Ask Rie – ‘Pain’ting for Family – 22Jun17

By Models Workshop

Dear Rie, I have this client who I happen to be related to, who I am painting an army for and they are just being overly picky. I’ve been sending him tons of work-in-progress pictures but all of a sudden, when the models are about half done, he changes his mind. What should I do?[…]

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MV-Team: Josua

By Massive Voodoo

Name: Josua Lai

Job: CNC-Mechanic –  This means I am usually creating machine or robotic parts out of a 3d file on a milling machine.

Years of Painting: 2005 till now
Media: mostly Acrylics, inks but i am a guy who tries to paint with almost everything so : oil, pastel, enamel etc

Brushes: Winsor&Newton Series 7 (standard, not miniature), size 0, 1, 2 and 3 as main brushes but i threw away a brush only if he has no bristles left (even then you can still use it to stirring color or resin) so I have a good amount of old and crazy shaped brushes.

Airbrush: Infinity Harder & Steenbek and a Badger Renegade Chrome

Miniatures: Fantasy and Historical, all common scales, from 1:144, 1:72, 28 mm to 1/10 busts

Speed: Medium -Depends on the task though

Inspirational Miniature Painters : Marc Masclans, Kirill Kanaev, Alfonso Giraldes, Roman Lappat, Raffaele Picca

Favourite Miniature Sculptors: Lucas Pina, Allan Carrasco, Pedro Fernandez, Romain van den Bogeart, Raffaele Picca

Gallerys of my miniature works:

Putty & Paint

–> Hello Jungle

My Name is Josua and i am living in the most beautiful city in Switzerland named Bern.
I started to paint back in 2005 when I got a big Lord of the Rings miniature set as a Christmas gift.

Since then i never really stopped painting. I first painted all by my self, for almost two years without knowing there is a big community out there. All I had was my Games-Workshop painting compendium and a lot of time to practice. I started to explore the community as soon as I found out that there are more than just GW miniatures out there. It was not long and I found Massive Voodoo and was a reader since then. In the last two years I really started to understand some things painting wise and tried to focus on different things to learn. 

The Alchemist one of my biggest projects till now

Beside the miniature world i really like taking photos with my dslr. I love hiking and outdoor activities. I am a scout leader since about 10 years now. Nature itself is for me the biggest inspiration source and also the point where i can find some enjoying moments in silence.

If you ever brewed our morning coffee over a bonfire during sunrise you know exactly what I am talking about.

Neist Point Scotland – Panorama Picture out of 4 full format Pictures

Butt of Lewis – Scotland


My goal for the future is to create more things that inspire people, more things that tell a story, things that even are able to transport emotions and feelings. I have some crazy projects planned and I will let you be part of as much as possible.


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Ma’al Drakar from Reaper Miniatures

By Models Workshop

The BONES 3 Kickstarter from Reaper Miniatures is drawing to an end with shipping of the rewards starting. In this video I go over the centerpiece model of the Kickstarter, the 5-headed dragon, Ma’al Drakar, the Dragon Tyrant. Ma’al Drakar is likely a play on ‘Mal Drak’ which is French for ‘bad dragon’. Another bad[…]

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We got a new monkey in da jungle!

By Massive Voodoo

Hey Jungle,

as announced some days back, we got really …
wait for it … really, really interesting news:

We got a new monkey in da jungle!!

His name is:                                                  Josua Lai

Josua is just such a nice guy and friendship is growing bigger and bigger since his first visit to the MV studio. We were really impressed by his guest tutorial he did about proper use of two component water and his projects are so fresh and beautiful everytime we see them on social medias, but somehow social media things are going way too fast and get lost after some days.

We decided to ask Josua if he wants to be a part of Massive Voodoo and we were happy when he said “yes”. As the MV Team is quite big on one hand, but also full with inactive members it is just about time to bring in some fresh air to the rain forest that is MV. We are pretty sure to see Josua throwing around with bananas in the future. Roman and Josua for example are working on the next concept of a painting competition on MV these days. Stay tuned for more!

Interested in seeing some of Josua’s projects?

Before we speak too much about Josua it is time for him to give proper introduction on himself soon!
Stay tuned!

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Unboxing:Warhammer 40k 8th Edition Starter with Metalhead Minis

By Models Workshop

    Join Lyn of Metalhead Minis as she unboxes the new Warhammer 40k started box from Games Workshop! This box is packed full of goodness including 22 of the brand new Primaris Marines, 31 Death Guard models, the 280 page hardcover main rule book, rules for the included models, and the accessories needed to[…]

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After Hour EP70 Chatting in the Workshop

By Models Workshop

Larry and Yeji are in the Workshop talking about what they have been doing, the numerous Kickstarters that have been coming in and just chilling having fun as they both actually paint! Models Workshop After Hours is where the crew and friends of the site sit back and chill while painting their miniatures and models.[…]

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Painting “Yi Sun-sin” (SBS)

Coloured Dust

The last SBS in the topic of bust painting I posted 2 months ago. Today I’m catching up. 43 photos and 3 videos from the recently completed “Yi Sun-sin” project. Beautiful bust from Nuts PlanetIf you have any questions, please leave them in a comments section. I will try to give comprehensive answers 🙂

Ostatni SBS w tematyce malowania popiersia zamieściłem 2 miesiące temu. Dzisiaj nadrabiam zaległości. 43 zdjęcia i 3 filmiki z właśnie ukończonego projektu “Yi Sun-sin”. Przepiękne popiersie od Nuts Planet.  Jeśli macie jakieś pytania to pozostawcie je w komentarz. Postaram się udzielić wyczerpujących odpowiedzi 🙂


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Ask Rie – 15 June 2017

By Models Workshop

Dear Rie, Recently I have had a hard time focusing on painting and when I go to my painting area I feel down. I see other people’s work and get depressed. Can you help me? -SullenPainter Dear SullenPainter, About people’s painting, as a friend, as a fan, as a fellow painter. It’s unique, it’s raw,[…]

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By Massive Voodoo

Hello Jungle,

sometimes painting delicate full size miniatures can be boring if you are facing figure painting as a job. So – diversity is needed. Walt Disney’s Toys of the Infinity Range offer this diversity.

This paintjob of Ironman is for sale.
If you like to make it yours, please feel invited to check my PDF cataloge.

Keep on happy painting!

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