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Archive for February, 2015

First thoughts on the airbrush

So, got the airbrush up and running and rapidly discovered a few things:

1) Mixing paints…yeah, that sucks.  Time to start making the conversion to vallejo model air.  Getting that mix juuuuust right is such a pain, and a huge mess as well with me mixing flo-aid, paint, and water.  However, I think I am going to start cutting with isopropyl alcohol or windex to make it dry faster, see how that goes.  Gonna try out fixing those over spray spots tomorrow with that.

2) AMAZING fast.  Based an entire predator and did the silver weapons (with a little bit of over spray, mainly due to inexperience) in about 35 -45 minutes.  But the gem of it was how smooth it was.  Super excited for tanks now!

3) To answer ShinyRhino’s question last thread, the ergonomics of it are great.  Once I stop thinning my paints too much, I think it will be even more so.  If I take my tip off and use the black paint that comes with it, I can paint VERY thin lines.

 

SO, to all those with airbrushes out there, what PSI do YOU use, and what do you use to thin your paints.  The internet is so full of answers that it would literally take years to distill the crap from the gold.

 

ON THAT NOTE, I would like to say that I am super excited for the new thirster.  Ordered one today (he’s gonna actually be my daemon prince), and it allows me to build THIS list at 1850-

2 thirsters

5 Crushers

3 squads of 16 bloodletters

8 hounds

daemon prince of khorne

Skull cannon.

 

Might switch to 1 thirster and throne of skulls so I can bump it up to 8 crushers…cuz, ya know, 8 is just a good number. 😀

Either way, it will be a ridiculously impressive army.  Still sticking with my fire and ice theme currently, though with having quite a bit of blue stuff, I have debated started making that conversion to all ice.  However, few people have come up and said “Oh cool, blue Khorne stuff!”.  A LOT of people have said “Hey, fire and ice!  That’s a cool idea!”.  So, on that I think I will probably keep it.  If the new thirster is as epic as I feel it will be, I may procure another.  The new white dwarf gives separate rules for each of the three builds for fantasy only (yeah…they said new rules.  Didn’t expect it to be fantasy only.  Booo GW, Boooo!).  Hopefully, they will come out with 40k Rules for the three builds as well.  From the looks of it, they are “super choppy with area of effect, fast and choppy, and super choppy with template attack.  Fingers crossed they convert it to 40k.  So, yeah, it’s a good day to worship the blood god!

 

Thanks for reading,

KI

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Got this in the mail today!!!





So I got my airbrush today. Its a Grex XT with a .3 mm needle and pistol grip. Excited to watch the getting started video and practice with some water. I also ordered some flow aid and pipettes to start diluting my paint in systematic and exacting ways. If anyone has experience airbrushing worth citadel paints, let me know what you file with.

So I got my airbrush today. Its a Grex XT with a .3 mm needle and pistol grip. Excited to watch the getting started video and practice with some water. I also ordered some flow aid and pipettes to start diluting my paint in systematic and exacting ways. If anyone has experience airbrushing worth citadel paints, let me know what you file with.


Updates and a Question!

Hello all…

So, first, the question.  THIS, is MY painting sheet (not really a pallet, it’s just what I scrape/brush excess paint off on to).  IMGP0052

So….I think you can see the dominant colors.  Would love to see other’s.  I know some people, like the author of Thin Your Paint that probably has his in like straight lines.

Onto more blog-ish stuff…

I have made progress on the possessed.  IMGP0053 IMGP0054 IMGP0055 IMGP0056

Still have to do the black edging and highlighting, details, and then going back around and cleaning up.  I am struggling with the horns though.  If anyone has a solid “how to” on horns, would love to see it.  Managed a little progress with the Obliterator

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And I continued working on my Vindicator shield.  My vindicator I hope to be a culmination of my painting and sculpting skill.  It is a possessed vindicator and I am trying to make it look the look.

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The spots are where various daemon arms, heads, and torsos will be sticking out.  They will have bits of GS to look like they are being held back/ breaking through.

My list that I am working on still has some work to be done to be 100% for an 1850 list (plus a LOT of GS bases).  I have to finish converting and then paint one more oblit, finish about 5 more CSM, finish the Vindi, the Pred, 3 more Rhinos, and a total of 9 Possessed (of which 1 is 100%, 4 more are the ones above, and 4 more after that are straight black).  However, I already have painted 20 CSM, 9 Thousand Sons, Dark Apostle, Chaos lord, and a Rhino.  A lot of the models already have quite a bit of work on them as well.  Well, gonna keep pluggin’ away over the next week and I’ll update next weekend.

Thanks for reading,

KI


Rhino complete!

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Because decapitated heads aren’t enough for me!

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The havoc launcher gets a seperate slot. This leaves room for a combi-bolter, combi-melta, AND a havoc launcher. Chaos Rhinos actually CAN be equipped with up to 4 weapons- 2 x combi-bolters, combi-melta, and havoc launcher.

Well, I historically HATE painting vehicles.  However, rolling up my sleeves, I started to tackle my vehicular backlog.  I started with a rhino, which I converted to look unique.  This is the first of 4.  The hardest part was figuring out HOW to get the scheme I wanted down.  The next four should be much easier and quicker.  024

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My first attempt at freehanding a Word Bearer icon. I think it turned out fairly well!

Thanks for reading,

KI


Combating Hobby ADD

So, recently I have been trying to hammer to ground all of those half-way models.  So, in the past weeks, I have finished my Contemptor, all three Slaanesh chariots, my new furies, and my Blue Scribes.  Here they are.  Now, I will be working on finishing my second blood slaughterer, possessed, and obliterator.

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Just a quick post to let everyone know I am still alive, just been painting, trying to clear that queue.

Thanks for reading,

KI