A couple of weeks ago the folks at my job asked me what I wanted as a birthday present. When you have your 50th birthday the company chucks in a bundle of money, and there’s a collection amongst the co-workers.
I was asked a couple of weeks ago what I wanted. Maybe a vase, a wrist watch or candelabra… uck…
So what did I really want… After some thought the answer was easy: an airbrush.
I have never used one before, so I needed a decent beginners model, and have no idea what is right. So I took a lunch walk to Hobbybokhandeln. Needless to say they were glad to help. I discussed with Marko at the shop, and told him that a confused young lady would probably come and ask about a birthday present J
This Friday was the big day at work. Reception with coffee, cake, speech and a small and rather heavy packet.
Here it is!
And this is what is in the box
Now this is just super. This is something I have wanted since I was 10, but never gotten my hands on. This is the best present!
I also got a gift certificate to use at Hobbybokhandeln, and that will more than cover the paints I need. Also the promise of a short introduction on airbrushes in the shop.
A trip to Clas Ohlsson, every hobbyists’ dream-shop, will get me a compressor. More on that later.
No one at work really knows about my miniatures, so I took the chance to show them at the reception. A photo of Elori Ebonscythe, one of my favourite models, magnified on to an A4 sheet. Lots and ooohs and aaahs. Then the look on their faces when I picked up the little miniature from my breast pocket. That was so fun!
I got the highest praise from one of my colleagues
“Hey, you’re a real nerd. I like that!”
Yep, that’s me.