Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Slayers have been Slayed!!!

HOORAY!!! My first unit of 2012 has been completed!!! The Dwarf Slayer unit for my next 250 points was finished just a few minutes ago and I am too happy to have finally finished this unit!!!!!

Next up on my list of Dwarves is my Dwarf Warriors with hand weapons and shield to go into my already existing unit of Warriors. I've used the airbrush to spray on brown for the base and silver for the cahinmail. I'm hoping by airbrushing on some of these colors that I can speed up the process a bit. Once I complete these then I can continue onto my next 250 points!!!

I also need to get cracking on my Warmachine Rhul army.

I've basecoated the 3 Gun bunnies. I have tried my hand at magnetizing the guns. Not too shabby!

(Gorten Grundback) 

I've also magnetized the Driller arms.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

YouTube better watch out!

Got my webcam in the mail Friday. Started my YouTube channel. I'm still going to post to the blog because I find this a lot easier to take care of than making videos.

Here's a link to my first video...

Gonna do some painting on the Slayers tonight and I'll take some photos of my progress.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Work Continues...

Work continues on the dwarves. The airbrush is a savior! Being able to spray on the base layer on the base of the minis make the time fly. I used to brush on the base color of the base and it took forever to get a base done that way. I was able to spray the base color on in barely no time for the next 250 points of dwarves.

I really need to get them done. I'm so far behind. I'm almost done with the slayers though. I thought that they would go quick but the models have so many little hidden details. I suppose that's my fault since they are a mish-mashed unit of many different slayer models.

On a side note I bid on a webcam on another website and I won! I should have it by late next week. I'm really hoping that I can use it to take better photos of my minis and maybe some videos that I can upload onto YouTube.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Airbrush Fun!!!

Had a try at the new airbrush last night and today. The only thing that I can say is... AWESOME!!! Why didn't I ever get one of these years ago! I baecoated the skin on 20 gretchin in just a few minutes and started the basecoats on the Ork Trukk. Talk about speeding up some processes. I don't know how much I'll be able to use the airbrush with my dwarves since some of the spaces are really tight on the GW models but I can see myself making a lot of headway with the ork army.

Back to the grind...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Toys!!!!

So a quick update with something that I received for Christmas to help me on my merry way!

During the holidays one of my stops on the Holiday Party Express was my Father-In-Laws house. He used to models years ago but mainly modeled historical models. He hasn't touched models for a while (I won't go into why) and he knew that I'd been interested in getting an airbrush. He told me that I could have this compressor and hooked me up with a single action airbrush to see if I liked airbrushing models before I went out and spent money. Can we say "AWESOME!!!!!!"

 (Old aircompressor that still runs like a champ!)

(I love new toys!)

I told him that I couldn't accept the compressor because it was so awesome but I told him that when he was ready to paint again then I would have it for him when he was ready.

I had known that Harbor Freight had a dual action and the reviews weren't too bad on it. I was working nearby the store yesterday and I already knew that I was going to pick it up for myself with a giftcard that I'd received and I looked online to see what the instore price was... and... BAM!!!


Normally the brush would be 24.99 but this week it was on sale for 17.99!!!

I heard it calling my name like I was a ancient greek adventurer and it was the sirens singing their beautiful song!

 (Bad Picture)


I picked up a few other airbrush goodies for pretty cheap. Some dust masks, airbrush cleaners and an extra 10 foot hose rounded out the total rather nicely!

(Harbor Freight airbrush goodies) 

Now I can begin my airbrushing adventure! I hope that this will help with my Ork army since it's fallen off my radar because I'm so geared to getting my dwarves going again.

F.I.L. (Father In Law) reads my blog from time to time so here goes...


My wife is pretty awesome herself and she got me a sixty dollar gift card to my FLGS so I got a few things with it to help with my horde of ORKS.

 (More Boyz that will be turned into some Shoota Boyz)

(A counter set to help me remember stuff!) 

(Another Trukk because sometimes 1 just isn't enough)

Now I do realize that sixty dollars worth of GW models don't really add up to be a lot but I'm not complaining because when I'm on a budget... Every bit helps!


And my awesome brother got me this to add to my Dwarf army! This bad boy isn't resin but good ol' metal!!! I can't wait to put this together. 


Quick update...  I guess this really wasn't a quick update. lol. See ya all on the battle fields!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year

It's been a few weeks since I last posted an update. I would like to say that I acomplished lots of painting during my long holiday vacation...

I didn't accomplish anything. I had grand ideas of sitting in my N.C.C. (Nerd Command Center) for hours on end and spending days painting and finishing things up before the end of the year. YEAH... That didn't happen at all. My wife took it upon herself to plan many of my nights doing family activities with relatives and going away for an extended weekend out of town to celebrate New Years.

I would like to say that I am disappointed at the lack of progress made hobbywise during my time off (and there is some of me that really is disappointed... like 30% of me) but I'm pretty happy with the progress that I made of spending time with my wife and children during the break. As I think about it now my family is sort of a hobby of mine as well. I spend a LOT of time with my family and they bring me a lot of enjoyment.

I could sit here and talk about my new years resolutions but to be completely honest... I didn't make any this year. There's a few things that I would like to get done and I'm sure that I will get them done but if I don't then I'll make due.

So... Here's to the next year and 52 more weeks of hobbytime.

I'll set some time aside within the next few days to talk more about my holiday fun time and a few of the hobbywise presents that I received for Christmas.