Everything happens for a reason ...

by Roman aka jar

Thanks to Michael for such a kind mail ...

"Back in 2016 I attended your Beginner Class in Copenhagen.
I really got a lot out of the weekend but one thing that has really stuck in my mind is 
"Everything happens for a reason" it has helped me through many "hobby crises" since.

Today I decided to put it on my wall so I am constantly reminded.

Thank you for a fantastic workshop that still means a lot to me and thank you for all you do for our hobby."

- Michael

FM: Kirsten - Hasslefree 28mm

by David

Hey all, 

I am happy to share another finished mini with you, the first after the heat-induced painting hiatus this summer. This time, it's another gorgeous lady sculpted by Hasslefree's Kev White. I present to you


Hasslefree, 28mm

This was a quick little paintjob in between projects I made as a present for a friend who shares my love for Hasslefree's minis. If you're interested, you'll find a few more pics over at


 Thanks for watching and best,


Review: Private Coaching with Linda

by Roman aka jar

Hi Jungle,

time for another review on a recently held two day private coaching.

Some weeks ago I travelled to Sweden to teach a basing workshop there and Linda took the chance to grab me for a two daay private coaching prior to the weekend seminar. Lucky us we were able to do this at our friend's place in Arvika and we enjoyed being guests at a superhost and his family.

Thank you, Markus!!

Well now!
To the coaching ...

Linda wanted to learn
how to be more consistent in her paintings.
A good workflow that leads to results without struggling on the way.
Upfront we decided togehter to take my Advanced Workshop content as a frame for guiding her through different materials and techniques.

During the two days under my guidance
she tackled her first bust ever and when you see such a result as a teacher you know you did something right!

Me & Linda

Travelling for a basing workshop and a private coaching made my luggage really low on clothes and undies. Everything - even my brushes - were a mess when everything was shaken like a saltshaker in the plane.

The weather was beautiful in Arvika
for these two days and we skipped the plan to paint in the basement. We sat outside on the porch, always sorrounded by cats and mosquitos. Markus joined us for some painting sessions and it was just lovely.

Going through theory and exercises with Linda before tackling the bust ...

"I painted my first bust at a private coaching with Roman Lappat this week.
Set in Markus's beautiful garden in a perfect little zen tent. Filled with good company and cats. The miniature is Herne the Huntress from @brokentoad.official, a wonderful sculpt with very precisely fitting pieces. Great to assemble and lovely to paint.

I'm really quite happy with the result.
Parts could be improved on but with the time we had I think it turned out great.
I especially enjoyed painting the skin (as I've never been quite sure how to do it before so seeing good results was rewarding), the wolfs head, antlers and shield. .
I learned a lot of great things during this coaching, on painting and blending and good techniques that will really improve and speed up my painting.
Which is good because I have a huge collection of Confrontation that I really need to finish sometime. Also there are the AoS armies ofc.
Really looking forward to going home and get started on some gaming minis."

- Linda

Early stags on the bust ...
including the theory and foundation of painting atmosphere already in this.

More process during the two days ...

We came out of the coaching with this result, but as Linda never sleeps or runs out of ideas there is much more to come!

As the basing class was approaching we decided to push on with the bust, even during the basing workshop. Linda had the idea to make her bust look like she is standing in the forest during a sunny day. We thought long how to tackle this and thanks for the great input by Josua we came up with a plan.

This looks so scary ...

After we sprayed a lot of forest greens
in the bust we were able to keep some areas clean from it with masking them. See photos above. Information on masking options can be read here in this tutorial!

Linda took her time during the basing class to bring these areas up with yellow tints to strengthen the idea of the forest light that falls through leaves.

This was a slow process and in the end after the basing workshop Linda had a really cool base built and even pushed here first bust further. Not to a point wher it was completly finsihed, as some areas were still missing, but to a point where the idea gets clearer:

I want to thank you, Linda
for these beautiful days of painting together. It is a great joy for a teacher to work with creative minded and talented people who do not fear anything at all. You are one of them. Please keep on happy painting and I am grateful that my lessons were helpful for your own painter's journey.

If you want to see more about Linda's work:

She builds amazing things for her tabletop group - and is mainly focused on gaming models, but I'd say I would love to see more work on busts or larger models from you in the future!

Keep on happy painting, Linda!


If you want to learn from me
in your very own private coaching session, do not hesitate to contact me for further details via jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com.

Even though my schedule for 2019 is already full in terms of private coaching, we can slowly start making plans for sessions in 2020. I will be there for you and your personal growth as a painter!

You can find more information
about upcoming group workshops via this banner

News: Thanks for your support!

by Roman aka jar

Hi everyone!
One thing we did forget in the last couple of months is saying big thanks to the people on this world who support what we do on MV via their jungle donation.

Jungle gratitdue goes out to these locations:

23.01.2019 Germany, 70,00 $
23.01.2019 Germany, 70,00 $
17.04.2019 Spain, 10,00 $
30.07.2019 Germany, 70,00 €
03.08.2019 Germany, 15,00 $

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.


Roman writing here and I am writing this from my end only.
Not including other members of the MV Team.

It has been a confusing year so far.
Some of you might know that 2019 is the year the MV Studio will move to a new location. First it was meant to happen in April/March 2019. Allright I thought, time for a big chance and a fresh start. My soul and muscles got ready for it.


There is good news. 
There is a new location that will be setup anew, but unfortanetely the construction work there takes longer than expected. Means the move got delayed until August/September, which is now. I canceled my trip to the NOVA Open for it, a fact that made me really sad. August and and I am not moving the studio. The new location is still not ready.

Now, it is aimed for October/November.

Stupid for a self-employed when you kind of took August/Septmber off to work on the move. October is filled with seminars and coachings. November works better for me. So let's hope the move will happen in November. Well, it is frustrating as the studio is not the place anymore it used to be. Hallways are empty, messed up from youths who use it for partying and stupid things.

When you say goodbye with your soul earlier in 2019 to a place the heart aches and you prepare yourself for the move of studio and soul. I am sad and very much looking forward to change this fact.
no one is really to blaim for it and anger does not help. I do try to find solutions to it. I do not find the right mood for painting in the studio when I am alone there. I still use it for coachings and smaller group workshops, but not for my own painting joy, which is rare these days. I am trying to setup a small corner for painting at home and once in while I am able to find the mood to sit down and paint, but it feels strange.

Thanks for reading.
I just wanted to inform you on this matter.
You can not imagine how much I look forward to see this solved.