See you at Pigment Pirates Hamburg

Guten morgen Maler aus aller Welt,

Ich habe lange überlegt wie ich es schreiben soll aber ich möchte es kurz und informativ halte:
Weil viele von uns nicht die Zeit haben hier regelmäßig etwas zu posten haben wir uns entschieden diese Seite in nächster Zeit nicht zu aktualisieren.
Alle Tutorials und Berichte sind weiterhin für jeden erreichbar.

Aber es gibt auch gute Neuigkeiten!

Siggi aka Barfrau und ich, Michael aka Dellolyn, sind Teil einer neuen Gruppe die sich "Pigment Piraten Hamburg" nennen.
Die Pigment Piraten sind nette Kerle, kürzer oder schon länger im Hobby zuhause, jung und älter und alle sehr inspirierend.
Wir sind eine Gruppe deutscher Maler aber versuchen auch unsere Beiträge auf Englisch zu posten für unsere internationalen Freunde. Fragen werden selbstverständlich in Deutsch oder Englisch beantwortet.
Landschaften bauen und Figuren bemalen ist ihre Entspannungszeit, oder wie es eine lokale Zeitung ausgedrückt hat: "Miniaturen bemalen ist ihr Joga!"
Ihr könnt uns auf Facebook folgen ( - auch ohne einen eigenen Account zu besitzten - 
oder auf unserer Homepage (
Die Homepage ist noch in der Aufbauphase aber hier werden später auch Tutorials, Schritt für Schritt Erklärungen, etc. zu finden sein.

Habt Spaß am Hobby, bleibt kreativ und noch eine schöne Woche!

Hoffe wir sehen uns wieder auf der Pigment Piraten Seite,
Michael aka Dellolyn.

Good morning painters out there,

I have thought about this words a very long time, but I want to make it short and simple:
Because the most of us don't have the time to post regularly we decided not to update this page for the next time.
But all tutorials and post will stay online for you.

But we also have some good news for you!

Siggi aka Barfrau and me, Michael aka Dellolyn, are part of a great new group of painters called "Pigment Pirates Hamburg".
The Pigment Pirates are nice guys, short or long time in the hobby, young and old and very inspiring.
We are a group of german painters but we also try to post in english too for our international followers and friends. Questions would be answered in german or english.
Building and painting miniatures is there fun time, or like a Post in a lokal newspaper: "Painitng miniatures is like Joga for them!"
You can follow us at our facebookpage ( - you don't need a facebook account to read the posts on our page -  
or on our Homepage (
The Homepage is still at the beginning, but in the future we want to post tutorials, step by step, etc.

Enjoy the hobby, stay creative and have a great week!

Let's meet at the Pigment Pirates,
Michael aka Dellolyn

Webcontest: MV's Mad Max Car Contest - Issue 2

Hello painters out there,

not much time to spend in the hobby but great news for all of you.
Our friends of Massive Voodoo startet there next painting contest. But I would better say "MORE" than just a painting contest.

Damn I LOVE projects like this ;-)

Your deadline for this is: "Contest End Finish your project until Wednesday, March 30th 2016" 

Enough time to build your own postapocalyptical survival car.

My project for this ist still at the beginning.

I wish you inspiration, luck and...

... try to survive... WRRROOOOOMMMM...

Best regards,
Michael aka Dellolyn

Dwarf bust: #3 Airbrush

Hello again,

time to get some color on the bust.

Starting with the skin color. I used following colorrange (dark to light):
ivory, lasur yellow, iraqui sand, beige, mahagony brown, rhinox hide, purple, abaddon black
Started with the darkest color from below and last step was the brightest color from the upper side.

After the color was completely dry I covered every part that is not "hair".
I use a tape to cover the main parts and a masking mass for the parts that are difficult to reach.

The dwarf should get a brown beard so I choosed brown and red tones.
Starting with rhinox hide as basetone.

... then I choose lighter colors like beige, iraqui sand and lasur yellow.
At last I used a very thinned down red by schminke to get a connection between the different colors and let the beard looking more like a red/brown.

Removing the masking stuff to get a feeling if and how the colors work together.

For me the result looks ok for a first sketch of the main colors.

Next steps will be glazes, glazes and more glazes...

Perfect timing from the guys of Painting Buddha:
Painitng videos of the bust 
Nuts Planet Shield Maiden
You definitally have to take a look at the free painting videos on youtube:

Dwarf bust: #2 sculting part 2

Welcome back,

to the converting part of the dwarf bust. This is the point we start:

With every new project I try something new,
this time I want to start some free sculpting.

Because it is not to difficult and a great detail on a dwarf I choose a leather belt.
Some greenstuff for the belt it self and a paper clip as a clasp.

... some cracks to get a more interesting looking...

... but something looks wrong...

... adding a backstrap ...

Some last details are stil missing. In the story the body of tungdil Gildhand was covered with wounds and runes by the Albae (a race similar the dark elfes, but more brutal).

Last step of this conversion is the nose of this bust.
For my opinion the nose of this bust is much to thin,
a real dwarf has a hammer nose.

 Ok, now I am happy with the result.
Black prime...

2K priming to get a feeling for the light situatioan...

 Next steps will be painting, first time painting a bust...
This will become practice project ;-)

Best regards,
Michael aka Dellolyn

Dwarf bust: #1 removing and sculting

Hello painters out there,

First I want to wait showing you this project because I dont't want to mix them and get a better feeling of the step by step from start to the end.
Because I dont't want to keep this side so long without news I changed my mind.
And also because it looks like I will finish this project first, to much fun with this nice dwarf bust ;-)

today I want to show you the start of my new project. The base is a bust that was given to me by our friend aned memeber Stefan aka SkelettetS. It is a bust of Gotrek by Forgeworld.

I'm a big fan of the books by Markus Heitz, especially the series of "The Dwarfs." So I try to coverd this bust into the dwarf named "Tungdil Goldhand". The point of the timeline I try to creat is out of book 4 when he comes back from Phondrason.

Enough about the story, lets start with the work:

First step is removing the undefined parts on the bottom of the bust and cover them with milliput.
At the same step I filled up the wounds on the back.

Second step is smoothing the milliput:

Following step was removing all texture I don't want to have on the bust:

Stubbles on the head...

...metal rings crossing the wound under the eye...

...rework the ear...

Building a eye patch of 0.,5mm tin plate and sculpting the missing part of the eyebrow.

 Using a string of a guitar as cord for the eye patch.

View fromt the back.

... and rework the gemstones.

Some more convertion has to been done in part 2.

Best regards,
Michael aka Dellolyn