Friday, April 11, 2014

Storm Eagle Weathering & first NOVA Open Charity Raffle This Saturday

I finally sat down and started weathering my storm eagle. With all the effort put into the shading, there was not a little bit of trepidation when it came to spraying black soot all over it. I am much happier with the model now. I think the glass canopy came out really well, with the weathering powders along the edges. I think the next step is to dust the bottom section with a tan color to simulate dirt acquired by landing. I am not sure if airbrush or weathering powders are the way to go.

The photos are a little bright. I am still struggling with the photo booth, though having a load of fun while doing so.


Remember to check the Foundation website ( ) every Sunday between now and August 17, 2014 to see which of our amazing sponsors is offering a gift certificate for the weekly Saturday drawings!

I checked me email right after I posted this and saw a message from Laurie, who is running the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation army painting and raffles this year. I use Secret Weapon weathering powders on all of my models, and plan to use them on the Imperial Knight I am painting for the Ultramarine army supporting Doctors Without Borders. If you want a chance to win an awesome army, and great gift certificates there is no time like now to buy some tickets!

Press Release: April 11, 2014
The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation (NOCF) is currently selling tickets for the 2014 charity army raffle season. Visit and join the “Compassionate Force” by taking chances on winning one or more of the amazing armies being offered this year and supporting deserving charities in the process!


NOCF weekly drawings begin tomorrow (April 12, 2014). This week’s prize is a $25 online gift certificate to Secret Weapon Miniatures. Anyone who has purchased tickets in the raffle before midnight tonight is eligible to win as the winner will be drawn from the pool of raffle ticket holders.
Winner will be announced at tomorrow.

The NOCF is a non-profit organization operated by a Board of Directors in accordance to charitable organization by- laws. Donations are tax deductible; purchase of raffle tickets is not. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please send them to: . 


  1. Looking good. I found with a darker background and a lighter, larger model in my photo booth I had to hang a few sheets of wax paper of the sides of the cube to diffuse the light more and play with my settings. All my careful formulae for single minis and small squads went out the window and it was back to trial and error. Have fun with that ;)

    1. No kidding, I'm going to use that too. John, good luck on the raffle - my guess is you more than double the amount donated over last year. Maybe even triple it. Good work my man, glad you are carrying the torch forward. :)