Sonntag, 3. März 2013

First Works under new Label


after a very long Time full of planning and preperations now the Time has come.....

WikingPaintworks now becomes an "official" Paintstudio! So are some profound Changes associated, like renaming, reorganisation, create new  Web presences and Stuff like that....

As long my new Website is under construction, my new Facebooksite serves as a Presentation Area for allready finnished Commissions.

My new Facebooksite

"WikingPaintworks" now is changing to "Guerilla Paintstudio"

More Infos will follow in the next few Days.....

Please feel free to visit/ like and share  my new Facebookpresence and stay tuned for News (and there will be maaaany of them! ^^)

Donnerstag, 15. November 2012

YAY! Did it into a Magazine! ^^

Some Time ago, i had the Pleasure to do a commission for the Germanbased Tabletopmagazine "Tabletop Insider". 
The Task was to paint an Starterbox of "EDEN" Miniatures for an upcoming Battlereport in the Magazine. So they sent us (at this Time i was Member of "Phantasos Studio") the Resistance Starterbox + an extra Miniature.
Now the actual Issue of Tabletop Insider is released and... wow! The Pictures look really great! 

Source: www.brü

Can´t wait to hold the full Magazine in my Hands! 
For me, it was a nice Experience to do comissions for an named Institiution in the german Tabletopscene. The Miniatures from EDEN are high quality casted and also the sculptjob is great! So this was very nice work....

The whole Bunch of the Resistance Minis i painted for Tabletop Insider

That´s all for now Fellows..... Think i will add some Pictures of my favorite Mini of this Paintjob tomorrow. So stay tuned for the Security Bot! ^^

Montag, 12. November 2012

A few Thoughts about "Meta-Painting"...


What's going on today? 

We gotta break away 
We got a problem and 
I think it's going to make us go down

Well, these little Songpassage from Korn is just what i actually have in Mind when i look arround (Hobbybased).

When you search the Web for Videotutorials, "How to"-Articles and Stuff like that you´ll be overloaded with tons of Pics, Videos, Articles etc. Sure, this is awesome, there´s quite no aspect of painting you wouldn´t find. But on the other side we have to take a closer look. 

Through the past years, the Paintingscene made several "evolutional" steps. (Just remember the introducing of smooth Paintingstyles and NMM when Rackham started to promote theyr "Confrontation"-Minis) A few Years later the SENMM appeared massively... etc...etc...

Well, even this kind of Evolution is great BUT: Things are going to take the wrong Way!

There´s a massive Bandwith of real great Artists in the Scene.... for Example the Guys from Massive Voodoo, Chest of Colours etc... also there are many "solo" Artists like Lester Bursley, Laszlo Jakusovszky (just to name two Names...)
These Artists try to share theyr knowledge with all the interested Painters worldwide. But there are also many many selfcalled "Pro Painters" in the web (mostly in Forums or on theyr Blogs, Videos etc) who are taking all this teqniques to let them appear like "the holy Grail" in Painting. Everyone has to Paint miniature X with Colours Y and ONLY with Techniques they explain (mostly bad) in the Web.

Also it seems that everybody is thinking that Technique XY is the only Way to paint. Inexperienced Painters use the Blogs, Videos etc as a kind of "Bible". They all copy what they see and read... and finally they all create clone Armys! They all look the same. ...same Colours..... same Highlights.... same Techniques..... This is what i call "Meta-Painting"

And it is far from everything..... since about 2 Years a new Plague in underway.... Airbrushing! 
Well, i´m a Hobbyist as well, i even use Airbrush, but:

How often you look for an Videotutorial and what you find is a Video named "How to paint XY" and what you see is: airbrush, airbrush, airbrush..... 
Please come on! Airbrushing is practical and is simplyfying Painting, but it´s not PAINTING! You don´t even will print a Miniture by using a Rapidprototyper or Laser and wil call that "SCULPTING a Miniature".

In the most Videos the only thing you´ll see which you can take as a Part of "Painting" is the applying of Washes, Inks etc with a Brush! Rest is sprayed.... Another negative Aspect: now it´s much easyer to create clone Armys! Look arround: Necron Armys: Airbrushed.... Greyknight Armys: Airbrushed and so on.... 
Would be nice if these Videos, Tut´s etc will divided in "Painting XY" and "Airbrushing XY" 
Why? Well because inexperienced Painters will allways try to do what they see.... so Minis will be airbrushed and the remaining Techniques will be real prostyled things like SENMM, Hyperreal blendings, Daylight flourescending Colours and Stuff like that.... So they will never learn about painting an Miniature from beginnig to the end with Brushes and/or simple techniques..they will never learn how to blend colours without an Airbrush  (or even just the "Standards" in Painting...)

would be nice to get more back to basics!

Montag, 15. Oktober 2012

Angels Sanguine- Scriptor


after a longer Time without any update or News, here´s something brandnew:

Yesterday i finished the Scriptor for my Angels Sanguine SM Chapter. It´s the real awesome looking Scriptor out of the "Dark Vengeance"-Box.

I only had to add a Jump Pack out of my Sparebox to let him "fit" in my Army. I did´nt cut away the Dark Angel Insignia on his Chest because this could be also a generic Icon used by several Chapters. (and i was too lazy for that too ^^)

To let him look like an Scriptor for the Angels Sanguine i only had to paint his Chorrock in Red/Black. These Colours were painted like i allways do when i paint my Angels... (see the other Articles for that)
The Blue Armour was created by mixing the good old GW Regal Blue 1:1 with Alaitoc Blue. After that i washed the Model with Drakenhof Nightshade and then i started to work the Surfaces out with the basic Mix. Last Step was to apply an very soft Highlight by using Hoeth Blue on the Edges.

Painting the Powerweapon was quite easy.... i started with GW Sotek Green, followed by blendings with Temple Guard Blue. The final Highlights were added with a mix of White and Temple Guard Blue.  

So.... here he is.... 
Hope he will bring psionic punishement upon the foes of the Emperor! ^^