On my way back from my shrink intake on wednesday I decided to make a a large detour on the way back to excercise my knee a bit more as I don't get to the city centre of Den Bosch very often. I picked up some more 5cm foam balls at the craftstore to make moons from, some vallejo paints at Toemen or, as I shall call it from now on, "that drone place". Wall to wall of drones and parts. And then I passed by the hobby store. It was deserted except for 2 staff. At first I thought all of the GW stuff had gone untill I found some way in the back, and there it was, 1 box of armoured containers. 40 euros. Lot of money. Well, let's call it therapeutic and I will paint them asap, I promise.
|Medium sized box, 3 sprues inside, I'm guessing you have seen all that by now.
Anyway, the containers. They stack nice. I will make sure to double hardcoat the connection points so they live longer but other then that I just started with 2 in grey primer and 1 in English Armour and I'm picking up a Cadian decal sheet from Erik tonight to spice it up a bit. See, that is what I'm missing. You are paying 40 euros for a few sheets of plastic, but they do not give you any decals. No problem, I have tons of Space Marine decals and those have numbers, right? Yes, they do, but.....all the numbers are in different sizes....ffs. At least the Cadian sheet has nice same size numbers.
|Decals and basic weathering done on the 2 greys. Bad photo.
|This is what I call basic weathering. If there is any interest in it, I will do a advanced rust tutorial (as an addition to the previous rust tutorial). Next thing to do is enamel rust and washes.
No other major news to report other then that in order to try and have any money left over every month we traded in our Renault Megane Stationwagon for a compact Daihatsu Atos Prime (which sounds very Autobot actually), meaning our insurance goes down from 70 to 28 euros a month, roadtax goes from 55 to 24 a month and economy....well, it is a C class car and the economy given is 5 litres and a bit for every 100 km. The Megane drank almost double that. And yes, it looks like a tin can, slamming the door makes it wobble from side to side, no more AC, it still has a tapedeck!! (we really need to change that) but she's 9 years old and has only run 57.000 km in that period (it was registered in Amsterdam and it never left that area, litereally) and is very economical. Kim even managed to get 1500 for the Megane (the best I got at other locations looking at other cars was 650/1000 euros) and I'm so proud of her :) Best thing yet, our we only spent 2100 of our 4000 euro budget so we put the remaining 1900 in the future repairs fund. It had a major overhaul recently so I don't expect any troubles soon, but to test it I will take her out to Erik tonight (70km round trip) and to my parents on tuesday 130km round trip) and if there will be any issues I'll find out soon enough. Oh, and it fits both kids and their stroller (easily might I add, most small cars can't even fit a double sized stroller and we might not need it very often but having room for it is a must.
Enough yapping, back to the containers, now to rust them up.