Saturday, October 14, 2017

News From The Outpost 10-14-17

Monday, October 9, 2017

Dreadtober Update 1

I spent some time this week getting the base coat airbrushed on my model.  I started with a Green Brown and then hit it with yellow (Vallejo Model Air US Interior Yellow 71.107). 

The next step is to wash the model with Vallejo Mecha Dark Rust, dry brush with the US Interior Yellow and a Flat Yellow.  I did the head and it turned out good.

I am happy with the way my Yellow turns out and can wait to get this model finished. 

News From The Outpost October 7, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017


I am taking part in Dreadtober 2017 and paint up my Morkanaut.  If you have not heard of this event please check out their blog page,  I am off to a great start tonight getting my model primed.

I did have a slight accident, I dropped my model while priming it breaking off a piece.  Now I have to pin it back in place after the primer is good an dry. 

If I can get this model finished in the next few weeks I will get some additional Killa Kans painted up also.  This is a big part of my 2000 point army that I want to have finished by the end of the year. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

New From The Outpost 9-30-17

Saturday, September 23, 2017

News From The Outpost 9-23-17

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hobby Desk Revamp

Back in May 2016 if finished my Hobby Room renovation.  I posted a video showing the work that I had competed and my hobby room layout.  One of my goals was to use the space for a period of time before finalizing my hobby desk.  I spent the last few days breaking down my hobby desk and putting it back together again.  One of the challenges I was having was not enough work space.  I had too much stuff on the desktop and I could only work on one project at a time.  I was also using my space as a catch all for my hobby stuff and it was getting cluttered. 

One of the reasons I decided to go with this Ikea set up was the low cost to replace the desk top if it got damaged over time.  The wooden boxes on the top desk top caused it to sag in the middle due to the amount of weight was had become an issue.

Once I took the desktop and shelf down I had to flip around the brackets that held the shelf in place.  They were in the way and just bugged me. 

Once the brackets were flipped around I put my space back together again.  I started with a new desktop that I purchased for $30.  I took the original top shelf and cut it down to 15 inches to become a middle shelf and used the original desktop as the top shelf.  I also purchased some more storage boxes to hold all my paints.  These boxes cost $20 and each box holds 30 Vallejo paints, so that is 180 paints in total.  I have organized my paints by color and have a mixture of different brands and these boxes hold all my paints.  

Adding my light to the middle shelf is so much better on me and my old eyes.  I will add some extra lighting under the top shelf but it will be a soft light not a painting light.  Now I can set up my airbrush booth on my desk and still have room to work on other projects, all my paints are organized by color and put away.  I just really like how just adding this one shelf has changed my hobby desk and created my work space. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

News From The Outpost Sept 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ork Weird Boy

So I spent this week working on my Weird Boy for my Ork army.  This model came out of the this box set.  It really fits in with the rest of my army and is just a great looking model. 

Not much to talk about with my painting style on this model.  I used a verity of different painting techniques from wet blending to good old fashion dry brushing.  I did use the rust wash that I talked about in my last post on the metal armor and the brass on the weapon.  I really like how this wash works on metallic colors and it will become part of my regular painting style.   

Now I have 1000 points painted up and ready to roll and I want to get another 1000 points done before the end of the year.  The challenge I have is not having the Ork Codex.  I am building my list based on the Index and feel that this list will change once the codex comes out.  Oh well just more models to paint, darn. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

News From The Outpost Sept. 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Killa Kanz

I finished up my unit of Killa Kanz using some new products.  Lets take a look.

The first one I painted was done using a chipping fluid from Vallejo.  It turned out good however I was not very excited about how the model turned out.  I just really does not match my painting style and looks out of place in my army.

The second one I painted I used a light rust wash from the Mecha paint line by Vallejo.  I really liked the way this model turned out.  It matches my paint style of my army and made painting yellow easy.

The last one I painted was done using the dark rust from Vallejo.  This also turned out great and will look amazing in my army.  What I discovered with this product is what it does over a metallic silver.  It gives it a great color that I feel will work better with a bronze dry brush over it.  I will be giving this a try on a test model in the coming weeks.

I really like this new rust washes and I can't wait to use it on other models. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

News From The Outpost Sept 2, 2017

Today we launched a live stream at Imperial Outpost Games.  This is going to be a weekly live stream talking about new products and scheduled events.  This has been my motivation learning how to live stream and we are still learning.  Still having some audio issues with low volume, background noise and the camera shaking when we bump the table.  We have a plan to correct these issues and will be able to present a better live stream over time.  I am always open to feedback and show ideas. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Using Chipping Medium

This is another attempt at using FB Live Streaming.  The volume is low so you might want to use headphones.  The opening screen shot is a bit long so just give it a few seconds. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stormboy Nob Boss

I am trying something new for my blog page.  I am learning how to live stream on Facebook using the video on other forms of social media.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Storm Boyz

I finished up my Storm Boyz this week.  I really like these older models and need to find some more to add to this unit.  Right now I am just running a unit of 8 Boyz and have a Nob boss that I will be getting painted up this week.  They were fun to paint and I got to practice my wet blending skills on the rockets. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Loud'n and Raging Kickstarter

Today I received a mysterious package from overseas.  It was part of my rewards from the Raging Heroes Kickstarter I backed in 2015.  These are amazingly detailed models cast is resin however the resin is brittle and breaks if you are not careful.  This partial shipment includes the Long Swords Regular with Command and Spear Women with Command. 

One of the challenges I have with miniature companies using Kickstarter for product is the constant delays with delivery.  This is one of two Kickstarters I am still waiting to close out, the other one is Robotech.  I backed this over two years ago and have moved on and now don't have any use for the models.  Even if I used them for the original game I purchased them for, I am still waiting for the rest of my rewards to complete the army.  I might consider using them for AoS as Dark Elves or something but not until I get the rest of my rewards. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

More Orks

I finished these Orks a few weeks ago I just never posted any pictures.  These models will finish up my Ork Boyz for my 1000 point army.

I had some fun with one of the big shootas using a Nob backpack with ammo runt.  It needed some modifications to fit properly but I like the end result.  Now that these are done I will get my Storm Boyz painted up and should have this force done soon. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Storage and Transportation

Now that I am getting back into 40K and soon AoS it was time to make some new storage boxes.  I have talk about my storage system before back in 2009.  I thought it would be a good subject to share again.

I use simple banker boxes to store and transport my armies. 

I just cut the height of the box for the army I am working on.  You might noticed I messed up when cutting this box.  I forgot to take the lid off.  The good thing these boxes don't cost that much.  The box in this picture is 5 inches tall.

Once I have the box cut I cut fold over the side pieces and tape them down with box tape.

Then I place a some double sided tape to the bottom flap to keep it secured. 

For my Ork army I line the bottom of the box with adhesive magnetic sheet I picked up from the craft store (Michael's with a 40% off coupon).  It is the perfect width I just cut it to length.  This works for me because me because I use metal fender washers for my bases. 

Now some of my older models are metal and much larger.  I have a large collection of the business card magnets to create more strength. 

For my Custodian army I have rare earth magnets and I line the bottom of the box with sheets of metal.