Saturday, April 20, 2019

There's no going back when you cannibalize bits

When I was doing commission work, I had no trouble doing this. If it's your model, I say we hack away until we get what we need. Cost is no matter. If it's my model... it's a different story. Let's just stop and think about this. There's no need to make a rash decision.

I'm starting an "art scale" Terminator project

I've decided I'm going to try my hand at Master of the Forge's process for building an "art scale" Terminator. It's a fairly involved conversion, but it gets me closest to the kind of Terminator I want.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Finally cleaned up my game room

Spent a few hours cleaning up my game room a few days ago. I'd been putting it off for the past two weeks knowing I had to clean up the snow board we played Kill Team on recently. I get sidetracked easily planning my next big project every time I pick something up, but I stayed with it and managed to get it pretty much done.

I swapped out the torso on my Primaris Terminator

After posting my disappointment with how he turned out, the comments I got were exactly what I needed. I'm not talking about words of comfort and assurance. I'm talking about figuring out what was wrong with the model.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Step by step painting or should you learn why?

I was commenting on a post about how it seems like painters today just want the steps to something and aren't really concerned with the "why" behind the steps. I noticed this last time I sat down to teach a small painting class at my local game store.

This is the model I want to play with

"I don't care if he's not the best unit to use. I love the lore of this model." That's what the owner of this model said when he posted it on Reddit last month.
This is the kind of stuff I want to share, but never would before when I was more worried about my post content rather than sharing the cool stuff I find that resonates with me.

Storm Warden 3D banner progress

A few weeks ago, I had a reader email and ask for permission to build a 3D version of the Storm Warden banner I made a decade ago for the Storm Wardens charity project.

This way, it could be 3D printed and everyone would have access to the image if they wanted to get one. I thought it might be cool to see how it turned out, so I agreed.

My Primaris Terminator, he almost looks right

So I posted this guy the other day and the whole project over the past few weeks. All the check boxes for sharing a project online from start to finish. And it failed. I still can't place my finger on exactly what's wrong with him, but I know he could be better.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Revamping this blog after 30 short days

Thirty days... that's all it took for me to realize I'd gone back to doing the same thing I swore I wasn't going to do. I love blogging, but somehow I end up letting it interfere with my hobby. I'm giving myself 30 days to change that.