SBS: Soul Hunter

by Roman aka jar

Good Monday morning Jungle,

time for a quick step by step, a walkthrough on one of my projects.
It is not an in depth article, it rather shows you inspiration and decisions.
Not color recipes.

And no,
there won't be a Patreon by me (recieving many mails and inquiries about it recently :D), if you like to support me in what I do you are always invited to visit a hands on painting seminar or support Massive Voodoo with a donation:

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This article will cover my paintjob on the Soulhunter by Terrible Kids Stuff,
concept by Karl Kopinski, sculpted by Joaquin Palacios.

A really cool model.
The dog of nightmare, the hunter himself,
both prepared on single plinths for the painting approach.

I did not have an initial plan
on where I want to go on this. More a vision.
I had emotions I was not able to put in words back then in 2017. I was able to do so recently in early 2018 while I wrote this over on Instagram:

"Seeing 2017 in retroperspective and looking back on the ''canvas' outcome I produced I do see why I painted the projects the way I painted them: this figure by Terrible Kids Stuff (limited run) and it was done as a comission for a client in China. I was absolutely free to do whatever like and the result was a vision from a nightmare. Thank you for the support, good Sir!A hunter for souls that approaches his prey, gets close to it, puts fear into is his prey, shakes up the 'normal', the well-known, disturbs the thing that is known and rips apart the souls he is hunting. Does he catch you? Can you run away? Or do you turn around to face him?"

So, a vision.
Let's call it like that. 

Back then I just picked dark blue as basecolors to play around. Dark blue for keeping it nightmarish.

Slapped some paint on the base that I have build.


I continued using the same blues on the figure. Absolutely rough. Patterns, just color in place and texture. Fun, joy, freedom.

Decided for the skintone to be a little brighter.
Prepared it with a brighter dark blue.

Well, great initial sketch, eh?
Well, most would say an absolute no to this, but this is just the way I paint. Sketching, catching a vision.

The basework, painted like a canvas.

time to work on top of this sketch. Applying basic colors I want for that particular or that particular area. You can call this stage two if you want to. A stage that gives a better view on my vision. To clear up things for my brain. No detail work yet.

More texture and light situation.

I do not know why I took this photo and actually I also do not know what is going on here. Let me rethink: Ah yes, I added black paint in some areas of the base. The lowest leveled ones. Black is dark, more darkness means more nightmarish look all over. On the hunt to get back control of this base :D

The texture game that evolved was really joyful.

In this stage I was happy to find all my colors
I wanted to have in place for the full picture/vision. I personally am not able to finish one area here or there without seeing and understanding how it is connected to sorrounding ones. So I let it all grow together. This gives me also the freedom to decide how much time I spent here and there, concerning important and less important details. With it I can control focal points. Personal Painting Freedom. PPF :D

After some more work on color variations, playing with gentle airbrush glazes for saturation and adding more contrast I did some photos in the photobooth now, not with the mobile camera. It is interesting to see the colors that I used and played with in these high res photos compared to the ones done with the mobile.

I went back and arrived gently at detail work.
Therefore I also had to check back with the base. I threw some more paint on it and even newspapers.

Newspaper Tutorial on Massive Voodoo
Newspaper Tutorial on Chestnut Ink

Poor doggy did not recive paint yet. So after some more steps on increasing the level of detail on the hunter by focusing on material contrasts, edge highlights and well, yeah, tiny details all over a miniature I had to go to the dog.

My recommendation is to check back with my thumb on my photos as you can see the colors I used.

Birds views.
Make sure you understand your project from every angle.

The paintjob on the dog made me connect more to the orange part on the hunter's chest. The evil magic, the roar of dark hunting that spreads from his chest. And I wanted to see that appear in the demonic dog and base too. So I did.

I really enjoyed how the project turned out in the end.
Not many I guess do understand the orange dots and things. I do and had to create them. No other explanation available :D

Cabinet's view

Time for final photos
- you can also find him on Putty&Paint:

This figure is now in private collection in China,
with a happy client. I hope you enjoyed the little walkthrough my process and always remember ...

Keep on happy painting!


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by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle people,

like every year we got information for you about the great event on the US East Coast that is NOVA OPEN. MV Members go there since three years now and all we can tell is that it is getting more and more exciting every year! Check 2017 Nova Open review here!

Massive Voodoo members 
are mainly known there for their seminar work, happy painting spirit and judging Capital Palette and this year the NOVA Open has amazing talent lined up again for their seminar offer.

Beside tons of talent from the states this year will offer you not only one european guest teacher - that is me, Roman Lappat - this year they even got two: Alfonso Giraldes aka Banshee will teach there too this year! Additional I will be offering my first stateside two and and a half day Beginner's Workshop up front the NOVA OPEN. This is gonna be epic!

I can not wait to see you there for maximum hobby fun!


NOVA OPEN 2018 registration is soon on!
Registration opens at 8 pm (EST) on 1 Mar 18.  The NOVA Open Tabletop Wargaming Convention (normally abbreviated as the NOVA Open)font-size: 12.0pt;">amed for the Northern Virginia area where it is hosted, the NOVA Open is the largest tabletop wargaming convention in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region.  NOVA Open 2018 will be held 29 Aug - 2 Sep 18 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia

The inaugural NOVA Open occurred in August, 2009. The experience was tailored to the needs of the global gaming community based on their feedback. We believe all manner and style of hobbyist can be accommodated and entertained within the same venue and the same events. Whether a hardcore competitive gamer, or a casual hobbyist simply looking for a few good games, the NOVA Open is designed for you.

Numerous Malifaux, Warhammer 40,000, X-Wing, Horus Heresy, Lord of the Rings, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Warmachine/Hordes, X-Wing Armada, Dark Age, Wrath of Kings, Infinity and other wargaming events fill the weekend, along with casual gaming, hobby seminars, the Capital Palette Miniature Art Competition, and a host of evening events ranging from socials to hardcore wargaming! 

Link to Website:
Link to NOVA Open Store (registration):
Link to Seminar Page at NOVA Open Store:

Link to NOVA Open schedule:

We walked the line ... of composition :)

by Roman aka jar

Good Monday morning jungle,

During the last weekend in Augsburg,
there has been a weekend workshop about basing in english language,
one of many more to come (not only about basing).
Check the workshop roadmap for upcoming seminars.

I held my advanced seminar about basing with some great students. 
You can call this a review preview :)

There will be a review on the full weekend sooner or later in the jungle. Things just run with a different pace at the moment. Many updates incoming, but with a healthy pace. Stay tuned for it and thanks for your patience all over the place!

Here are some photos and music
- I am such a proud teacher :)

Be you angels? Ney, we are but men!

Happy basing results with some certain composition rules and tiny details!

Kyle's (repeater of the class)


(thanks for the help, Hon! You will see why when it is finished)


This was a heart rocking weekend
with some cool amigos, great music, testosterone-karaoke, too much food, basing!
Thank you, Richard, Matthias, Kyle, Tobias, Peter and all special guests that appeared!

Keep on happy basing and safe travels home, gentlemen!

Check the workshop roadmap for upcoming seminars.
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Mu #101 - New Bantam Alley - Wargames Resin Bits & Terrain

by Massive Voodoo

Hello Jungle painters,

slowly we are getting back to regular monkey bunga bunga in your jungle.
Today we got some more inspiration for you in form of some great gaming scenery.

We already wrote a review some months ago about...

New Bantam Alley - Wargames Resin Bits & Terrain

They did a relaunch on their Kickstarter and added some great additional stuff.
The campaign is already funded and has some cool stuff on offer for you if you want to pimp your gaming table.

Let's have a look, shall we?
let's start with this small piece. Already the detail is fascinating. It could be used for great display basework already:

Crates, cans and tons of rubbish, that makes a good postapocalyptic battlefield:

For the next one we got an old damaged traactor included. I mean, c'mon. A part of a brick wall that can be included to the other pieces I show you next ...

A birds view on the next part, which is a damaged hummer jeep.
Great for Zombie boardgames too.
Look at that interior:

Simple barriers, can be used easily as an outpost.

Like I told you,
all of these can be combined and do look cool as a set on a gaming table I bet.

The hummer jeep wreck close to a brick wall piece.

That old gas station that once was a place to fill gasoline in your car. Now overrun by the post-apocaylptic chaos and ruin.

The resin that was used is high quality.
Not soft, so you can easily paint it and use it for gaming, touching it, moving it around for your boardgames. The size is perfect for 28 mm or 32 mm gaming figures .

Well, great stuff I'd say. Additional to our first review on the
New Bantam Alley - Wargames Resin Bits & Terrain
stuff it makes up to a great campaign and we wish our friends from Studio Level.

Have a look and if you like what you see,
help Studio Level to raise the bar on the gaming tables around the globe.

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes
Roman _______________________________________________________________________________
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