Some new hobby purchases: After I read about the Vallejo Black Lava texture paint on Oni’s and PX’s blog I wanted to give it a try for my Skaven. I used it on my Clanrat from yesterday and it came out great, also it makes basing a little bit easier and quicker. I’ll provide a more detailed review in the future. I also bought a synthetic Army Painter Monster Brush, a sturdy brush for heavy duty work. Then we have Vallejo Plastic Putty, a very fine acrylic resin filler you can use to fill gaps on tanks. Finally I’ve got this Seam-Scraper tool from Micro-Mark I was pointed to by this video of Les. My initial impression was that the tool felt a bit cheap because it was covered in grease I had to get rid of first. But let’s see how it works out.
Almost forgot, the new (German) White Dwarf issued arrived (I’m always getting mine early because I’ve got a subscription). Feels like a very packed issue with a lot of content, my personal highlights are the “Ask ‘Eavy Metal” section with a lot of useful advice suitable for various armies, the 6 pages of backstory of the happenings on Island of Blood and the showcase of the mind-blowing Island of Blood table by terrain mastermind Dave Andrews. WD gets always a lot of bashing, but the magazine has really improved over the last two or three years. I’m always looking forward to the next issue.
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Hi glad someone else like the White Dwarf as well I have compared it with the "glory" issues and honestly it holds up well
Glad you like the Black Lava, it's truly an amazing product.
I've seen that same video with Les using the seem scraper and have been very curious to get a second opinion on it. You've also peeked my interest with the plastic putty.
I bought one of the seam scrapers a couple of months ago. And so far I love it. I've usually used a scalpel that I've scraped mold lines with. And since it dulls the blade really quick it gets kinda expensive.
The only problem I've encounterd is that the tip easily gets bent since it's so sharp. So keep that little bit of tubing to protect it! : )
Black lava is the new black!
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lol…getting a White Dwarf early? Man, things must really be different over in Europe. I'm lucky if I get mine two weeks after they hit the news stand.