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23-07-2012, 08:34
Hi all,
here is the new progress of the Death Hag:


I added colour to the leather parts and painted more of the armour. Because of the many gold borders which were painted freehand like on the armour parts, the progress is very slowly. Im looking forward to finsh the arm armour and the trophy rack this week.

Kind Regards

23-07-2012, 08:39
That's one of the most awesome looking Elves ever! Love the conversion, the NMM is superb, and the red detailing really adds some depth. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one finished!

Monsterzonk :skull:

Solun Decius
23-07-2012, 14:41
The Death Hag looks very promising. It's interesting how you completely finish each color before moving on, leaving the rest of the mini with just the undercoat.
I skimmed through your log, and will have to look through it in more detail. I love how you nail perfect contrast between shading and highlights and manage smooth, bright highlights over large areas. I tend to build the shades and highlights too gradually or let the areas get smaller too fast and end up with insufficient space for the brightest parts. It either ends up too dark or flat or forces me to build the highlights all over again (usually less smooth the second time).
I'm going to try to get my mindset out of tabletop/speed painting and into more involved methods again. This log is definitely a great source of inspiration.

01-08-2012, 08:09

@ Monsterzonk,
thanks a lot!!

@ Solun Decius,
I prefer finish smaller parts of the miniature, because these will motivate you for further painting and show you in which direction the miniature will develop. I hope you enjoyed the log and found some inspiration and advice you can use. Im a painter who prefer very strong contrasts. In my opinion this helps a miniature looking good in a 10 cm distance as well as when looking at it from 2 m distance on a gaming table. Because of your light dark problem, a simple rule is that a surface is closer to a horizonal angle it have to be lighter and is the surface closer to a vertical angle it have to be darker. Start on a white priming witha lighter colour and create your colour transition mainly with shading. I hope this helps.

@ all,
her some ne WIP pics from the Death Hag. I finished the arm armour and the freehand work on the trophy rack. In the moment I try to finish the backside of the miniature. I hope you like the result so far:


Kind Regards

01-08-2012, 08:23
:eek: :eek: :eek: :cries: :cries: :cries:

Il Maestro
01-08-2012, 09:26
Every time I buy new brushes you post another update and make me break them and throw them away ;)

Absolutely incredible work, the miniature is really coming together nicely!

01-08-2012, 17:39
Just beautiful. You continue to be an inspiration.

Could we get a picture of the lamean your working on in the background? That looks very cool.


01-08-2012, 18:16
Incredible work as always. Can't wait to see the Death Hag finished!

01-08-2012, 18:53
That is jaw dropping!

01-08-2012, 19:45
ass always awesome.

06-08-2012, 19:53
Here a new Update:


Kind Regards GeOrc

06-08-2012, 20:12
Stunning hag! :D

Lord Dan
07-08-2012, 02:13
GeOrc's painting skills just got added to a list of reasons I cry myself to sleep at night.

07-08-2012, 07:05
Wow, just wow... Detail and depth, a joy to look at...

07-08-2012, 15:32
and here view from all sides:


and a bigger Version as link:


Kind Regards,

Little Joe
07-08-2012, 16:27
Simply amazing and stunning work on that hag.

07-08-2012, 16:37
That is one outstanding paint job!

Morglum Necksnapper
07-08-2012, 22:19
Wonderfull smooth highlighting there. I think adding red is a very good idea of you. I never realised it just really works wonderfull with Dark Elves.

07-08-2012, 22:38
Wonderful. Could you tell use what colour you have used for the red, and how you highlighted it please? It seems that you've highlighted it to white without it turning pink. That's just sorcery and I'd love to know the process!

07-08-2012, 22:42
Your "out of shape" is still better than my best effort! Very very nice!

Il Maestro
08-08-2012, 01:09
Incredible work as always! What is so stunning is that you maintain your fantastic brushwork on even the smallest of areas - even the little bits of metal underneath her 'bra' (if it really counts as that) have a better NMM gradient than most people can get on any other surface! An inspiration to us all :D

08-08-2012, 20:20
Superb model ! I like the way she's kind of "crowded", I mean there's a lot going on on the model, between the armour and the hair

14-08-2012, 11:27
Hi all,

here a picture of the finished Death Hag.
Unfortunatly the girl wasnt able to win a golden demon trophy last weekend at the Games Day Germany in cologne. Instead my Menghil unit won gold in Warhammer Fantasy unit. However I really like how the death hag turned out at the end and perhaps she will win something at an other contest. The GD Germany this year was one of the toughest Golden Demon competitions I visited in my 11 years lasting career as a competition painter.... but I enjoyed the challenge and will try to become better to compete with these crazy painters again next year :)


Kind Regards

Solun Decius
14-08-2012, 11:41
She looks amazing man, and congratulations on the regiment win!

14-08-2012, 12:01
this is crazy!!!!!!:D:D:D

Lord Dan
14-08-2012, 15:26
I can't even fathom what you were up against if this beauty didn't win it for you. Congratulations on your unit win, and I hope this model sees some much deserved success in other competitions.

14-08-2012, 16:11
I can't even fathom what you were up against if this beauty didn't win it for you..

Exactly my thought!

She is fabulous!

14-08-2012, 18:15
Really stunning work. Congrats on the gold for the unit. France and Germany seem to always have the stiffest GD competition. As much as I'd like to support team USA, Chicago and LA have a generally lower level of competition IMO.

15-08-2012, 18:29
I just wanted to tell you how I have been a warseer member for many years, and while my time and ability to read and contribute to this site waxes and wanes it is in fact the greatest collection of modellers and gamers on the net in my opinion. Even when I have absolutely no time for painting I am able to find a moment to check in once and a while and view amazing artists such as your self to help keep the flame alive. I have followed your work for as long as I can remember and always inspect your photos to see every detail. Your work is astounding and takes my breath away. I hope you realize what an inspiration your work is to me, and hopefully others. Your work always seems to be unreal for the scale and speaks of your mastery of painting techniques, I hope to one day achieve a fraction of the quality these figures have, and will always make the time to read your log.

Faithful reader, Tony

19-08-2012, 08:21
another faithful reader who delights in seeing his work and takes a lot of inspiration when it comes to model and paint work, follow him almost from the beginning of his journal, and I think a fantastic painter, Dark Elf pity that did not win nothing in the GD of Germany, but his gold Mengil is more than deserved, you have a great future in his hands, I hope to see more amazing work with those who take delight and inspiration in my future projects, a big salute to another faithful reader.

PS: I know you said something about that witch only two miniatures were made, there would be the possibility that in the not too distant future, we could get hold of a copy of this work of art? thanks again

05-09-2013, 09:01
Hey Everybody!
It has been a while since my last visit and my last posting in this thread of mine. Something about a year now. What happend in this year! Some of you perhaps followed my progress on my Facebook site (GeOrc) Others have already seen my fall into the realms of chaos in some german boards. So what happend?

One year ago I hade gave a painting workshop in Hannover and after that I decieded with some friends and motivated guys to do a small project. Building a small warband, paint it on highest standard, playing some campaings and coach the ppl to reach the painting goal. We named the project "Bambule in the chaos waste". Bambule is a german word which means: a loud and chaotic situation. This can have a positive character like a party or negative like a struggle.
Everyone of us chose a chaos god as patron and we created avatars refered to ourselfs as army leaders.
For those who are interessted in more details of the project can finde the topic in german language using the following link:

Bambule in the chaos waste (http://www.tabletopwelt.de/forum/showthread.php?t=156043)

My decision was Tzeentch because I felt that there was need for painting something different to my all time favorite army, the dark elfs.
I started with some first troops and meanwhile the warband has 10 followers and the number is increasing. You will say that 10 miniatures in one year is a bit less progress but be sure that I had painted also some other miniatures during this time but slow down to the painting speed of my comrades who werent the fasted painters on this level yet. Nether the less we all had some progress and I will show you my result here with some Pics. Enjoy.


I will continue with some more detailed pics:

Here my high mage / herald of Tzeentch who won bronze on Golden Demon Germany in WH singel


Here a second Mage which is still WIP


The first try of a choosen which will be the focus of the entire army


and here some core units. I chose barbarians and chaos dogs as first units for the warband building a base which I will enlarge in the future:



and here a horror which is part of a forsaken unit. horrors are climbing out of wasted chaos warriors used as a hull. The unit will also contain some horros and so I did a first colour check:


I hope you like these chaotic guys. Like always feedback and comments are very welcome.

Kind Regards,

05-09-2013, 09:55
Back with a bang! Wow :-)

05-09-2013, 12:47
That Tzeentch stuff is real amazing, thx for sharing!

05-09-2013, 13:42
Whoa, long time no see, and you come back with stunning models !

I've always been a fan of Tzeentch (altough my real loyalty lies with Grandfather Nurgle), and your paint scheme are spot on, vibrant yet muted ... special mention for that Chosen, gorgeous !


05-09-2013, 14:13
Very nice, you even managed to make the plastic warhounds look good. ;)

05-09-2013, 19:26
Awesome as always. Lovely stuff.

Caiphas Cain
05-09-2013, 19:38
Damn. :eek:

06-09-2013, 08:55
ok....simply jaw-dropping painting... now I can go and cry in my little corner...

Solun Decius
06-09-2013, 11:02
Hey, welcome back man!
Always an inspiration, so I hope you'll stick around and not disappear for another year ;)

06-09-2013, 12:29
Fantastic work, I'm sure this will be a very impressive Tzeentch force once complete.

08-09-2013, 08:04
Can't believe this painting! so amazing!

08-09-2013, 08:50
THat Hydra is a AM-AZ-ING!

Hadriel Caine
08-09-2013, 16:02
Just incredible. The attention to detail is sublime. Lovely work. Now to read through the whole thread...

09-09-2013, 22:09
Hi all,
many thanks for the kind words!!
I have a small update for you. I started to scratch build a self portrait to lead my Chosen of Tzeentch. I have to say that Im not the tallest person and for sure this model will be the smallest Chaos General in the whole Chaos Waste. However I like the idea of a hobbit leading a testosterone packed army against their foes. For all who know me in person will see some similarities ;)
Here the WIP pic of my Mini-Me:


I hope you like him... or me... :)
Let me know what you think.
Kind Regards,

09-09-2013, 23:26
Mini-you is a great idea !

What are you using for you Chosen's weapons ? Those look like Dark Eldar Incubi blades, but I'm not sure of that ...

10-09-2013, 20:54
A w e s o m e !!

11-09-2013, 10:24
You are legend!
Great to see you still posting your amazing work here from time to time.

Little Joe
14-09-2013, 08:47
Simply amazing as usual although very unusual ;).