Monday, July 20, 2020

Computer Consoles

When I first got my 3d printer, I started dabbling with some small items as I was excited to get some stuff made!

I had bought into a few stl file kickstarters to get files ready to go when it arrived. One of the first kickstarters I delved into was Warlayer.

These computer consoles were part of it & I finally got them painted up. There were 3 versions available.

Now as you can see I still seem to be having some issues which I don't know the cause of...perhaps those who are more savvy with 3d printing can provide some pointers.

However I am not about to just turf these into the trash...they can be used, just don't look too closely. Next I thought about the screens, I was not about to paint graphs & images on them, so off to the internet I went & tracked down a bunch of computer screen images. Brought them into Powerpoint & reduced them down, creating a page of computer graphics to use.

I then used a couple of my old military map templates to size & cut each graphic to apply to the screen. At this point I dip the piece into water & then apply white glue which becomes watery too. Then insert onto the screen & burnish it do need to be careful however as the paper will easily smudge (see the front left screen in the image above). I then allowed them to dry & returned the next day.

Looking at them I decided to go with a retro look, which will look good for Steampunk, In Her Majesty's Name, Pulp style games.

Of course we had to have a photo op with the console beside a mad scientist!

As to what's next? I am working on the bases for the other Core Space figures I got in the Kickstarter...which is 3 more trader crews, more Purge, Some Police types & Gangers. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Core Space - Ech Triune & Kaori

With the dullcoat applied, these are the last 2 figures from the core set of Core Space.

So having not read the rules as of yet, from what I've seen from some of the Core Space posts I've read, these civilians can potentially join your crew during a mission. If they make it to the exit with you they can then become permanent members of said crew.

Which now sees getting the game set up to have a play through to learn those rules. I've also started the next sets of expansion figures & am currently working on their bases.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Core Space - Purge Live One & Butler

Had a good paint session Friday where I managed to finish off the Purge Live One & got a start on the Core Set Civilians

For the Live One, I went for using a light pale green (Nurgle Flesh possibly) followed by some contrast paint over all but the palms of the hands. Then touched up some of the raised areas with watered down pale green.

I then completed Butler, one of the 3 civilian NPC's

This leaves me the 2 remaining Civilians to complete the core set. Hope to get those started tomorrow.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Core Space - Devastator #2 & Assassin

Continuing to work on the Purge, here is the 2nd Devastator & the Assassin.

I tried applying Dull coat on the guy, however the temp was below 15C & when i brought him in, he immediately frosted....& this was with the Testor's Dullocoat!

So I just repainted his red & metal pieces to hide the offending frosting. So now it comes to whether having left him in the garage until dried it would have not frosted, or just the temperature. Going forward I will just play it safe & only spray over 15C, & wait for it to dry out there.

With that resolved I also painted up the Assassin. From what I've read about these guys, you don't want to be the one in charge when they arrive.

I was also looking at the background for the creation of the game, they originally planned on using black for these guys. As I have another from the Kickstarter, I think I will use black when I do paint it, just to see how it pans out.

I am now well into painting the Live One, & then that just leaves the 3 civilians from the core set. After that it will be terrain prep (colouring the edging) & building. Then I hope to set up & play through a solo game. We shall see.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Core Space - Devastator

This morning I have the first of the two Devastators completed.

Described as little more than Tanks, when these fella's show up, there is no more compromise.

While applying the red, I was noticing something interesting with how the red looked depending on if it was over a white prime patch or where the black/boltgun metal had been applied. I should note that I am using craft paints from Michael's for the red.

Liking what I was seeing I went for a black wash over all locations the red would be applied for the next Devastator. It has now had its first coat of red applied & I expect to complete him this lunch hour.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Core Space - The Harvest is in!

Good day of progress yesterday as I completed the remaining 4 Harvesters for the Purge.

I also got a good start on the Devastators, 1 of which I hope to complete today. Of course having Kickstarted this game, there are some more Harvesters I will be needing to paint, but again I am just focussed on the core game figures for now, just so I can get it laid out & begin learning the rules. I will likely do similar to my Frostgrave Campaign & create the Comic Life stories of the adventures. So please stay tuned as I continue this project. Thanks

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Core Space - The Purge Arrive

Now that I have my first 2 crews completed, it was time to begin working on the Nemesis of the system - The Purge!

Here are the first of the Harvesters, from what I understand, the most common of the Purge, though no less deadly.

I at first did the shell in a darker yellow, but didn't like how it was looking, so went with a lighter Desert Yellow. Much happier with this result as again I am basing the colours on the images in the book as well what I see many painting on the Facebook site.

So there are 4 more of these to paint, so expect to see them in future posts.