Hey folks - Here we go again. Life has stabilized a bit, my family has moved in with my parents until my new house is ready and we have found some consistency and routine and things are starting to feel normalish again. With that I have decided I am finally ready to get back at blogging and putting together some hobby articles - Hooray!
These are airbrush ready primers that come in a variety of colours (yeah we spell color with a U here in Canada - no I dont just keep making the same spelling error here.....). So far I have the Dark yellow primer and the grey primer and I decided to give them a spin. This can be really handy as your primer and basecoat can all be a single thinner layer as opposed to one one over the other.
I started with a tank model - the enormous 1/35 scale Maus by Dragon models (comparable in size to a Baneblade but with very large flat surfaces that will show flaws in finishes pretty easily). This model should likely be painted in a dark yellow (dunkelgelb) paint scheme. The student who build the kit primed it Chaos black to start with, which in many ways undermines my test of this as a "primer" and how well it bonds to surfaces (I will address this further down in this article) but I figured it would give me an opportunity to check the opacity of this primer coat, particularly in thin coats, and to check the consistency across large smooth surfaces and see what the tooth was like.
It covered like a dream. The paint coats flashed quickly (drying across the surface) and blended passes together seamlessly with virtually no effort. The tooth of the paint was very fine and very flat. This is a HUGE advantage over the Army Painter line of similarly coloured primers as they often have an overly slick surface that can be a challenge to paint and weather over and has a much glossier look.
Once again, nothing but awesomeness in a bottle. The coats went on easily, flashed completely smooth and hit opacity without obscuring any further detail. The finish is rugged enough that it will hold up well to further painting and weathering without and worry.
The same can definitely be said for the bare metal talon that I primed in Grey (I will now use this as the primer and base colour for McBain's battlegroup). The paint clung extremely well to the metal surfaces and, while not as durable as Chaos Black, it does seems rugged enough to use as the base for a gaming mini without fear (airbrushable paints are generally a much more fragile surface - easily scratched and damaged. This seems as strong as a brushable coat when I attempted to scratch/stress it).
All in all, a really successful first outing for a new product that will quickly become a staple of my painting kit!
Coming soon: More Beastmen, More Magnus, More Terrain, More Reviews (Impudent Mortal Laser Cut Gaming trays!), More Khador (Battle engine), and Learning to Use Retribution!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hey folks. Started into Anomaly with a mostly new faction - Retribution.
The club members chose this one for me as it is the faction that I had the least understanding of and a limited choice of. They felt this would give them the most advantages and opportunities for laying a whupping on me. Fair Enough! The faction I had the most concern about was Circle. With so many of my elves toolbox abilities/spells being anti-warjack in specific or reliant on my stealth+pathfinder abilities to allow me to outmaneuver and come from any direction, the Circle seemed to be a natural foil to my lists. This meant I was going to have to think outside the box.....
|The target and his bodyguard...|
He played Baldur+Wold guardian+Lord of the feast+Megalith=18points
I brought Rahn, Phoenix, Manticore, Two Arcanists and Eiryss2=17points
We rolled the Anomaly season scenario with the prisoner cages which was a waste as neither of us had single wound troops to free - so we agreed to ignore these.So I went toe to toe with Andrew and the great blockhead known as Baldur. This was to be a pivotal battle for the local league as Andrew is arguably the best player. My biggest issue was that I knew he would be bringing a Wold Guardian and that my normal Ravyn lists would have a darn hard time busting up the big rocks at only 18points.
I gave Eiryss a TK bump out of cover and charged her at the LOTF. This was a POOR matchup. I hit and did a small amount of damage only to get complettely eradicated in responce the next turn. This seems like a waste of such a useful character but it held up the LOTF for a whole turn and allowed me to shift my weaker models a little to avoid any easy opportunity to use his teleoprt into combat ability. In the end it would turn out to be a crucial move....!
As the Circle moved forward I TK bumped and moved my Myrmidons forward, taking a few shots at Baldur. This went extremely well as my boosted phoenix rolled 6's on all three damage dice! This was of course transferred to the guardian but that was a great chunk to take out of the big rock.
Baldur tried to use his instant forest spell and Wold Guardian to block some lines of sight and charges while readjusting his lines to address the positions of my forces. He tried using some earthspikes etc but little came of it. The LOTF boldly ran forward behind the crates putting himself in a good position to make for an assassination run on Rahn. Rahn in response moved further away and put a sacrificial arcanist between him and the Lord. The Guardian got moved (an spun backwards) just enough that with another TK bump the Manticore had a clear charge on Baldur (man I LOVE TK!!) I laid into him pretty good (arcanist assisted combo Strike) and Baldur found himself wishing he had kept a fury to hand the damage off to the Guardian….. He was still barely alive, however. The Phoenix finished off the Wold Guardian and things were starting to look pretty good.
|If a Wold falls in the forest.....|
What did I learn?