Friday, 24 June 2022

Six Kinder Surprise Egg Terror Birds

terror birds

A unit of Kinder Surprise Egg terror birds.

(While I found the first one in an old box of toys, I couldn't help it and had to look on Ebay for more.)

Friday, 17 June 2022

Palm Tree

palm tree

I finally finished painting and varnishing this scratch built palm tree.

The materials I used to make it are wire, milliput and green stuff for the trunk and construction paper for the leaves. 

Friday, 3 June 2022

Things on my Desk

kinder surprise egg toys

I have started to paint three scratch-built bamboo men and put two Kinder Surprise Egg toys on bases.

Have a nice weekend!


Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Question about Varnishing


I have a question about varnishing miniatures.

I use Humbrol gloss varnish for protection and then Daler Rowney to get a matt finish.

I always need several layers of matt varnish, which I apply thinned down, until all glossy parts disappear.

Although I’m careful not to let the matt varnish pool, there are always parts where this happens. I correct this with acrylic paint.

I’m happy with the result, but the process takes quite long.

Is this normal or do you think I could improve my technique?



Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Things on my Desk

hobby desk

I'm currently varnishing three palm trees and undercoating three bamboo men.

Hope you are well!


Friday, 1 April 2022

Picture and Hashtags

Google+ for Dummies

I’m currently reading one of the classic OSR texts, "Google+ for Dummies" by Jesse Stay.

It has an interesting chapter about trolls.

#osr #rpg #dnd #dsa1 #1pdc #dungeonsanddragons #oldhammer #googleplus #google #fordummies #familienfotos #madefordocumentary #dokumentarischefamilienfotografie #my_magical_moments #echtundungestellt #unseralltagistihrekindheit #fortheloveofthephotograph #documentyourdays #familyphotojournalism #thisdetailedlife #madefordocumentary #streetphotography #soulportraits #thebeautifulreal #reflectivemoments #tropicalsunset #people #powermorning #instapic #hereandnow #simplepleasures #goodbye2022 #welcomeapril #nice #moments #memories #wunderbar #sylt


If you like this sort of thing, hashtags and pictures, I mean, you can find me on Instagram, under the username zinnling.

Friday, 14 January 2022

Can you Identify this Miniature?

mysterious little dragon

Can you identify this little dragon?

My cousin found it in a box of old Citadel miniatures he bought on Ebay. It has "M5" carved in the base. No idea what it is.

Maybe you know about it? Thanks for the help.