Ok, so this is it, the first post on my blog. I thought the beginning of my blog should be related anyhow with Quentin Tarantino, if not with Pulp Fiction itself. Watching that movie was to me kind of like an awakening. I must have been 14 years old and already felt my passion for movies, but with Pulp Fiction I realised for the first time what storytelling can be like, how ingeniously you can cut a movie and what big joy it can be to simply listen to dialogues. I was completely amazed by that flick and watched it again and again. It was also the first time that I became interested in a certain director and began to watch all the movies he had been making – soon to be followed by Robert Rodriguez and the Coen Brothers.
Back then I had a couple of posters hanging on the walls of my room: The official movieposter of Pulp Fiction and two black and white shots, first the scene from Reservoir Dogs where Harvey Keitel lays on the ground with Michael Madsen standing above, both pointing with guns at each other and second the legendary finale of Pulp Fiction’s “The Bonny Situation” scene where John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson “deal” with Brad and his guys.
I couldn’t believe it when I realised Studio Miniatures had actually released miniatures of that very picture and instantly bought them along with a couple of other movie related minis – the start of a new collection. So, long story short, those miniatures were the first to be painted after a break of almost ten years. I’ve had completely given up the hobby and now I returned to it simply because I wanted to paint those minis.
The sculpting of the minis is great although they have those slightely too big heads the minis from Studio Miniatures sometimes seem to have. But there were almost no mold lines and not much to clean up before priming. To be honest I’m not really satisfied with my paint job on them, it’s not really the level I want them to be, but at least it’s a new beginning after a long hiatus and it’s my first steps back into painting. There is definitely a lot to learn … and maybe I shoul buy new brushes.