Bloggernews #10: GD-UK, Art and Old days

Hey folks!

Time for some news. Enjoy!

Games-Day UK:
Thanks to Volomir and Tartar Studios for the really quick and nice pics from the Golden Demon winners. Brückenkopf-Online bring us some nice photos about the new Forgworld stuff. Last but not least direct pictures and notes form the weekend by masterminis.net on facebook.

Congratz to all winners! Esspeacilly to David Soper. In the past i linked his blog www.sproketsmallworld.blogspot.de because i´m a big fan of his style to paint the minis. At this time i didn´t know that he would be "the man" on the GD-UK 2013. He won the Slayersword, and in 2 (?) other categories. So don´t miss to visit his blog. When you go back there to older posts, you will find a lot of WIP shots and more abou is awesome Darkelve-Diorama.

Survivor Cast:
About facebook i found a really cool cast from BoB Miniatures. Love the style of and what was the next step? I ordered one of them! At the moment the copies of the Survivor casts are limited, but Bob told me that new one will follow in the future. I´m looking forward to hold the mini in my own hands and promise to share my experience with you with a small review :)


Tutorials, Tutorials:
Your green thumb isn´t the best on your miniatures? Le Blog dè Kouzes shows us how to do it on www.leskouzes.blogspot.de (use the google translater, it works good ;) )
Need a quick and easy way to paint gold for your army? Try this by www.micromondops.wordpress.com
Problems with faces? Check this stunning tutorial by www.ccmodelworks.com

Oldies are Goldies:


How long are you in the hobby? I´m started in 1995 and took a long break from 2000 to 2010. Sometimes i miss the old style by some miniatures. Sometimes the old casts looks very funny but had a good story or atmossphere. When i want to remember www.solegends.com is a nice webpage to go back to the old days. A huge collection of old GW miniatures, and bigger collection of old and new companies.

Heroquest! Another part of my past :) In his last "Bloggernews" Volomir shows a really nice link to a showcased version of these old and nice minis on www.hobbytimeblog.blogspot.com. If you like the this don´t miss the Babarian on www.massivevoodoo.blogspot.de

Sculpting, Colors and Art:
www.morpheusgallery.com Collection of Fantasic Art like H.R. Giger and more
www.grzegorzgwiazda.blogspot.fr Awesome sculptings!
www.roquelaine.com.com
www.facebook.com/The.Art.of.Warhammer.40000
www.mirko-cavalloni.blogspot.de

Need a new vehicle? Try this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIFE-SIZE-16FT-TALL-SCOUT-WALKER

Wish you all the best!

Siggi






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There were no Zombies inside! Klick HERE to get some nice cute zombie-stuff.

If you missed some Bloggernews, here we have a small list :)
Bloggernews #1: Competitions, Revelutions and Art-Books
Bloggernews #2: Strech Goals, Tanks and Brushs
Bloggernews #3: Judging, Winner, Bases and freaky Riders
Bloggernews #4: Samurais, Demons,  Leather and the chef
Bloggernews #5: Candles, Pro-Painter and Art
Bloggernews #6: Sculpting, Giger, Nurgle and the last Banana
Bloggernews #7: Warlords, Lava and awesome paintjobs
Bloggernews #8 + GAMES DAY SPECIAL
Bloggernews #9: Dragons, Kickstarters and Volomir
Bloggernews #10: GD-UK, Art and Old days

Malus Darkblade - Work in Progress

The new Dark Elves release give me the motivationto finish the project "Malus Darkblade" in the next days :). Its also a lot of work and only the base is nearly finished. I hope you like what you see, more soon :).
Die neuen Dunkelelfen erscheinen und ich hab neue Motivation das beste aus meinem momentan Projekt "Malus Darkblade" rauszuhlen :). Hoffe kann die Tage das Projekt abschlißen, ist aber noch einiges an Arbeit und das Base ist bis jetzt am weitesten.

 

 

 

GeOrc's Workshop Review

Hi, here a little review of the workshop with GeOrc in Munich. It was a very funny weekend and especial the Saturday evening ^^.
 Servus, hier dann mal ein kleiner Rückblick auf den Workshop mit GeOrc in München. Es war ein sehr lustiges Wochenende und vorallem der Samstag ^^. 
  
I like the new conzept with the conversion and the choose of a Chaos God, but it could be work a little bit better in the next workshop with some conzept art an examples. And I think its better to give somebody the change to choose the old conzept with your color palette.
Mir hat das neue Konzept sehr gut gefallen als teilnamsloser Beobachter. Die Wahl zwischen einem Chaos Gott und dem Umbau/Modellierpart hat mir gut gefallen. Ich denke aber der Workshop wäre besser, wenn es mehr Anschaungsmaterial geben würde. Zudem fände ich es gut, wenn Teilnehmer auch die Wahl hätten das alte Konzept mit fester Farbpalette zu wählen.

 
 
 
 
 

Overview from Saturday Evining
Überblick vom Samstag Abend

Overview of the final result
Überlick von dem Endresultat

Slaanesh

Tzeentch

Khorne

Nurgle

 Best Regards from Munich
Servus & beste Grüße aus München

WIP


Hellas, 

here some pics of old and new wips, which will be finished in the next months as comission or competition pieces for next year.










Euromilitaire 2013

Just trying to put myself together after an awesome weekend in UK, the Euromilitaire show in Folkestone!

Started the trip late Friday with a not-so-cool slam dunk of my transport box by the check-in personal at Landvetter, the airport in Sweden, one of my miniatures banged off its plinth. Fortunately they also forced me to open the box (of course. Such a box is the most perfect way to discrete smuggle stuff in…) so no harm to the miniature. Some extra Blu tack temporarily solved that problem. always bring some extra with you on the trip folks.

Well in London we met up our awesomely cool British guide Andy (AndyG) and headed for the train to a town called Lewes, lovely little town what I can tell. Saturday we started our supposed to be like 1 hour car-ride to Folkestone, picked up by this another really cool bloke Lee (10ball, tenball) was completely fooled by the GPS and took every little road in southern England I believe (turn right. Turn right. Turn right. Turn right….whaaaaat) Not sure how long time we sat in the car, but a long time! Also surprised any minis didn’t break on that ride, as it wasn’t exactly bump-free. Well at least we saw a lot of the British countryside. And had time for lots of nice chatting.

Muppet show in the car – Swedish chef rules!

Well on the show I had to quickly glue my broken mini on its plinth. For some reason, I was handing in the miniatures in a hurry. Think im damaged by the gamesday competitions. No hurry was needed, as the judging started much later and continued in the evening.

The competition was indeed mindblowing, people from all continents were represented and it was indeed an international show. These few images better describe the competition.

Unfortunately my camera (smartphone) died from short battery. Gah! Stupid English electricity sockets! What happened to EU standards???

I have to say it outgun by far all the GD competitions ive been to, even the last German one. The standard was extremely high and we talked about it later – no one of us ever saw a bad painted miniature at all on the show. Historical, civilian, fantasy, busts, flats, tanks, vehicles, dioramas… all in kickass standard!

About the awards, its was not given one gold one silver one bronze in each category. Instead they award the miniatures if they think it deserves something by its standard. Many of each value could be awarded in the same category, but also nothing of a specific value was given if the standard wasn’t high enough. In some category’s, no gold was given, which apparently is not uncommon. I believe this is a good way to award miniatures, it make you compete more against yourself and you skill instead of the competitors. Awards "commended" and “highly commended” was also given, which is I suppose steps below bronze. Even that one was hard to get, this competition is 0% luck and 100% about quality of the miniature.

In the end I was awarded with four medals; one SILVER for my contemptor dreadnought which indeed felt like a little vindication for my “loss” at gamesday Germany. A BRONZE for my older Primus Death miniature and two “highly commended” for Mr Rhino and my Toad rider. I am sooo happy with the outcome.
To sum it up, if you want to see lots of lots of awesomely painted miniatures and/or compete in a competition that’s been running in 28 years with truly experienced judges go to euromilitaire! I know I will next year!