My friend started a relatively crazy blog about wargaming, video games and other random stuff (Like double rainbows). Anyways, I would love him to get some followers so anyone who has read this post, jump onto his blog and hit the FOLLOW button.
It would be much appreciated!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I just got a new box of Gretchin in the mail and they are great little sculpts. I spend the last few nights cutting them from their sprues, removing mould lines and flash, drilling out gun barrels, green stuffing gaps, sculpting more hats for them, and finally priming. Now comes the fun step, PAINTING!! Hooray.
I have tried a few test models and I think these are some of the best models I’ve painted as far as Orks go. I have changed my style of skin as well; instead of adding white to green to get a highlight I add yellow. This makes the skin look a lot more organic. Using some Vallejo paint I tried a few new methods for cloth, red, and metal, and so far so good!
Without further ado, here they are:
UPDATE: I am leaning more towards the Vallejo line then the Citadel at the moment. Anymore input then just vote on the poll.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I have been trying to decide a tough decision that I will be facing in the future, Vallejo Paints or Citadel?
In my newbish hobby stages I always though that because GW made great models, they must make great tools, paints ect, if I had known that back then I would have a huge amount of money saved. I recently bought 6 Vallejo paint along with my gretchin and I have realized that Vallejo paint are the same, if not BETTER than Citadel paints.
Here are my reasons for using Citadel
- The pots are quite useful as I am not a fan of pallets
- There are a bulk of tutorial on the forums, Youtube and GW website that use GW paint, these tutorials would become useless if I were to choose Vallejo
- They offer great postage time (under 2 weeks)
- Guaranteed results from the eavy’ metal team
The Reasons for using Vallejo:
- MUCH more affordable than the Citadel range ($6 Citadel-$2.52 Vallejo)
- More paint in the bottle (Citadel 15ml-Vallejo 16ml)
- Less brush strokes when applying paint to smooth surfaces
- A lot more paint in the line than Citadels, meaning less paint mixing
- Plenty of ranges; Model Color, Game Color, Washes, and Model Air
- Holds onto the plastic better than the Citadel paints
I will be making my decision very soon and will need your help for converting. I think its best to stick with one line of paint than two at once.
So what’s your opinion on this matter, I will be pacing a poll on the blog if people want to help me decide.
Bye for now,
Hey guys, Just bough a new tool that will be a huge change to my hobby, the Dremel stylus. This baby is a cordless lithium-ion rotary tool that comes with a massive amount of sanders, drill bits files and more. The tool is extremely comfortable and makes it a lot easier to keep a steady hand.
I have had past experiences with cheapo $20 drills that cannot even drill though GW plastic without stopping, burning out the motor or running out of battery. Although I have gotten refund they seemed like a waste of time. I decided to spend a little more than just $20, and purchased this drill and man is this thing great. I got the inspiration from a 40k Youtube channel called Catattafish, where he has a video using this exact tool, and he demonstrates everything that needs to be known for his drill.
But what was the overall point of buying this drill? I needed it for 3 things in general, pinning, converting and especially magnetizing. I have always been a fan of the way you add magnets to models, they can move, and the parts can be swapped whenever you want, seems like a great thing to do for model value.
|(Experimental) Magnetized Ork Boy|
|96 3mm x 1.5mm Magnets|
Converting is a new thing for me, although with the new purchase of some kneadtide (green stuff) and this drill, I’m ready to begin. I have already made a big Mek out of a few Assault on Black Reach parts and miscellaneous stuff inside my bits box, and in my opinion he looks fairly nice. But he is yet to be finished…
|Th Mek Conversion (sorry about the bad pic)|
|Really needs to be painted|
Lastly, pinning, with the new installment of citadel Finecast I will not have to pin as much as I should have to, but when I rarely get a metal mini this will come in handy. I already have my pins ready (papers clips cut with sprue cutters) and all I need now is a metal mini.
The moral of this post, if you are interested in magnetizing, converting and pinning, go out to your local hardware store and pick this bad boy up because this beast is an amazing tool that comes with a huge load of accessories and a great docking station for easy charge. Hope you guys have enjoyed this post,