well, one of my major hobby, as you can guess for sure, is Miniatures collecting and painting.
In my younger days i glued and painted a lot of plastic Airfix, Rewell and Tamiya 1:35 scale models together.I started painting and collecting metall miniatures about 1994. I bought the Games Workshop game „Spacehulk“ and i didnt like the plastic Terminators. So i bought some of the metall GW 40k Terminators and here it started. Now i own about over 6000 miniatures, not only GW miniatures. I guess, i got now enough miniatures to paint when i retire. But still new well done Fantasy Football teams keep coming …
In the year 2000, while looking for lost stuff in my flat, i discovered my old painted Blood Bowl teams again which i never played with. And, while checking different websites about the Blood Bowl game, i started collecting only Blood Bowl miniatures for 4 years until i got nearly all old and new official Games Work Blood Bowl miniatures for my collection.Very helpful for starting my collection, until i got all old GW cataloges, too, was Tom „Galak“ Anders great website, which is now sadly closed because of GW related reasons. After i visited the TalkFantasyFootball website quite often, i was told by the members, not only to collect the miniatures, no, i should actualy play games with them! So i start playing 2003 with the visit of my first tournament „Morgs Mannheim Massaker“ and started playing at international tournaments, too. I was also playing since 2004 at my hometown league for some years.
Another hobby is to travel foreign countries. In my schooldays i used to travel the European countries. Since 1992 i was away for about four to five weeks per year to visit different countries. These travels are on hold because of a familary reason right now. 😉 As my family is a old photographer family, i’m used to take photos, too. Some of my travel picts and tour description will be found at my Travel website www.ruediger-rickassel.de, if i find the time to reopen this site again, too.
I studied communicationsdesign at the technical college Mainz, Germany.
1993 i started working for the German TVstation ZDF . The first years i did the graphicworks for different departments of the TVstation like Childrens News, Foreign Countries News and did the graphics for the Sports-magazins.
2000 i was send to the ZDF daughterchannel 3sat, and i worked for different 3sat departments, i.e. the science magazin“nano“ or the Computermagain „neues“.
2011 i was send back again to the ZDF and now i´m doing graphics and animations for the Children´s news „logo“ and the weekly magazine „auslandsjournal“.
The first years i was used to work with Quantel workstations (Paintbox, Harriet and HAL). Right now i´m working with Windows- and Macintosh-Computer, using mostly Adobe-Softwares like Aftereffects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Curious-WorldMaps.