MV Insta-Bases! Now available!

by Massive Voodoo

Hi Jungle Painters,

we know it.
It took us a little while.
Finally here they are!

Thanks to the collaberation with Secret Weapon Miniatures - one of the finest company in the industry of tabletop equipment -  we are proud to present to you the MV Insta-bases!

Not only we are excited about them,
check out Secret Weapon's offer for the launch:
These 40mm resin bases are in-stock, and shipping now -- AND they're part of our extended Blackest Friday sale, which means they're also 25% off for the launch!

With this offer they make the perfect Christmas present for every miniature painter!

MV Insta-Bases
 are 40mm base toppers that can be used for gaming bases or display plinths.
They offer a quick option to have a great base and with paintwork and/or a little additional work they can vary so much in their unique look. You can read a lot more about them in the next couple of days!

So far, 
Roman and Raffa sculpted four different styles, but for you they offer millions of stories to tell!

One, two, three, four ...

Stay tuned and get your MV Insta-Bases at Secret Weapon Miniatures!

Musica - Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L Rap

by Massive Voodoo

Graz calling!

by Massive Voodoo

Massive Voodoo Workshop News ahead! 
First of MV's Jar's Advanced class takes place in Graz, Austria.
If you want to take part and want to have more information on it check the following link:

[12.02.2016 - 14.02.2016] Graz, Austria
german language class, with a little austrian accent

Roman's fourth MV's Jar's Basing class is a test to see if it is possible to have this class going on tour.
It takes place in Graz, Austria.  

If you want to take part and want to have more information on it check the following link:

[05.02.2016 - 07.02.2016] Graz, Austria
german language class, with a little austrian accent

Graz calling,
do you answer?

Check MV's Class Roadmap for 2016!

Incoming! MV Insta-Bases soon available!

by Massive Voodoo

Secret Weapon and MASSIVE VOODOO are happy to announce
the Massive Voodoo Insta-Bases -- resin plinth toppers for display models!

Stay tuned for the first tutorials here on your jungle blog!

quote of today

by Roman aka jar

"'Life Is Good' represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life."

More of Roman's photos: tale-of-the-banana-whale

MV's Mad Max Car Contest - Issue 2

by Massive Voodoo

Check the gallery of all entries here!

See the winners here!

are you ready?
We are asking: Are you ready?


We can not hear you ...



Welcome to the second round of 

A Contest about cars, madness, motor oil, speed, Valhall, tires, chrome, witnesses and motor muscles.
After you helped us to enjoy the first issue so much back in 2011 we are looking forward to celebrate this mad contest with all of you. If you want to see the winners and entries of the first issue please see this link!

Back in 2011 we had 29 entries overall. We are pretty sure that this time we will see more!
So before any further blabla about "chrome" and "mediocre" we will have the rules, necessary information and more for you all!

IMPORTANT, but tiny sidenote: 
Please ask questions to the contest only here via comment! We will answer them all in this place. 
We can not garantuee you answers if you write on facebook, email or chatrooms or letters.

You are alive. 
That is the only thing that matters in this mad world.
All is hell, all is chaos, everyone is mad.
You are one of them. Who are you? What car are you driving?
Make yourself stand out, make yourself and your car rise out of the Ashes of this world.
You are alone and you alone can gain ultimate glory on the Road of Fury.

Well, if you are a proud geek you will know the Movie "Mad Max - Fury Road" and might have seen him several times already. We on MV think it is one of the best movies ever. It feels so good, so real to watch a movie again not being overloaded with Special FX. Finally a movie, not watching a computer game.

If you do not know the movie, this contest is nothing for you. If you know the cool and old "Mad Max" Movies, but this was never your thing, give the new one a try to make this contest something for you. It's different, not only mediocre:

We want you to build up your crazy car.
The car that you would ride in this postapocalyptic scenerio.
Your friend, your machine, your soul, your weapon, your hiding place, your fortress, your home.

Rules are simple:
There are none!
Well, one. Ok, two! Damn, three! Oh shiat, four!
- Use whatever scale you like!
- Do whatever you like with your bases!
- Do whatever you like to convert and rebuild your car!
- Show WIPs and Photos of your progress whenever, whereever you like!
- Use whatever parts you think, enjoy, like, love, find crazy!
- You can build with or without miniatures!
- Ask as many questions about the rules as you like via comments on this post!
- You can sent photos of your entry whenever you are ready!
- You do not have to make a new project, you can work on whatever you like!
- Everyone can participate, execpt the judges.
- Do not read so many "no-rules", rather read the rules:

Rule 1 - Contest End Finish your project until Monday, May 2nd 2016 
(this is the last day, as soon as the day turns 3rd of May in Germany the contest is over!)

Rule 2 - Photos
Make photos of your entry and sent them to us via: mv(at)
Please be aware that this contest is judged by the photos we recieve. If you make ultrabad photos of your beautiful entry we are still not able to judge proberly. Make good ones, several angles, focus on what you want to show us. Take your time.

Make sure to sent photos in a "normal" size, not ultrabig files. 

Make sure to sent us single photos of each angle, no collages.
Make sure to know as soon as the entry is recieved and Roman is checking his mails you will recieve a "Confirmation Answer" so you know the entry is recieved. If we have any questions left to you we will ask you via mail. 

With your entry submitted you allow Massive Voodoo to use your photos for reports about this contest or future advertisments for future Mad Max Car Contests.

Rule 3 - Be Safe! We all know that in a crazy mad postapocalyptic world no rules count, but very important for us is that while you are working on your entry: BE SAFE! Use Eye Protection when needed, use your tools carefully, do not hurt yourself or others with fire, blades or sharp spikes, even everyone else went crazy!

Rule 4 - Number of entries  
Every person can only enter with one entry!

Winning something in this contest will not be easy,
as in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. If you want to win to stay alive you have to fight for it!

Only three medals. 
One gold. One silver. One bronze.
Easy as this!

Raffa is at the moment sculpting the trophy,
he just started, but it will be an awesome one, of course!

Right now that medal is just mediocre -
wait until Raffa reads this and goes on with some more work!

There is a small random prize pool, where everyone taking part takes a chances to win one of these prizes. Check the RANDOM PRIZE POOL here!

There might be some special prizes we will add during the time the contest runs. Maybe we will surprise you, maybe not!

Contest starts: Monday, 23th November 2015
Contest ends: Wednesday, 2nd May 2016

Sent your entry to: mv(at)

Spread the word about the contest, tell your friends, your enemies, your family, your grand-dad, your dog. Spread the word on your facebook wall, spread the word in your forum, spread the word in your modelling club, spread the word as far as you can. Make the wastelands roar!

You can use these banners to spread your word! 
Link them up as you like!

Roman and Raffa of the Massive Voodoo Team will judge the contest. Both are well known and well experienced judges of miniature contests.

1. How much you impress the judges with your overall project.
2. Idea and Execution
3. Technical Aspects (Conversion Work, Paintjob)

We will not judge basework, athmosphere, miniatures, animals, fauna and others as single criterias as this all comes together in your vision, in your idea, in your overall creation.

Question 1:
"I'm curious about truck or motorcycle. Would it be ok to use them for the contest?"
 Answer 1: 
The answer is yes. You can use a truck, a motorcycle, a bus or even a boat on wheels. Bikes too!
Question 2:
Can the model be scratch built? or does it have to be based on an existing model?
Answer 2:
It can also be scratchbuild, as you prefer!

We will witness you!

Survival of the Smartest!

by Massive Voodoo

Soon more information!

by Massive Voodoo

First of MV's Jar's Advanced Class will happen in February 2016 in Graz, Austria.
Stay tuned for the official announcement soon!


by Massive Voodoo

Hayden, Female Troll Slayer

by Roman aka jar

"She went after the Troll for several days now. 
Little encounters here and there and still 
the Troll will not give up the fight. 
So she is hunting him to kill that beast or die trying. 

I love Hasslefree's! 
If you want to see a step by step on the base build up here you go.  The lighter is just for size comparison. You also find a photo of my cabinet with Hayden in the lower middle. Also for size comparison.

Hayden, Female Troll Slayer
Hasslefree, 28 mm

For more photos of her visit Putty&Paint or CMON.

I did find some WIP photos too and I like to show them. There is no further explanation to the work on her. Was just not the right model and time to write an article about.

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes

Step by Step: Creating a Fantasy Base

by Massive Voodoo

Good Morning Jungle,

time for another article out of the voodoo caves.
This time Roman takes you on a journey through one of his recent base build ups.

We hope you enjoy!


Well, let's go - this time rather quick without further blablubb. I go through that base build up with my thoughts I actually made while building it up. In the order of my actual thoughts. Bam! Bam!

Miniature by Hasslefree:

I did choose to build up a fantasy base themed with forest, mountain rocks and maybe some old statue or column inside. I prepared stuff for my brainstorm:

Back a little while I did some flags or whatsoever out of Magic Sculp and this stuff is of course rather hard right now, but I decided to maybe use it as I like it structure on the edges. You can do even do a cloak in the wind, like Mati explains here.

These are remains from baked BeesPutty I recieved while I finished sculpting up my Ogre Bust.
I like to use it for stones once in a while. If you break it you get interesting and cool shapes.

I prepared some small animals I might use. They are from MiniSocles and are just wonderful.
While preparing all that stuff I found some heads I will never use for models. I collect them and put them to my big collection of heads to write the greatest article about painting different faces in the future. One day, maybe.

Skulls. I am not the biggest fan of too much skulls on a base, but once in a while one is fine. For 28 mm projects I love the skulls from Origen Art.


Even found 1:72 scaled Spartan shields and had a quick thought of making one to a dwarf shield, but well she looks more like a slayer and slayers do not use shields. They seek glory in death, no shield needed here.

Some statue and column stuff. You can use all kind of models as statues.

Well, material prepared. 
I want to start. Superglue, cork and off we go ... let's see where this will lead me.

That piece of BeeSputty was too big, removed in an instant.

Ouh Ouh superglue my good old friend! I am still a believer of the saying: "You can fix every problem in the world with just enough superglue!" We can discuss this in the comments if you like. I am ready ;)

Bam! Bam! Bigger parts, medium parts, smaller parts. Bam! Bam! Superglue!

I did not go to any statues or columns yet, but realized I was missing roots.

And I wanted to see the miniature on the base too. So I pinned her with a drill.

I placed some roots here and there. Superglue for the win. I also added some soil instead of sand. Just a little bit. A skull was placed too, but very hidden, can you find it?
Strange moment I had while getting the soil out of my soil box: There was a dead bug without a head.
As I do never kill I have no idea what happened here. Even more strange. It is the soil box I also use at my classes. So I was really corious what my students might have thought while finding this strange body.

As we have a studio plant now I decided to bury him.
No prayer to any god was spoken, but a moment of silence was held.

As the female Slayer was not cleaned up yet, I prepared her this way.

I even used my dremel and an essay from Raffa to polish her prominet skin areas. This sounds naughty :D

I drilled the base and checkded back with the pin.

In the end I glued three little birds to the base as a homage to Bob Marley. This is my message to youhhooouuuu! After priming her black with the GW can, I started to prime her with the Airbrush and then went over to brushwork. Well, but that is no concern when we speak about the base here.

Well I prepared way too much stuff that I did not need in the end. I put it away again and put in the boxes. Sometimes it's like that. I planned to have the base rather green in the end so a lot of nature stuff will happen there. Superglue rules and I need too much of it all the time.

Soon you will see the finished paintjob on this model. This is actually the model that will be painted on my first of MV's Jar's Advanced class, happening in February in Graz, Austria. More about this soon. Hasslefree is supporting this class and the model we paint up changes from class to class. Really cool, eh?

If you want to read more basing articles follow this link!

More soon!
Keep on happy basing.
Best Wishes