Sunday, June 28, 2015

Unboxing the Raven Guard Codex C.E.

Hey guys, just here to point you to a video I made, unboxing and showing the Adeptus Astartes Collectors edition codex, Raven Guard edition.  Overall, pretty nice.  Standard caveat though, for $160, you do not get anything 'extra' for gaming purposes.  It's just for the aesthetics of the version that you would spend the hard-earned ducats on!!  

See ya soon!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Citadel Brushes - Reviewed

  I have done it again, I have sacrificed my wallet to test out the new Citadel Brush range.  Well, most of it anyhow.  I had no interest in the scenery brushes or the re-branded green stuff spreader.

 These are a different take from usual brush ranges in the past, and on the whole, I kinda like them.  They have the following 'ranges'; Base, Layer, Dry, Glaze and shade.  There are technical and scenery ranges too, but not for this kid.

  The base range seems to be synthetic, and the dry range are something else... camel hair maybe?  The rest are other natural sables, but I do not think they are kolinsky sables, with the exception of the Artificer Layer, which is their finest detail brush.  They seem to me to be reasonably priced, again, except for the artificer layer brush which comes in at a whopping $20, most of the range is in the $5-$10 range.

  Overall, I think they are good for someone just getting into this and looking to get a decent set of brushes.  I do not think they will replace the Winsor-Newton series 7 or Raphael's for the golden demon types, but for us mere mortals, they do seem to do the jobs.  Let me break them down for you now...