@yayKM was making pour-over coffee with a V60 setup for a while and it made the house smell absolutely AMAZING, but pouring coffee slowly and carefully out of the regular large kettle was a bit tricky (and also she's stopped making pour-overs anyway). I wanted to expand my coffee horizons a touch so I ordered a gooseneck kettle from the same people that make the V60 itself so I can start making some!
Posted on 27 January 2023, 10:50
First game of Kill Team: Into The Dark! Heavy Intercessors vs. Astra Militarum Scions. Really enjoying this format, it was a hell of a close game, sadly I lost 6-7, mostly due to a couple of mistakes on my part.
Posted on 26 January 2023, 17:07
I wish I'd gotten onto this airbrushing thing earlier. It's SO much faster to paint terrain, I'm actually going to finish all of the Kill Team stuff from Octarius! These aren't finished yet, but there's two more identical pieces to go, then it'll just need a splash of colour, a coat of quickshade and then some drybrushing, and it'll be 100% done. And then I might even try to make a dent in the Sector Mechanicus terrain from my old Kill Team starter box from 2019 that I've assembled and undercoated and then done absolutely nothing else with. 😮
Posted on 25 January 2023, 22:05
Beanie does NOT like this thunderstorm, he's currently extremely wedged next to me on the lounge even though it's far too warm for wedging. On the bright side, he seems to be calm and isn't panting or shaking anymore, so that's good.
Posted on 24 January 2023, 21:28
I've had my painting table inside because it's been mostly too hot in the back room to paint, but I need to do my airbrushing out there because I can't do it in the house, which in turn means I'm back to using the extremely dim LED side lamp when I'm airbrushing at night. Solution: LED light from Bunnings held up with a phone holder that is far stronger than it has any right to be!
Posted on 24 January 2023, 18:44
Treated myself to a burger and chips today, and what an excellent decision that was.
Posted on 24 January 2023, 13:05
Today is Beanie's tenth birthday! @yayKM is in the office today, and whenever that's the case, rather than snoozing with us at the back of the house in our home office, he spends most of his time outside sniffing the breeze and listening to all the neighbourhood noises. He just absolutely does not care what I'm up to if @yayKM isn't home, heh.
Posted on 24 January 2023, 8:39
Having a snoozy afternoon. He sure does like his blanket.
Posted on 23 January 2023, 16:42
I decided that I should really bite the bullet and actually get started on the large pieces of the Kill Team terrain from the Octarius box that I bought in the middle of 2021. Figured it'd be a good opportunity to actually try doing some airbrushing in a fashion other than a zenithal highlight base coat, and I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming out! I'm less worried about obviously sticking within the lines because a) it's terrain and I don't care nearly as much, and b) in this case it's Ork terrain which is completely ramshackle anyway. It's weirdly shiny because I'm using Army Painter's "Strong Tone" shade paint, which is sort of like Citadel's washes but oil-based and far thicker, and for some reason they thought a glossy finish would be the go. Once it's dry (which takes a good 24-48 hours 😮) I'm going to give it a drybrushing with some gunmetal silver and then will hit it with a matte varnish to get rid of the shine, and I reckon it's going to look pretty tops.
Posted on 22 January 2023, 16:39
Aw yeah, in the office again for a team lunch! We went to Mejico, forgot to take photos of my mains but the churros were excellent. Also slightly unnerving to sit down on the toilet and have four black skulls staring at you.
Posted on 20 January 2023, 14:53