Monday, 29 October 2018

Welcome back Hobby Zoners!

I do hope you all had a cracking weekend, but it is late on Monday night and the new week has already started. I do hope some of you managed to get some hobby time in over this past weekend, I myself was working on a few projects tonight.

It is still very much work in progress, but so far happy with my results.
I am not the best painter but I like to push myself and learn new skills, tonight i made an attempt at rust effects. 

Though quite crude the spots of rust around the rivets is not to bad.
The method I used was dabbing a tiny spot of Army Painter orange paint just under the rivet, I repeated this on all the main rivets all over the Relic Deredeo Dreadnought.

Once dry I dabbed a spot of Games Workshop Nuln Oil wash and made a kinda streaking effect with it. 
The results are OK, I clearly need to refine this method for an improved overall look but it is a start.

Also was working on some Dark Angels Primarus Veterans for Kill Team.
These are still very much early days but you can see from the photos how things are looking.

This was just a quick update from me but I will no doubt catch you all soon... Till then farewell! :]

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Welcome Hobby Zoners!

I have some news! I managed to order a really useful paint storage rack for my Army Painter/Vallejo paints.

It was a UK based seller and they have lots of interesting MDF products and hobby accessories.
I was really impressed with the quality and the rack also came with very clear photocopied instructions so it was simplicity itself to put together in 20 minutes using Mitre FAST (industrial super glue). 

Shipping was fast (2 days) and free and the item was packaged securely wrapped in bubble wrap and in a sturdy box. So overall I was 100% happy with the service and product.

The rack now holds all of my paints/washes with a little space for additional colours, (the new rack can store 120 paints).
I also ordered a new paint set by Vallejo. The Panzer Aces set No.1, I wanted some more realistic muted colours for my Dropzone Resistance and these fit the bill nicely.

I will have more updates later this weekend... Till then Hobby Zoners farewell! :]

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Hello Hobby Zoners!

I do hope you are all having a great weekend. I am catching up on hobby projects this weekend and just completed the build on a Tamiya 1/35 JGSDF LAV. 
It is a lovely kit to build and is incredibly detailed, right down to individual door handles and headlights as well as internal detail.

I will be using the LAV in games at my club as a stand in for the GW Taurox. (though I will probably create some custom rules to take advantage of the unique nature of the LAV) 
It is a rough equivalent to the Taurox in its role though I will need to add some GW details to it at some point so right now it is almost but not quite finished.

I included a photo with some GW Scions for scale purposes.

Till next time Hobby Zoners, Farewell!

Friday, 5 October 2018

Welcome once again Hobby Zoners!

And here I have something very special, it is the Kinetic super detail 1/35 RG31 US MRAP utility vehicle used in overseas operations by Canada and the USA and some of its Allies. 
The kit is one I had a for a little while and I wanted to build it to honour my friend Gene who passed away a short while back. 

I intend to pull out all the stops and make a careful and meticulous build and then paint the kit up to as close to display standard as I can manage.
I will be posting up regular updates on this build until completion, so wish me luck!

Till next time Hobby Zoners! :]