Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Diablo 3 - Collectors edition

It arrived!

Don't think I will be able to paint any miniatures atleast in the next few days. :p

I got the CE -version of the game. It has a lot of cool stuff:

The skull is pretty small but nicely sculpted. The paintjob is done just by drybrushing, so I might end up putting some paint on this also. The soul-stone clicks nicely on its place with a magnet.

The other content:

I don't dare to look at the artbook or the behind the scenes as I am afraid of spoilers. The book is big, and as you can see it has a hard cover which is nice.

Started playing with a barbarian. Awesome game, go get it now! :)

TabletopCop aka Orsus the barbarian.
(Yes, in the spirit of the butcher of Khardov) :p

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Harder & Steenbecks Infinity Solo -airbrush

A little spotlight on the airbrush that I am using to paint my miniatures.

About a year/year and a half ago I decided to get an airbrush. I read a lot of info on different airbrushes but eventually I got Harder & Steenbecks: Infinity Solo airbrush. (I first noticed it when Les from Awesomepaintjob.com used it in one of his videos).

It comes with incredibly small 0,15mm nozzle. You can paint very small areas with it which fits miniature-painting perfectly. Downsize in this ofcourse is that it chokes up rather easily, so you have to keep the concistency on the paint very thin. I have a few most used paints in different pots, but usually I just mix up my paints straight in the cup. Few drops of water and a drop of paint, and sometimes a drop of retarder to longen the drying-time.

I only have the 2ml paint cup for this, but it has been more than enough on my projects.

It's not the cheapest of airbrushes but you get what you pay for. So if you are looking for a A-grade airbrush I can whole heartedly recommend this one. (There are multiple A-grade airbrushes to choose from but this one is the only one I have personally used).

Pics of the airbrush:

Now a good quality airbrush ofcourse needs a steady stream of air to support it.
I paint inside my "computer room" -so I needed it to be as silent as possible and it had to be indoor-usable. Small size is also a plus so I can store it away. This ruled out the big ones with a tank.

Eventually I got a Sparmax -compressor which is made for airbrushing:

I didn't notice to put anything next to it to give a size comparison, but it is small. Since it doesn't have a tank it's always on when I paint, but it's pretty silent. It has a regulator for the airflow, and a moisture trap fitted out of the box which is nice. So far it has been working perfectly for my needs.

Airbrush is a great tool in miniature painting. It takes some practice but It's easy to set up and get going once you get the hang of it.

Thx for looking, and if you have any questions feel free to drop a comment. :)


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Small update on what's going on

Uh. Been very busy with the work lately so I haven't gotten anything finished. Therefore I apologize for the lack of pictures lately. :/

Two more days at work and then I have some more spare time to put some paint on. I have a few ongoing projects that I hope I can finish soon and post pictures.

On boardgames, I have something planned also. I placed and order on the much praised: Mage Knight, which from what I read allready sold out again. The first print run sold out in less than three weeks, and the second print apparently got preordered before it had a proper chance to get to shelves.
Surely though there are some retailers that bough a bunch of copies, so I am sure there are still many places left where you can order it.
Hopefully I get the game soon. When I do I'l take some pics also. I'm pretty sure I'l end up pimping the miniatures that come with the game. :)

Secondly, I finally got a word that my copy of Super Dungeon Explore -should be on it's way to me at the end of this month. I placed an order at the end of 2011. So it's a game that I have been waiting for a while now, and I can't wait to put some paint on those miniatures. (and play the game as well) :)

I also took part in the open beta of Diablo 3 a while back, and man was I hooked. I am now eagerly waiting for the 15.5 release.. I have a CE -edition of the game preordered and I plan on spending a few spare days with the game when it launches.

But for now I feel like my cat...

... so I am off to bed.

I'l keep you posted, thanks for looking!