Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lair of the Uber Geek: Christmas Loot & Workbench Update

Lair of the Uber Geek: Christmas Loot & Workbench Update

White man speak with forked tongue. Great haul there!

Some WW2 Finnish done!

Finished off a few more models that was stacked up on the painting table waiting to be finished. I already have a huge lot of Finns painted up so, these are nothing ATM, but it clears way for me to focus on other items that I need to get done like support guns, crew, ski troops and a sleigh.

Medium mortar team,

AT Rifle Team

Rifleman with two soldiers with panzerfausts.

More rifles.

Yet more rifles...

And more...

And more....

Secret Santa - Thank you!

Well, time for the Christmas follow up post...

First I want to say thank you to Catherine for running another Secret Santa with Ian. Second, I would like to thank my Secret Santa that hooked me up with great Crossover Miniatures! I always love Rusty's stuff and I cannot recommend his miniatures enough if you are a superhero fan.

First I would like to show off my Secret Santa gift from last year that Leif was kind enough to send to me. A real treat here as I was eyeing this for some time but always other items went higher on the list. A great choice on his part and I have enjoyed this, so much I am doing more with it and still not finished as other projects have shadowed finishing it.

Front - need to wash and trim the green  and brown some.

Side shot

Shot of the rear. You may ask what next? Well the rough was made to remove. I plan to put it on a plastic sheet base, then use wood coffee sticks for the floor and detail up the inside and paint it. I love interiors for buildings and this like the barn deserves that extra attention.

My Crossover goodies! I got the Ninjas with sword, the leader with sword and pistol along with the guard. Sweet! Who does not love Ninjas? Thanks again Secret Santa!

This cherry was from my friend Chris, he bought one for him and ordered my gift a few months back. This is my first Rubicon model but I have seen others that people have purchased and these are fine model kits. I love this one as the frame can be removed to use as a normal 251 or the ambulance version. This is again another plus for Rubicon as they help you get the most for your buck with kits,

Ninjas already filed, heads added and based! I already did the texture and primered them yesterday!
I am thinking perhaps a purple suit with a nice accent color.

This was a gift to me as well as for my buddy Chris. I was walking in Wal-Mart after Black Friday and this was on an endcap. After checking the price this was a "must have purchase" as we both use these for scenery painting all the time. Save the good paint for your models! This stuff does great for your general painting needs and it works out to less than .50 cents a bottle! Whooo!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to all!

I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, This is a time to appreciate the family and friends you have that are important to your life. This holiday is not about organized religion or retail but rather the simple boiled down facts of be a good person, treat others well and carry forth good deeds for peace on earth. Never forget the most basic of the things that make life great.