Sunday, May 31, 2015

Horus Heresy Book 5 - Tempest - Overview.

Hey folks, just posted a video review of the newest ForgeWorld Horus Heresy Book.  Book 5, Tempest.  Very good if you like Titans, Mechanicum, Ultramarines or Word Bearers.  Check it out!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Space Marines inbound!

  Wow, saw a video over on Spikey Bits.  Linked to this video, it's unlisted on the GW (Warhammer TV) channel, but it sure points to next Saturday as the new Spess Mahrine day!  Check it out...

Always a good day when new Spess Mahrines drop :)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Foldio 2 - Unboxed and reviewed

  Hey all,  my Foldio2 arrived from the post woman today.  Did a quick video on unboxing and taking a look it.  It's better than the Foldio 1 in a lot of ways, 2 LED strips, universal power adapter and it's bigger! (size matters!)  Soooo, take a look.  If you want to up your game for miniatures photography, this may be a good answer for you.  Small, convenient, portable and powerful!

  Have a great weekend!!

And for the Americans, have a great memorial day weekend!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Assassinorum Execution Force video

  Hey guys,  Just a quick (4 minute) unboxing and semi-review of the Assassinorum Execution Force game from GW.  A good buy if you ever want to play assassins in your lists, since the value of the 3 assassins in the game is higher than the value of the game.  And to top it off, the game is great fun as well!!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Piecing together an Airbrush Compressor

  Sorry for the delay between posts.  Been sick a while and awfully busy at work.  But, better busy than the alternative... 

  So a while back I bought a Badger TC910 air compressor off of Amazon.  I had heard really good things about them and was in need.  I should say, I was in "want", because I had a compressor, my trusty old Paasche D400R, but it had no air tank and I was always a bit leery of that.  Living in the desert, it does not get very humid, but I still did notice weirdness every now and then.

  Well, I can safely say I am not a fan of the badger compressor at all.  From the day I got it, it has rattled like crazy, even after adding foam and fuzz wherever metal meets metal.  Another issue is a tremendous design flaw where the 90degree angle pipe comes out to mate up to my regulator/gauge.  It started leaking from there and I had to take it apart and put some Teflon tape on it (which it did not come with).  Well, the 90 degree angle pipe is a piece of pot metal crap, and the moment I tried to tighten it (and no, I did not go ape-sh&t on it), it broke.  No big deal, I thought, 90 degree pipes are easy to find.  Except, that all the normal 90 degree bends are too big to fit this thing (The 90 degree union will keep the Compressor from bolting onto the tank).

  I knew then that I had to toss this POS and start over.  I'm not trying to beat up badger, I probably got a bad model, but at the price I paid, I expected better.  So, I ordered a tank from e-bay and got some fittings from True Value.  Lowes supplied the Angle Iron and I added the elbow grease.  I ended up with the rig you see here...  It works like a champ, the tank and airbrush combo held 95 psi for over 1 hour without even a full psi of pressure loss.  Plus, it has the nice quiet Paasche compressor and not the clunky monster that was the Badger.  So, here are some pics with captions...  Enjoy!

The raw materials.  I also got to add a metal blade for my chop saw to my arsenal, added bonus!!

Testing the MDF "floors" for the carrier combo box

Version 1 of the layout, I changed this to have the compressor at the bottom and tank on top.  It gives better access to the tank pressure gauge and to the blow down valve on the bottom.
 More after the break!!!