Just came back from a three days workshop weekend with Roman Lappat (Jarhead) & Raffaele Picca (Picster). Still very tired, but i'll try to say some words about it...
Friday, after 6 hours of driving, i finally arrive in Blumberg-Achdorf. Quite a miracle as it's a very tiny village. Roman & Raffa are easy to recognize and it's a joy to finally shake their hands, after spending some time emailing each other. Very luckily for me, all the participants can speak english, so i'll be able to chat with people, yeah!
The class starts and we recieve our daemonettes for the prepping. I didnt pay much attention while choosing my parts, and after having them all prepped, i see that they're not fitting together... haha. So i had to start over one leg & one arm, damn me! I dont remember the exact order of the class activities, but after the prepping, the powerpoint theories & the demonstrations it was like 2 in the morning. Still too early to go to bed, i had to try some german beers before! Difficult to choose the good one, between the cola-beer, the lime-beer and whatever else. They have some strange mixes out there :) . Time to go to sleep... I forgot some people can snore, and honestly i never heard something like that... Was like a pure symphony. I guess i slept 2 hours ^^.
Saturday, we built the bases, primed the minis & started to paint the bases. Haha that was such a great time, as Roman's technique is, hum, heh, how to describe that... Maybe surprising is the word :) , i was scared. Anyhow i really loved to see his way and i'm forced to admit the result is great. He calls that "sketching". No no, i wont describe it there... We also recieved some theory lessons. Even if it was all in german i understood much of it, thanks to all the german teachers i've had when i was young. The only things i never understood are the jokes. So when everybody is laughing and you dont know why, you have 2 options. Faking and laugh with them, or stay calm thinking "i'll understand the next one". The second option was mine. Fact is i never understood the next one...
Sunday last day, a lot of painting, less theory, painting demonstrations... Again a hard working day, trying to find the time to finish my daemonette, to enjoy as much as i can being there, to eat some monster german raviolis (my stomach was full after just one), drink another strange juice called ABC etc. Well i couldnt finish the little chaos girl but here's a little pic of how it was at the end of the weekend:
Everything has been done with the stuff provided by the Jungle Apes, thanks guys!I'll have to finish it someday. We talked with Raffa about how to achieve a realistic moss effect. I'll try it on this base, as it looks a bit empty at the moment.
Sadly i forgot my camera so i dont have any pics of the weekend, but i guess you'll be able to see some on MassiveVoodoo very soon.
I must say it was more that a great weekend! A pure joy to meet people like Roman & Raffa, to meet the other participants who all made a great effort to speak in english with me, to share some techniques, thoughts, ideas, laughs (i understood the english jokes :)), and much more.
Hope to see you guys again soon! Thanks for everything!
To finish this little article, some words that will stay in my mind forever, Bunt oder Unbunt?