mardi 26 novembre 2013

Review of Painting Buddha: "Season 1.1:Target Identified - Supporter Edition"

I just came back to Switzerland from 5 month in the US. During that time I couldn't fellow what was happening the miniature world. When i saw the project of Painting Buddha, I couldn't avoid buying the Season 1.1:Target Identified - Supporter Edition.

I waited approximately 2 weeks to get it but i wasn't so pressed because my friend Dre4mit lent his to me. I will speak after about the content of the DVD itself.

Opening the box, you will find a letter of the project leader to thanks the buyer and explain some contest that we can participate to.
Then a samller box is wrapped into the T-shirt:

I firstly took everything out of the box and there is a lot of stuff for what you pay ;)

The most important to me, the chocolate :D A milka plate with a paper : "Sorry for the delay".
As a real Swiss citizen, it's already finished haha

The design of the t-shirt is really nice and the size I took fit me perfectly. I'm a bit afraid with the quality of the printing. It's a good printing quality but I advise to revert it during the washing not to damage the design.

The packaging box is well made. The painting Buddha design is kind of engrave in the box with a shining silver color. When you close the box, there is a magnet that keep the box closed. As you can see the box is high enough to put some paints pot: Gw and P3 fit well but Vallejo or Prince August are too tall. Certainly my next box to take my painting stuff.

You also get some pins (the five on the top), a magnet (bottom left) and two stickers.

Some papers come with too. The first one is an attestation of the box.
 The second one is a Bronze Ticket which means that I won one of the next box. That's pretty sweet :D
There is a whole system to win stuff when buying the box with Gold. Silver ad Bronze tickets. For more explanation you can go there : Masterminis

Then you get two different booklet. On the right, there is a tutorial on how to prepare the miniatures and the base.
 The second one is meant to put a light on the project: the creators, the reason of doing it and more.

But more importantly, you get the DVDs haha 3 for Ben Komet and 3 For Rafael Garcia Marin
1x for Brad
1x for Yanet
1x for the base

I already watched some parts of the DVDs. The film is really good. You can see every step of the painting. I have a lot of painting dvd but this one is in the top.

And finally, the miniatures! They come in a really nice metal box. Even the stickers on the side have the Painting Buddha design. They are well protected with 3 layers of foam.

When I firstly say the base part, I was wondering if the holes were made or the casting was bad. But comparing with the pictures in the booklet, they are normal :) 
 Even the paper for the insulation of the roof are there :D

 The cast of the miniatures is well made, not a lot of mold line and easy to remove.

I really do not regret buying it. Everything is well made. The packaging is superb. I'm looking forward to see the next season from them

Cya

Kieran

Ps: I already found a was to recycle the sending box:


After nearly 2 years, I'm back :)

Everything is started but nothing is finished, I'm trying to finish as much porject as posssible. I've a lot that are not finished and I want to see them in my vitrine.

This is a Avalonian Bust from Figone, I need to do again the metal and the jacket.



This on is a bust that I sculpted during a workshop with Vladd Jünger. The finition are really bad but I'm doing with it :). The light is mostly done but I've to bend everything together to be clean.


This is Anakin from Kngith Model which will go with Obiwan on the same base.



The base itself.


Another bust that is far from the end.

I hope I will continue with this rythme for the next 2 months.

Cya

Kieran

dimanche 31 mars 2013

NEWS!!!!!


After a long time away from my hobby, I bring some old news and some new hehehe
The first is my first sculpture I've ever made. It started at a stage with Vladd Junger.
The second is something I've started at Dreamits house



vendredi 2 mars 2012

Mohand's lesson and some star wars minis ;)

I'm back from the figostage with Mohand in which I've learned a lot. I had to paint on a dry palette with the Mohand's technique which is firstly really hard to use. It's a mix between "into wet painting" and "lavis". It's a sandbox minis so it's not really clean but it was not the goal :) There is a lot to do but I prefer to let it like this to see I'll improve threw the time.







The next mini is a wip for a duel between Obiwan and Anakin from Knight Model. I wanted to present the final battle of the third chapter. On the lava planet just before Obiwan cuts Anakins legs. I'll paint the lava with glowing pigment like the tuto from massive voodoo.

I've only started to paint Obiwan.


The last picture is about my photobox, which is made with a Ikea dustbin :D The idea come from massive voodoo too :)

Cya ;)


mardi 21 février 2012

Lugdunum and News

So i went to lugdunum this weekend with the last miniatures I've made and i came back home with a bronze medal in confirmé Painting. It was my first time in this category so I'm very happy.
 I took some pictures ;)

Lugdunum 2012

I've also started a monstropot from maow miniatures which is very nice to paint.


mardi 24 janvier 2012

Miniatures in vidéos

Dre4mit made videos of my last miniatures.
SO here it is:
Nurgle Chaos Lord:

Buste de Zak:


I'll put some pictures of my work at the end of the week ;)

dimanche 15 janvier 2012

Figostage in Payern

Just to say that I've organised a figostage in Payern (CH) with Mohand the 25 and 26 February


samedi 14 janvier 2012

A test with airbrush

 This is a test on a bust from Figone that I bought a long time ago. I wanted to try airbrush on it and this is the final result. Next I start to work with brushes

KiuD ;)