Friday, October 06, 2017

DreadTober: Scales of the Hydra: Test Model - Initial Coat

So...I used the Battle Brothers Tutorial for painting Alpha Legion.  Great tutorial even for unskilled hands.  I basically used his recipe. 

  • Tamiya Clear Blue - 90%
  • Tamiya Clear Green - 10%
  • Tamiya Thinner - Lots
My initial pass was much too thin and I held it too long.  Took me one more try to get it "correct".

 I am letting it set.  Going to spray the clear blue from under and then put more green on the top.  

Monday, October 02, 2017

DreadTober Day 1 & 2: Fake it until you make it

So I started pinning the FW Alpha Legion Contemptor.  I realized I didn't buy arms.  So I am getting an order together and it may get here on time or it won't.

I primed the bases and the plastic GW Contemptor.  I noticed that the lighter of the two bases immediately started to look like it was rejecting the paint or having issues in general.  Not a good sign.   The plastic model looked great primed.  So only one base getting a bath.

I then laid down a coat of gun metal and highlighted that with steel.

That's all for this part.  Will start priming the FW model.  

Saturday, September 30, 2017

DreadTober: Yeah...I guess I will sign up. NOVA I got a 40 Contemptor Dreadnought as part of my swag bag.  I then decided to buy the Alpha Legion Comptemptor as well.  Lovely model.  In that Todd started a conversation about doing DreadTober again.  I was like, "Cool.  I could participate because I have some Dreads."  

Todd posted the info for DreadTober and when I was looking through it.  I was registered.  Yeah...Jack Ass knows how to exploit an off hand comment.  

When I talked to him a few days ago, I said I would paint my two Dreads.  I even bought cool bases.  Todd was like, "Cool.  I am going to do mine so it's ripping through some doors." too.  Only he would have already done that and looking all heroic in his normal position.  

Not that I mind participating.  It's a great idea and a reason to do something.  If you look through the list of participants, it's a who's who in expert artisans and the dude that can throw paint around and say, "Three colors!  I am done."

So...with out further ado.  My two dreads.  Note...the plastic one is assembled.  I give no fucks that it starts tomorrow.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Road to NOVA: Slacking...not really

Working full steam on NOVA and Black Maria Designs.  Been hella busy. From a design standpoint I am pretty far along.  From a build, I am weeks behind.  Not a major issue but part of that was due to work trips and the trip to Japan.  
Below are some of the initial work on the center building.  Mainly for The Armory mission.  

One of the other things I have been working on is the making of objective markers that can change color depending on who posses them.  The code is done and the 3D prints are being done now.  I think they will really liven up the tables.  Here are some pics of those.  I plan on making them available to download and provide the code.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Road to NOVA: Is this thing on?

Slacker Sean will be Slacker Sean.  I won't apologize but will get into what I have going for NOVA and hobby in general.

Started working on the table for NOVA.  I decided to go back to tiles.  Finished the layout in CAD and it's all designed except for one tile.  I cut one of each tile needed and I have one issue with a tile that's an easy fix.  Here are a few test pics:

Len has gotten me into Bushido.  I actually like the game.  Models are cool and the rules are simple yet intriguing.  I need to snap some pics of the models I have started painting.  I will have them up later this week.

Some of the guys at Games and Stuff are asking me to play "This is not a Test" and make them some buildings.  I purchased the rules and will read it tonight.  The thing that actually sold me is using my own miniatures.  This is great because Todd and I was looking at Shadow Wars and that might get me to play a GW game again.  I have my Tau but I was looking at Mechanicus and Chaos again.  Damn ADD.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kickstarter Part 2: Asian Themed Terrain

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Yeah....I keep forgetting this exists.  More pics on what we will be offering over on my FB page.

Here are some to save the extra clicking...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time Flies...Road to NOVA: T-14

Man I am a slacker.  Haven't posted in a long time.  Lot to catch everyone up on.  Kickstarter was a great success.  All packages were delivered and we will be making the items live on our site just before the NOVA Open.

NOVA Open:

Talk about crunch time.  I have been working so hard on new designs that I haven't been working on my armies.  This puts me a point where I need to figure out my lists and then take them with me.

I have been stressing tremendously on NOVA.  First, it's our first event that we will be officially at as a sponsor with tables being used for the event (Malifaux and Infinity).  Two, I am running the Thursday SpecOps campaign which is almost sold out (1 slot as of last count).  This has had me at the point where I am so noticeably stressed that my wife had to actually kick my arse to get me from working myself to death.

The issue is wanting to create all this cool buildings and shoot for perfection.  Despite my ego, I am far from perfect.  Last night I actually had a "Aha" moment.  No not being sucked into a cartoon world where my love interest is fighting guys after a race.  The what about these designs.  I had a slew of designs that aren't flashy and amazing but are good.  They are actually even better at pointing at the "flashy" designs and making them stand out.  So, I am finishing up a few designs that I want to have done to add to the story (and sell) but no longer have this worry that I have slacked too long or perfection is out of reach.

Not sure about what factions I will take for Friday - Sunday.  Looking at CA, Nomads, Haqq, Aleph and Ariadna.  First three are ready with the exception of some models.  Aleph would need to be fully built.  Ariadna is pretty much built with a few exceptions but I would really need to  decide how much more needs to be built.

The lists will be made this weekend and then I can move on from there.  Todd and I are going up on Wednesday.  I am actually setting everything up the afternoon and then geeking out with peeps till Todd shows up.


I started getting back into Netrunner.  Played in a tournament and had a blast.  I went 1 and 5.  Two of the losses came down to the last action.  One my opponent got lucky and the other was when I broke the rule and had my runner make a run on the fourth click.  This caused me to lose all my cards and thus the game.  The guys were great and had a blast.

That is all I have time for.  I will leave you with a little something.