December 7, 2013 7:32 pm
I’ve done it once again. I bought another airbrush that I really didn’t need. I guess I just like buying them. It’s kind of a stupid thing to collect if you think about it. I mean these things are expensive as hell. There are at least a dozen other ways to spend my money that would make more sense. Ah well I’m having fun.
Anyway I think I can almost justify this purchase. The Harder & Steenbeck just might be the finest tool I’ve ever used. This thing is scary good. I’m not going to go too in depth with why I like it as I’d rather spend my actually using it. I may do a full write up at a later time.
This airbrush performs as well as my Evolution but the difference lies in the needle size and a few of the features. The Infinity has a .15mm needle as opposed to the .20mm. I really didn’t expect there to be much of a difference in the way either one performed but I find that I have tighter lines with the Infinity. This isn’t just because of the smaller needle. The Infinity has a feature that allows me to adjust the tightness of the trigger. With the right setting I’ve been able to achieve some impressive line control. The Quick Fix function is also pretty nice but it’s not something that I see myself using much, if at all.
All in all I’m extremely happy with my purchase.
December 1, 2013 8:20 pm
This is another one of those minis that was laying around half painted. Picking it up again gave me a good chance to fool around with some heavy washing and glazing. Good times.
November 27, 2013 7:48 pm
I finally got it done. I just wish that I didn’t have it back.
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November 10, 2013 8:30 pm
It’s been a busy couple of weeks. That’s the excuse I’m using for not updating regularly.
The 10th Anniversary Diorama is almost done. I just have to find a sensible way to put the Butcher onto the roof of the building. I’m still working on it, but for the most part, the painting is complete. I’ll post the entire model once I’ve got it all together and in one piece.
Some Reaper minis that I painted a while ago but forgot to share…
October 20, 2013 5:37 pm
It’s been over month since my last update so I have a few things to share…
I’ve made some progress on the WARMACHINE 10 Year Anniversary Collector’s Set project. I still want to add a bit more weathering and The Butcher himself still needs much more attention before I can add him to the base.
I also finished up a few classic Khador warjacks. The Juggernaut is actually a donation that I’m making to an upcoming colon cancer charity. As a proud owner of a colon, I really want to see this charity prosper. The Berzerker was just done for kicks.
I also used these models as a test bed to try out a slightly different snow technique. The snow on the Juggy was done combining Woodland Scenics Snow and Realistic Water. The Berzerker was done the same way except that I added a few drops of white paint to the mix to brighten it up a touch. I think I prefer the snow on the Juggy. It has more of a natural wet snow look to it. Both techniques will be used in future projects.
I also have a few Reaper miniatures to share. All three will be on sale at the Hobby Kingdom. If you’re in the area go and buy them. If you’re not in the area… get there.
September 15, 2013 12:34 pm
I always have aspirations of playing a mini game or board game. I drop into the Hobby Kingdom every weekend and say the same thing, “I’m going to play something soon!” The truth of the matter is, I’m full of shit. Everyone knows it too. I talk a good game but I never actually sit down for a game of anything. I have loads of painted models packed in cases and bags. More than enough to populate a decent sized army list of just about anything and yet I never play a game. Why is this? I dunno.
This may have all changed yesterday. I dropped into the Hobby Kingdom as usual for my Saturday visit. Chris Miller of Lost Hemisphere came by with an arm load of games looking for some fun. My morning was free so we sat down for a round of Level 7 (Omega Protocol) by Privateer Press. I’m glad I did. It was awesome. I’m not going to review the game myself as I’m not qualified to do so but Chris is. He’s done and extensive review that can be found here
Here is a quick pic I took of Dustin and Chris, my opponents, during our game. Good times!
September 9, 2013 8:34 pm
This should be a fun. I’m going to crack it open tomorrow or Wednesday and take a good look inside.
August 28, 2013 12:35 pm
This is the base that I have planned for an Eldar Wraithknight that I’m currently working on. The project is shaping up nicely so far.
August 25, 2013 8:38 pm
I just painted this on a whim so I didn’t put too much effort into it. I don’t think I spent more than a few hours on it to be honest. I think the base might have been the most time consuming. I’ve been entertaining the idea of trying out a marble style base for years so I used this model as a test piece. I’m not completely satisfied with it but I can’t be too picky since it’s my first. The next one will be better…
August 18, 2013 7:43 pm
This is another one of the many minis that I started years ago and never got around to finishing. It’s been staring back at me 3/4 finished for about two years or more. It took me less than an hour to complete from that point. I don’t know why I would leave such a fun model unfinished for so long. Anyway, now that this one is out of the way, I have to get back to painting an Eldar Wraithknight…