Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2013

Give Away: Only a couple of hours left...

Again a short reminder that the time for taking a chance to win the give away from Door 24 ends in a couple of hours...so don't be late!

Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013

Give Away Reminder

I hope you had some nice and sweet christmas days with your beloved ones!

This is just a short reminder for the Give Away in Door 24  of our Advents calendar.

So if you want to win an Ultramarine painted by me (Klaus) just sign into the blog an leave a comment in the Door 24 post.

But remember you've got only time till 01.01.2014 00:00 CET! So there's still some time left, but not that much...

Dienstag, 24. Dezember 2013

Door 24- Ho, Ho, Ho!

Ho, ho, ho brush people!

It's here the final day of our calendar. First at all we want to thank you for reading through all of our articles during the month and the patience with us as we were sometimes a bit late. But I think we can be proud of ourselves -and especially Martin who wrote most of the articles and did night shifts to please you people out there- that we managed 22 (two of the articles count each as two articles) articles with content and this special article.

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013

Door 21/22...-Tasty Ultra Marinara Step by Step

Hello again,

for today and yesterday I'm a bit late again, but I hope that the content of this post was worth the waiting. It's a painting step by step of an Ultramarine in I would call it higher tabletop standard.
I planned to paint an Ultramarine with my airbrush for  a while now, after I saw the step by step by Arsies on how he paints an Ultramarine .

Freitag, 20. Dezember 2013

Door 20 - What I like about the following paintjob

Jubilae friends of paint!

As I didn't want this day to go into history without a door in our calendar, I'll try to manage something...

I had this idea a while ago and now is my chance to write it down. It's kind of like giving critique in a forum, but I just want to talk about the things I like about the following paintjob and what I see in the miniature.

Calendar Info

As more and more of our guest writers won't make it till christmas my time schedule is pretty fucked up.
I am sorry for not reaching the 24 articles but reality and plans sometimes diverge...
We will definitely have door 24, with a big surprise for our fellow readers, 20 to 23...well I can't promise to be honest.
Have a nice weekend anyways!

Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2013

Door 19 - A visit from Arsies

We promised some different points of views and guests making a living from our beloved hobby. After our friends over at Den of Imagination started our guest articles, today it's time for one of my favorite painters...

Spotlight on Arsies !

Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2013

Doors 17 and 18 come in double action!

We get lazy here, so we thought we cheat you a door...NOT.
Part three of our gaming board tutorial got so  big, it easily counts for two days. 27 minutes of painting joy with great water terrain as result.

As always you can use different colors to produce any kind of water you like!

Montag, 16. Dezember 2013

Door 16 - Texturing the Swamplands

I got a web access again, and here it comes, the third video in my gaming table series.
We will tackle the earth today!

Sonntag, 15. Dezember 2013

Door 15 - Setting up a "theater of war"

So, a few days ago, I reviewed a roman centurion. Now that he is cleaned and assembled as far as necessary for painting - I spare you the boring process - it is time for the first works on the base. The basis for this will be a 4*4 cm plinth by Sockelmacher.

Before the actual building will begin, I have to decide the place were the brave centurion will defend the Roman Empire against its manifold enemies. In the first article I already determined, that the little fellow could be dated into the first century AD, probably the first half.

Charity Auction Ebay Reminder

Just a short reminder that Serafins auction of her "Imperial Palace Guard Bust" part of our Charity event "Painting against Cancer" ends today.

Here's the link, it's still at 1 Euro...


So bid, bid, bid!

Door 15 - is delayed a little while

Seems our door thinks it's an easter egg and hides. Sry, had some massive problems with the web connection, it comes and goes, no chance to upload the videos.

Right now family is calling, so I am back around 7 and hope the problem will be fixed then.

Sorry for the waiting time!

Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013

Door 14 - Finishing the cliff

Ahhh twenty hours of sleep are a good fill for a day. Damn I was so burnt out after the last weeks.
The three day gaming table madness was the final nail in the coffin and my body took what it needed.
But, the day has 24 hours I hear you say....and those 4 were dedicated to you, our beloved readers!

The next three days and doors are ready to upload!

Today I also would like to talk about some things I learned during the last weeks, the gaming table and such stuff, so if you like,

Freitag, 13. Dezember 2013

Door 13 - Why did I buy? Kind of miniature unpacked - Cool Mini Or Not "Gallant Knight"

Hello I hope you liked my last miniature unpacked. This time it's about the "gallant knight" from Cool Mini or Not sculpted by Pedro Fernandez.

Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2013

Door 12 - A Review - S.P.Q.R.

It's an Miniature Unboxing - again. After Klaus' nice one, I'll do mine - but different, actually it's more the beginning of a series, where I will paint the miniature step by step an walk you through the painting itself and the.... one could call it "fluff".

The Miniature itself is the "Roman Officer" by Nocturna Models. It is a 70 mm resin cast - at least concerning the scale. With the crista the officer easily stands somewhere between 85-90 mm tall.

The mini comes in a nice steal box, looking exactly like the one's Knight Models is using -good choice Nocturna, i really love those.

First I have to excuse myself, I already assembled parts of the miniature, a the impatiently I started without remembering to take pictures of the first unboxing.

Mittwoch, 11. Dezember 2013

Charity Auction Reminder!

Just a short notice that in two hours my two auctions for our charity event will end. It's the Ice Demon and the Noble Man, both shown to you in my basing step by steps



So if you liked them and want to do something good, bid, bid, bid!

Door 11 - Why did I buy? Kind of Miniature unpacked - Alexandros Models "Freebooter 1697"

This is my first miniature unpacked article ever, and I don't really know if it's one. So first the stuff I'm used to read on miniature unpacked articles.

The usual blablabla...

This Article is about the 75 mm scale "Freebooter 1697" from Alexandros Models, sculpted by one of my favourite sculpters, Allan Carrasco.

The miniature comes in a nice cardboard box with a cover wrapped around it. On the cover you can see the paintjob.

Dienstag, 10. Dezember 2013

Door 10 - The creation of a swamp land gaming table

Today we have something for all the gamers out there! But the diorama builders will also find something useful in there!

This is the first part in our all new tutorial video series, dedicated to the creation of a swamp land gaming table. We learn how to create cliffs from styrofoam, islands from garden earth and big water areas that have a realistic feeling of depth.
Today we will have a look on the cliffs.

Montag, 9. Dezember 2013

Sonntag, 8. Dezember 2013

Door 8 - Vindicator Video Tutorial part 3

Our calender brings the next part of my latest step by step, this time we age the decals, add shades and color variation to the white and do...even more rust of cause!

We wanted to say thank you for your help with our charity auctions! Since yesterday, we found two new participants and the bids on the pirate bust went crazy! Thank you for sharing, bidding, selling and doing your part!

Samstag, 7. Dezember 2013

Door 7 - I'm a rich man,not your b*tch man! - Base Step by Step

Walk up the stairs till there are no more!

This time it's a kind of step by step, because the steps are big paces...didn't take enough pictures...sorry...but I think this article will give you an idea how I build the base.

It's getting started in here, so take out all your tools....the miniature this base is build for is a kind of spanish noble man sculpted by Degra and distributed bei Figone ( http://www.figone.fr/ ). So I planned him standing in his mansion on black marble stairs, behind him a huuuuuge portrait of who? himself of cause!

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013

Door 6 - Friends visiting, Den of Imagination in the Spotlight

We promised some visitors during the Advent Season. We asked them to tell us something about them or give us an insight to their profession. Our first guests are Den of Imagination, an uprising painting service from Poland!
But let them speak for themselves! 

Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2013

Door 5 - I'd give that back, it's old and dirty! - Vindicator Part two

Door 5, Door 5...what could you hide?
It is the second par of the Vindicator painting tutorial!

Have fun watching it my friends!

Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

Door 4 - Itsy bitsy cyber spiders - Base Step by Step

01001000011000010110110001101100011011110000110100001010 my dear cyber friends!

A while ago I painted my first Infinity miniature, a very dynamic kind of cyber ninja lady. When I thought about the base the idea came up that she would be invading an enemy base with the help of an army of cyber spiders. The spiders are helping her to make it hard for the enemys to spot her.
How would the spiders invade the building and how can I show that they help her?

Dienstag, 3. Dezember 2013

Door 3 - Only in death service ends - Step by Step painting the White Scar Vindicator Part 1

Today brings you another video! I think you start to understand why the last weeks and our youtube channel were rather quite.

And to make it even better, its another complete step by step tutorial showing you the making of my latest commission piece, a heavy weathered White Scar Vindicator. I promised this to many of our readers, who asked how the Bike Captain was done. This is my new approach to the armies tanks but don't worry, it can also be used on infantry. Also those will have their own tutorial in the future.

Montag, 2. Dezember 2013

Day two - Jolly Sculpting in Father Nurgles Name

First I want to say thanks to you, our readers!
Our first tutorial had big impact, over 100 people read it just yesterday. This is pretty much for a Saturday!
It makes us happy little Christmas Gobbos to see you like this.

So lets open the second door, shall we?

Sonntag, 1. Dezember 2013

Door One - I can walk on water, which is frozen -Base Step by Step

It's "this time of the year" again, crowded malls, "Last Christmas" played at least a thousand times per hour (Challenge your friends, who will be the last one to hear it this year? Two years ago I had the golden run, not hearing this damn song once) and tons of cookies, hot wine and candles.
But also the time of sitting with your dear ones, using the Saturdays to relax and celebrate.
For me, it means working much more at the store to deal with more customers and so painting something and having nice hobby chats every day. It means having Advent Calenders for my cats, my old bear calendar that went along with me through 3 flats and 18 years of life for my self and another that my girl sent me from Japan. Baking cookies with my friends, all to prepare for the big evening when goose and presents will mark our Christmas under an oldschool tree. I love it.
As a fanatic Christmas addict it is my pleasure to share some of my love for this time with you. We will accompany you through the next 24 days of Christmas preparation, cozy grog evenings and shopping madness.

The first door of our calender is a gift from Klaus to you, as he explains how he made a very nice and frosty base for his ice demon.

Thanks Bro for this tutorial, and to all our readers, have fun reading and trying!