German Grey (If you want you can add a bit black to make it darker)
      2 (optional). Add a subtle Zenithal light. Mix a bit of black in the grey for the shades and a tiny bit of white for the surfaces that are on top.
      3. Add some edge highlights. Just add a bit more white into the grey.
      4. Blacklining: You can use diluted black, black contrast or a black wash for this.

      Cloth:
      I start with a pure black basecoat and highlight it up to the brightest edge. I don't use washes for this. Basically you just need two colours - black and bright highlight colour. than you can mix both in various shades. You can use a light grey, beige or white to get different blacks ;-).

      Hope this helps and don't hesitate to ask if you need more specific info on that. Best regards!

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  2. Very nice! You have an impressive output. I still try to balance family, work and hobby. No way I get that much done yet. Time to neglect the other two! :D

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    1. Haha... Thank you very much Chris!
      I have two kids and I know exactly what you are talking about ;-), but somehow I have finished a lot more stuff over the last six months.

      Greetings from Cologne :D

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