Saturday 13 February 2016

Back to Mazarbul

After I have finished the 3d printed dwarven paragons, I returned to my ongoing project: the chamber of Mazarbul diorama. I was finishing the paintjob when I found that i was missing something: dead dwarves, the knowledge bearer with his book leaning to the grave and some other dwargen casualties.

I was close to finish this diorama, but when a new idea comes to my mind, it seems I have to follow it. Damn OCD, if you know what I mean. I started sculpting some dwarves and found that I would need to develop some skills for this. Here is the first result.

Thursday 10 September 2015

Really busy at the moment but things move forward

Hi everyone,

sry, that thing went quiet for some time now, I am awfully busy at work so that I dont have any time left for the hobby. I hope this will change soon because I am really looking forward to finish my mazarbul diorama. I have got for you a sneak peak on the paintjob so far. Stay with me.

Monday 11 May 2015

Lord of the rings tabletop hobby is becoming even more expensive

With lots of the original games workshop models gone out of production I noticed a vast increase in prices for almost every miniature from the range on ebay(except for the ones that flooded the tables from the Deagostini magazines). It's kind of funny (and sad) that the products GW dropped because of a lack of demand and revenue became instantly "rare collectibles". I wonder who buys a bunch of models for over 100 Euro that cost 35 Euro just a few months ago. Certainly not me. I love the LotR miniatures but I have a pain threshold. For now I have still 300 unpainted miniatures left (recently counted them), but there are other model ranges and every single one is suitable for dioramas.

If things go on with the LotR tabletop like this (and I fear they will), I am going to switch to another miniature range sooner or later. Any suggestions?

Monday 16 March 2015

"A chamber of old wisdom" - Illuminated dwarven runes with LEDs

Hi everyone, this is a short update on my recent project, the diorama of the chamber of Mazarbul in Moria. I finally finished all the wiring for the glowing runes effect around the doorway. If you hope you like the results.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Next on the printer: Dwarven Paragon

Hi everyone,

a good friend of mine is a talented digital sculptor and made an amazing 3D modell of a dwarven paragon based on a recently published video game (Do you know which?). I am heating up the printer and I am curious how this will turn out. Estimated printing time for an 8cm high statue is 3,5 hours. For best detail and resolution I am printing 418 individual layers of 200 microns. This is by far the biggest print I have made so far.

Thanks to Felix for your support.

Monday 16 February 2015

First 3D printed test piece - statue for wargaming terrain

Hi everyone,
my 3D printer finally arrived and I managed to print a first test piece. I would like to share some thoughts and details about the process and show the results.
  I hope you like it, please leave a comment if you do.

Tuesday 20 January 2015

"The old chamber of records" - Work in Progress of the chamber of mazarbul

New year, new video. I finally managed to finish the first video on the chamber of mazarbul, the showcase I am currently working on. I tried a lot of new thing with this one and everything worked out as planned so far. Suggestions and further ideas would be most welcome. Feel free to leave a comment.