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Friday, 12 April 2013
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109 - Curious Constructs

Time for a shameless plug.

For those of you that follow Col. Gravis, you will hopefully have already seen his Kickstarter project.

For those of you who don't or who have missed it, take a look here.

I've not been asked to post this, and am purely doing it to add more support for the project.

Thursday, 4 April 2013
108 - Shiny!

108 - Shiny!

As mentioned in the last post I ordered some display stands from eBay, and they turned up today (well they turned up yesterday but I wasn't in). A short trip to the post office later and voila!

After a few minutes of messing around, and not much effort, you can see my Crimson Fist marines (currently in their black and silver camo) nicely displayed. The steps are deep enough to fit a Guard heavy weapon team on and as you can see tall enough for the lower models not to obscure the rest.

I've got another two of these stands, which I'll be using on the same shelf and getting some more infantry on. So far I would definitely recommend these stands, they seem solid enough. The photo was taken with no flash, no room light and with the just the natural daylight on an overcast day in Stoke.

Thanks for reading, hope this is useful.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Let the Airbrushing Begin!!!

Let the Airbrushing Begin!!!

At the moment, it seems like every time I think I have a bit of spare time, something else needs to be done. Currently, that something else is furniture and specifically IKEA (the continuing bane of my existence) furniture.

Nevertheless, I have persevered through this flat packed hell, and can finally say that I have done something hobby related. And that hobby related thing has involved no painting or building. Now I can hear people wondering what I could have done, so let me divulge.

I have purchased a very nice and shiny airbrush and compressor! With today being my day off, I hopped in the car and drove to my FLGS, about 10 minutes down the road. Had I not been buying the airbrush I would have walked as normal.

The shop itself is Affinity Models, and is run by a very helpful guy. He's always willing to help out and will offer advice, even if it means he loses out on the sale of a product. Sounds weird, but at the end of the day we're all trying to help each other.

I've been in before to ask about airbrushes, but now was the time to take the plunge. So I took my wallet out and bought the following little lot:

And here are the specifics: Neo for Iwata airbrush, Badger BA1100 compressor with tank, air hose, Medea airbrush cleaner, Vallejo airbrush thinner, Vallejo grey primer and a couple of pipettes. It's safe to say I am now a very happy person, and will be trying this out asap.

I have managed to tidy the man cave a bit more in the past month. It seems to get tidy, become a mess and then have to be tidied all over again. Here are some pics showing how far I've got.
These are on one set of shelves. I will be adding my Guard infantry to this shelf, but I'm waiting for some acrylic steps that I bought off eBay to arrive, which can be seen here.

I have always been a LEGO fan, and have started to build up my collection after I sold most of it when I became a teenager. The urge and enjoyment has returned now I'm in my 20s. As you can see there are quite a few kits, which are on a different shelf unit to the Warhammer.

I've also got a glass display case, where the larger models are going to live. Here you can see my Valkyrie and super heavies, plus the command Leman Russ.

Finally I'll leave you with a couple of photos of my desk, just to give you an idea of the fallout zone I'm writing this in. Thanks for reading.
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