Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Welcome To My First Blog Post!

Greetings to all and welcome to my "official" blog! Here is where i will try to give you a better glimpse into the world- or at least the top secret studio- of Spaceman Spiff. First, a little background....
    I started painting miniatures waaaaaay back. I think i was 11 or 12 when mom bought me my first box of lead Grenadier fighters and a set of paints after an incident at a D&D game at my local library. The DM showed up with a bunch of different miniatures and floor tiles! HOLY CRAP! I no longer had to just visualize the scene in my head, I could interact with those wonderful lead treasures! As I grew older, my collection of minis grew along with my skills. What truly pushed me was my local game shop would sell painted minis. I wanted to be one of the esteemed painters. After several rejected submissions, I finally made a hit once i learned how to do a wash.
    I was soon the in-house painting expert once i got a part time job there. I painted countless fantasy minis until one day i discovered the Ral Partha Battledroids and Grenadier Warbots. Then along comes this little game called Battletech....well, to make a super-long story short, I've been in love with all things sci-fi and battlemech related ever since.
     Some of you who visit my site will undoubtedly be familiar- dare I say fans- of my work from the Battletech forums where I started showing off my work. I thank you for stopping by! Some of you might be new to my madness. All i can say is that I hope you enjoy the show.
    Let's get on with the show, shall we?

I tried to find a few older, acceptable pics. Here are a few really old works- 10 years or so ago....

Now here are some of my most recent works- not even a year old....

Well, have I got your attention yet? In the future, I hope to actually post some WIPs, some tutorials, and even some videos of what is going on in my studio. I will try to get up as many of my pictures as i can, but bear with me...i have two Photobucket accounts with over 2000 pics total!

Spaceman Spiff


  1. All that's left for me is using your work as reference! Astonishing!

  2. Would gladly watch your painting tutorial, those are not just mechs and spaceships, theesa are REALISTIC mech and spaceships!

  3. Thanks! now all i have to do is pick something to paint....

  4. Nice to see you coming along at the blog-o-sphere. Added you, Spiff. See you at LOTB :-) Chris

  5. Man I both love and hate you at the same time. Love all your beautiful work and outstanding painting. Hate you only because I can't do mine like that. ;)

    Glad to see you blogging this stuff as it's very inspirational.

  6. Is that a Valkyrie underneath the Marauder ? How did you do the missile bay in the chest?

  7. that is the MW:DA version the wasp, i believe. the only alteration i made was to add the antennae to the head.

  8. Can't wait for the tutorials.

  9. I have been working on 15mm fantasy for the last month, this site has just dragged me back to sc fi.

  10. Awesome stuff !!!!
    You play Marik???
    I mean The Marauder with " The Crosses "
    Lil badass? or..i'm wrong?..grin...

    1. I have always admired the German hardware of WWII and it was also a very easy decal to come by in many different sizes. However, I quit using the Cross a while ago and have been trying to find someone who makes Star Wars Imperial emblems instead!