Tuesday, 31 July 2012

CCIE LAB equipment

Here is my CCIE equipment list, bear in mind its for all 3 CCIE's. Routers: ----------------------------------------------- 1x 2610 router (64MB ram, 32MB flash) 2x 2621 routers (64MB ram, 32MB flash) IOS:c2600-ik2s-mz.121-27b.bin ----------------------------------------------- 3x 2610XM routers (128MB ram, 32MB flash) 1x 2621XM router (128MB ram, 32MB flash) 1x 2651XM router (128MB ram, 32MB flash) IOS:c2600-adventerprisek9-mz.124-25a.bin ----------------------------------------------- 2x 3725 routers (256MB ram, 128MB flash) IOS:c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-25d.bin ----------------------------------------------- 2x 1841 routers (128MB ram, 128MB flash) IOS: ----------------------------------------------- 1x UC520 router (1024MB ram, 1024MB flash, PVDM2 32) IOS:uc500-advipservicesk9-mz.124-22.YB8.bin ----------------------------------------------- 2x 7204 VXR routers NPE-400(512MB ram, 64MB flash) IOS:c7200-adventerprisek9-mz.150-1.M5.bin ------------------------------------------------ Switches: ------------------------------------------------ 1x 3350-48 EMI IOS:c3550-ipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE6.bin ------------------------------------------------ 1x 3550-24 PWR IOS:c3550-ipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE6.bin ------------------------------------------------ 2x 3750-24 IOS:c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-25d.bin ------------------------------------------------

CCIE Preperation

Not really a WH40k blog but here goes... "So, its time to embark on my CCIE." Those are not words a man utters lightly. Out of the 3 CCIE's i will be chasing which one to start with? R+S, is a good candidate, obviously. Voice, this is a good candiate because 90% of my work is in this sphere. Service provider, i'd love to do this one first but its of the least practical benefit. Lets start with the CCIE everyone starts with. Routing and Switching. what do i need? 1. a plan (2 month, 6 month, 12 month and finally 18 month plan) 2. equipment 4. complete CCIE written 5. book travel and accom 6. book practical 7. contingency for retesting

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Here are some examples of my work.

Hive Tyrant, work in progress as painted by my son.

Grey Knights Librarian Corbett, From my Grey Knights brotherhood. Converted from a Fine cast librarian, with parts from a grey Knights terminator plastic kit. I added the Tilt shield, warding stave and wrist mounted stormbolter.

Librarian Corbett again, this time from the back, i just recently started putting the heads of various daemons on the bases. Corbett has the head of a plague bearer on his base.

Librarian Corbett and Grand Master Favian, 2 formidable Hq choices for my grey Knights Brotherhood.

Brother Iago, resplendant with dual Twin-linked autocannons, psybolts included of course.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

In the beginning...

Hello fellow humans,

This blog is dedicated to all things 40k, with a slant on modelling and painting, as these are my first loves, playing 40k comes second to me (probably because I am rubbish at it).

But first let me tell you about myself, I have been playing 40k for over 2/3rds of my life. I first fell in love with 40k when I was given roguetrader as a Christmas present, I have my uncle to thank for that, in fairness he thought it was some kind of comic annual, along the lines of 2000 AD (which I am still a fan of).

I am a massive geek, and I lap up every bit of sci fi I can get my hands on. I read\watch most things in the geek demographic (apart from doctor who, I can't seem to get away with that)so it seemed natural that I'd get into 40k.

I was never any good at painting as a child\teenager, which was in no small part due to the fact I have little or no artistic talent, I never undercoated and I had no technical skills to speak of. Things are a little different now, and I can do a good impression of a miniature painter, in no means perfect, I still have very long way to go...

Things that helped me improve over the years;

1. Undercoat your models, I cannot overstate this enough. Yes it expensive, but it's worth it. You will never regret buying undercoat. Undercoat gives a surface for the paint to adhere to, and it helps give contrast when dry brushing and highlighting.

2. Paints, get them all. No really. Foundations, colours, washes, even varnish. They last for ages, my favourite wash Gryphonne sepia, has lasted for 2 years now, and use it a lot, I refer to it as "the talent replacer" because of it versatility. Some spare change? Buy paint!

3. Dry brushing us your friend, no talent required, great results in no time at all, practice dry brushing, and learn to do It properly, my whole painting technique can be summed up as; dry bush, wash, highlight, wash, highlight again. Of these parts, dry brushing s the most important.

Next post will be some pictures, with examples.