SBS: Chaos Ogre

by Roman aka jar

Good Morning Jungle,

time for a step by step. It's been a while since the jungle recieved some regular article love. 2018 is definetely slower than prior years, but I am happy to tell that there is still tons of material to be written for our readers. Therefor I want to start off with this bust I did in 2017.

I am looking forward to give you insight into the conversion- and paintwork on this bust I sculpted myself a while back. Casts are available via

If you are interested in the sculpting work, you can find a full step by step in your jungle tutorial library:

Here on Massive Voodoo we like to share ideas, thoughts and painting processes and it is not to wonder that we are able to present you another step by step article. I am catching up with some figures I painted back in 2017 and prepared articles for. Always remember Massive Voodoo is offering these for free and they do take time and effort to land in
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To make the conversion work understandable
I am in need to show you the original bust, in this example beautifully painted by Kirill Kanaev:

My vision was to create an Ogre of Chaos.
Chaos for me means based on the background of old Warhammer Fantasy.
An Ogre that strives through the waste chaos badlands, maybe following a warband or even leading one. Praising the dark gods and recieving their gratitude and gifts. Gifts of change in his looks, powers and personality.

I used several things to create the conversion:

  • Superglue and accelerator for some slimy bubbles under his skin
  • Baked BeesPutty parts that I cut in smaller pieces to use as chaos infections 
  • A plastic horn I found in my bitz box
The putty parts were glued to the resin cast with just superglue...

... while the ugly bubbles were just superglue dots quickly dried with the use of accelerator.

It was hard to understand the conversion work without color.
I gave it a quick sketch of the basic colors and to seperate parts. Shaky and blurry photo incoming as I did this during the NOVA Open 2017 for explanation purpose.

Here is another one with some more reddish glazes to the skin.

In this stage I am still sketching in. Texture to the leather, really roughly, highlights to the dark chaos stone parts, increasing shadows in the deepest areas that are not hit by zenital light.

If you look close on my thumb you can see the colors I used.

The Chaos Ogre skin felt still a little bit to warm in its tones, so I used the airbrush to tint him more blueish and colder. This helped me pull everything together. Basic placement of the eyes was also done in this stage.

With the basic work done and all colors placed the idea and vision was sketched in. Next step was creating more contrast and definition to the skin areas. Highlighting the volumes and shapes under terms of zenital light the Ogre recieved much more detail.

I took my time to understand each single and small volume in itself. Painted the eyes and his look to create the character and took time to paint single cracks and wrinkles. In between I took red, orange and magenta glazes to create the infectous look on the "chaos" parts.

I added more warmth to the upper face by using glazes of yellow and orange to the already highlighted parts. Again this did pull everything together once more. More Magenta was placed to cracks and chaos infection parts.

In this stage I did paint cracks and angles that were not there. You can call this micro detailing. Creating details with your paintwork, not only relying on the sculpt. This is time consuming. Do not believe you can do such things fast, but in the end it is often worth the effort.

Each minute spent in this stage is worth it.

Increasing shadows in minimal areas, doing the same with highlights.

It is always a joy to work on a figure that was sculpted by yourself
and this conversion was no different. In the end I created more saturation on several parts (chaos infections) with glazes of the specific color. Increased cold highlights here and there, before I did put him in the photo box to make final photos.

The conversion work on this one was a bold approach, with quick techniques and rough results. I allowed this during the conversion work as I knew I can pull it off with paint. I was even happy about several small "issues" that were born via the rough approach and application.

For the final version I did spent some time tweaking in details, like thin venes.

I hope you like him ...

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,


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Mu #102: Juweela, Tabletop Basing Set

by Roman aka jar

Good Morning Jungle,

time for a Mu :)
Miniatures or Material Unpacked. See more articles like this, here:
This time we see #102 dropping in the jungle and it is about basing.

We all know Juweela for their great bricks and terrain stuff they provide:


Juweela recently decided to bring out a
"Tabletop Basing Set"
for all your gamers out there.
A cool mix of basing material with whom you can create nice gaming bases full of variety. How can I say this so convinced? Well, they asked me to create the box art examples and so I did.

Let's have a look on what this set provides:

 A wide variety, but mainly focusing on post-apocalyptic, modern or temple themes.

This is what I created and I still got plenty of stuff left:

I really enjoyed creating these gaming bases to show possibilities and available variations.

I can tell it was a lot of fun working with this set.
I believe that you can easily find the same joy with it and come up with even more variety in your bases. Give it a try and check back with your provider of Juweela products. They do not sell on their own site, but do have a lot of resellers. You can get this set for example at PK-Pro.

Keep on happy basing!

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MV Challenge 2018: More information!

by Roman aka jar

Hello chaps!

Due the renewal date of the MV Challenge 2018 to end, painters did ask how to solve the issue with ongoing shows like Monte or SMC. The challenge rules say:

- Entries who have been published in their final version before the contest ends are not participating.

That leads us to the question how we should handle the photos taken of your entry during a real life show and maybe they even will get linked up online. We decided the following exclusion to the rules of the challenge:

- Entries who have been published in their final version by the author/artist (facebook, blog, CMON, Putty&Paint) before the contest ends are not participating. If linked up via a third party we shall not disqualify your entry.

I hope this helps to solve doubts.
We are really looking forward to your entries :)

All the best and keep on happy painting!
Roman & Josua

FM: New Skin

by Roman aka jar

Aloa Jungle,

= Finished Miniatures


The first time I saw a photo of this sculpt
 by Ouroboros Miniatures via their first Kickstarter I was in love. Such an amazing, story-telling sculpture.

I contacted Tim and told him how great this bust is and that I will paint my copy with raw emotions as earlier this year I had similar emotional things in my life going on that made me understand what this character is doing. I also decided to write up a big step by step on my work for backers of the Kickstarter via a PDF file.

It took me longer than expected first and I want to excuse myself to everyone who is so patient with me in 2018. It's been an interesting, but also rough year for me so far. Thank you!

I am working on finishing the PDF in the next two weeks and I can tell it is huge :)

At least we area all used to be patient once in a while, as we love miniature painting and what is there to accomplish if you lack patience :) - Again. Thank you!

I do hope you like the project.
It was truely challenging to bring down my personal emotions and to do the sculpt justice with my vision. I am really happy with the result.

I decided to paint white for her "new skin" as I was inspired by the great TV Show " Westworld".

More information on how I tackled the project from the start to the end can be found in the upcoming PDF via Ouroboros Miniatures 

You can also find her on Putty&Paint:

This bust is in private collection.
Thanks a lot for the support in my work, art and passion.

So far, I am looking forward to make the jungle bounce a bit more soon.
Keep on happy painting!


Review: Private Coaching with Thorsten

by Roman aka jar

Good Morning Jungle,

while I am in the middle of a private coaching with Jonas from Sweden at the moment I can still make the jungle bounce and slowly find its beat again ...

In the MV studio ...

Thorsten was visiting me for the third time to enjoy time and a private coaching together. I am really grateful to all my students, especially to those who return for more. It is amazing to see their skills grow and to know each one for so long. You know who I mean :)

Thorsten is one of these students. We had our first private coaching in ... wait. Well, Thorsten visited me for the first time ever when I did teach my first private lesson with him, back in 2008.

We met up for a second private coaching in 2015 and had a splendid time again with tons to learn.

I saw Thorsten even on two Beginner Seminars of mine. So we both got quite the story. He is a really nice guy and it is always a joy to spent time with him

This time Thorsten asked me to tackle the subject on how to paint textures. So I dived in deep to the topic and prepared myself. During these preparations I also came to the conclusion that this should be a 1,5 day seminar and I started teaching it this year for the first time. A review will follow soon.

Studying different material properties, textures and brush- and paint-control ...

We applid the gathered knowledge to the bust in a time consuming black and white underpainting ...

super detailed ...


all with the knowledge of different material textures and how they behave on light influance

Then we gave it all color.

And worked some more on it ...

I can not tell you how proud I was as a teacher to see such a result,
happening in two days :)

Thank you Thorsten for such a nice time, once again.
Also for the good chats about life and all these big and little things ...

Staring in the sun!

Keep on happy painting my friend!
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You want to go for a private coaching yourself?
Slowly I am filling up dates for the first half of 2019.
Feel free to contact me for details on it: jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com