Thursday, January 13, 2022

Time for some Blog Necromancy

 I´ve been neglecting this blog again... time to attempt to raise it from the dead again.

The lure of social media has been strong and so I´ve been posting a lot of stuff on platforms like Facebook and Instagram as that seems to be the place were most people are located these days.  

And yet I am not a friend of these platforms with their endless feeds of content, with little option to filter for special fields of interest.  So after some consideration, I´ll be trying to give this blog another chance. 

Don´t expect many updates or a regular schedule... 

Here are some new sculpts I have been working on:

These will supplement my Australians for Vietnam, which were released last year and are already available in the shop:

As well as the Vietcong Sets armed with a variety of different weapons:

And to not make this just an advertising show, here are some more Work-In-Progress Afghan Captives. 

These guys popped up as a side project as I worked on more Taliban (pics coming soon). I had some reference pics with captives / hostages in my collection and after looking at them for hours I felt they deserved their own miniatures. 

These minis are also different in that I am using polymer clay here. 1 or 2 years back I bought myself some BeesPutty and tried working with Oven-hardening clay. It´s a bit different from working with epoxy putties, can be challenging especially when modelling the arms - but it is very rewarding in its own way and perfect to sculpt minis that have their arms close to their bodies such as these captives... 

or this Tank commander that I was commissioned to sculpt: 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

New African & Bush War Releases

New Models are now available - two new Sets for your African Conflicts.

Generic African Riflemen with FN FAL:

Portuguese Riflemen with G3 Rifles:

Sunday, March 29, 2020

New Bush War Releases and Work in Progress

Hi all,
as promised, I´m starting with the updates on what I´ve been up to in the last few months.
I want to start by introducing some new models I sculpted not too long ago.

Brand New Sets
African Riflemen
 African Tribal Warriors
Released a while ago, but not presented here before: 
 African Insurgents with Support Weapons 

African Insurgenst with AK Skirmishing

You can get these new sets at my homepage here
Or click on the banner:

Work in Progress for the next batch of Releases: 
Portuguese G3 Firing

African Army - MachineGunners

More is in the pipeline, but you´ll have to wait a little longer for more pictures ;)

Sunday, March 22, 2020

There is no silver bullet

It has been 8 years since my return into the hobby, and along the way back I found myself repeatedly confronted with the urge to buy this or that product that would transform my painting results magically.

But there is no silver bullet.

No single product can magically take you from beginner to awesome painter. No matter how much advertised or praised (I´m looking at you #ContrastPaints and #Airbrush), no product can spare you the frustration of failed attempts and abortive painting sessions, where you give up after trying in vain to reproduce the results of highly experienced painters (most often professionals) with your newly acquired product.

If you never bought a hobby product because someone was praising it, if you have never been at least a bit disappointed in a purchase, you can stop reading here - this article is not for you.

But if you are like me, did that and find it hard to tread the line between hoarding products you´ll never use, follow me into the discussion of why there cannot be a singular magic product, why every tool you acquire will require you to learn and improve again and how that can be a good thing after all.

So let´s dive into it!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Code Red - English Release

After a long time of preparation and translation, the full ruleset for Code Red is now available in english.

You can download it at my website at

Code Red is a standalone ruleset for modern wargaming designed to recreate real and hypothetical conflicts after 1945.

These rules have started out as a set of Houserules for a popular Modern Wargaming ruleset to address some of its shortcomings, but have evolved into a unique and distinct set of rules

The core rules are fully playable. It is designated as a "Beta" release as the rules for scenario generation and list building are not yet complete and far from balanced.
I have to admit that my original scope was a bit too ambitious.

However, if you like designing your own scenarios, you will have great fun with these rules - they have been tested and refined to a point where I am very satisfied with the result.

If you want to learn more about Code Red and its design, check out the Dev Diaries on this blog.

Enjoy and please let me know what you think!

For my German Readers:

Die Deutsche Version von Code Red ist bereits seit einiger Zeit unter eigenem Link hier zu finden:

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Blog Necromancy

Is it dead?
Well, it almost was...

Time to resurrect it with the power of necromancy!
Seems like I neglected my blog pretty badly throughout the last year and a half. Time to fix this. 
I haven´t been idle in 2019 and early 2020 - in fact, I painted and sculpted a lot of new stuff, just did not post it anywhere.

I´ve been very focused on improving my productivity, so much so that I did not take the time to document the results online. But I like the ability to look back on my blog and see what I´ve done and how my skills develop over time. Looking back is a healthy reminder that everything starts small and develops over time into what you see these days.

For 2019 I made a pledge to paint more miniatures. Long story short: 
I showed my best friend in 2018 that new years resolutions do indeed work if you make them specific and measurable - and he achieved and exceeded what he planned to do.
On New years eve, as it was time to find new resolutions and goals for 2019, he asked me what my resolution for the new year was, and so I commited to painting more minis and watching less videos on streaming platforms.

And so I painted or sculpted 401 miniatures (20mm+) or bases (15mm or smaller) that I did not present to you.On some of them I cut corners, some of them I painted to a very high standard.

I´ll try to update you on these achievements over the coming weeks.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Enfilade Figures - 4th Anniversary - 30% off

Hard to believe, but four years ago I opened the webshop and started selling my figures to a wider audience.

Since the, the ranges and available sets have grown manifold, thanks to the continued support of everyone who bought miniatures, sent ideas or supported me in any other way.

This sale is my way to say thank you to all of you who like my figures - get them now for a much reduced price while our stock lasts.

And by the way - a lot of new figures are in the pipeline...