Friday, February 27, 2015

Project Monolith: Let there be Light!


Long past overdue for an update on this behemoth of a project!

The Good news: I've made a ton of progress, and the monolith is now fully populated with tools, paints, and all manner of hobby goodness.

The Bad news: a cell phone upgrade means I lost half of my WIP shots, including the light housing, wiring, and power layout. Sadface. You'll have to be satisfied with the pictures I've taken since. Let's dive right in!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ancient Jade Armor, an experiment in lacquer


So I know the 2.0 rules for the Chinese Federation have not yet been released, and I know that Derek and the gang have worked to pare down the MAR list, so I'm sure Ancient Jade Armor is no longer it's own standalone MAR. Still, I've decided to paint the hulls in a magic jade tone. I say magic, as the paints I'm using are just that: magic. What follows is my intro to spraying Alclad lacquers on a very small scale...


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Guess who's back?


It's been almost two years, and that's just shameful. I suppose I should dust off this blog and post some hobby goodness, no? Let's skip the pleasantries and get right into it then:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dystopian Wars: Initial thoughts on the Russian Coalition

I know that's an FSA BB, but I needed a flashy title snapshot!


So I've jumped head first into the Russian fleet for Dystopian Wars, and I'm a few games into learning how they fit in and function. Spoiler alert: I love them. They're different enough to feel unique, and the strength/weakness balancing issues are a fun challenge.

First things first: I love the aesthetic. The models are beautiful, and definitely show a progression in Spartan's digital sculpting talents from the original 4 fleets. As you've come to expect, the models are bristling with details. I continue to find little details I hadn't noticed before, especially after getting a coat of primer on them. Speaking of primer...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summer Spell, and Ron's Wisdom


I want to share some wisdom from Ron over at From the Warp. He recently posted about his Summer, and how he's had a bit of a hobby hiatus. We all juggle our hobby time, real life, and work. At one point or another, we all take a break from hardcore hobbying, be it painting, gaming, or what have you.

In his post, "Forty days and forty nights with no hobby", Ron talks about the circumstances surrounding the hobby, taking a break, and the after effects such as new-found enthusiasm. It centers primarily on 40k, but I feel it applies to any hobby really, and certainly any aspect of the miniatures and gaming hobby in particular.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DIY: Paint Shaker

 Tired of shaking your paint? Lazy? Either way, here's a solution.