Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hobby Budget Challenge - Plan changes

(or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love eBay)

Once again, eBay to the rescue!

So, with that, I need to update my April financial numbers

Friday, February 27, 2015

Month 2 - Imperial Knight #1 pt 5

(or I'm REALLY behind, and I know it... and LOVE it!)

So, it is time to turn to on the base for the first Imperial Knight.  As you can see, I basecoated the entire thing in a light brown. (and yes, it was a Krylon spray can... HERESY!)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Month 2 - Imperial Knight #1 pt 4

(or Here goes nothing!!)

Just a quick test shot of the leg plates blue-tac'd onto the painted leg.  Techniques after the break!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Month 2 - Imperial Knight #1 pt 3

My God, it looks like a model!
(yeah, I'm behind and I know it!)

Okay, there is a lot more work to do, so I'll spare you the details of priming that you don't really care about!
(Other than to say I used Army Painter spray can primer and it worked out great!  I was skeptical, but the black is at least as good as the GW Black I've used before and the white was the best White Primer I've used.  No clumping and even spray coverage. but really, who cares... do you come to a modeling blog to hear me talk about primer?)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Month 2 - Imperial Knight #1 pt 2

Is it Month 3 already?
(Maybe that is why I gave myself a month of no purchases!)
a half-primered, partially-based, semi-magnetized Imperial Knight
So, I'm pretty happy to get here in a week's worth of work!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Month 2 - Imperial Knight #1 pt 1

(or I'm glad that I have 2 months to finish this one!)

  Sticking to the plan, it is time to start my build for Month 2, the first of 2 Imperial Knights.  With a kit this size, there is a lot of prep that goes into it!