Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Road To Nova up

Hello All,

I have a post up for the Nova over at RTN. Check it out. Here



Thursday, August 22, 2013

NOVA Open is only a few days away

A new look?

Hello all,

It has been a busy month so I apologize for the lack of cool stuff. The Nova open is one week away and there are still many things that need to happen. At least all of the Tectonic pieces are put together and ready for deployment. (Pictures coming soon.)

We have spent the last few weekends doing the background work that (when done right) is transparent. Things like Inventories on supplies for the NOVA store, Prepping Swag Bags, and general pre-event   "this and that"; a thousand little details that need to be right so the event goes off properly. As I said it left very little time even on weeknights to post anything as most of the time I was busy or just too tired to mess with it.

If you are going to the event (and if not you should) be sure to take a moment and reflect on all the hard work that is needed to pull off an event like the Nova open. So If you see a member of the staff be sure to give them a pat on the back or a thumbs up to let them know you appreciate what they do to make our event great. I am sure it will be appreciated by them in return.

Anyway-I will end with this - My wife's concept for a warning sign for the Infinity board I built.

Till next time


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Journal #19

"Box Cars"

Just a quick update on all those wood kits from Tectonic Craft studios.
This time around we are talking about Box cars. These things are pretty neat kits to assemble and paint. I think they came out really well. At today's NOVA staff meeting they were a huge hit. The NOVA open will be using them for Warmachine/Hordes as center pieces. Anyway check them out and let me know what you think.

The Pope car (Protectorate of Menoth)
A yellow car (No Faction)
An abandoned train car
I have been asked several times about the decision for the weathering pattern I chose. In this case starting in the center of each panel and leaving color near the edges. In the beginning this was an accident. I started doing it then realized too late that it it was not the normal way rust would work. I was all set to paint over it and start again when I stumbled upon some pictures of rusted train cars that actually had a similar effect. I made the decision to go "Go with it" and hope for the best. I think it's pretty cool looking...

The picture I found

Rust Highlights

Side by side
That said, I still count this as a happy accident. :)

These have great detail burned into them.

The doors open as well

Stacked and ready for the NOVA
WarJacks and Warbeast shown for scale.

Warjacks Shown for scale

Khador vs. Cignar!

Well that's all I have time for right now.

Till next time