Review: MV's Jar's Beginners Class in Herne, Germany

by Massive Voodoo

Good Morning Jungle,

today Roman finally finalised the review of his recent MV's Jar's Beginners Class in Herne, Germany that he held in the middle of December 2016. He actually planned to do this earlier, but Christmas and New Years celebration and some days of vacation took its tool and slowly Roman is crawling out of his winter cave.

 
Important information first:
Roman did forget to collecto your mail adresses and asked in the forum and here on the blog that you sent him a mail for the handout. If you not yet recieved your handout of the weekend workshop please write to baphomet(at)massivevoodoo(dot)com to recieve your handout. Sorry for this inconvinance.

First of all
many thanks to Sebastian and Peter who were the driving force to make this seminar come to life. Thanks to Sebastian and Anna for their great hospitality and the nice days we spent together and of course not to forget Ben, their real cool dog.

Many thanks to the Spielezentrum in Herne to provide room, shelter and coffee for the class.

Many thanks for the additional photos to this review to everyone who provided some. Roman was not able to take many. Muchas Gracias for your help!

Thanks to all the people who came to this class. Thank you for your support and trust in Roman's teaching abilities. Now to happy painting! Additional special thanks to the repeaters of this class.

Santa Claus in front of the Spielezentrum.

Getting set up.


 Plinths for basing ideas. 
Thanks to Sockelmacher.de.

Thanks to the supporters of this class who made the class wonderful due their help in sponsoring some of their products, beside Roman's crazy material collection:





 After theory of basing there was the explanation time ...

 ... before everyone went crazy and enjoyed 
creating his base/vision without fear.


Wind. A new dimension in your project ...

The claw.

Magic crystals ...


 After our basing work the long night of theory arrived ...

Saturday morning arrived quick and some of Roman's students did dream of colors, contrast and zenital light.

Roman brought some models for inspiration and explanations ...

What to do with Milliput that is left over. What to do? Poo.

Sharki under close inspection.

Also some books for inspiration.



Saturday morning was packed with preparation for priming 
and color wheels, many color wheels.

"Wie schon im Seminar zu erkennen war, zeigt das, daß Du die ganze Sache wirklich sehr sehr gut machst und nicht den Profit im Vordergrund hast, sondern die Sache." - Christian

"Meine Erwartungen wurden vollkommen erfüllt. Ich wollte lernen besser zu malen. Sowohl technisch mit dem Pinsel, als auch konzeptionell, was die Planung einer Figur angeht. Mir ist klar, dass es sich um einen Einsteigerkurs handelt und komplexe Farbthemen nicht erleutert werden können. Dafür werde ich dann wohl beobachten und vielleicht doch mal ein Kunstbuch (iiih) lesen müssen.

Ich hatte in jedem Fall viel Spaß und fühle mich jetzt wissender! Vielen Dank dafür!" - Felix

Color wheels in progress.

Priming thoughts.

Everything black now.

Lunch break.

Finally starting to paint!

Color. Important ones.

There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.

Let's discuss your project plans.

The beauty of bases.


Explanation sheets.


"Ich fand den Kurs richtig gut, besonders die Bezüge zur Kunst und die Theorie haben meine Sicht auf Miniaturen grundlegend verändert. Ich war auch sehr erstaunt was man in der kurzen Zeit schaffen und die gelernte Theorie direkt umsetzen kann. Ich war durchweg von
den Resultaten aller begeistert, weil keinem Modell dem anderen gleicht.

Für mich war es definitiv nicht der letze Kurs, nicht nur wegen dem super Lehrer sondern auch wegen der Atomsphäre einer so tollen Gruppe." - Sebastian


Some of the results. 
Sadly not all of them as some had to leave on time ...






A class repeaters result who focused on painting skintones.




This was a really cool weekend with a lot to teach, cool people, nice chats, plenty of demo-nettes and really nice results.

Thank you all again!


Keep on happy painting!




We left like superninjas, like we have never been there. 
Kind of. At least we tried. Thanks to everyone who helped cleaning up!
 

Queen of the North

by Massive Voodoo

Hello Jungle, 

as you can see MV starts really slow into 2017.
It seems like all the snow and ice covers the wild flora of the jungle and ... well, in fact it is just that we are all very busy right now and slowly getting our things done after the Christmas and New Years vacations. Slowly. And its cold.

Roman is finalising the Workshop review of his recent Beginner's Class in Herne, Germany at the moment and you will see it ready in this week, but tomorrow he is diving into a private coaching already. So well, we keep things slow in here for the early 2017. Mainly because its cold and cold is the perfect matching describtion for the following bust.

You might have read the Unpacking of Nutsplanet's Queen of the North.
This model is also about a cold atmosphere and Roman finished painting her in the end of 2016.

Queen of the North
Nutsplanet 1/10





Roman aimed to paint her looking cold and sad as her story being told in the GoT books and series is a sad one. She even has small tears running down her cheeks. Really sad.

If you want to see more photos of her, please feel invited to follow the link to Putty&Paint. 
This bust is in private collection. Many thanks for your support in Roman's passion, art and work.

Keep on happy painting!

Miniature Art by Alfonso Giraldes "Banshee"

by Massive Voodoo

Hi Jungle, 

this is truely something beautiful.
The describtion says it is a look into Alfonso's vision of miniature painting. We'd say this is more than this. It is a great example how you can transport our love and passion of the hobby of miniature painting to a broader audience. This can be shown even to Roman's mum and she understands it without being shocked by a samurai Ogre that chopped off a head of a unicorn.

Definatly worth a share. Enjoy!



Like we told you some days ago Massive Voodoo starts slow into the new year.
We got a lot of stuff in preparation, but right now only a limited time to prepare it for the blog.

Stay tuned for more, but also relax and be patient
and in the meantime most important:

Keep on happy painting!

Mu 91 - Artificer Terrain, Plinths

by Massive Voodoo



Hidiho Jungle Painters,

time for another fresh review on MV. 


This is review #91
- if you are interested in getting to know more products or miniatures we regularly use, 

Today Roman will take a closer look on material by the company "Artificer Terrain".

They can be reached via facebook.
They also have a website...but the best way to reach them is via e-mail: 
gert(at)artificer-terrain(dot)com or jurge(at)artificer-terrain(dot)com

 ... but now to the mysterious product:
 
It is a very uncommon plinth, 
something we did not see before, but really cool. 
More in the following review.


This is what Artificer Terrain says about its product:

"A simple soccle with lots of options. Perfect for displaying your figures or something else ...

This simple soccle originated from a personal need for a set of similar soccles.
It is fully customisable. Dimensions can be altered. The inscription/name can be made to your liking. We can frame it or remove the frame. We aim to provide a simple service for gamer, painters and hobbyists in general: Make what you need, affordable!"
The young company is located in the Netherlands and Belgium, two really friendly gentlemen and cool guys working with laser cuttings. They do offer personal inscribtions to the plinths, even difficult ones like mine here. Let's have a closer look on their product:

Artificer Terrain
Before we start you have to know that the company of Artificer Terrain is a really young company. They are just starting with their service and their products. Therefor my friend Gert delivered some examples of a really cool idea to me at the SMC. 

But first I was confused ...

Really confused. What is this?

Okay I do got lasercut pieces of very hard and sturdy MDF. One site is brown, the other white. We can see laser burns and I have four plates with text on it, that I asked to recieve for a future project of mine.

First let's bring everything in better order. Now I see. I got three "do-it-yourself-plinths" here. At least all pieces to build them.


I also recieved some testruns on the fonts that did not work out. Thank you!

Allright, now putting one together. One open square piece four sides, including one with the text and a topper. 

I did not know which glue to take, so I went for superglue, because superglue helps to solve all my problems in life. It worked wonders on the white surface and after some seconds the piece was almost build in full. Super precise, super easy.


Adding the topper and I am good. 
That was really easyeven for the superglue gorilla. It looks like this, it is not heavy as it is hollow on the inside.


I decided to put this plinth to a full test and started to build a base on top.

Not a small one.

It was really easy to smoothen the edges of the plastic card and the MDF with sandpaper. I now got a smooth transition there. Important: Wear your breathing mask.
And that's it.
A plinth to build yourself in seconds.
Now what is so special about this you might ask?


Plus:
- Superfast and supereasy build due very precise laser work
- Options for different and personalized fonts and writings
- Not heavy, but still standing solid like a rock
- Hollow plinth body leaves many options for electricity or interesting base concepts
- Very easy to handle material. sanding, preparations, etc.  
- really sturdy, even it does not look like
- cheap

Cons:
- You need glue and a little more time than by using a one piece plinth that you bought. 
- It does not have the same high end look, like a maximum polished plinth that you can buy for expensive money.

Summary: 
Well, this is really neat. Can't wait to work more with this fresh and innovating idea. 
Definatly worth a look!

Artifcer Terrain can be reached via facebook.
They also have a website...but the best way to reach them is via e-mail: 
gert(at)artificer-terrain(dot)com or jurge(at)artificer-terrain(dot)com
Keep on happy painting!
Roman