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Saturday, 30 May 2015

X-Wing Collection on ebay

I am putting my X-Wing stuff up for sale, Its a fun game but I'm working so much with my painting and full time job its just sitting not being played. I seem to be really enjoying painting at the moment and will use the money from the sale to buy something fun to paint. Maybe another Knight. The Taranis one featured a few weeks ago has now been sold and I have another one ready to be done. I also have some of those cool new robots to do. But I also have a bit of an itch to do some fantasy models. See what GW do with that in the next few months. Anyway here is the listing for my X-Wing collection.

Huge Star Wars X-Wing Collection for sale. Everything that came with the 2 core sets and the expansion ships is included in this sale. Nothing is missing and everything is in very very good condition. The 3 boxes I used as storage are included in the sale and make transporting and storing the game and all its components very easy.

Ships included are

4 Tie Interceptors from 2 Imperial aces packs
5 Tie Fighters
1 Tie Advanced
1 Lambda Shuttle
2 Fire-sprays (both have very cool repaints, one has a broken off gun but can be fixed as the part is included)
2 Tie Phantoms
1 Tie Defender

2 A-Wings
2 B-Wings
1 E-Wing
2 Y-Wings
4 X-Wings
3 Head hunters (One of which has the end piece of a wing broken off, its included in the contents and a dab of superglue and its fixed. I am happy to do this for you if you request but wanted to make the winning bidder aware of the damage)
1 YT1300, Millennium Falcon (Repainted and given a cool engine glow)
1 GR75 Transport ship

All the extra mission paperwork that came with each expansion is included and unused. Reluctant sale due to time and space.

This would be a great start into the wonderful game of X-Wing. Its a great game for any hobbyist, family or gaming club. 

This item will ship on the monday following the end of bidding as long as payment has been made.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Forge World Airbrush Paint Release

So I've heard FW are / have released a range of airbrush paints. This is pretty exciting news to me. Always ready to try something new and hopefully ad to my painting arsenal I'm looking forward to giving these a try. However they had better be good. News is these are 18ml pots and they cost £3.75 ish. That's pretty steep when compared to Minitaire or Vallejo. Both have fantastic airbrush paint ranges and I am intrigued to see how the FW paints will compare. But my big issue is the pots.....the paint comes in pots not dropper bottles. Seriously somebody at FW made a big mistake in choosing this type of bottle for airbrush paint. Anyone who's using their airbrush to psint on a regular basis is going to say this is a mistake...a big one. Especially as the competition offers more paint for less money in more convenient to use bottles. 

I also found this video by Spud Tate about this very subject when I started trawling the internet for info on these paints. Spud I think has valid points which I agree on at the moment. But I still want to give them a go at least.
The range of paints do look really good though, I may transfer the ones I try into dropper bottles. But then that starts pushing the price up even more when you can get an easier alternative.

I'm thinking as more info becomes available and painters try them I may re-evaluate my initial thoughts on the product. But those bottles ?