Thursday, May 30, 2013

Journal #9

What show is this from? Care to guess?

Prep work

May 29 2013

Hello all,

I did not get much done yesterday as my car was hit while parked in the lot at my place. Before this happened I was able to get some things primed so I guess that counts as progress.

Here are some pictures of what I did.

Already starting to look cool

Hopefully today will be better,



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Journal #8 (Short)

Unrelated Picture for your enjoyment

Hello all,

Late start last night. Not much done. just painted on some existing projects.

  • Painted up some toy lions for use as stand-in for High Elf White Lions
  • Worked on one of the "Cat people" for Alkemy
  • finished up one of the bonus figures from the Dream-forge Kickstarter
More on that later.



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Journal #7

Who would have thunk it. A full week of posts. From me...

Hello all,

This post a day thing seems to be picking up momentum as I have gotten more posts in this past week than the last few months. I hope I can keep it going.

May 27

  • Worked on Infinity board
  • Primed a Hodgepodge of miniatures from various systems
  • Textured some buildings for an upcoming project
  • Managed to actually paint with this thing called a brush. lol

A hobby fail

all fixed

The swarm Lord and parts

Various stuff


"It's a bird, it's a plane" it's actually both

This will look cool one day

Power station?
 Well that's it for now.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Journal #6


Hello All,

Not much going on Sunday.

  • Picked up the X-wing starter set 
  • Put together a proxy for a second hellpit abomination 

It still needs some bits added but it should be pretty cool when painted.

Well that's it for today


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Journal #5

A good end result

Hello All,

May 25th 2013

Happy to bring you another Journal entry. Yesterday I attended another Nova Build session and some serious progress was made. We got a ton of stuff pushed through the first three coats and many more were accented with reds browns and greens. We even managed to get a bunch of stuff flocked. Check out the pictures.

Primed stuff from last time

Serious work getting done.

Only cool people work for NOVA
The 25th was a windy day!

Stuff getting done.

Mmmmmm Subway
Remember this from Adepticon?

In all it was a great day. Oh and a happy birthday to a special member of the NOVA team. you know who you are.

The official count 
  • Painted 20 pieces of scenery for NOVA
  • Assembled 1 Void Raven Bomber
  • Assembled Thorin and company (With assistance)
Till next time.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Journal #4

Priestess: "What do you see? "
Conan: "Infinity"

Hello All,

Today's topics NOVA terrain and assembly

May 24.

  • Yesterday was spent finishing the 16 cargo containers for Infinity. I think they came out pretty good. What do you think? 
  • Name that logo...?

Green and Blue were popular

I like that blue!

Look familiar??

15 of the 16

Well that's it for now. I think its bedtime.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Review


The following is a Book review of the first two books in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series submitted by my lovely Wife who goes by Lakait in these parts. you may remember her from the Battle of Windle's tower series


I recently listened to audio versions of the first two books in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. In my Excel spreadsheet where I keep track of every book I own or borrow from the library, I've classified these novels as Fantasy Adventure. The books are:

Title: Published
Wizard's First Rule: 1994
Stone Of Tears: 1995

I was impressed with Wizard's First Rule, though it was frustrating that I kept being wrong about my plot line predictions. I think it was refreshing for RGH, seeing as how he is used to me being right a good 90% of the time, which usually resulting in him shaking his head at me. I rated the book as Excellent, which is the equivalent to 5 of 5 stars. Then I eagerly moved on to Stone of Tears.

This one was no where near the quality of the previous book. I went from being excited about the series to completely frustrated. We only made it about half way through the book and mostly that was because of RGH. I was ready to shoot the author after a couple of chapters. I've never seen such artificial plot development. It's understandable that a character, even a protagonist, even one the read likes, might make stupid mistakes. Everyone does so from time to time. But to have the main characters make so many dumb ass moves that it leaves the reader wondering how they managed to survive the previous book...well, there I draw the line. The impression I have is that Terry couldn't think of a way to continue the story without forcing Richard, Kaylin, Zed, and even Addy to create a horrible mess that they would then need to clean up. This is no way to run a plot, if you ask me.
Unfortunately, it seems that we will never get any deeper into these stories, because I can't imagine skipping to Book 3. And frankly, I wouldn't want to. There are still some very cool characters that haven't been tainted, like Chase and Rachael, but I don't think I can put up with Terry's B.S. just for them.

Well there you have it...


Journal #3

Calm down it's just a picture...

Hello All,

Real short today as I have to get to work...

May 23rd- More containers
  • All 15 containers have at least a base coat
  • most have highlights as well
  • 6 are ready for signage 
  • 2 are ready for use.
I hope to have these mostly finished tonight so that they can be turned in tomorrow at the NOVA build session.

*Note to self: No more homework!

Till next time,


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Journal #2

If I saw this across the table I would just put my stuff away.

Hello All,

Another day another step towards having all of my stuff built and painted... Who am I kidding. :)
Anyway I continued to work on the NOVA cargo containers using a combo of washes and airbrushing. not much else got done.

May-22nd entry
CARGO Containers FTW
  • Primed 6 Infinity cargo containers
  • continued painting the other 9 containers in various colors
    • one of the 16 is already complete
  • Added signage to two of the finished containers
  • 3 down 13 to go
Till next time...


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A new Idea- Journal #1

Craft world Stark

Hello all,

It has bee a while since I last posted and that one was short and bitter. I would like to get more posts out there. While I was listening to what has become my favorite Fantasy podcast Garage Hammer (Thanks Shades) I heard David W., one of the hosts, say that he has started a daily journal of his hobby work just to keep a running tally of what he has accomplished and to give him inspiration when the hobby seems overwhelming. I really liked this idea but I know that I would not be able to keep a written journal to save my life. Then I thought why not do it for the blog? It would kill two birds with one stone Journal entries to keep me motivated and more frequent blog posts. Win Win!

So here goes the first entry

Current Work from May 18th -May 21st

May 18th assembly day:
  • assembled 5 Fantasy Centigor models
  • assembled 24 LOTR Wood Elf Models
  • assembled 2 Hobbit Great Eagles
May 19th mixed bag

  • Purchased Spectra Airbrush paints
  • made a color chart for the new paints
  • assembled 1 LOTR Fellbeast with ring wraith rider
May 20th Airbrush

  • painted several Infinity Cargo containers for NOVA Open
  • Base coated and highlighted Knights of Blood assault team for 40K
  • Base coated and highlighted Necron monolith for 40K
May 21st airbrush and assembly
  • highlighted several of the cargo containers from the 20th
  • assembled Fantasy beastman chariot
  • assembled Fantasy Skaven Greyseer
I intend to add pictures for Journal posts and continue with my (sort of) regular posts as well. I think this will help me the way it has helped David from Garage Hammer and will get more posts out for folks to see. Please feel free to comment on any of the projects I post up I am always looking for feedback or advise on my projects

BTW: the picture at the top is a nod to the upcoming Eldar release that looks good but expensive.

Till next time