Recently I put up some photos of a HWK-290 repaint I did. After showing some photos of it to others it was pointed out to me that the rear fins have engines on them. So, I had to add more engine glow there:
A-wings are one of my favorite ships from Star Wars. In the X-wing Miniatures game, there are two paint schemes for the A-wing: red and blue. A while back I painted up a green-themed A-wing. Last week I finished up a yellow-themed one. I really weathered this one up, too – maybe too much so. Meh. I guess it’s just seen a lot of action.
Working with yellow in my previous “Camaro A-wing” was a real pain, but I think I got the hang of painting yellow properly now. As advised by others, I painted bright white the areas I eventually wanted to paint yellow. The yellow paint worked really well when applied over top the white.
I painted up a couple of my X-wing minis. Here are the two best ones so far:
I was never a fan of the original color scheme of the Moldy Crow. I thought something darker and stealthier looking would look good.
The fastest ship in the X-wing Miniatures game deserved to be repainted to look like my Camaro.
I have seen a yellow Chevy Cobalt in my neck of the woods a couple of times which has a lot of black highlights similar to my car (black hood, black spoiler, black fender hashes, black rims, etc.). I finally spotted the car in a parking lot the other day parked across from my car.
On the rear window of the car is a decal for the website CobaltSS.net.
I like to keep the odd foreign coin I come across. I’ve received foreign coins (British pence, Euro cents, Ethiopian Birr, etc.) as change accidentally a couple of times.
So, as a very casual collector of coins, I decided to by these off eBay for a couple of bucks:
When I first took them out of the envelope, it struck me that they were real. It was a different feeling than what you get when you just hear about history in stories, TV, movies, or whatever. These were real coins from a real period in the past.
I’m going to need to buy a bunch more for my first time travel trip.
We were warned back in 1952…