Saturday, September 12, 2015

Workbench Saturday Update

Not too much happening on my workbench today. This guy is still the focus of my attentions for the moment. I've got his head swap completed, next will be some greenstuff work: bedroll, more pouches, etc.

I've got a hike planned for this afternoon, then more work on this guy tonight and tomorrow.



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Back in the Saddle

First up, hobby boon. I helped clear a load of unwanted craft materials for a friend of mine (and so I could have the room), and as a result I got to sort what I wanted to keep out of the pile. The rest went to good crafty homes, not the dump. Among the pile were about 90 bottles of acrylic craft paint, half or so metallic, a 20oz bottle each of black and white, three 8oz white bottles and one black, a gallon of wood glue, a 3'x8' roll of cork, literally a pound of popsicle sticks, pliers, wire cutters, a cutting mat, a paper cutting thing for scrap booking, and a bunch of clear plastic bins (so I can move my terrain supplies out of empty beer boxes). All perfect for terrain.

Second, while sorting out my mess I found a shotgun toting Scout. He looks ripe for conversion.



Monday, August 31, 2015

Climb Back Up...

I've got myself some space to spread out again, and am getting my self set and organized again. I want to start painting on Inquisitor Nerfgun's Diorama again soon, and do some more terrain work.

In related news, I've had a hobby boon thrust upon me. I'll report more on that later, too.

Watch this space!



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Radio Silence

'I should have been on the lookout', he said; 'I should have known that God only puts a rug under guys like me in order to jerk it out from under their. feet'.
I love that line and I dare say that every so often I feel like it applies to my life. Eh, I guess that more than a few people have felt the same over the course of time past. I know who I am and how I get to where I end up, and don't blame anyone but myself. I do apologize to my follower for this extended period of radio silence, and there is no relief in sight. I dunno how but I went and burned myself right out on the hobby for now. It's happened to me before, and I've come out the other side with some really cool ideas. So for right now I'm dealing with personal life and just thinking about hobby stuff kinda on the edge of everything else.

As soon as I have something interesting, I'll post it. I promise.



P.S. Read Stephen King's It if you haven't already. Then read the Dark Tower cycle, and the rest of his stuff.

Go, then, there are other worlds than these.

Mad Robot Does It Again

Friday, July 17, 2015

Karl Franz on Dreadclaw :D

Even in the wake of Age of Sigmar throwing the tabletop world into chaos (and being fun, more on that later) how can you not be excited for the new installment of the Total War series. I'm having major nerd flashbacks to playing Shadow of the Horned Rat and Dark Omen!

Speaking of which, Shadow of the Horned Rat was just released on GoG, along with Chaos Gate and Final Liberation. Check em out if you haven't yet.



Friday, July 10, 2015

Inq28 Project: Interrogator Nerfgun's Diorama

While out shopping a bit ago I spotted a 7" wooden round in the craft aisle. I decided to grab it on a whim, thinking vaguely about building some sort of diorama. As I've painted up the servos skulls this last weekend I've been thinking more and more about what that diorama might comprise.

I started with the broken sprinkler line and the insulation foam, placing them here and there on the base before I decided how they would best fit. Once decided I traced the locations, made final cuts, and then used hot glue to secure the pieces to the base. Next, working around and up, I started cutting and placing pieces of pine bark.

After all the pine bark was in place the next step was to mark out where the miniatures will fit in the picture. I used thin card strips to build forms around the marked locations, and with the entire piece covered with a piece of grocery bag I used Sculpy to build up the areas around the voids. After the Sculpy was baked and cooled I secured it using superglue. The next step was to level up the voids for the minis using more thin card.

After setting the card I used 1/8th inch thick cork to create a bit of broken concrete here and there especially around where the minis will be placed. The final step was to add sand all over. Once the PVA for the sand dries I'll give the entire thing a coat of 2:1:1 water-black craft paint-PVA glue to seal everything, and then a coat of 1:1 water-craft paint to make sure everything is coated black.

The progress on this piece is moving fast.