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Soon more about the latest painting class ... so far only impressions ...

Tutorial Voting: What about Pirate Robots?

by Roman aka jar


another Thursday in MV's year of the painter and it is time for you to vote for another article ...
hit the comments to choose what you want to read early next week.

A Painting step by step through the Tales of War's Slot Gunner Pirate bust, the one from this Miniatures Unpacked.  Have a look over Roman's shoulder and see how this tanned guy gets his sunburn. This step by step is sponsored by CoolMiniorNot

For this article vote "Pirate" in your comments.

Did you see the contest announcement "Forged Hope"?
This article is a step by step article through the preparing, basing and painting of "The First One".
Roman explains about cacti, lychees, roboter oil and desert animals ...

For this article write "robot" in the comments!

Voting lasts until next week Monday.
Now kick it, like a trash can!

Contest: Forged Hope

by Raffa aka Picster

Hey everyone!

Time for another big contest in the Jungle!
But this time we are not alone, we are sponsored and supported be Heroes & Villains Miniatures to bring you this unique painting contest.

Maybe, let's not start with a wall of text, but with a small comic strip I've done to get you in the mood...

Your job is to forge and build more robots!

They can be all kind of robots:
Trash-Collector 2000, Crop-Harvest-o-Mat MK4, Autonomous Elder-Over-The-Street-Helper 2X4, Town-Guard-Bot III ... options are endless!

Just imagine this town and its needs and you will quickly find ideas for new robots.

Luckily the "First One" just brought in a new batch of robot parts:
Pick them up here!
And don't forget to use the secret coupon code "3086" to get some extra 10% discount!
This discount is only valid for 1 month!

When your bot is done, please put him up in the e-Brain activation line to soon be helping townsfolk!
And do you know what's best about being a part in the Forged Hope program?
If your bot makes it to line assembly you will win a robot for your home! How nice is that?!

Here are the prizes:

First prize:
You have the chance to win this one-of-a-kind, converted and painted version of the RK1-Outworld done by Roman "Jarhead" Lappat.

Second prize:
For the second prize, you can win the original promotional paintjob version painted by Alex "Iguazzu" Varela.

Third prize:
To be announced

Will be nothing short of the first and second prize :)

Ok, now for some real rules:
- Create and paint a robot using the RK1 Outworld kit from Heroes and Villains Miniatures.
- You may add additional parts to your liking, sculpt or convert, but it must base on the RK1 kit.
- Contest is ending on 13-July-2014 16:00 GMT
- Send photos of your finished robot creation via mail to "picster (at) massivevoodoo (dot) com" using the subject line "Forged Hope Entry". Please include a piece of paper with yor robots name written on it on the photo for proof of ownership. You can use this template.
- You can send ONE entry per person.
- IMPORTANT: Please include your robots name and your idea of the job he does in the community, this will be part of your entry and will also be judged!
- Winners will be announced one week after the contest. All entries will also be shown in a post. Judging will be done by Raffa & Roman.

!!! Update:
- You are allowed to show work in progress photos
- The finished piece must not to be shown online before you got a confirmation mail after sending your entry to us!
- We will eventually show the photos here on the blog and on our Facebook page, if you are not ok with this, do not enter the contest ;-)
- Everybody is allowed to enter, except the judges and staff members of Heroes&Villians

I think that's it! Let's go!

If there are any more questions, post them in the comments and I try to include them in the rules.

Good luck and have fun!


by Roman aka jar

Chaos Space Marine Lord

by Roman aka jar


recently I managed to finish one of my comission pieces:
The Chaos Space Marine Lord from GW's "Dark Vengeance" box.

This was really a very interesting comission as the comissioner told me pretty exactly what colour to use on what area, refering to older figures of mine as examples. This was first, honestly really confusing me, but I told myself to give it a try. For example such were some of his words: "Sword's blade should be like right leg of your daemonette 7.0 and cape exterior like the wings of your Vampire Lord. The base should catch the same athmosphere as the one build for my version of Dark Vlad" and many more, just for you to get a better picture of what I was painting here.

Like I told you, first this was really confusing me, but I accepted the challenge and it was fun going back to my older figures to get the reference on how to paint different areas on the figure. What I can say is that I was confused by another matter: Those CSM have way too many details on such a small figure, I was close to going mad. Well, in the end I was happy with the result, let me know what you think of him...

Chaos Space Marine Lord
Games Workshop, 28 mm


Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes

Painting Class in Vienna, Austria

by Peter aka Baphomet

Hey guys and girls,

a new painting class is ahead :)
This time it will take place in beautiful Vienna, Austria.
We´re looking forward to be in this location again.

Date is: 23th until 25th of May 2014

There are only 10 slots left, so be quick :-)

Here you´ll get further information (german):

If you´ll need the painting class information in English or if you´d like to help us organizing a class in your hometown, check this link: