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  1. Asmodai

    Army of Ghosts

    I did indeed decide to use the new Technical paint Hexwraith Flame on these guys. I have about half of the Nighthaunt side of the box done. After using, I do wish I had either toned it down more, or gone with something more subtle. The idea of the glowing green sounds cooler in theory than the resulting models. But I kind of need to finish the army this way now. If I were to start again, I might have chosen to make a mixture with GW Nihilakh Oxide paint instead. It would be less garish than the Hexwraith Flame. Ironically, I did not use the other new Technical paint, the blue Nighthaunt Gloom. I used Incubi Darkness dark blue base on the cowls of the infantry models and the ‘flesh’ of the Knight’s steed. For some reason, the Knight’s background story of being a bitter sellout, trading his soul to get something he could not in life, appeals to me.
  2. Asmodai

    Army of Ghosts

    You’ve done some nice work, and the Nighthaunt are some of the most interesting Games Workshop models in a while. I am working my way through the Soul Wars box, even though I am a mediocre painter. The Knight of Shrouds is my favorite model; I mostly followed the GW tutorial on him. I have no creativity at all...
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    1/18 X-Wing part works

    It's available to the US as well - https://www.model-space.com/us/build-star-wars-x-wing-model.html At $64.99/month for 25 months, I think I'll be passing on this one. It's $74.99/month if you want the hangar accessories and figures....
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    PATTON TANK BUILD - Now at 31 ! 30/03/19 - 30/06/19.

    It’s a shame that Dragon did such a horrible job with both the 1/72 and 1/35 M103s. It is a personal favorite non mainstream vehicle for me, and it stinks that the only injection kits available or foreseeable for it are so pathetic. More caricatures than representations of the real thing. Unfortunately, the Black Death line from Dragon was right about when their pullback from plastic models started. And it shows....
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    Space Marines and Conquest magazine.

    The paints included with the Conquest mags are the standard 12ml pots, just like you buy off the Citadel rack. The little ones were 3ml; but I believe they are in the process of phasing those out. But the sets with them are probably still on shelves some places, no doubt.
  6. It's likely to be very old tools that were still in the US, as I imagine the most recent and 'economically viable' molds were probably already in China. Where Revell will probably be glad to leave them. Both sides are probably considering the sale of the remaining US molds as a 'win' - Atlantis can probably do limited production runs and make some $$$s off of nostalgia, and Revell got some cash for tooling it did not want, and now does not have to pay to move, store, or scrap.
  7. Asmodai

    Game of thrones

    There's more from Andrea. They can be tough to find unless you look through the pages, as Andrea's Thrones stuff is not licensed. This 1/8 'Warrior of the North' bust is obviously supposed to be Ned Stark, and is a pretty good likeness of actor Sean Bean. https://www.andreadepotusa.com/en/1/andrea-miniatures/109/the-bust-collection/2233/s9-b32-warrior-of-the-north.html
  8. You'd probably have to ask Tena to be sure; they are pretty responsive. But I would imagine it is hard wired into the board in this case. Could be wrong, though. I can see why some people would like the effect, and others wouldn't. I've disagreed with some of their other design choices, like on some Star Trek lighting they sell, but their stuff is quality if it meets your needs.
  9. Asmodai

    Aircraft Modelling magazines

    And they wonder why print is dying.... For largely the reasons mentioned, I've pretty much stopped buying all hobby magazines. The European ones used to be pretty good, but they are mostly cookie cutter clones of each other nowadays. I could write the entire text of most 'articles' out here - 'Here's a photo of the parts on the table and the box top!' 'Here's 18 photos with no captions of the kit and the $300 of aftermarket bits I added for no discernible reason!' 'Here's two photos of my finished model. Enjoy!' The End.
  10. You may want to consider the set offered by TenaControls. The package they offer for this kit is pretty decent, and their instructions are among the better I've seen, if you've never tackled something like this. And there is a video on the page you can check out. https://www.tenacontrols.com/page63.html
  11. Asmodai

    Airfix 2019

    Too bad that is actually NOT the case. When Airfix newly tools a 1/72 P-51, Zero, Me-262, etc., etc., etc., that are competing with dozens of other examples of the same on the shelf, there needs to be a reason to choose Airfix over any of the many alternatives when the price is similar. Shopping for model kits is exactly the same as shopping for anything else. If there is only one choice out there, you have to buy that, or nothing, ie 1/48 Walrus. When we come to a 1/72 Zero, is there not a veritable 'supermarket' of them available? Why should I pick up the Airfix one then? If blind brand faith is enough for you, great. Unfortunately, I doubt there are enough of you left to keep Airfix viable long term.
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    Airfix 2019

    Setting prices is always a challenge at best. 'Second tier' companies lately seem to be charging a lot more for their kits, just like they're one of the industry leaders like Tamiya or Hasegawa. Whether that is all actual production costs, greedy markups, or simple delusion about their place in the market, or a combination of factors is open to interpretation. But when Airfix costs me more or less the same price as Tamiya, who is going to lose out there? I understand some of the home team rooting, and buy local and all, and why people would want Airfix to continue a going concern. After all, here in the US, it is all over. With the crash and burn of Revell/Monogram, all the major domestic kit makers are dead and buried. Whether their old tooling lives on in some other country is irrelevant. Airfix and Hornby are in seriously dangerous waters right now, and a wrong move could be catastrophic. And just like Revell/Monogram, their ability to make good decisions may be greatly limited by the troubles and mistakes of the corporate parent. Relying on nostalgia and the new tool or two a year might get you by for a while. But eventually, nostalgia and odd scale old kits in new boxes won't save the company long term. It wears off, and the people interested in them are rapidly reaching the age of dying off altogether.
  13. Asmodai

    Airfix Classics Launched

    Airfix likely never even had possession of these molds when the licensing deal was current. These kits were likely designed, molds cut, and the production done 100% overseas. The molds are probably rusting in some Chinese warehouse today.... As far as the 'Classics' go, well, trying to bank on nostalgia is all you can do when there's no money. It kept Revell/Monogram afloat. For a while. But it reeks of 'Here's Malibu Stacy, now with a new hat!!!!' Most of the kits are readily available, and going for less than they're going to ask for these new boxes.
  14. The Round2 blog at collectormodel.com had an update a few days ago. Among other things, the 1/72 Hawk is supposed to be at retailers by the end of June. Weathering decals for the large 22" Eagle will be available separately from the special edition in the next few weeks. Trek 1/1000 Defiant in the next few weeks, 1/350 Grissom & Bird of Prey delayed til maybe end of summer. 1/350 K'Tinga was also pushed back some. closer to the end of the year. http://www.collectormodel.com/#sthash.EOFZeMqG.dpbs
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    PATTON TANK BUILD - Now at 31 ! 30/03/19 - 30/06/19.

    Some bad, or at least indifferent news from me to bump this up to the top again for a bit. For a variety of boring reasons, I'm not going to be able to produce the 1/72 M103 I had picked previously. And I do not have the heart to attempt to correct the injustices inflicted by Dragon on their 'Black Death' 1/35 M103. That would take me far more time than allotted for this group build, with my glacial work pace. I am still in the build, though. It will likely be something from the Dragon M48/M60/Magach series, or the AFV club M60A1, all of which suitable kits are already in hand. Sorry for any trouble, and I'll finalize when we are a little closer.