Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Burnt Offerings and Bad Juju

While I have been working on some models for an upcoming tournament, I have mostly been working on laser cutting stuff. I went to use the laser last Thursday and I was warned that the filter on the Universal was shot and I may want to try the Epilog.  The problem is their Epilog doesn't engrave and my designs had a lot of engraving.  Plus all my lines are hairline which is what the Epilog uses for cuts.  Which would be bad.I decided to press my luck on the Universal and boy did it go poorly.  I mean really poorly.  I jumped to their Epilog and was able to cut the screen and that worked out.

This Sunday I went early and hit the laser again.  The Universal was setup and ready.  First cuts went well.  Cut the lid for my troop tray.  The new insert was next.   It cut but not all the way through.  I chalked it up to inputting the wrong depth.

Next up was a piece of acrylic.  Every thing is going well until it started cutting.  The application crashes.  Of course it doesn't save your progress.  I also noticed what it did cut didn't go all the way through.  I was able to pop most out but there was a lot of waste.  I fixed a few pieces I needed and cut again and had the same issue.

With still an hour of available time, I went and cut both of my prototype buildings.  Neither cut all the way through despite additional changes.  The larger of the two was salvageable.  The measurements were spot on except for the roof which I failed to account for the increased size of the actual sides.  My bad.  At least I can make a change and then work from there to add details. 

The first image shows the front.  The door or front window didn't cut through.  This will be a restaurant.  I plan on having a large piece of acrylic as the front door and windows.  Need to add details to the building now that the sizes work.   
Restaurant Front
Restaurant Back

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Busy, Busy Little Bee.

I haven't posted much and played very little since NOVA.  Aside from getting my Tohaa started, I haven't done much.  I have only played three games since.  One game with my Haqq which turned out to be the worse display of bad luck I have ever seen.  I played twice with my Tohaa.  One game was with a custom list trying things out.  I made some major mistakes and Wilson is an unforgiving opponent.  I played a second game with a more balanced list against Matt.  While I have some modifications on the list, it played nice and allowed me to dominate and come back from some pretty bad hits.

I am happy to report my lack of progress has nothing to do with boredom or something worse.  It's because I have been busy on a new venture with Todd (SincaiN40k). Can't really discuss at this time but look for a big announcement by the end of the year. I do have some pics to show though.

The trays will actually have custom cut inserts for the troops.  They also won't be using acrylic on the sides.  I had extras and wanted to work on them.

 A sample custom base.
Custom Base

Friday, October 10, 2014

N3- Pre-order Info with Shipment Date!

From CB via the foums:
Hi everyone! Next Monday the pre-order of 3rd Edition Rulebook of Infinity (N3) begins! This is the pre-order info:
  • Pre-order from October 13th to November 13th, both inclusive.
  • All N3 books reserved during the reserve period will include the exclusive “Authorized Bounty Hunter” miniature that will never be available for retail sale. Every pre-order, at our online store or your favorite FLGS will include this exclusive miniature.
  • MSRP= 59.95€
  • Shipments on December 8th 2014 (Tentative date).
N3 books info:
  • Full color books.
  • Estimated number of pages: Background: 180 pages; Rules: 275 pages
  • Binding: Soft cover with flaps. Both books are content in a case.
  • Available in English or Spanish.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Pre-Orders for N3! Plus Hacking Chart

In one week (Monday 10/13), pre-orders will begin for N3e.  Pre-orders also come with a special miniature.   A new authorized bounty hunter.  Can't wait till Monday. 

Hacking chart looks great.  Works similar to shooting now.  I really can't wait to try these out.