Friday, October 21, 2016

Bringing out the big (Spray) Guns - Iwata Kustom CS

Today saw the delivery of the latest tool in my hobbyists arsenal, a brand new Iwata Kustom CS airbrush.

After attending a recent course ran by SnM stuff in camberly (hopefully a review will be coming soon) and using one there i decided to part ways with my badger 105 (a reliable brush in its own right) and upgrade to this beast.

Whilst heavier than my previous brush the smooth trigger and rugged but accurate design made this a must have,

As you can see from the first picture it came with all the usual goodies from Element Games, a nice free pen and importantly a free sweet. As always ordering was smooth and postage fast so for that 5 out of 5 for element.

From the outside packaging is quite basic and nicely understated, it doesn't convey the brushed aluminum joy within the cardboard sleeve.

inside however is a different matter the rugged and solid aluminium case is a joy to behold, i honestly feel i could run over this in a car (albeit a small one) and it would survive. The logo is good quality and the weight of the box reassuring.

inside the airbrush is accompanied by not only a small tool for tightening but also a moisture trap (that's a good tenner saved now i don't need to buy one). The foam is rigid and very tight on the parts but importantly holds the brush well. Given the need of Royal Mail to deliver items by bouncing them to you this is a good thing. The whole set feels well put together and generally well presented.

The brush itself is immaculate (apart from my greasy prints on it) and all actions are smooth and free. Threads are clean and well formed and all parts fit together tightly. The brush isn't cheap but you get what you pay for and shy of me mashing the needle or rubber o-rings perishing (which no-one can avoid) it generally should last a lifetime and comes highly recommended.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Games Workshop Boxed Games - Are something better left alone?

I'm really enjoying the current trend of the Games Workshop Boxed Games but cant decide if they should re-release everything or just forget somethings, for example:

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