My name is Stephan Rath, I was born 35 years ago in Germany’s Black Forrest. I am a dental technician and expert in paper technology and work in the paper industry for over 10 years now. For me the miniatures hobby started in 2005, when I stood in front of a wall of fantasy miniatures in a toy store. I was overwhelmed with the Details these miniatures showed. On that day I bought everything I needed to start painting. I was obsessed with miniatures and the opportunities of free artistic expression they offered me. Until 2006 I was able to improve my skill quite a bit which got me my first Slayer Sword at GD Germany. Slayer Swords number two and three followed in 2008 and 2009, respectively, on top of many trophies from other events. In 2012 I started my own small bussiness “rathcore” to offer painting commissions and workshops.