Friday, July 16, 2010

Air Time

Whoops! I knew it had been a little while since my last post, but I checked last night and it was over 2 weeks ago! This is just a quick update to let you know I'm still working away - I'll hopefully have more to show after the weekend!

I was excited to see this rock up in the post last week:

My brand new hobby compressor! It's a nice little unit, and is really quiet, which is a plus. I'll be putting it to good use once I get to painting my tanks. Hopefully I can replicate the techniques from the Imperial Armour Masterclass and create some nice-looking tanks! Stay tuned...

I've also been painting up the start of my next squad. I'm waiting to do all the sergeants together, then all the heavy weapons together etc., so that's why I still haven't finished off Squad 812. I'll be getting around to them soon though! So here's what's on my painting desk at the moment:

Most of the work has been done so far, which means they shouldn't be too far away! As I mentioned, I hope to have them done by the end of the weekend, so I should be posting another update then.

I'm in a bit of a groove with painting these guys at the moment, so I'm hoping I can keep that going and chew through a lot of painting pretty soon. That's the plan, at least! I must admit, it is a good feeling getting things finished after all this time.

Thanks for looking!


AbusePuppy said...

Could you be a nice guy and link the model of compressor for those of us who are looking for such things?

Also, eager to hear/see more about your plastic mans.

Frag_Dad said...

Sure thing! The address for the compressor is:

I'm by no means an expert on them, but this comes with a pressure regulator and moisture trap included, which is a bonus. It's also quiet enough to use inside - no louder than our television!

The Antipope said...

Hey how is that air compressor working for you?
Mine is a pain in the butt since it overheats all the time shutting itshelf down while I am in the middle of something. I have to turn it off every 20 mins or so and wait. Do you have any tips for maintenance maybe?

Frag_Dad said...

Unfortunately I haven't used it to paint anything yet - I'll be using it for my tanks, but the infantry are taking longer than I anticipated! Consequently I can't give you any tips, apart from perhaps oiling it if it's required?

The model I got can be run either in continuous mode, for short periods of time, or it can run on an auto mode which I will be using - on auto, it fills up the tank and switches itself off. When the pressure in the tank gets a bit lower, it automatically switches on to fill it up again. Hopefully that should avoid overheating!

Related Posts with Thumbnails