Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mystery Project Pt. IV

The next clue to my "mystery project":

...needless to say, the "electronics" aspect of this project is quickly growing out-of-hand...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gamma World

Our gaming group got together a little while ago and played another round of  Gamma World:

Eeek, killer robots!

I had a great time at this session, and am starting to feel more at home with the system - I felt like I made a lot better use of the Alpha Mutations &  Omega Tech this time around.  I had an awesome moment in the second combat:

Natural 20, fools!

...after which I was immediately knocked unconscious for several rounds.  (I've found that our GM is not shy about handing out beatings in Gamma World).  I think we're close to the end of this particular adventure - I look forward to seeing how it ends!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

ChapterHouse Studios Conversion Bits

I got an order in from ChapterHouse Studios the other day:






...this is a set of their Gun-Halberd Weapons and a couple of the Imperial/Eagle Storm Shields.  The halberds will be used for my Grey Knights - I just thought the shields were cool, I don't necessarily have a plan for them yet.  This is the first time I've ordered anything from ChapterHouse.  I've looked at their stuff before, but never pulled the trigger - I heard an interview with Nick from ChapterHouse on Episode 8 of the Screaming Heretic podcast, and decided to give it a shot.  Their stuff looks good, and it's nice to not have to wait for parts to get here from the UK or Poland for once!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Airbrush Parts Tip

A couple of posts ago I mentioned that I got a Badger SOTAR 20/20 airbrush, and that I was going to try to buy the parts to convert it from a "fine" setup to a "medium" - the problem is, SOTAR parts are really expensive!  And while I've never had anything but excellent service and super fast shipping from Badger's own supplier, I'm happy that I discovered you can get a lot of Badger airbrush parts WAY cheaper on Amazon - I paid less than half of what Wyn-Wyn wanted for the same parts:


Now I have everything I need to convert my SOTAR - check it out if you need parts on the cheap!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mystery Project Pt. II

The next clue in my "mystery project" series:


Hmmm, might electronics play a role here?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Airbrush

...you might recall that in my Aibrushing Guide I gave recommendations for ten or so airbrushes that are commonly used in the "hobby" community - one of the most highly regarded airbrushes is the Badger SOTAR 20/20.  Unfortunately, it's also very expensive, so I figured I'd never get a chance to try one unless I stumbled upon one secondhand - then I got an email from Badger that they were closing out a small number of the SOTAR airbrushes for 75% off.  I decided I couldn't pass up such an opportunity, and after waiting a couple of weeks (apparently some parts were backordered) the postman dropped one off at my door:






I haven't even had a reason to try it out yet - the model they were closing out had the "fine" needle & tip, which is crazy small - I'll probably try to source some "medium" parts to make it less finicky with hobby acrylics.  With this acquisition I'll probably be listing some airbrushes on eBay, too, as I have too many to use at this point...