I met Ulrike Strauch (Ulee) in the usual way. I first saw some fantastic images of her work on Facebook, and simply sent her a message. What I found was a German custom builder, that is highly talented, and not afraid to try something new.
Ulee’s scenery work is well sought out, in Europe. And after this interview was completed, my friend has started creating Tree’s so realistically, that I feel we need to talk again sometime next year. She is so very talented, and I do hope you agree.
We love to make miniature terrain
What, Another low-cost craftsman kit? Yup, but this one is an interesting example of the cost of detail parts. While Jack em' up had less metal detail parts and was a wee bit larger, Bob's is smaller with more details parts.
I found a stem armature that looked like a tree. But was a wee bit too big to be anything other than a willow tree.
A week later I am working on the honey do list and find that hot chilly pepper roots look just like branches of a tree.
Some paint, craft glue, and various ground cover junk. And I do mean junk, a tree is born.
Ok, not everything I do ends up in failure. Sometimes I stick with it till it works. Other times I run away screaming NOOO!!! We also see what happens when you try and lock the ol' lady out of the room.
I was requested by a modeler to share everything I know about signs. After they watched me mask my Son's name on his tablet. He was going on a trip and I wanted to make sure if some kid stole it (he is autistic and is a target), that kid (i hope it would be a kid, really) would have to hide his thieving butt to remove said signage.
No I messed up on a technique I saw somebody "talk about" before. I wanted to make sure I knew how to do it. I failed, it was hilarious. But I also shared a number of valid technique y'all might like. So check them out.
You will never know how thankful I am for the modellers that are in my periphery. I am literally surrounded by amazing artists who are quite satisfied with their art, and less so with fame. To me, it is really humbling to see what the difference is between a wealthy modeller and one that scrapes by with only the tools he needs.
Like a cheapo camera and simple household lamps for "studio lighting"
Please enjoy while I interview my latest Patreon supporter, Chester Fesmire. And hey, if you are not a Patron that is ok, you can see the interview too.
Last week we talked to the founder of ITLA. This week we have the new owner of ITLA Scale Models.
Nick has been releasing new kits, also in the theme of the big city. And if anyone out there reading this, knows how to paint yellow brick realistically, please let me know. Because these kits straight out the the laser look to only need an application of clear coat to look like a very realistic yellow brick. And I hate the idea of leaving a kit unpainted, loath it.... The pet peeve of a custom painter
I just recently learned KC workshops existed. And I am amazed by the offerings on the website. Great prices and designs.