Saturday, December 9, 2017

What's New with Mike and Jeff December 9, 2017

This week we talk Flames of War and Team Yankee

Saturday, December 2, 2017

What's New with Mike and Jeff Dec 2, 2017

Some exciting new stuff game out this week check out the video. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Finished up some more Ork models

Well it has been a busy month helping my wife with her holiday wreath business.  We have one more show this weekend and we will be done for the season.  I did find some time to get some painting done and I finished two Big Meks in Power Armour that will have Kustom Force Fields.  I am looking forward to Chapter Approve coming out this weekend to see what changes were made to the Ork army.  For the month of December I will finish up my last Big Mek and build 4 Grot Tanks. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

What's New with Mike and Jeff November 25, 2017

Playing Necromunda and talking about Small Business Saturday. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

What's New with Mike and Jeff November 23, 2017

This is a special Black Friday episode of What's New with Mike and Jeff.  Lots of talk about Necromunda and changes at Imperial Outpost Games.  Have a safe and Merry Thanks Giving.

Monday, November 20, 2017

What's New with Mike and Jeff November 18, 2017

We are now uploading our weekly stream to YouTube because not everyone uses Facebook.  We will also be branching out with more product reviews and hobby tips. 

Have a great week

Monday, November 13, 2017

Killa Kans

I have been busy this month helping my wife with her side business and still trying to get some painting done.  I finished my three Killa Kans for my army and I am real happy with the way they turned out.  With these out of the way I should be able to finish my Big Meks for my army. 

I decided to take a family photo of all my Killa Kans for fun.  The first photo is of the 5 Killa Kans that I will be running in my army.

The second shot is of the 7 Killa Kans that I have painted.  One is an old metal Killa Kan painted in black and the other one is chipped up and I was not happy with the way it turned out but if I need another Killa Kan these will still work out.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

What's New with Mike and Jeff November 4, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Painting Yellow

I put together some more models to get painted this month.  I will be painting up 3 more Killakanz and 3 Big Meks that will all be have Kustom Force Fields. 

I broke out the airbrush an got busy getting the models primed and base coated.  I went with a black primer and Vallejo Middlestone and US Interior Yellow. 

Once I finished the base coat the KillaKanz were washed with Vallejo Mecha Dark Rust.

I then dry brushed the models with Vallejo US Interior Yellow and highlighted with Vallejo Flat Yellow.  Now I will pull out the details and get the bases done.  Below are different models from base coat to high light. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

What's New with Mike, Jeff and Adam

Friday, October 27, 2017

Dreadtober Completion

I finished my Morkanaut for Dreadtober.  I have over 20 hours working on this model and spent most of the month on it.  I wanted to finish some Killakanz however I got sick and lost a week of painting.  I am going to call him Punishment a good friend of the Punisher. 

It was a great model to paint using my airbrush to do the bast coats and I pulled out all the details with a brush.  I had to make some tough decisions not to get carried away with all the details.  Now that this model is done I need to get busy with my Killakanz. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

What's In The Box: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire

I made this video for our live Stream but decided to make a separate video just for Shadespire.  I have played the game a few times and I like it, very fast and fun.  I just hope GW can get more armies out and keep the card combos to a minimum.   The cards at the end of this video are the promotional cards that were given out on release day and are not included in the game.    

Saturday, October 21, 2017

News From The Outpost Oct 21, 2017

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.