May 17 2009

Back from Rome

I’m back from my little trip to Rome. I found a lot of inspirations for my upcoming Rome project in Ostia Antica. My favourite museum was the Museo della Civiltà Romana. Guess why? Here are some pictures:

museo

museo

museo

museo

For the next couple of months I work in an agency. That means, there will be only a little spare time for the hobby. On all the boards and blogs I’ll be a rare guest, I think. But don’t worry, I’ll be back!
Expect updates to this blog on the weekends. I also had to put a lot of my custom projects on hold. I will use the little free time to focus on the Rome project.


Jan 30 2009

What’s next?

Thanks God, it’s Friday eve. At the moment I got a lot of work to do in my job. So there are only the weekends left for the hobby. Today I like to draw out a little schedule of upcoming projects. This weekend I will close the voting. And I hope to be able to show the first results in a little “Behind the Curtains” comic. I will complete this comic little by little over the next few weeks. Tomorrow I will start shooting it.
I will also take some Lord of the Rings pictures with my new Sideshow figures. For that setting my forest decoration will be placed on the display table for some weeks.
The plan for the next weekend is to spend some hours working on my Fat Man Suit. Stay tuned for that one :-)
In the diorama section there will be two small projects next. The first one is a set of photo textured backdrops, showing concrete walls. Of course I will built some additional details like tubes, a metal staircase, doors etc. This material can then be used in different variations for industrial environments, tunnel or bunker locations.

concrete backdrop

A follow-up will be a little prision cell. This will be the location for a little customs line. I call it “The Prisoners”. It will show some famous movie and television prisoners. Have a look on the 120 head sculpts and you can figure out who’ll be sentenced to sit in that jail.
The next giant diorama project will be a roman set. (It’s not the colosseum ;-) ) Tomorrow I will drop some lines about the research for that project and I will introduce a book, that I bought today.