Freitag, 12. Juni 2015

Third baneblade tutorial goes live

As promised we'll have a close look at the white camo areas today.

The next part will be the shading and further weathering with oil color so stay tuned!

Donnerstag, 11. Juni 2015

Painting the Cadian Baneblade 2 - masking tape and camo

As promised I went through older material and found the missing baneblade files to be untouched on my hard drive. The series is no full step by step and rather concentrates on the key techniques we need here. Because we already have a really big tutorial here on the blog I think of it as an addition in moved pictures, showing the most important things.

Today its creating the camo pattern using masking tape and a nice sharp scalpel.

Stay tuned, the next part is already rendered and will air tomorrow (we'll have some fun with the white areas then) and the last part ( about the oil color) is in the making.

This will complete another tutorial line on our channel, leaving only the last part of the White Scar Vindicator open (rusted tank tracks). As the Canyon table series was finished last Christmas.

That means, with a total of 45 videos then, everything will be up to date and finished and that's a nice point to start new dreams and projects when the new equipment arrives in the studio.

I hope you are all well and want to thank you for your long support, even in periods of silence from our side.

Mittwoch, 10. Juni 2015

Sorting the old stuff

With my lamps broken the recent video material turned out unusable. But that gave me the time to go through some old material and work on it. Right now two more baneblade videos are rendering. I'll choose which old projects are worth a vid ( 150 gb of material to sort) and upload them through the next weeks before we start into a new and fresh season!

Dream on!

Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2015

A new chapter under 5 minutes waits for you!

Today we build rocky bases, only with cork, superglue and our imagination!

And yes, be happy fellow dreamers, the brushes dance again. As do our video cutting software and projects. Klaus and Luke won't be able to share much in the near future but I am trying to keep things going for you.

Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 2014

Farewell old year...

The team would like to wish you all a safe and happy way into 2015. Party hard, enjoy your loved ones and have a good time.

We'll see each other next year!

Mittwoch, 24. Dezember 2014

Silly Christmas everyone!

Ok, we know we know. There were a few doors missing. Klaus and I are currently dealing with health issues that keep us from the painting table and Lukas has lots and lots of work with his studies. But anyway, most doors were there and we had a great time releasing them!

Today the three of us want to wish you all happy christmas and thank you for your support during the last year! Have some nice time with the people you love and enjoy yourselfs!

And with our rather silly chritmas tree some last words: Have the kind of holidays that make you happy!

Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2014

Door 17 - Exhibition Impressions

Today I'd like to show you some pictures of the exhibition I was allowed to be part of this year. I built the Redmaw Canyon Display for this and it was a dream come true, to be honest.
It was held by the Museum for saxon folk art in Dresden, which is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the head organisation for all kinds of museums and exhibitions here in Dresden. As young artist it is an extreme honor to be shown there, even if it is not about you as artist, but about a subject you are allowed to build for.

The title is Wargames, Roles, Rules, Regiments.

The exhibition showed the evolution of wargaming through the last centuries, from the first beginnings as teaching royal lads for later action in life to larp, tabletop and soft air today. It was rather small, but lovely made and I think they managed to stuff in so much things there, one might not think it's possible.

Friggin tired after 24 hours of building and painting, but rather happy. 

Sadly many pictures got lost because some major trouble my PC and I had earlier this year, but here are the ones I got!

The miniatures were shown on a podest, recreating living rooms from 1800 to today. Of cause, who didn't start on the room floor when we were young.

Being there before anyone else is one of the rather cool benefits of being part of it!

Yes, cowboy and indian is wargaming. I really liked how they showed, that playing with that backgrounds was there for a long time, and sometimes isn't that obvious as tanks and plasma rifles!

People saying there wasn't such cruel play in our days should know these toy soldiers from worldwar one, showing war cripples and wounded to the children, telling them there are such things rather than painting a sweet world without violence....that breaks when they read their first newspaper.

Good old knights and castles...

Napoleonic wars tin soldiers, pirates and 200 year old painted backgrounds. 

Before their were even tin soldiers, the children made their own cavalry out of paper. These are original toys of the here famous painter Kügelgen.

Come on, who sees his own room in this?

The grand opening was guided by reanacters of the famous Völkerschlacht of Leipzig, who replay the battle every year and a large Larpguild from Dresden.

What a fancy building to hold a wargame exhibition.

Another benefit of taking part is the free whine at the opening.

I really liked what they made of their limited space and money. There were many games you could actually play all day long. They had consoles, PCs and really nice people explaining everything. One of my favorites was the tutorial to make your own paper cavalry from 1800.
I also liked that they didn't judge, there was an open guest book and the opinions went far. When I told my dad about warhammer I never thought of stating that the cowboy fort and my knights castle also were a kidn of wargaming. In the end there was one message: Give boys two sticks and they will beat each other, playing knight or start shouting pew pew and have a shoot out. Not because they understand the concept of war and death, but rather because it's our nature and the competing part is relevant. The living of tales and the winning (or learning of losses) is the thing that stirs children's fantasy. And often, it's not about hate and violence, but rather roleplaying.