Agram Arena Summer 2015 Report

Andrija Jurišić, 20th July 2015

July in Zagreb is always time for wargaming extravaganza. UMS "Agram" has been organizing an annual event called Agram Arena Summer for thirteen years running. This year, we organized this event to stretch over two weekends, saturdays and sundays 9:00-19:00.

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On July 11th and 12th as the first part of Agram Arena Summer, UMS "Agram" organized two parallel competitions, an international Warhammer 40.000 tournament and Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting competition. Players and painters from Croatia and many neighbouring and not-so-neighbouring countries like Slovenia, Germany, UK and Poland attended this year's competition.

 

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Frederic "Athenys" Eysell from Germany and one of the main 40k referees on the last European Team Championship (ETC 2014):
First of all, I like to thank the Club UMS Agram for hosting the event and supplying so many (and high quality) prices. The (free!!!) catering was good as always and there was enough to drink for everyone and all the time- Really outstanding! The tables this year had more terrain and I never felt , that it was placed in a bad way or that they weren't enough Line of sight blockers. The schedule was pretty good and I never felt to be in rush. Pauses were reasonable and so were the game lengths.

Aljoša Sodec, SLO:
Naturally thanks to the organizers, the tournament was really fun, was very fluid, cold drinks and good atmosphere.. so what could one ask for more? and yet you guys also threw in consolation prizes. So yeah definitely going to be back next year (even if there won't be any prizes), plus we'll try to nag other Slovenians to come with us

Final Results of the 40k tournament:

1. Frederic Eysell, GER
2. Domagoj Mitrović, CRO 
3. Ivan Katić, CRO
Best Painted Army: Frederic Eysell, GER

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While the battle in the 41st millenium raged in one part of the hall, the other was reserved for the more quiet part of the event - the painting competition. It was judged by our pannel of judges over several categories, and as usual, all of our visitors and participants could decide one of the prestigious awards - the People's Choice Award.

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Final Results of the Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition:

Single Miniature:
1. Wojtek Tekielski, POL
2. Ana Polanšćak, CRO
3. Norman Ealand, UK

Large/Mounted Miniature:
1. Wojtek Tekielski, POL
2. Domagoj Mitrović, CRO
3. Ana Polanšćak, CRO

Unit/Squad:
1. Mario Ogrizek-Tomaš, CRO
2. Wojtek Tekielski, POL
3. Ana Polanšćak, CRO

Open
1. Norman Ealand, UK
2. Marko Paunović, CRO
3. Adam Parkhouse, UK

Diorama/Duel
1. Marko Paunović, CRO
2. Norman Ealand, UK
3. Wojtek Tekielski, POL

Best of Wyrd
1. Marko Paunović, CRO

People's Choice
1. Miljenko Jurjević, CRO

Masterclass
1. Norman Ealand, UK
2. Marko Paunović, CRO
3. Mario Ogrizek-Tomaš, CRO

 

Wojtek Tekielski, Poland, better known as Viruk from the Whatthefaux site, who participated in the Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition:

This year I had my second opportunity to take part in the Black Queen international painting competition organized by a Croatian club UMS Agram. I was unable to attend the event in person as I have a two-month old baby girl at home so travelling to Zagreb was out of question. However, the organizers were once again kind and flexible and I was allowed to send my entries in by post. I had some success last year but knew the competition wasn't going to be any weaker this time round. I prepared entries for 5 categories and... managed to place in top three in four of them! Two golds, one silver and one bronze is a great result for me. Almost as good as last year but then the competition gets tougher as more great painters develop their skills and take part in the event. Seeing pictures of other works, I feel more than happy with my result and feel motivated to come back stronger in 2016 (I really, really hope I'll be able to show up in person then). Being able to compete with fantastic painters from other countries is a great experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Great job UMS Agram, props to all the painters who took part in the competition and my special thanks go to the president of the club, Marko Paunovic. You put your heart and soul into running these events and as we can see from the pictures (both those of superb entries and those of happy participants), they are enormously successful!It took me a few days of hard work and painstakingly slow highlighting to paint Lord Chompy Bits (1st in Large/Mounted Miniature category). Painting the Dreamer was a different story - I finished most of him while watching... "Boyhood". It's a long movie and an enjoyable one but I just thought I'd share this curiosity here...

Norman "Normski" Ealand, the winner of the most prestigeous prize - the first place in Masterclass category, had this to say:

Travelling to Croatia to take part in the Black Queen Painting Competition was a great experience; the competition was run alongside the 40K Tournament which had a nice turn out. The Black Queen had over 50 entries and had some really stiff competition. Viruk, Guardian, Gujozec, Demonn and Sparks all offering some quality pieces that had me worried for a place in my chosen categories. So my wins were a nice surprise for sure. I  would like to thank the whole UMS Agram Club for such a cool welcome and being an awesome bunch. I recommend the Black Queen to anyone wishing to take part and I am sure anyone wishing to travel to take part would be a welcome competitor to the contest.  I would also like to thank all the sponsors for making the prize fund so diverse everyone walked awaywith awesome prizes. The whole event was run very well indeed and I congratulate the UMS Agram staff on such a good event. 

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A week later, on July 18th and 19th, a third annual international Malifaux tournament took place. Parallel to this event, loads of demos of various tabletop wargames (like Flames of War, Warmachine/Hordes, Infinity, Warhammer 40.000) were presented as well as all of our programmes with special emphasys on our Library where visitors and competitiors could leaf through or read any and all of the books UMS "Agram" has. 

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The Malifaux tournament consisted of three 40SS and three 55SS games upon which all the scoring was summed up along with the sportsmanship and painting results. The top two players got to play in the Grand Finale on a mountain top board for the win of the tournament and the rest fought it out for the rest of the placings in two multiplayer game with 5 players per board.

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Final Results of the Malifaux tournament:
1. Andras Farago, HUN
2. Peter Csontos, HUN
3. Arpad Ronai, HUN
4. Petar Rimenov, BUL
5. Mario Ogrizek-Tomaš,CRO
Best Painted Crew: Ana Polanšćak, CRO
Best sportsmanship: Luka Kveštak, CRO

 

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In the end, UMS "Agram" would like to thank the sponsors of this event for all the help and providing the prizes: City of Zagreb, Zagreb's Association of Technical Culture, Ravnice Youth Hostel, Carta Magica, Micro Art Studio, Secret Weapon Miniatures, Battlefield Berlin, MDP, Figone, Ebenezer'e Emporium, Savage Forged Miniatures, Infamy Miniatures, Gamer's Grass, Hangar 18 Miniatures, Art Zumbur, Wamp, Mr Black Publications, Wyrd Miniatures and, of course, Figure Painter Magazine for providing media coverage of this event!

See you next year!!

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    Evo jednog od „milijun“ načina kako možete bojati maskirne uniforme.

    Pripremite čistu vodu, osnovnu boju i boje koje ćete nanositi za maskirnu shemu.

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    Na ovaj način dobit ćete mrlje bez oštrih rubova i to je specifičnost ove tehnike. Tehnika je vrlo brza u smislu posla, jedino sušenje malo duže traje. Nikako ne preporučujem sušenje sušulom za kosu. Zato su ovi zimski dani idealni za bojanje jer radijatori su savršeno mjesto za sušenje boje. Ako maskirnu shemu radite s bar 3 nijanse pripazite. Vrlo je lako pretjerati.

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    Slijedeću nijansu nanesite na 3/5 sablje i nastavite tako dok ne dođete do najsvjetlije nijanse koja će pokrivati samo 1/5 sablje. Sada bi trebali imati sablju, obojanu u 5 nijansi od čega svaka otprilike pokriva 1/5 ili 20% sablje. Za neke će ovo biti zadovoljavajuće jer iz daljine sablja sad već pristojno izgleda.

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    Za one koji žele više, evo kako ćete poboljšati rezultat: Postojeće glazeove možete razrjediti još više i njima obojite prijelaze između dviju nijansi. Jednostavno, ako niste zadovoljni prijelazima, morati ćete se malo poigrati s glazeovima, naprijed i nazad. Ako vam se na prvu čini da to nije to, glaze je vjerojatno mokar. Pričekajte da se potpuno osuši pa odlučite treba li još jedan ili ne. Ako vam je slučajno kontrast između najtamnije i najsvjetlije nijanse prejak, od srednje nijanse načinite rijetki glaze i njime prijeđite preko cijele sablje.

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  • Top Tip - Patafix and resin printed miniatures
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    Nakon brušenja, a prije stavljanja patafiksa ne zaboravite pobrisati prašinu od brušenja. Možda najbolje mokrim papirom.

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  • Making a Miniature Candy Cane
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    In the end, the profile was bent by 180 degrees. I cut off the excess material with a file and rounded the edge of the profile with sandpaper.

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    With masking tape 2 mm wide, I spirally wrapped the profile as in picture 1 and painted it red. After the paint dried I removed the tape and enjoyed the result.

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    Povodom Božićnih blagdana izradio sam vinjetu u prozirnoj plastičnoj kugli kao ukras za jelku. U sklopu scene trebao mi je i prepoznatljiv slatkiš Candy Cane.

    Odlučio sam ga izraditi iz Plasticard (styrene) profila kupljenog u Carta Magici. Odabrao sam puni profil kružnog presjeka promjera 4 mm. Problem mi je predstavljao kako ga savinuti bez velikih deformacija promjera presjeka ili oblika. Prijašnji pokušaji zagrijavanja pomoću otvorenog plamena su završavali deformacijama koje su bile nepopravljive. Zagrijavanje fenom je bilo presporo. Odlučio sam pokušati zagrijavanjem vrućom vodom. Od balze debljine 4 mm izradio sam „kalup“ s približnim radijusom zaobljenje koje sam želio dobiti. Krep trakom sam pričvrstio komad profila za kalup i u kuhalu zagrijao malo vode. Nakon što je voda zakuhala umočio sam profil i držao ga u kipućoj vodi 2-3 minute.

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    Kada je profil dovoljno omekšao počeo sam ga prstima savijati preko radijusa kalupa čvrsto držeći oba kraja. Prvo sam svinuo profil za 90 stupnjeva i ponovo ga zagrijao u vrućoj vodi.

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    Kod kuta savijanja od 120 stupnjeva profil je počeo kliziti iz kalupa, pa sam oba kraja profila vezao komadićem žice u željeni položaj i potopio u vruću vodu još koju minutu.

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    Na kraju je profil bio savinut za 180 stupnjeva. Odrezao sam višak materijala pilicom i brusnim papirom zaoblio rub profila.

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    Krep trakom širine 2 mm sam spiralno zamotao profil kao na slici 1. i obojio crvenom bojom. Nakon što se boja osušila skinuo sam krep traku i uživao u rezultatu.

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    Krunoslav Belinić, 3th January 2023
  • Heavy Gear Blitz Diorama – part 6.
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    I made this diorama over 5-6 months (20-25 hours of work in total) in 2022.

    In the following articles, I will cover the production thematically through the following units:
    • Painting, camouflage and weathering on figures (robots and trucks)
    • Manufacturing and installation of parachutes
    • Making the base
    • Adding Texture
    • Painting of palm trees - already described here.
    • Additional vegetation
    • Adding narrative details to the diorama (foot with rocket launcher, landing ramp on the plane, camouflage tarp on the trucks).

    Adding narrative details to the diorama (pedestrian with rocket launcher, landing ramp on plane, camouflage tarp on trucks, smoke trails of anti-missile protection, jets on plane exhausts)

    These details were not done at the same time, but rather over a long period of time, so I will describe them in chronological order. The landing ramp on the plane is made of plasticard, which I cut one early autumn weekend afternoon with plastic cutters and a scalpel, an experience that I would not repeat in this way, but I would buy myself an honest ultrasonic or similar apparatus for tailoring and cutting such hard and solid material, no matter what the price is:

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    I ordered the infantry with the rocket launcher along with the trucks at the end of November 2022. Since this is a 12-14mm tall miniature, I went for a fairly simple paint scheme. As with the robo and the truck, I put an olive green base color on the black primer, then Athonian Camoshade shading, and highlighting the jagged edges with a lighter olive green color. Then my personal friend and friend of the Association, Zlatko Grom, bought the STL files from the manufacturer Deadly Print Studio and printed a scaled rocket with a smoke trail in transparent resin.

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    I additionally colored that trail by using diluted tones of yellow, orange and red, in order to achieve the impression that the rocket is leaving behind a glowing trail.

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    For the cargo on the trucks, I used the stl file of the cargo box from the thingiverse page, and had it printed in the necessary dimensions and cut at Printing & Dragons. I then used cheesecloth dipped in a mixture of watered-down, yellowish-brown paint, which I attached to the trucks with superglue:

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    I darkened the gauze attached in this way with Agrax Earthshade and Nuln Oil washes from Citadel, and they fit quite well into the rainforest environment with the color:

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    At the very end, a day before the deadline for submitting photos of exhibits to the competition from the game manufacturer, I received 3d printed smoke trails, for which I bought an STL file at cults 3d:

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    The explosions on top of the smoke trails are from Deadly Print Studio, also a purchased STL file. Some fellow modelers, as well as my little one, think that the smoke trails, together with the orange-yellow explosions, end up looking like chicken or duck legs, but I didn't have the patience to add some extra shadows at the end, and the choice of colors for the smoke could be better, because the light gray of the Liquitex spray I used and the white are quite similar from a photographing distance. As for the jets on the plane's exhaust, they were printed for me by Zlatko Grom earlier in the year, and the STL file is also from Deadly Print Studio, as are the rockets with the smoke trail, and the explosions on the tops of the smoke trails:

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    Ovu dioramu sam kroz 5-6 mjeseci (ukupno 20-25 sati rada) u 2022. godini izradio.

    U člancima koji slijede ću izradu tematski obraditi kroz slijedeće cjeline:
    • Bojanje, kamuflaža i weathering na figurama (robotima i kamionima)
    • Izrada i montaža padobrana
    • Izrada postolja
    • Teksturiranje postolja
    • Bojanje palmi - već opisano na sljedećoj poveznici 
    • Izrada dodatne vegetacije
    • Dodavanje pripovjedačkih detalja u dioramu (pješak sa bacačem raketa, iskrcajna rampa na avionu, kamuflažna cerada na kamionima).

    Dodavanje pripovjedačkih detalja u dioramu (pješak sa bacačem raketa, iskrcajna rampa na avionu, kamuflažna cerada na kamionima, dimni tragovi protuprojektilne zaštite, mlazovi na ispusima aviona)

    Ovi detalji nisu rađeni istovremeno, već u dosta dugim vremenskim razmacima, stoga ću ih kronološkim redoslijedom opisati. Iskrcajna rampa na avionu je napravljena od plasticarda koje sam jedno ranojesensko vikend popodne rezao kliještima za rezanje plastike i skalpelom, iskustvo koje ne bih na ovaj način ponavljao, već bih si kupio poštenu ultrazvučnu ili sličnu aparaturu za krojenje i rezanje ovako tvrdog i čvrstog materijala, bez obzira na cijenu:

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    Pješaka sa bacaćem raketa sam naručio zajedno sa kamionima krajem studenog 2022. Obzirom da je ovo minijatura od 12-14mm visine, išao sam na dosta jednostavnu shemu bojanja. Kao i kod roboa i kamiona sam stavio maslinasto zelenu osnovnu boju na crni primer, zatim Athonian Camoshade sjenčanje, te isticanje nazubljenih rubova svjetlijom maslinasto zelenom bojom. Zatim mi je osobni prijatelj i prijatelj Udruge, Zlatko Grom, kupivši STL datoteke od proizvođača Deadly Print Studio, isprintao po želji skaliranu raketu sa dimnim tragom u prozirnoj smoli.

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    Taj trag sam dodatno obojao tako što sam u koristio razrijeđene tonove žute, narandžaste i crvene boje, kako bih postigao dojam da raketa ostavlja iza sebe užareni trag.

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    Za teret na kamionima sam iskoristio stl datoteku teretnog sanduka sa stranice thingiverse, te sam ju dao isprintati u potrebnim dimenzijama i rezinu kod Printing & Dragons. Zatim sam koristio gazu umočenu u smjesu razvodnjene boje žućkasto smeđih tonova, koju sam superljepilom pričvrstio na kamione:

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    Ovako pričvršćenu gazu sam Agrax Earthshade i Nuln Oil washevima od Citadel-a potamnio, te su se dosta dobro uklopile u prašumski ambijent bojom:

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    Na samom kraju sam, dan prije roka za predaju fotografija izložaka na natjecanje od proizvođača igre, dobio 3d printane dimne tragove, za koje sam na cults 3d kupio STL datoteku:

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    Eksplozije na vrhovima dimnih tragova su od Deadly Print Studio-a, isto tako kupljena STL datoteka. Neki kolege maketari, kao i moja malenkost, misle da dimni tragovi, zajedno sa naradžasto-žutim eksplozijama na kraju izgledaju kao pileće, odnosno pačje noge, ali nisam više imao strpljenja na kraju dodavati neke ekstra sjene, a i izbor boja za dim bi mogao biti bolji, jer su svijetlo siva od Liquitex spreja kojeg sam koristio i bijela dosta slične sa udaljenosti fotografiranja. Što se mlazova na ispuhu aviona tiče, njih mi je isprintao Zlatko Grom još ranije tokom godine, a STL datoteka je isto tako od Deadly Print Studio-a, kao i raketa sa dimnim tragom, te eksplozije na vrhovima dimnih tragova:

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    Goran Krunić, 2nd January 2023

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