CSW Hobby Night
Mike, Mattias, and I got together for one of our semi-regular hobby nights. It was a productive evening all around! Look how happy they are!
Mike made a lot of progress on some ships. In his own words:
Last night I painted decks and detail work on US warships that date from 1890 to around 1925. Most were either battleships or armored cruisers, but I also painted a few destroyers, monitors, and battlecruisers. All the ships were brought from Navwar, a British company I visited earlier this year on vacation.
The ships were primed grey with an airbrush using Badger's Stynylrez line and then airbrushed grey with Minitaire's Base Grey paint. All that was done previously. Last night I used Howard Hue's wood for the decks, Vallejo's German Grey for the tops of smokestacks, and Vallejo's Offwhite for any boats stored on deck.
I still have clean up the wood color where it ran over the side or up the superstructure and then begin the basing process. But I made a lot more progress last night than I thought I would.
Mattias worked on these Grenadier fantasy sculpts from Forlorn Hope Games. He spent most of the evening cleaning mold lines and flash off of them and gluing them to washers.
The aircraft is a kitbash-scratchbuild flyer that Mattias put together from a macross model and some gatorboard. He nick-named it 'The Pheasant' because of how weird it looks.
The flying lamborghini is the result of a project that started way back at one of Karl's make n' take vehicle days. It's going to be a Security Force patrol craft for skirmish games, once its painted up.
The two big robots are his VOTOMS conversions, using parts from various gundam model kits. Mattias is really proud of these. Those last four he mostly just pieced back together last night, repairing the damage of shipping them from Hawaii.