Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vespid part 1

Patrick one of the Renegade attendees won a SGP 150$ gift card.  He wanted a portion of his Tau painted.



JJ assembling, this is a gift card painting of Tau Vespid commission for Patrick.

You might notice a reoccurring theme in this brief post.  Yeah, there isn't much but may be useful to some.


Always wanted to paint some Vespids.  Thanks to Patrick I have the chance.

There was a time when I loved metal.  Something about the weight and nostalgia that demands respect.  Will admit plastic, even the low grade plastic GW uses, is a dream.  Easy to work with and fun to model.  Wasn't til assembling the third metal model in this unit I reluctantly admitted metal is not fun.  Will still respect it, prefer plastic.

Gravity wins.  Little bit of pinning for the heads.

Gravity is extremely helpful with pinning and superglue.

Yeah, gravity!  Thanks for doing the easy work.

Have several projects on my table at this time.  Some beer, some x-wing b-wings, Necrons canoptek spyders, Eldar wraithguard and Tau vespids.  It is a bit of mess, the only way a modelling table should be.


slainte mhath

8 comments:

  1. I remember carting around 5,000 odd points of the old metal dogs of war in fantasy, including the giants of albion! Don't get me started on my entire full company of Deathwing, including dreads and the old metal crusader. Can you imagine trying to build the imperial knight in metal?! One of my old acquaintances used to have the old metal thunderhawk, all finished in DA colours. You could kill some one with that thing!
    I have to admit, I have come around to plastic. Building all the new resin knights (all pinned of course), have shown me the light.

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    1. Phil, damn all those models in metal! Must have been extremely heavy. Metal knight, hells no. Remember the olde metal thunderhawks.

      Have heard the resin knights are fun. /sarcasism

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  2. A tidy modelling table is a bad thing. It's like an office without files or a carpenters without sawdust. Mess means work.

    Can't wait to see the progress

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    1. Nicely said, Tom. Completely agree.

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  3. Definitely not a fan of metal. I've had so many metal models take a chip on an edge, that I just ignore them now. That's not a chip, its battle damage!

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    1. Never considered that. Not a chip its battle damage. Quite funny.

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  4. Yeah, gotta agree on the vespid. I put together a lot of them, and it was not easy getting more dynamic poses out them - and the number of times I had to repair those antenna...
    Can't wait to see more.

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    1. davethegamer, you have information that can save me. As you know those antenna. One was quite fickle when assembling. The simple act of picking it up snapped an antenna. How did you fix yours? Thanks in advance.

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