Sunday, August 22, 2010

Storming Ebay...



It's Sunday evening, it's raining like hell here, I am dead-tired after gym so there's nothing better to do than speading zombie spam around the webspace!

So once again there was something going on in the hobby area - maybe not as much as I'd like to but it's still better than nothing.

The cherry on the top of the cake was grill-party Friday night over 100 km from my place!
It was just great - although I had to come back the next day (with naaasty hangover) I definitely don't regret the event: I finally had opportunity to meet some friends with who I lost contact long time ago and of course I could finally relax for capital R =]
To bad I lost the Saturday for recovery but that's the price every partyboy has to pay once in a while...

The next hobby-thing: Heroes of Might and Magic IV arrived a few days ago - I bought it to prevent commiting suicide during long and deadly hours of doing nothing in the office: yup, sometimes such thing happens...
Unfortunately the game game doesn't like Windows Vista Business (who does actually?) so I cannot use it at work. Oh well - I can still play at home reminding time wasted at Univ campus doing beers, pot and Heroes IV...

As for miniatures - there was also something going on! After all life cannot be just party time!
So first of all I pinned, based and undercoated Chaos champ got 2 weeks ago. I hoped to convert it much more but all in all I only replaced model's head with mutated one - it will be Ebay piece and snice I am not WH40k gamer I wasn't sure is there better weapon choice than power fist + melta gun. And once again model will be sold together with the socle so the lord has own place to rest after a battle :)


Another piece dedicated to auction is dreadnought: I got it damn cheap and converted into Chaos vehicle (Chaos = Nurgle of course!). The model dame already assembled so I couldn't modify it as much as I hoped for but I think it will look decent anyway: lascannon + power weapon should be good set against all those nasty SM / IG armor. Adding the "driver" was fun so I think one day I will get dreadnought and paint it for myself - I don't play so it will be really big converting project, not limited by game's rules. And I could finally use all those bits from the boxes around...


The last pic this weekend is finished AB 41 model. I added details + the base last Tuesday and even though it was rather fast paintjob - I really like it. I like it so much I ordered 2 more vehicles in 1:48 scale: german fuel truck and another wheeled scout car. I will paint at least one o them in winter camo and I already got the idea for the base: the only problem is I don't have different shape/size display base so the projects will have to wait until I add such bases to the store :(
I like the one already used but these will be models for MY glass case so I want each of them to be special. Hope you like the pic:


What else?
I still haven't got replies from CMON authorities, NQ magazine (these guys still owe me 2 NQ issues...) and Chaosium. Apparenly I've become to big pain in the ass to be contacted with or these guys suddenly started to dislike me. No idea which of these would be worse...

But there is also good news: articles panel has been finished - my bro is checkin it again searching for any flaws but it's there waiting to be added to Plinth Country site and uploaded with tutorials.
Thats it for now - see ya next week!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Autoblinda nearly done!



The week is ending so there's a time to sum up hobby activity from last few days.
The biggest achievement was finishing (well... let's say in 90%) the first military model I painted for ages - Autoblinda AB 41.
It took me one day to paint the thing - I think all I need to add is some shading and of course desert style base! I am quite surprised I was able to paint at all - I was being haunted by horrible hangover for most of Saturday but all in all such thing seems to work like a decent motivator ;)
I tested some new colors purchased last week on the AB 41 and I like them so much I am sure I will paint another vehicle sooner or later*.


On wip shots you can see one of new bases added to the store today afternoon - these are made of oak and I like them so much I can't wait to base another large model :)
I also added another painted model to Plinth Country gallery - the palaquin unfortunately pics turned out REALLY screwed up so I'll try to take new ones withing coming week.


Last week I also won 2 internet auctions which means:
- I will have something to paint \o/
- I will have something to use plinths for
- I will have something to kick out on Ebay ;)
Stuff I got is dreadnought from AOBR box (which will be converted into Chaos vessel*) and Chaos lord - which has already been washed off, cut, pinned and slightly converted.

What else? Works on tutorials module for Plinth Country are going fine and with a bit of luck the thing will be finished next week. So I will be able to finally add the articles from the blog.
That also means I will have proper place to put new article about building sci-fi display base!
Building part is finished as well as texts for it - all I have to do is paint it and reveal to the hobby world!

Looks like that's all for now - see ya next weekend!

*definitely sooner ;)
** if Chaos it must be Nurgle =)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Viva Espania!


So I came back - flew a plane and even managed not to fall out! ^^
The short vacation is over so it's time to coma back to work (ouch...) and to the hobby (yay!).
During my absence there was something going so it's time to restart spamming!

First of all today afternoon I managed to find new home for the Chaos Lord - tomorrow the model is going to start it's big trip over the ocean :)

Another thing is the Autoblinda was undercoated today morning and hope to start painting it this week just after I get proper base: I was told base will be ready about tuesday so I am keeping my fingers crossed. And since we're next to bases matter - 4 new bases were added to the store - this time hand made of high quality ash. Square ones will be added in the middle of the week. Can't wait to finally base the palaquin on one of these!

And there's another spoiler - yesterday I finished taking pics for another basing article so all I have to do is edit the text and it's ready to be posted!
Unfortunately Plinth Country text module isn't ready so the article's publication will probably be delayed... :(

But what's the biggest news?
Of course I was in Spain (mostly in Barcelona) for the last week, I took lots of pics and here are few of them.
All in all I really like Barcelona - although almost none of people I met were speaking english people are friendly, beers are tasty and police doesn't make any troubles. There are lots of nice narrow streets full of interesting places and locations and it's just a pure pleasure penetrating this labyrinth. Barcelona seems to be very safe place.

Many buildings are covered by graffiti - I took pics of some of them:

This building is some sort of squat - it's occopants did great work painting it!

This is example of international, interlanguage and intercultural signing toilet ^^picture

Another nice paintjob:

And more...

Here whole building's side was covered by paintjob: it was so big I couldn't catch whole thing on a single picture. Impressive isn't it?

And here's example of less impressive graffiti: apparently local idiot has problem with counting to 6 and more:

There are many cool sculptures in Barcelona - some of them give you opportunity to have some fun during break between finishing one beer and opening another:

And the last thing which will always reming me Spain: roaches - there are lots of them so if you're roach-allergic - don't go to Spain ;)

Seeya next Sunday - this time there'll be ordinary, pure-hobby spam! :)