Sunday, November 27, 2011

Aaargh2D2 and some charity info!

So, this weekend I didn't really get any of what I wanted accomplished, but I did manage do do a few things at least.  This model is Aaargh2D2, made by Scibor, and when I purchased all my "Egyptian" weapons from them, they were nice enough to send me this model for free!  I read a post by Goatboy in which he talked about how he didn't have any models for himself to paint at the time, and that he was in a rut, so I made a comment about how I like to switch it up every now and then, and just paint something random for the fun of it.  So after saying that, I realized that I hadn't painted anything for the hell of it in a while, and painted this fun model up.  Anyways, check out below for some info on what is shaping out to be an awesome charity, as well as another Ork model I am working on, and a story about having Ogre strength and airbrushes.

So, it turns out that when you take the nozzle off your airbrush to clean it, you shouldn't tighten it back on any more than a little bit.  Because you're rip it off it's threading...which is still in the airbrush...which sucks getting out.  True story.  I found that one out this weekend.  I also found out that sometimes you get sent a shitty nozzle when you order an airbrush kit, because after breaking my .5mm nozzle, I found out that my .3mm one is bent oh so slightly, result in it leaning against the nozzle guide, cause paint to spray out sideways and pool up inside the brush and dry.  Yet again, true story.  So $20 in replacement parts later, I should be good to go again this week.  But yeah, the inside of an airbrush are fragile and sensitive.  I did manage to get this kit bash base coated, however, and I plan to make some headway on it while I wait for my airbrush parts to arrive.

 Just a simple kit bash of a Deff Dred and a Dreadknight, but one that works pretty nicely.  I can run it as a Deff Dred in regular games (though having it on the oval base puts it at a disadvantage, as does it being about 2 inches taller), or run it as a Dreadknight in Apoc games if I am feeling a little squirrely.  I'll probably never use, but it was another fun model I felt like making.

On to the good stuff now though, the charity I mentioned.  I happened upon this info from Santa Cruz Warhammer's blog, and I think that this is a great idea that just needs more publicity!  To sum it up for you, here is a quote from SCW:

"We got approached by Drew from the Blood Ravens Charity Project to see if we could help spread the world about this worthy cause. The Blood Ravens Charity collects space marine models, paints them up like Blood Ravens, and will raffle off the entire army for a good cause. Proceeds go to the organisation Childs Play, which provides toys, games and books to children's hospitals world wide."
 See?  I think this is a great idea.  I'm all about giving to charity, especially around the holidays.  I tend to have a lot of nice things in my life that I take for granted, and this is a way to give back as well as support gaming!  As for winning this army, I have yet ANOTHER quote from SCW (because I am tired and lazy tonight):

"Otherwise DONATE if you want to win this huge army! You will donate directly to Childs Play, so follow the instructions on their site. On December 22nd, Childs Play will email a list with donaters to Drew and his crew and they will pick a winner. This could be a nice, extra xmas present!"
These guys could really use some help, and could always use donations.  I haven't clicked around the links yet to see what's up, but here they are for your inter-webbing pleasures:

Their blog:
Their Facebook:
A link to Child's Play, whos you will essentially be donating to:

So get in the season and help out some gamers and some kids, and if you want to help out in any way, the e-mail address provided is "Drew at aridmonk at gmail dot com".   Hopefully I'll have some pictures to put up later this week, and if I don't...fuck it.


  1. My wife just commented on the Aaargh2D2, so I thought I should mention that I did the freehand on it sloppy intentionally. I didn't think that an Ork would have crisp clean paint lines, so I kinda just winged it. I can painted freehand better than that, I swear, haha.

  2. Hahaha! That's an awesome ork in disguise, really funny miniature and paintjob. I think the Ork-painted details for the costume are hilarious. I hadn't seen that mini before but now I really want to paint one for myself. Thanks for showing it off and thanks for sharing the info about the Blood Ravens charity project, too.

    While I'm at it, thank you very much for Following my blog and for visiting as often as you do. I really appreciate it. I'm sorry your number didn't come up during my contest but I am grateful nonetheless to have you as a reader. Thanks, DTV! Your blog has quickly become one of my favorites and I hope you keep at it for a long time. Best wishes to you!

  3. Haha, I appreciate the feedback! Also, it would have been wasted if I had won anyways since I have one of their GIANT tubs of brush cleaner, and after almost 2 years, I think I have used about 1/3 of it. That stuff is amazing, and it lasts forever!

  4. The D2 is hilarious and I think the paintjob is spot on! I hadn't spotted that on the scibor website, so I might pick that one up for a friend.