Friday, April 29, 2011

Inching along

It's been a real hectic week but I did get a little work done on some stuff. I've added up some WIP pics to the gallery. I only have details and some final layers of red on the stern guy and some more work on the biker. I've also been messing around with different techs for airbrushing the guys.. some started out white and some black. Trying to figure out a good tech for spraying them and saving myself some time 8)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Airbrushes ..

I've been doing battle with airbrushes here lately. I had an old crappy kit I bought off Ebay a few years ago from Airbrush City. It worked well for a few years and then the compressor went up so I bought a Paasche Compressor and that was working well. So I figured I'd upgrade to a nice brush as well. I picked up a Paasche Talon, rated very high from what I had seen and since I had the compressor what the heck. Well, I hate the Talon. It clogs up after Min's and usually requires a FULL cleaning to get it going again. I'd have to clean it 2 times just to get through a tank. I fought with it for almost a year until I had enough. I just sent them an e-mail complaining about the brush and as I figured heard nothing from their customer service. I went looking around online and it looks like most people use Badger Products for spraying minis. So I ordered a Badger Velocity Renegade which came in last week. I was a little nervous with it as I'm thinking I hope this one does suck too haha. But no worries, it works great. I sprayed about 30 SMs and a drop pod without any clogs of any type. Was so nice to be able to just spray and not have to spend more time cleaning then spraying.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A little here a little there

Last night was pretty busy so I didn't get much done. I am perfecting my recliner painting skills though. My Wife prefers if I'm at least sitting in the same room instead of going into my "cave" so I've been sitting in the chair while she's chilling on the couch. I did a little building work on my Dante and some Storm Raven rough blending over the past two days. I'm off tomorrow and it looks like we'll be working on some Terrain tomorrow, but I'm hoping to finish at least something haha ... SP or Stern .. or maybe that biker. Who knows.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

One Done..

I finally finished the first SPriest .. well sort of. The primer I had used kind of clumped up on the wings so they really didn't come out as good as I would have liked. But I bought another Box of SGuard so I'll have five more packs that will get the magnet treatment for whomever they need to be fitted to. I started the next SPriest and also worked a little on getting a stern started and base coated a biker. While talking about someones bikers on B&C I got a little more motivated to finished them. Too bad I don't use them more haha

I added a few pics of the finished Priest and some of the WIPS. I really have to get a better lighting system, I think for fathers day I'll be asking for one.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I finished the first bashed SPriest and just need to finish the 3 BPs he can wear. I also started on the 2nd SPriest, hopefully I can have them done soon. My bikers were brought up in a conversation and now I have the motivation to work on them, even though I don't use them as much anymore haha. More Pics Soon.

Friday, April 8, 2011

IG Pics Added

My daughter has been in a non sleeping mode this past week so I haven't been able to finish as much as I'd like but I got most of the bases done. The tanks have full camo and metal wear, the flyers are camo'd and the wings sprayed but I still need to metalize them and get the details done.

More Pics in the WIP section.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

IG Section Updated

I added a few more names to flesh out the 134th a little more. I may write a BatRep for this Saturdays game depending on time and my energy level. 8)

I sprayed the rest of the camo last night and sprayed the wings on the flyers. It was a bigger pain then I had originally thought but figured a good way to do it. Now I have to go back and touch it up, add the metal scrapes and some shading. They won't be anywhere near finished by this Sat but I want them to be at least mostly there. No Pics yet as I was up later then I wanted to be finishing up last night.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Krieg are together..

I love the look of the ForgeWorld Mini's but damn they can be a pain. Getting these guy to go together just so took awhile and even then I used some green stuff. On some of the guns I replaced the supplied cables with some guitar string (36 gauge) as those things were just looking like crap. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, they look pretty good. I picked up the upgrade pack so added Plasma and Meltas were I could.

I also built the Vulk that's counting as a Vulture w/ Punisher Cannons, a Bask and a Russ wo/ Sponsons. This weekend I'll be fielding the 134th Armoured Shit Kickers and wanted the Mini's to match as much as possible to the list.

I sprayed the first few layers of the camo, I need to do the black and white. I also have the wing stencil on the Valk which is kinda of a pain with the bend of the wing. I taped off half so I can spray it then move it, never easy is it.