Toy Pops! - Repairs

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle Painters,

well, I never really was into Custom Toys.

I learned about them via the interview with David "Dust" Stegmann.
Recently I got in touch with some more. An emergency email forwarded from the local hobby store called "Modellbau Koch" (where I am a frequent visitor).

The mail was about doing repairs on two customized "Toy Pops!" for a wedding cake. Inspired by the couples World of Warcraft Characters. The wedding was close. I read the urgency in the words of Bernhard and put on my Batman-Costume. I did the repairs, repainted some areas and did some minor more work to the hair and eyes. Also a white plastic card board was cut in a circle shape (thanks for your patience and pity to my elbow, Bene!) to look better on the white wedding cake. Fun. Truely fun.

I was even thinking about painting one of these to the light and texture standards in the miniature painting scene. Mmh. If there is anyone of you outthere who could imagine such a crazy comission, please contact me!

Toy Pops!

Patience by Bene, but what I learned from this photo: Doing something with a blade and a having a patch on the finger does never look professional. And Bene did awesome!
 From the back!
 Upper Front!

And Wedding Cake View:

Thanks Bernhard for your trust!
Emergency case closed!
I wish you a great wedding!

And to all you jungle painters outthere:
Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes

Forged Monkey ... and the future!

by Raffa aka Picster

Hey Jungle Painters!

Maybe you remember Forged Monkey? I am sure many will do!

Forged Monkey was my very personal solo project of a line of miniatures and busts.
It started very small but slowly grew bigger and bigger...
... to the point where I couldn't handle the orders, the webshop needed many urgent updates, some tax rules changed for me in 2015 that weren't implemented in the shop and it costed me so much time that I couldn't concentrate on the things I love to do: sculpting and painting.

So I closed the webshop in January 2015.

My first plan was to polish everything up, create a new webshop, new packaging and make everything more professional.
But time flew by and I just didn't find the time to do all of this...

Then I was in vacation with my girlfriend (now officially my wife btw ;-) in Spain.

We met with Fernando Ruiz Ceano in Barcelona where we were also talking a bit about miniatures (how could we not).

He had a great idea... to make a collaboration between Forged Monkey and Fernando Ruiz Miniatures ( FeR ).

I loved the idea as it would finally give me more freedom, make my miniatures easily available in different countries and take away the stress of packaging and selling my works. Also, Fernando is a very passionate professional when it comes to his work, I love this and working together with him is great :)

Last Thursday the first two busts were officially released at FeR and the collaboration started!
In the FeR webshop you will now find a Forged Monkey category where you will find all my works.

The first two busts that were released are Ragnok, Orc Norse Hero and Jamal.
Roman did an ace job painting both version of Ragnok. ( Version 1 and Version 2 )

Make sure to stay tuned for future Forged Monkey busts at FeR and maybe get the FeR Newsletter to be informed about the next releases!

And... see you next week at NOVA Open!
Roman and myself will be there!


Phoniks - Hip Hop Mix 2014

by Roman aka jar

Khorne Demon Bust

by Bene aka Benji

Hello dear Jungle Painters,

today I want to present you a bust I already finished around half a year ago, but didn´t show it yet for whatsoever reason.

The bust itself was/is part of a commission. Although it took me some time to find the right direction on this bust I had some fun painting it and I am so far satisfied with the end result. Nothing ultra fancy, but an in my opinion cool looking paintjob. 

I hope you like this demon fellow too.

This guy is also up on putty and paint, so feel free to vote if you like. Just click here.

That´s it for now, if you are interested in giving me a commission, feel free to contact me via e-mail to:

bene (at) massivevoodoo (dot) com

So we can talk about the possibilities and details.


Ragnok, Norse Orc Hero - Version 1

by Roman aka jar

Aloa Jungle Painters,
a newly finished bust from my table. Version 1 of this 1:12 bust.
Orc-halla awaits! Really cool subject. Just imagine Viking Orcs roaming the sea and ravaging the shores. Nothing more to say! Close your eyes or look at this bust and see Orc-halla arise!

I am planning on writing a detailed Miniatures Unpacked and a step by step on this bust. Well, not just right now as preparing all the photos and such is always a lot of work and my life is busy right now with some private things, shipping bananalicious parcels and preparing myself for the trip to the states to the Nova Open 2015.

All will take a little while, but I am looking forward to write these for you with all the patience it needs. So far, I hope you enjoy the model.

Ragnok, Norse Orc Hero
Comission Work
1/12 Bust by Fer Miniatures/Forged Monkey
Sculptor: Raffaele Picca
Painter: Roman Lappat

More photos via Putty&Paint

You can get your version of this cool bust at:

Hope you like my painting.
Keep on happy painting,
Best Wishes


by Roman aka jar

Bene´s WIP - August I

by Bene aka Benji

Hello Everyone!

It has been a long time since I wrote here some lines. For those of you who don't know who I - Bene- am, check my profile. And I kinda have the feeling I say this every time I post something because there are such long times in between.

Maybe one day I will be able to post more constantly...

Anyway... it has been also quite a long time since I was in our studio, because I was busy with studying the last months, but now it is holiday time, so I have some more time again to be creative.
Inspired by Romans Hasslesprees I decided to begin painting again also with some Hasslefree Minis. And because I really like the sculpts.

So I prepared a few Minis I want to paint the next days. 
As you see I prepared two modern warfare soldiers and two, let´s call them survivors, I think everyone who plays video games will recognize them. So the two survivors went both on one base as they are wandering together through a destroyed world searching for the rescue of mankind. 

 The prepared minis
 The survivors

In the picture above you see the base I roughly prepared with milliput for the two. But I felt kinda uncomfortable with the base and it´s "topic" because it didn´t fit to my imagination. 
So my view was striving through the cabinet where all the WIP stuff is parked and I found the base in the picture below. And that was perfect for what I was looking for. You can also see the very first painting steps on Jo... ehh Clint.

 The base has changed

Well, finally some lines again from me. I hope you enjoyed the read and the pictures and maybe found some inspiration for your own projects.