Sunday, February 15, 2009

Discworld - Death and Rincewind

Death is one of the most fascinating characters in Pratchett's novels. He isn't cruel, he just fulfills his duty. And he likes cats!
The miniature of Micro Arts Studios new range is - like all miniatures of this range - of very high detail. The Death of Rats standing at his side is just one of the things, fanciers of the Discworld Novels will notice at once when looking at those beautiful pieces made of tin.

Rincewind is the second miniature i painted from this range - the others will follow sooner or later (my heart says soon, but my upcoming exams say later...). I just love the way he stands there with his shoulders hanging down. Painting him was great fun, although it's hard painting those red areas. However, i'm very satisfied with him.

A great inspiration for painting the Discworld Miniatures is the book 'The Art of Discworld' (dt. 'Die Kunst der Scheibenwelt') which features tons of drawings and illustrations of all of Pratchett's characters from Paul Kidby. It's not hard to see, which illustrations the sculptors of Micro Art Studios used as a reference.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Darth Vader

For a start, i want to show you the Darth Vader modell from West End Games i painted last summer.

So this is it...

... just another blog on the internet. So what is it all about? For at least six years (holy shit, the time runs fast!) i count myself to the illustrious ring of wargamers. Since time got very rare and playing the games went more and more to the background, painting the miniatures was my destiny. At the moment, my main project is the fantastic series of Discworld Miniatures from Micro Art Studios. Other systems are The Lord of the Rings from Games Workshop and the old Star Wars Miniatures Battles from West End Games.

Have fun!