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


11 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  8. Can't wait for the tutorials.

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

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

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    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!

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