31 Dec 2013

Airbrush Vent System - Christmas Pressie

Another Christmas Pressie leading on from my recent Birthday Pressie, I am lucky enough to have an Airbrush desk vent system now so I can paint inside - it's too cold outside and the garage lacks electricity supply so this present is ideal!
The briefcase sized vent opens up easily and folds down the spray area, it all clicks into place and the electrical cable is even retractable. Very neat and simple.
The system can be used to vent straight through the rear of the case into the room, however I like the idea of venting to the fresh air so if the filter doesn't 100% clean the paint out of the exhaust, it won't be sucked back into my lungs! It also came with a turntable, ideal!

Right now I am (Siph) working on an Inquisitor, a Necron Obelisk, a StormRaven and a Relic Whirlwind Scorpius. Lord Halfpenny is working on his Relic Scorpius and 6thDegree is buried in the Iron Warriors Machine Forge somewhere...

Have a great New Year and a decent 2014 from all of us at Weemen HQ - Siph, Lord Halfpenny and 6thDegree ;)

27 Dec 2013

Necron C'Tan Shard / Transcendent C'Tan

I was lucky enough to get a Necron Obelisk / Tesseract Vault for Christmas and have decided to build it as an Obelisk for that lovely Gravity Pulse each turn to ground flyers... there is always next year for a Tesseract Vault! So as I build and paint the big bit, the leftovers give enough pieces for a C'Tan Shard or as Alex (From the Fang) points out, a Transcendent C'Tan!
I decided to build it with a metal base piece so imply it is still under the control of a Necron Overlord, and from a black base I built up the colours from Scab Red through to Yellow. I know fire glows the brightest from the centre, but I'll leave that to the next year's Shard...
He has a simple collar and face mask to reflect the same colour scheme as the Necron Warriors with a little brass Icon. A bonus miniature, from leftovers - nice!

Hope you all had a good Christmas and a nice New Year!

23 Dec 2013

Relictors Space Marine StormTalon Gunship #2

Hi All, hope you are finished with work for the Crimbo Season, if not, thank-you for doing whatever essential work you do. I am lucky enough to be home for Christmas, many of my colleagues are not and are at sea over this period.

Anyway, thought I should post something I have just finished, my second StormTalon Gunship, finally completed after many a month in the pile of boxes labelled 'to-do', I bought this one at the same time as the first, so a while back! The first StormTalon can be found here, completed in Jun 2012.

This one is armed with Skyhammer Missles, for that lovely long range and S7 Heavy 3 goodness. Should ensure he takes out whatever anti-air the opposing force has on his arrival and then can get to grips with the support role. I've not bothered with magnetising the weapons as the first one has been, I envisage getting more use from a Skyhammer Armed Stormtalon. The Assault Cannon's are moveable side-to-side, here tracking where the pilot is looking.
The Techmarine pilot is painted to match the other Techmarines I have in the army already, grey arms and helmet but Mechanicus red armour. The wings are angled at 45 degrees and the landing gear has been extended to indicate it is either in the hover or coming to a hover. Again, I have glued the wings 'backward' to give a better more streamlined profile from above, more conventional wing like than the GW intended design.
The yellow missiles match the other missiles in the army, like the Centurion Sergeant chest weapon, Deathstorm Drop Pod and Whirlwind - visually linking it in with these.
The base is the only area I think I can easily improve with the next flyer, my flying bases so far are really simple and it seems like a waste of good basing to have them plain as they are.  Maybe a little scenery on the next flyer...

Finally, a shot with the first StormTalon, a nice pair of escorts to add some serious firepower to the army so far. And more importantly, another one off the to-do pile before Santa (hopefully) delivers yet more goodies!

19 Dec 2013

Birthday Pressie - Airbrush. Advice needed...

Hello Readers, sorry it's been a while. We haven't dropped off the planet, just been around the other side for a bit. Lord Halfpenny has been working hard at home and abroad a little bit, 6thDegree has been busy working Nottingham way and Siph has just returned from 2 months away at sea in the Middle East.

I myself am now home for the Crimbo period and got back to a wonderful Birthday present I have only just got to open - thanks to my gorgeous girlfriend, I am now the proud owner of an Airbrush!

Slightly daunting as I've only ever dabbled unsuccessfully with the GW tinned variety, this one has a reservoir which I know is good, two air brushes, the merits of which I am clueless and up to 4bar pressure compressor... so the good question is...

Can anyone point me in the right direction to good blog articles or give some practical advice when it comes to using this fine apparatus? I will no doubt experiment but some heads-up would be appreciated!!

It's a Single Cylinder Piston Compressor with Air Tank, 1/6 HP, 1450/1700rpm, 20-23L min output, 0-4bar, 3L air tank, suitable for airbrush nozzle 0.2mm-1mm ??

Happy Birthday to me indeed.  :)   Oh, and some more Centurions found themselves into my gift pile too! CC variants I think this time....


5 Nov 2013

Blog Wars 6 - some pics

I will be doing a bit of a write-up of Blog Wars 6 shortly, but in the mean time here are some pics of all the nice armies.

30 Oct 2013

Shadows of Brimstone – Kickstarter

Hi all – I thought I would throw this up on the blog in case anyone is interested.

Shadows of Brimstone is a new dungeon-crawler tabletop game by Flying Frog Production (the guys behind the excellent Last Night on Earth). It is a miniature and card based cooperative horror game that is set in the Wild West - with players creating characters based on classic western stereotypes. A new dark element has been found in the nearby mines which has opened portals to other worlds and is mutating the local wildlife.

The aim of the game is to explore the randomly generated mines and fight whatever lurks within. Players can then link games together into campaigns; visiting the local town to trade and level up before the next game.

Apparently Flying Frog had so much content for this game that they have released two core sets as well as a ton of extras including extra characters, enemies, expansion packs and cards.
The game is already funded and has raised almost $500K from nearly 1.8K backers after only a few days. I have backed at the $150 level which gets me both core games and all the stretch goals they unlock – which is currently standing at two dozen extra character and enemy minis, additional cards and terrain and expansion packs…and that’s after just a few days’ worth of goals! At this rate I am going to be getting a lot of stuff!

What I will say is take a look at their game and pledge levels – I think the $150 pledge is great value for what you are getting…but I would steer well clear of the comments, which have been taken over by a dozen or so ‘backers’ who have been moaning (literally) every minute since launch and under the pretense of the greater good (come on people – take a look at what’s on offer, decide for yourself if it is something you want to back and vote with your wallet…). Those few people have now created a really air of negativity and I hope any prospective backers are able to look past it and support what I hope is going to be a great game.
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