Monday, October 5, 2015

Sleepy Buddha

I was shopping in some arts & crafts stores and found this lovely Buddha box. Perfect for a small terrain piece. I also bought some wooden round bases and air drying modelling clay. On Amazon I found this make-it-yourself trees made by HEKI (10 18cm tall trees + foliage for 14€).

First I bevelled and sanded the base. Then I glued the Buddha, the base of the tree and some stones on the base. After that I applied the clay.

Whilst the clay was still soft, I glued some roots made out of small  twigs on the base of the tree and pressed them gently in the clay. Then I sealed them with white glue.

While the clay was drying I prepared the tree. I bend it into shape and glued some foliage on it. Then I soaked it with a mix of white glue and water and let it dry over night. Lastly I painted the trunk.

After the clay dried I covered the base with white glue and applied some sand.

Now some painting. I painted the Buddha dark grey and dry brushed him light grey. After that I gave him a brown and a green wash. In a final step I dry brushed him with bonewhite. The earth is just painted brown and dry brushed beige.

After that I applied different flocks and teas (black, green, peppermint and nettle) on the base.

Finally I applied clump foliage, grass tufts, some bushes (which are made from this plastic grass matt thingys) and the tree.

There it is.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


The two females are made by Hasslefree Miniatures and the males are made by Games Workshop.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Edo Era Town Houses

Well, I had a painting blockade but I wasn't idle in this time. I was tinkering on a little terrain project. An edo era postal town. The project isn't finish yet but I felt like posting the town houses I have finished so far. They are made from plastic, coffee sticks and paper (the doors and windows).

Here is a WIP picture. You can see the main body is a plastic construction with the glued on wooden parts. The roof planks were made from balsa wood at first but I wasn't satisfied with the result and made them from coffee sticks instead.

This one isn't finished obviously. The tiled roof is made from textured plastic card from the architectural supplies store. 

The two storey houses are not made from plastic like the two smaller ones. I stumbled across this wooden boxes in a 1€ store. I knew immediately that they were perfect for this project and bought all of them. The roofs are still made of plastic.

BTW: Big shout out to Jimbibbly's blog. His work is a true inspiration.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sohei Monk Buntai

I finally managed to finish my Sohei Buntai. I painted them two years ago and did the bases last week.

Sohei is the ancient japanese word for dutch football hooligans... I think :P


I recreated the pictures with better light. I noticed how dark the pics are after I uploaded them.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ash vs. Evil Dead

 Hail to the King, Baby!

Ash is made by Hasslefree Miniatures and the two darn deadites are from Mantic Games.

Sunday, September 6, 2015


I'm trying out some new ways to photograph my miniatures.

Its just some terrain pieces and a picture of a forrest in my new lightbox.


I have to buy better lightbulps but otherall an atmospheric result.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

2 Barbarians

Finished these two. The old one is from Otherworld and the big one is from Reaper.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I picked up the paintbrush after a long hiatus. Finished some Otherworld Berserkers. Comfy old school fantasy minis.

More fantasy stuff to come...