Monday, January 27, 2014

I thought landspeeders were supposed to be fast.

I haven't been completely idle, lately- I've been slogging away on my magnetized Landspeeder Vengeance/Darkshroud. It's just going very slowly.

VERY slowly.

At any rate, here's where I am so far with the painting.

The Plasma Storm Battery and Relic of Caliban thingy are magnetized to the turret (which required a bit of cutting into the bottom of the relic (which I haven't started painting yet(yay, nested parenthesis!))) and the pulpit gunner's arms are replaceable to swap out between the heavy bolter option and the assault cannon using a spare rhino gunner arm bit and 1/8" neodymium magnets. I used spare 'plain' Ravenwing pauldrons so that both sets would look the same (the Vengeance pilot and gunners come with some fancy-looking torsos and shoulder pads- I saved almost all of the shoulder pads and one of the torsos for other projects).

The pulpit gunner, heavy bolter-

-and assault cannon.

It looks like it's going to work out well. My only concern is that the paint on the torso might get worn as the arms get swapped out for play and storage, but I guess time will tell.

Oh, yeah. Gratuitous cat shot.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Progress? Slowgress. A brief update.

I'm wearing some.

Ah, haha. Just kidding. well, not really, I am wearing briefs, but that's not what I'm talking about.

It's been a while since I've posted anything, because it's been a while since I've completed anything. I've got a bunch of half-finished stuff going on- a second Dark Vengeance tac squad, some Chaos Terminators with lightning claws (rawr!), a DA Rhino and a magnetized Landspeeder Vengeance / Darkshroud, a couple different HQs, a bunch of Orks, some Sisters of Battle Adepta Sororitas rescued from Fleabay that I'm cleaning up, and the ever-present albatross of the marines Cruor Dexter that I would really like to work on, but there's just so much other stuff...

Anyway. One thing I did manage to get done was rearranging my hobby space and throwing together a paint holder to make it easier to share things with my wife. Her side has the groovy chair and the Dark Eldar warriors, and my side has the Academy P40 that I'm going to use to test out the airbrush that my neighbor is letting me borrow.

Wow, I really need to sort out the lighting situation. It's extra-important now that I can't use both lamps.