Sunday, November 29, 2020

Couple of 3D models painted

 As the year winds down, I find myself with several figures littering the hobby table. So I took the opportunity today to lessen them with the completion of 2 more of the 3D printed figures I did back in September.

 

The first is a female rogue from one of the Patreon's I follow Welcome Packs, the name of which eludes me atm. I do know it came from a Titans of Adventure series.

A very dynamic pose.

 

Also I painted up the Halfling Rogue from the One Gold Piece  patreon

 

Another great figure, for one of my favorite D&D character race/class. They both just need the matte over spray once winter passes & the temperatures allow.

 

I expect I will continue working through whats strewn about my paint table to try to tidy it up by years end. 

 

More to follow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Apocalyptic Camping

 A couple years ago I picked up this slightly damaged (hitch broken off, windows misplaced) camper van, from a 'FREE' box during a townwide garage sale. It sat in a box with the rest of my 28mm scaled vehicles awaiting 'The Treatment'

 

So, although not visible without closer inspection, I did take it apart & painted up the inside stuff then glued the windows back in place.


 Then with the addition of some graffiti & weathering, I consider this done.

 

I also finished up the first batch of the Objective Markers from the Walking Dead Miniatures Game. I will have more of these to do down the road, as I bought a couple extra sets of their terrain during on the the Mantic Sales.

 



So not its on to something different, not sure yet which has caught my attention the most, but you will know when I do.

 As always, thanks for visiting.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Wheres the Fire?

So after a busy week of dealing with car issues & getting up the Christmas tree today, I managed to spend some time getting some paint to models. 

 I've finished up the 2nd batch of Fire Hydrants, now giving me 15 of them. This should be enough for my gaming needs.

 


Again, these are 3d printed from one of the earliest STL file kickstarters I backed. After getting the red paint on them, they were weathered.


Also after a couple days of gathering & then resizing images, I've completed a couple more Walking Dead objective markers. 

 



So there are a few more of these objective markers in various stages of completion. It's likely I will focus on getting these all done before moving onto another of my projects. Until next time!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lest We Forget

 As a Nation & the World, today we pause & reflect on the loss of lives to defend the freedoms we enjoy.


Having myself served, this is the day I also reflect on those with whom I served & that are also no longer with us. I raise my glass on high, whilst tears fall from my eyes.


As I no longer live in Ottawa where the National Ceremony at the War Memorial occurs, I now watch it on TV.

 

  This service is respectfully well attended. 


At the end of the service, those in attendance have taken to placing their poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is when my emotions get the better of me & the tears flow.


However this year is different due to the pandemic & the service still occured, but as you can see, it was with many less attendees, at the request of both the Government & the Legion. 


Remembrance Day ceremonies in the nation’s capital featured few crowds amid the pandemic.

I have no doubt that after the official ceremony, many will make their way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier & again pay their respects with the placing of their poppies.

We Shall Remember Them.

Attached are a couple of music videos that I listen too every year at this time, I now share them with you as well.

Pittance of Time - Terry Kelly

Remembrance Day -Bryan Adams

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Zomtober Week 5

So with this post, the day after Halloween & the end of October, this is also the end of Zomtober.

 


Now I certainly couldn't go through a month of Zomtober & not have painted a zombie or two. So here are the two, which after I was finished I realized I had used pretty much the same colour schemes on. Funny that.

 

Which of course allows for perhaps this was a couple who were meeting after work (seeing she is wearing a name tag) when it all went sideways.


 I've also finished up a couple of 3d printed ATM machines. Looking at them you can see that one isn't quite up to par with the others, however it's usable.

 


I guess this is another of my learnings. Rather that go all out to print a platform full, its better to print 1 until you get a good print, then go back & duplicate it with the supports to fill your print surface. Having printed 3, I am not sure which of them from the file is the faulty one.

 And one last look at the ATM (figures I grabbed the faulty one for the photo) besides our Zomtober survivor Ned.

So that leads us to what's next? Well I have several boardgame core sets of figures primed...& I've already started on Core Space earlier this year. Perhaps with the new Kickstarter of that on the go, I will continue on them next to complete the initial stuff I got at least!

 As always, thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Zomtober - Week 4

 4 Weeks gone, & how the time for Zomtober flies!


Continuing to break with tradition again this year. I've been focussed more on terrain bits than the survivors & zombies themselves. This week I've finished up a couple of pieces I bought from Ainsty Castings a few years back. They have quite a slew of items available & I prompt you to check out their range!

OK, looking at their site, I am not seeing these specific pieces any longer, perhaps they are out of print. I do have their derelict school bus set aside to also work on for a later project.

Image from the Ainsty Castings site.

So up first we have a Citroen & another older car which could easily be used in several periods.




The second set has more modern '80's vehicles.




Both these would look great under the ruins of an overpass, or perhaps they've been built up as blocking terrain to funnel zombies into a killzone. The choice is yours survivor!


Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Zomtober - Week 3

 Where does the time go? 3 Weeks into October already & the flurries are now falling, with temps below freezing.

 


Alas no more priming or matte overspraying for the near future. However continuing on with my scatter terrain again this week.

3 more pieces done, 2 barricades & another objective marker.


First barricade built from sheet metal, & supported by tires.



Next up is a barricade made from pedestrian control barriers, wood & some pylons. I may need to take another look at these as I know I painted the reflective tape silver. Maybe the army painter dip removed it.



Nice that a couple zombies stumbled by to check it out.

Last is the latest objective marker. A suitcase with several books/magazines scattered about.



So while I was visiting Dollarama last week, I stumbled upon these vehicles at $4 each.


Who doesn't need garbage trucks during an Apocalypse? They would certainly make good blocking pieces to control an alley or street.


Then I added another Fire truck.


Imagine my surprise when I discovered that these doors actually open? Is this really something you would want a 3 year old to have access too?


Either way, they make great additions to the vehicle collection.

I am currently working on a couple larger terrain pieces which I expect to have completed for next weeks post. So until then, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Zomtober - Week 2

 This is our Thanksgiving Weekend, where we indulge in turkey & stuffing. However as we wade through 2020 & all the trials its been throwing at us, we still have time to enjoy our friends & loved ones, albiet virtually.


 So between phone calls, food prep, etc. I've almost completed my 2nd weeks Zomtober offering. All that remains is a dullcoat spray, however with frost on the ground this morning, that will need to wait until we get warmer temps.

 So here we have the Cardboard Tube Samurai.

 

And his Zombivore variant.

 

Yellow is such a tough colour, its often washed out & needs mulitple coats to cover effectively. However when it does finally work, it really pops.

 



Thus completes my survivor for this years Zomtober. I am still working on the various objective markers & have a couple of larger terrain pieces that will benefit from using my new airbrush on. I just need to make the space & do come youtubing on Air brushing. 

So with that, I wish all my Canadian friends & followers Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone else, have a wonderful day & stay safe.