zaterdag 30 november 2013

Necron Project part 6: The wooden wheel

I have found time to finish some more Woodcrons!

I know these Necron Tob Blades are rarely seen in tournament play, but I just love the models. I am always imagining the sounds from the space ships from the Jetsons when holding these Tomb Blades. :)

Then again: I seem to have invented the wooden wheel here again!

zondag 17 november 2013

Baby Angron

My friend Gert (Tyr) and his wife have recently become proud parents to a healthy baby boy! Inspired by how the guys from Massive Voodoo create pieces for eachother (remember 'Maestro' by Roman Lappat?), I felt I had to make something for my buddy too.

Gert himself gave me the idea, by posting a like on Facebook of this company Legendarion, who have made baby versions of the Warhammer 40K Primarchs. One of those is made to look like Angron. And as Gert had just fiinished the Forgeworld version of Angron (with a lot of pain, sweat and tears), I thought it appropriate as a gift. Fully painted ofcourse. In (roughly) the same scheme as the painted Forgeworld version (gold armour instead of the red you see in the drawing).

With my renewed inspiration to do better (read this article), I set myself to go the full mile painting wise (I admit, I may have done better with the base, but I wanted it to finish on time). And it was a great joy to see that it worked.

Congrats again Gert and Jose, may your little Lars grow to be an inspiration for the world!

Here's the finished work (pics made with phone!)

dinsdag 5 november 2013

Review: Painting Class Zwolle

I really like showing people how I paint models, in order to help them improve and find their own way, their own inspirations. Maybe that's why I'm also a teacher...

On the 2nd of November I held a painting class workshop in Zwolle. A friend asked me to help him improve his painting, and I asked him: why not gather a bunch of people and I'll give a worshop? And so he did!

I have done small workshops, demo's, etc before, but a workshop like this, this was just the second time. Even though I am pretty confident, I made sure to get a decent preparation to give the students exacly what they need and expect from this class. But also, I would be focussed to see what I could improve for a next time.

The students arrived (fairly) on time, and immmediately there was a very friendly, cozy ambiance where jokes flowed freely, but also focus for some serious learning. And exactly that was happening abundantly!
It was great fun and very satisfying to see everyone really growing in confidence and skill. After the workshop I was very much assured that this group would continue to grow very fast after this point.

Sometimes one just needs a push over a certain speedbump, where he cannot get over himself. I just gave a hand to get over that, and now the learning is up to them.

I really had a blast (even though I paid for the food from the money I just made!), and I'd gladly come back to see if we can get further a next time.

A next workshop is already in planning. On saturday November 16th I will join Peter Zuidgeest (Scar's Miniature Madness) to do a combo workshop on airbrush and brushworks in Eindhoven (Netherlands). We may not get enough participants to have it continue this time, so if you are willing to join, do so now! Check out THIS LINK for more information.