I have about a million tiny things running around my head but not really enough for any one particular subject so I thought that I would dump them out at one time. The problem is where to begin... hmmm... how about here.
I was listening to one of my favorite pod casts (Models-Workshop After Hours) last week , when I discovered the website of Jay Adan. Let me first say that the Models-Workshop web site is really good. There are lots of tutorials and reviews and they appeal to my raunchy sense of humor so I give them a thumbs up. Check them out when you get a chance.
O.k. i'll continue, I found Jay Adan's website. He is a commission painter and general around nice guy with a really good Vlog about commission painting. If you have ever wondered what it was like to be a commission painter, watch his Vlog. It is so entertaining to me that I watched all of them in a single day or two, which lead me to his interviews. The one with Colin Phillips designer of Skirmish Outbreak. Those who know me, know that I am a big fan of Two Hour Wargames especially All Things Zombie so the last thing I needed was another zombie game. Well in the middle of the interview, I ordered the game from Drive Thru Wargames and devoured the rules. Check it out when you get a chance and I will post a review later.
And this too: On Jay's website he reviewed some new paints which intrigued me. I am normally a Reaper MSP guy with some Scale75 mixed in and I'm pretty loyal to these brands having tried many others. On a whim I ordered a set of the paints to see what they were like because well you can never have too much paint. I have to admit that at this point I was starting to feel like a stalker so lets move on.
Remember how I said that Models-Workshop After Hours was one of my favorite podcasts? Well they mentioned two tools that I thought I would try out since they go good reviews from MWAH (Ha! You see what I did there?) The first one is the Glue Looper fromCreative Dynamic LLC. It is a product that helps you apply super glue (or any other thin glue) to models without the mess. When it becomes clogged with superglue you can just use a lighter to burn the glue off and its ready for use again. I have tried this product also and it delivers exactly as promised which gets a thumbs up from me.
Also mentioned were the Alpha Abrasives Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Pads. While I did not fall in love with these products immediately like the Glue Looper, I did come the value them just as much. They tend to be a bit on the pricey side(and what isn't in this hobby) but are worth the money. My problem with not with the product, but with my expectations of the product. I seem to have an unrealistic expectation that these products will magically make mold lines disappear. Yes I know, but wouldn't it be cool if they did? Expectations more in line with reality, this product preformed its job perfectly. A clear thumbs up from me.
And finely, Kickstarter. The is a kickstarter on right now for stencils for airbrushing. The HS Stencil System from Anarchy Models is here! Why is this a system you ask? I have now idea. I guess because there are more than one of them. These look idea for the kinds of things I want to be able to do with a stencil and an airbrush. I am really interested in the text ones more that the patterns but I would like to have some patterns as well. The only thing stopping me from jumping in now is the question of what level to get in at.
Oh yeah, I got my Kingdom Death: Monster kickstarter showed up a few weeks ago. The models are all really nicely detailed but require a fair bit of assembly. Not that that is a problem but I don't have the time to assemble them now.
Wow -- that is all the brain dump I have for now. I must go wipe my cranium now so I will add more later.