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28 février 2013 4 28 /02 /février /2013 20:49

I've been recently contacted by Philip Prinz from the nice & new website Putty & Paint (link) to do a little interview. It was unexpected and i felt really honoured. As always i did my best with my english, but luckyily for me Philip did some corrections :) .

 

You can read it here if you want: link

 

Best wishes!

12 novembre 2012 1 12 /11 /novembre /2012 16:54

Soo back from Italy!

 

Hum... What to say about this week-end and where to start...

 

First i met some really nice people. I didnt know much painters in person before going there as it was my second miniatures contest ever... I'm quite a shy guy, but luckily for me some persons helped me. I have to thank in particular Massimiliano Richiero (Amon Chakai) who was the first to welcome me, who did bring me to the LegioPictorum dinner and introduced me to some of his friends. Later on i've met many other cool people from different countries, but i wont be able to enumerate all of them. Anyways they'll recognize themselves :) .

 

The organisation of the contest was great in all aspects, the LegioPictorum members did an amazing job! I think i did never eat so much on three days... The hydromel didnt help the digestion i guess.

 

About the contest itself and the entries, three letters W O W. Well my only point of comparison is the World Expo that was in Montreux, but in my opinion the general level was higher. Most of the "big names" in miniatures painting/sculpting were there, some pieces that won Slayer swords, golden demons, crystal brush... What more to say...

 

I've done some pictures, i know they arent the best but you can watch them on my Facebook page :

 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.164951376984865.56830.100004100124469&type=1

 

Sorry for the historical painting fans there arent much pics, but you can see the one that won the Best of Show award.

 

On my side all my entries were in the Master Fantasy big paint category. Funny thing is i didnt hear my name during the awards ceremony so i didnt go to pick up my prize, missed the group photo etc. And just before taking the road back to switzerland i went to say bye to my italian friends and they told me: "Hey why didnt you come, you've won a silver medal!" . So that was a great surprise :D .

 

See you next year, cheers!

 

 

8 novembre 2012 4 08 /11 /novembre /2012 17:46

Wohaa, 

 

It has been a loong time without any update. Between my work, my son, family, friends i've been quite busy and it's often difficult to find some time to paint. But, right now i'm packing my stuff for the Monte San Savino Show :D . This was my birthday's gift from my lady, but sadly she cant come with me as she's pregnant and she has to rest. Anyways thank you!

 

I heard only good things about this show so i'm really excited! Bad thing is i'll have to drive approximately 7 hours alone, but i'll take my time. 

 

It will be my 3rd show ever, after the last World Expo in Switzerland and the Lugdunum Show 2012 where i couldnt even go in person... Can't wait to meet some other painters and share ideas about miniatures or anything else! I'll try to take a lot of pictures and make some videos so i can do a little report when i come back home :)

 

Cheers,

 

Martin

 

 

1 août 2012 3 01 /08 /août /2012 13:15

Hi friends,

 

I felt into the dark side, i'm now on Facebook :D . Why? Well you know it, it's the easiest & fastest way to stay in contact with friends, to share ideas, photos etc. 

 

I've never been a big fan of this life intruding tool, but i guess i have to live with my time :p . I already have an account with my real name and as i use it very very few i thought it may be cooler to create a new one only for miniatures related stuff.

 

So if you want, you'll be able to find me under the "Dre4mit Miniatures" name. 

 

Cheers!

7 juillet 2012 6 07 /07 /juillet /2012 20:44

I continue selling my oldest miniatures to get some space in my showcase. Now it's the Toxic Girl !

 

2010.10 Toxic Girl.blog

 

Link to the auction : link

 

Cheers!

3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 16:12

Hiyaa,

 

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:

 

wipdemonette

 

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?

30 janvier 2012 1 30 /01 /janvier /2012 16:11

As we (my girl, my son & me) moved into a bigger flat, here's my new painting room.

 

Desk (1)

 

As i spent 2 hours yesterday to clean the mess i thought it deserves a little pic. Just to remermber how it can be... I also always loved to see other painters desks, how they organize their stuff etc.

 

Desk (2)

 

Also a little view of my showcase, it grows slowly but surely :)

 

Well i have to enjoy this room before 2nd baby comes, i still dont know where i'll paint after. But i have some more time to think about it.

 

ogrum

 

A little WIP :)

 

Take care, the cold is coming over europe!

30 décembre 2011 5 30 /12 /décembre /2011 15:07

Hiho,

 

I know i'm late, but Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you recieved nice minis from the fat red man :) From my side i recieved the Abyssal Warlord, that will be a big thing to paint :p .

 

As i wont have any internet connection during the next days, a bit too early this time, Happy New Year & best 2012 wishes!!!

 

http://www.facebookbeststatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/new_year_facebook_status.jpg

 

Take care & try to not drink too much :)

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5 décembre 2011 1 05 /12 /décembre /2011 23:32

Here's a list of the miniatures currently for sale, mostly my old ones. Feel free to contact me if interested.

 

Yarry (Enigma Miniatures)

 

2012.01b Yarry (1).blog

 

Tanka Wanka (Alkemy)

 

2011.08 Tanka Wanka (1).blog

 

Avalonian Retiary - Alkemy

 

2012.12B Rétiaire Avalonien (1)

 

 

 

5 décembre 2011 1 05 /12 /décembre /2011 23:20

Hello,

 

My name's Martin and i live in Geneva, Switzerland. I started painting miniatures at the deep end of 2009, after an unplanned visit on the coolminiornot website :)

 

Since then i bought some stuff, paints, daylight lamp, brushes and started to work...

 

Happy visit!

 

 

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