I have had a 1500 point eldar army sat around for a good 2 years now. A few of the models have seen a few too many colour schemes, as my hobby butterflying headed leapt from one to another.
I have, for as long as i remember always like turquoise and bone schemes on models. I have generally stayed out of the loop of forgeworld stuff as being unemployed it was way beyond my finances. This still remains true, however recently i stumbled on IA11 Doom of Mymeara and what did i see before me. Turquoise and bone/white eldar. Eureka, flashing lightbulbs, the incident where an idea is lazily floating around the cosmos waiting for a mind to fill. It's suddenly struck by a random particle and sent flying across space, rapidly closing on a little blue planet. Down through the atmosphere until it either strikes an inanimate object and becomes nothing, finds the wrong mind and becomes a bad idea....or as in this case slams full tilt boogey into a willing mind *fffaahhwoom* (kudos to anyone who knows where the idea behid that waffle of an idea came from). That mind...as you can tell was somewhat warped twisted and out of kilter......it also belonged to me....
So there we have it, i'm about to embark on a painting project to do this very scheme. Armed with what little money i had, i ventured out to get the (hopefully) correct colours. But like any old sage hobbyist, especially one with an ex-military background....i suffer from ADOSS Attention Defeceit Oh Shiny Syndrome and whilst making a habitat in my local GW i spied out Imperial Armour Painting Masterclass Volume 2! Ah the one that has a little more painting detail on my very own craftworld victims. Full of the joys i purchase it and whimper at the dent in my moth ridden wallet and head home. Like a hungry savage i read through and devour the information presented in the lovely tome...until...Screeech Smash...my mind hits a brick wall at 100mph whilst gently powersliding around a hairpin bend of creativity.
Let me read that again....Airbrush....Ah.
Much whimpering, a slightly more volatile series of interesting words later and my fiancee and fellow gamer/painter turns to me and asks whats wrong. (it's about here i should warn all gamers. Gamer chicks are cool, however beware the feminine wiles...they will sucker punch you like a mike tyson 1-2 combo)
I explain to her the reason for my slight outburst and she looks thoughtfully. Then utters the words no man likes to hear....they go something like this.
'Honey, you know you love me and i love you'.
Now most adult males will or should already be diving behind sofas and upturned tables and cowering like an air raid siren has just been sounded. Because like the wail of falling bombs...this can only mean trouble....most of the time.
My fight or flight reaction was somewhat slow, probably due to my brain melt at that word 'airbrush'. So i didnt make the back of the sofa, nor the upturned table. Instead i nodded my head with a low level 'uh huh'..doomed i tell you.
At this point she seized the moment recognising my stunned vunerable faculties for what they were and took her moment.
'well' she began, 'theres that airbrush set on rdg tools you were looking at a while back, the one with compressor and tank'.
My mind still absorbing the horrors...i just nodded.
Then that word again 'weeelllll'. 'i have the money to order it and the other bits you need'.
Oh joy.....oh folly. One does not simply gain favour with a lady. It is folly.
That word i had been subconciously dreading arrived like a herd of stampeding elephants, crashing into my skull and snapping my mind in full alertness.
'BUT' she said smiling.
Arrrgh the horror of that word. 'BUT'.
She continued to smile, looking sideways to the jungle...err garden. Realisation dawned in my mind, Oh.
Now the horror of a jungle like garden will be scoffed at by most. Unless you are a chronic hayfever sufferer like myself.
Hmmm the dilema strikes.
The ability to forge ahead into the world of noobishness armed with all the airbrush tools needed, whilst inevitably spending a day looking like the victim of the flu ridden and black plague , or not having the airbrush and only looking like some sort of alien snot monster.
Decisions decisions decisions.
Well fellow hobbyists, i can tell you the black plague is not lethal. Swollen eyes, watery eyes, constant sneezing, more nasal fluid than there is in the ocean and the mild onset of season asthma maybe bad, but they are not lethal.
We are now 72 hours on from that episode.
A visit to the rdg tools website yielded an order for compressor with tank and hoses, single action airbrush and dual action airbrush all for the sum of £95 delivered.
I have even promised to send the DPD delivery driver his arms back once i have pryed them off the box he passed to me. (second class return ofcourse).
So here i sit armed with all the gear and no idea. I have lost a large portion of the last 48 hours surfing the interweb for tutorials etc on using/cleaning/understanding an airbrush and a big thank you goes out to
Ichiban Painting and airbrushtricks for there fantastic videos and sage advice.
Looking up i can see a sorry tale and rant all in one. Apologies to those who i have confused. To those still reading and awake and even paying attention. Thank you.
The point of this post.
As of this afternnon i intend on using thos project log to record the eforts, achievments and failures of my adventure into craftworld Mymeara. I hope you enjoy the ride.