Into the sun

by Roman aka jar

Good Morning Jungle,

this figure is special.
Special in terms on how I painted it.
It is a) a gift and b) and uncommon paintjob. The bust is "Laszlo" by FER Miniatures and was painted as a gift to my good friend and MV monkey brother Peter.

This summer we both spent a week of holiday on La Palma on the canarian island, Spain. We had great weather and tons of beautiful views. Unfortanetely Peter got sunburned on the first day with some nasty skin reaction to the sun cream or whatsoever. Nobody knows, but too much sun ain't good for Dracula. 
 



Well, the bust is a gift for Peter as he moves back to Augsburg finally, back to the city of the MV headquarters and this is something to celebrate. Therefor this guy was painted pale and ...

Into the sun
FER Miniatures, 1/12







Keep on happy painting!
Roman

Boudicca

by Roman aka jar

Good Morning Jungle people,

now that the MV Challenge 2017 is over it is time to switch over to "normal" jungle mode. Articles, finished projects and inspiration incoming.

Important information:
I got a lot of private coaching inquiries these days, but I am not able to answer them until early January due several reasons: a) I am already booked until April and b) I will forget about everything we plan together because of Christmas beauty approaching faster than expected. Please be patient with me, I am getting back to you as soon as possible. Sorry for the delay and thank you for your patience.

Well, here is Bouddica. A beautiful Hasslefree Sculpt that I have painted recently as an exchange figure to a friend. I hope you like her. I had plenty on fun painting her.

Boudicca
Hasslefree Miniatures, 32 mm









This figure is not for sale. In private collection.

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes
Roman

Tip of the week

by Roman aka jar











Photo by taleofthebananawhale, done in Prado Museum, Madrid

Look at art, life, nature, your figures,
 your friends, family, pets, your car, your world in black and white once in a while. I know. Not with your eyes. Use photofilters to change something to black and white.

This will help you to see how you can achieve contrast in hues, can give you inspiration where to place and compositioning dark and bright colors to see harmony all over or bring attention to a certain spot. There is a reason why I did put my preview pictures on www.romanlappat.com in black/white. It teaches me if a figure and a paintjob I did works in terms of hues. Of course it is not all black and white, there is grey too ;)

Cheers and happy painting!

Musica

by Roman aka jar



Find my personal music playlist that I am listening to while happy or epic painting
on youtube.

MV Challenge 2017 - Aftermath & Info

by Roman aka jar

Good morning Voodoo people,

the Massive Voodoo 2017 Challenge is over. 
This post will sum up everything and give you information on when we plan to ship your prizes. Again, Josua and I and all the MV gang want to thank you for making this event so great by entering your cool and amazing projects.

Challenge Announcement
Entries: Waterbases
Entries: Infinity Repaint
Random prize pool winners
Challenge Winners: Waterbases
Challenge Winners: Infiniy Repaint

To all winners and everyone who is expecting a parcel by us:
We are not Amazon and even most of the parcels are ready for you we will not ship before Christmas. We will ship well prepared and organised and approaching Christmas makes this unbearable due our own lifes and jobs. Also we do not want to lose a parcel in the crazy shipping chaos that Christmas always presents. We hope you understand this. We plan to ship all your parcels approxametily in the second week of January. Thank you for your patience.

Keep on happy painting and stay tuned in for the MV Challenge 2018 :)
_______________________________________________________________________________
You want to support Massive Voodoo? 
If you like to support or say thanks the monkeys of Massive Voodoo in what they do, please feel invited to drop a jungle donation in their direction via paypal or check their miniatures they got on sale here.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Musica

by Roman aka jar



Find my personal music playlist that I am listening to while happy or epic painting
on youtube.

MV Challenge 2017 - Infinity Challenge Winners

by Roman aka jar

Hello Jungle,

it is about time.
The MV Challenge 2017 is over.
Roman and Josua finished judging last night and want to present to you the final winners of this event. To see the full galleries and random prize pool winners again, please check back with this post.
To check back with the rules, please see the initial announcement.

Did we tell you that we already have a great new idea for MV's 2018 Challenge?
No? Well, now we did and we will even add a small hint: It is about animals :)


_______________________________________________________________________________
You want to support Massive Voodoo? 
If you like to support or say thanks the monkeys of Massive Voodoo in what they do, please feel invited to drop a jungle donation in their direction via paypal or check their miniatures they got on sale here.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Ok back to topic:
Winners of the MV Challenge 2017

Before we show you our judging results we both - Josua and I - want to tell you something:


"The MV-Challenge was a great success for me. The amount of people getting creative and  entering both categories made me feel really proud and enormously happy. It showed me again what i love and cherish about this hobby and his community. Thanks to all the participants for so many wonderful creative projects. I am looking forward so much to the next one...  "                                                             - Josua

"Amazed is not the right word, positively overwhelmed and speechless fits much better. So many winning painters that took the challenge to learn and experience something new created so many beautiful entries and everyone with heart and soul in it. No, amazed does not fit properly. Proud - like Josua said - is the right word here! I can not wait until we present you the next challenge :)"
                                                                                                                                                     - Roman



Thoughts on judging:
Well this was no easy job, you can bet. We discussed through sleepless nights and even had one day where we did not want to speak to eachother as our harsh discussions made us go mad at eachother. You are all just winners in this challenge. We will present you both categories now and show you the winners, we will also add a small comment on our judging criteria to the categories. Unfortanetely we do not have the time to write a small comment to every entry these days. Sorry. We would love to, but life, work and love keeps us busy.

__________________________________________________________________________________


Judging Criteria
We focused our judging criteria on your repaint of the infinity figure. The quality, variety and bravery of your paintjob and how you dealt with uncommon volumes. Basework is secondary and did not recieve a lot of attention while judging. Sad but true - this is what we mentioned in the rules. Nonetheless some of you did build beautiful bases. This category was really hard to judge with 70 entries (including out of competition, that we of course did not judge).

A really hard category to judge. You all did amazing figures, told amazing colorful stories and showed us so much passion by putting so much fun and joy in your Infinity repaint.


#Honorable Mentions

Projects that were really close in recieving a medal:











#Bronze
We had to give two :)

Mads

Alexander

#Silver 

We also had to give two 


Richard


Daniele


#Gold
 

Chris





Now that's it. Congratulations to everyone!
You all made this challenge come to life no matter if you have won or not, without you our challenge ideas would be dust in the wind! We are preparing a big MV Challenge 2017 overview post that also will inform you about our further process in shipping your medals, prizes and random raffle draws.
Stay tuned in!

Update on Seminar Roadmap 2018

by Massive Voodoo



Hey jungle!

good news! After some sleepless nights, we have managed to finalize the last PDFs for the English classes and uploaded them onto our server.

Please have a look at our Seminar Roadmap for 2018 and download the PDFs you need. If you have any questions, feel free to send Peter an e-mail. You can reach out to him via baphomet--at--massivevoodoo--dot--com.

There are still enough seats left for the English classes, but you should be quick in your decision, as there are surely many other enthusiastic painters, who are interested in joining the seminars.

The German Beginner Class is already fully booked, but we offer to put your name on the waiting list. So, if a painter has to cancel the class, you might still get your chance to join the seminar.


We keep you updated!
Your MV-team

MV Challenge 2017 - Waterbase Challenge Winners

by Roman aka jar

Hello Jungle,

it is about time.
The MV Challenge 2017 is over.
Roman and Josua finished judging last night and want to present to you the final winners of this event. To see the full galleries and random prize pool winners again, please check back with this post.
To check back with the rules, please see the initial announcement.

Did we tell you that we already have a great new idea for MV's 2018 Challenge?
No? Well, now we did and we will even add a small hint: It is about animals :)

_______________________________________________________________________________
You want to support Massive Voodoo? 
If you like to support or say thanks the monkeys of Massive Voodoo in what they do, please feel invited to drop a jungle donation in their direction via paypal or check their miniatures they got on sale here.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Ok back to topic:
Winners of the MV Challenge 2017

Before we show you our judging results we both - Josua and I - want to tell you something:


"The MV-Challenge was a great success for me. The amount of people getting creative and  entering both categories made me feel really proud and enormously happy. It showed me again what i love and cherish about this hobby and his community. Thanks to all the participants for so many wonderful creative projects. I am looking forward so much to the next one...  "                                                             - Josua

"Amazed is not the right word, positively overwhelmed and speechless fits much better. So many winning painters that took the challenge to learn and experience something new created so many beautiful entries and everyone with heart and soul in it. No, amazed does not fit properly. Proud - like Josua said - is the right word here! I can not wait until we present you the next challenge :)"
                                                                                                                                                     - Roman



Thoughts on judging:
Well this was no easy job, you can bet. We discussed through sleepless nights and even had one day where we did not want to speak to eachother as our harsh discussions made us go mad at eachother. You are all just winners in this challenge. We will present you both categories now and show you the winners, we will also add a small comment on our judging criteria to the categories. Unfortanetely we do not have the time to write a small comment to every entry these days. Sorry. We would love to, but life, work and love keeps us busy.

__________________________________________________________________________________

Judging Criteria
We mainly judged the quality of your waterbase. How clean and precise you worked, your creativtiy and the beauty of your personal challenge's result.


#Honorable Mentions

Projects that were really close in recieving a medal:










#Bronze
We had to give two :)

Oliver

Andreas

#Silver

Steve

#Gold

Menno


CONGRATULATIONS!

We will show you the winners of the Infinity Category tomorrow. Stay tuned!
After tomorrow we also have more info about our prize shipping plans.

MV Zombie Community Project - Update #07

by Roman aka jar

Dear Ladies and gentlemen,

once again some time has passed quietly (way too fast in our opinion) and it is urgently time for the next update about Roman´s and Bene´s Zombie Community Project. Last Update was during this summer and we can tell you one thing that is for sure: This project did not die. Even it is about Zombies. Let's call it a walking dead project. It grows, steady and slow.

If you don´t know what we are talking about you are welcome to check the link below, where the idea behind the project is explained. You will also find there a link to all the updates and names on people who are supporting us in this:


 

Update #01
Update #02
Update #03
Update #04
Update #05
Update #06  

For everybody waiting for the final results of the MV challenge 2017: Josua and Roman are done with the pre-judging and make final decision in their jury work tonight. 
Expect the results tomorrow :)
_______________________________________________________________________________
You want to support Massive Voodoo? 
If you like to support or say thanks the monkeys of Massive Voodoo in what they do, please feel invited to drop a jungle donation in their direction via paypal or check their miniatures they got on sale here.
_______________________________________________________________________________


Allright.
Some months have passed silently on this. Let's catch up with what happened. To be frank, it was not much as life is keeping most of us involved in this project in a daily grip of checkboxes, but something has happened and we want to tell you:


Raffa painted up a Zombie for the project - thank you for your donation!


We recieved a small envelope with more Zombies. 
No comes the stupid part that Roman is to blaim for: We do not remember from whom and Roman took photo of the letter and thought as soon as this update will be written the name will be on it. See for yourself: no name ... yay! Sorry! Please get back to us if you find your Zombies here right now:



Five supercool Zombies ... thank you!

All new models are up on the third group community board.

As we said earlier, this project is not dead. It continues and plan is to stil start with the base in the near future as soon as life and work allows. And Christmas, oh dear :D ... Roman in the meantime did not paint a Zombie at all, but collected some toy cars for being added to the base. Collection was done also on flea-markets and Roman had to bargain hard with some kids about their cars. No more cars needed for now, a fine collection to build up the right ambience :)


We will keep you posted about further progress, never worry that this might die :)
If you want to pledge your support to this community project too here is more information:
MV Zombie Community Project.

Keep on happy painting!
Roman & Bene