Sign Up Now FAQ
Signup Now
Come on sign up, you know you want to. It's free and easy and you get to be even more awesome!
  • Articles RSS Feed

    by Published on 17-02-2010 11:20 AM     Number of Views: 3575 
    1. Categories:
    2. Interview
    Article Preview

    The next person in the Hotseat is Sebastian Archer, also known as Automaton. He is probably one of the best known painters around widely respected in the community and multi award winner. Here he answers some questions for us:



    I'll go ahead and begin with a brief bio. Well my name is Sebastian, of course! I'm 25, I'm an aussie and I live in Sydney. I've got a uni degree in social science but at the moment, I'm having a go at making a living painting and sculpting fantasy figures, which is a real dream for me.

    I've been into minis for a long time... ever since I got the old Warhammer boxed set - the one with the plastic high elves and goblins - for Christmas when I was 10 years old I've had a passion for fantasy ever since I can remember, whether it be books, films, artwork or figures. And it goes without saying that I'm a Tolkien devotee!

    I have really enjoyed the painting ...
    by Published on 17-02-2010 10:51 AM     Number of Views: 2140 
    1. Categories:
    2. Interview
    Article Preview

    For something a little different to our usual interviews we put our questions to Jim Gilstrap better known as Supervike - the man of a million posts. Jim is a moderator on both Wyrd and coolminiornot and is the man behind the infamous Iron Painter challenge. Jim hails from Iowa , U.s.a. and has a penchant for all things zombie or cake related.

    As a moderator on cmon you must have seen literally thousands of mini's over the years - have you noticed a big change in the hobby? Changing standards and styles or even the type of minis produced?
    The biggest thing for sure is the standard of quality. The bar constantly gets raised, and as it does even the average painter has to struggle to stay ‘average’. The techniques, quality, availability, and access to mini painting seems to be at an all time high. Style wise, there seems to be a growing tendancy to have more ‘realistically’ proportioned miniatures out there. I think that is a result of both refined casting techniques, and a push towards more realism in the hobby.

    Seeing all those cmon submissions do you ever still just go wow at a mini? and if so can you name some?
    Absolutely. Although I do feel I’ve become jaded by much of it. The thing about approving the pics over at CMoN, is that you wade through some ‘not so great entries’ to get one really fantastic one. I suppose it’s ...
    by Published on 16-02-2010 07:01 PM     Number of Views: 2809 
    1. Categories:
    2. Interview
    Article Preview

    Our next interview is with Rob Cardiss, also known as demonherald. Rob is one of wyrd's studio painters, and he judged our wyrd contest here. He's also a multiple golden demon winner taking gold in duel in 2008 and gold in 40k vehicle in 2007 amongst others at the UK GD's. He's also a full time painter covering studio work, comissions and ebay.
    heres a link to Rob's cmon gallery
    Rob hails from Leeds, England and is a former Professional Rugby League player and has worked in the film industries creating models.

    You come up with some extremely creative and unique pieces, what sources of inspiration help forward your imagination into a miniature?
    I basically look at every piece I'm doing look at what others have done and think what ca I do differently... I like a story in my pieces so if it's mid combat what's it fighting where is it set etc etc.. ...
    by Published on 16-02-2010 10:35 AM     Number of Views: 1703 
    1. Categories:
    2. Interview
    Article Preview

    Our next interview is with Joe Burge, also know as Squidders. Joe is a collector of painted miniatures holding a collection of some stunning pieces. Heres what Joe had to say:

    Firstly I would like to add a bit of a disclaimer before answering any of these questions, that is to say not to take my answers to seriously in the scheme of things, I’m not any kind of authority on anything in the miniature world nor would I imagine my opinions making a blind bit of difference to anyone other than myself. I have answered them all as openly and as honestly as I can but I am ...
    by Published on 15-02-2010 12:02 PM     Number of Views: 1806 
    1. Categories:
    2. Interview
    Article Preview

    in this interview we speak to Jakob Rune Neilson, multiple Golden Demon winner and former 'Eavy Metal painter and probably one of the best known miniature painters around

    Jakob is 34 and Hails From Copenhagn, Denmark. He has won a total of 17 Golden Demons at the Uk event, He worked for Games Workshop's famous Eavy Metal studio in 1997. He also has a Masters degree in Art History.

    You seem to have been around for a long time, have you seen a big change in the hobby and what does the future hold for it?
    I don't see the hobby suddenly dying because of competition from computer games or some other new trends of the future. But I don't see it is a big growing business either. I think with the world internet having covered most of the world for a few years now the hobby ...

    Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345