Monday, August 27, 2012

Shameless self advertisement

Hello to people who find my corner of the web, I've jumped into the ebay ring to unload some of the excess stuff I have. My ebay seller is epwjr1 plz check it out. Most of the stuff listed is brand new, never seen assembly or paint just not in packages. I'm unloading it to make room for other stuff, since ebay only allows 50 items a month for free the other stuff will go up at a later date. On another note I'm kicking around the idea of doing some comission work to test the waters, maybe locally at first not sure thou...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

What have I been up too??

Well, with my family we've been camping and enjoying summer. My hobby time has been hit and miss, finished up my paint pot to dropper bottle swap, found some old space marine bikes I've stripped and getting ready for my Fleshtearer army. Also have some other models ready for paint. Just need to find the time and ambition to get going on them. More to follow

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Paint pots to Paint dropper bottles

Well today My mini funnels came in the mail, the Last part of the process I needed to swap all my paints to Dropper bottles. So Label Maker, CHECK, Dropper bottles, CHECK, Paints, CHECK, Flow Aid and retarder, CHECK!!! I started the process and a few things I have learned as I go for those planning to do something similar. 1) make a small dropper bottle of Water , and another for Flow Aid and Retarder Mix. I found for myself personally that 20 drops of water then 20 drops of flow aid retarder mix in a brand new pot of Games workshop paint is about correct. I tested paints as I went along to make sure the mixture wasn't to thin or thick. Good so far. Only had 1 problem for some reason Cermite white base paint I added the water and then flow aid and retarder mix, it went from Paint to GEL. Kinda like if you added lemon juice to milk it curdles!!!! needless to say that was interesting. thou it was my only mishap so far. I will continue the process tomorrow, Almost half way Through all my paint pots to dropper swap

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lack of posting but not of hobby time

Second set of scouts these with Sniper rifles for My Flesh Tearers

Some more Flesh tearer stuff, another dreadnought, command squad and a Baal predator

Still not finished on the last rhino and Furiso dread and the Sanguinary guard

Another Tactical squad from AoBR, a fortification set

A Razorback with armor and a dozer Blade, and a Sgt with storm bolter and power Maul

A 5 man Devastator Squad going with 2 Lascannons and 2 Hvy Bolters

Kit bashed Devastator Sgt.
I haven't been in the mood to paint much lately so i been building models to continue my Flesh Tearers, only thing I still may add are some Bikes and Attack Bikes to the army then I pretty much think the army is finished . I haven't added up the points but I bet it's approaching 3 to 5 thousand points.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

1st tourenment with Flesh Tearers in 6th Edition

Well I went to a local Tournament this Saturday, Using 1000 points of Flesh Tearers and 500 points of Tau Allies. Well by the end of the day I had a record of ...0-3?!?! I lost all my battles but had a blast and liked some of the cinematic feel of my battles. My first Battle was against white scars with Imperial Guard allies, My opponent had a manticore that was my bane, he pinned my Broadside suits and went down hill from their, the manticore at one point wiped out my 12 man fire warrior 2 gun drone squad in one shot!!! Seth and the assault squad in the storm raven didn't show up till 3rd turn but by then all my units were dead except for the Sgt of one of my Tactical squads. the second battle was against A salamander Successor chapter with Imperial guard Allies. did better but when my Storm raven showed up on the second turn it was Vaporised with all aboard  by the gun from the Fortification and went down hill from there. the final game was against 1st company Death wing with Grey knight allies so ....All terminators, dragio and a Paladin. did better almost won this one, Highlight point of the battle was dragio marching across the field absorbing Rail gun shots from my broadsides every turn to end up in Hand to hand with them , where they lasted 2 full turns against dragio. Had fun wish I would have done better but will learn more as I play more.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Airbrush Mishaps

Today i found Time to break out my Airbrush to Base coat up some of the remaining space marines I have for my Flesh Tears. Thing is it is a chore to set up my airbrush area, My wife God bless her soul puts up with my hobby quite well, But I haven't tested the whole limit of airbrushing in her house LOL. So I am regulated to the Garage, I have a Paint booth kinda like this Paint booth, that my wife had made at her job, well I hooked up my compressor and brush and had paints ready and miniatures ready and found that my Airbrush was Jammed!!! I apparently didn't clean it thoroughly when i last used it, So disconnected it, unassembled the brush and cleaned it with Isopropal alcohol that did the job, well did some research online notably at and found that Windex and warm water in a Ultrasonic Cleaner would greatly help me. so I ran to Harbor freight and bought this one. cleaned the brush again and away I went base coating my miniatures. Long story short CLEAN your airbrush properly!!! lesson learned