Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Hobby Purchases

Over the weekend I watched a DVD tutorial on Army Painting by Brandon Palmer of GMM Studios. If you click on my blogroll you'll see Brandon's blog featured. He has the ability to turn out seriously great armies in next to no time as evidenced by his recent Players' Choice at Adepticon in Chicago.

The DVD goes for some 4+ hours. It covers the tools you need plus the painting of an Elysian IG army with 3 vehicles and 60 Troops.

I found the sections on required equipment, techniques etc excellent. In particular there is a comprehensive tutorial on using an airbrush on vehicles and also some of the weathering techniques he uses. The parts on detail painting on infantry was less useful but still informative in terms of the overall army.

Inspired by this I went out and made two new purchaces. Both via our local eBay equivalent Trade-Me. The first is an air compressor with a tank (Brandon explains in the DVD why this is important).

The second was a small spray booth. I decided here that discretion was the best part of valour in that my long suffering wife, Lynne commented on the thin black dust that pervades our garage.

I'm really looking forward to doing some airbrushing over the next few months and seeing what results I can achieve. I have 4-5 Tau tanks plus three Iron Warriors Rhinos to act as guinea pigs.

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