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  1. Jasper's new painting room WIP

    So been a while since I updated this. Had the paint room all ripped apart for a while this summer as we needed to temporarily store some things in there: Needless to say, anything that could be chewed on went into the closet. Once the boys moved out into the house with the rest of the cats, I just needed to find some time to put it all back together, and make it even better. Perhaps not surprisingly, getting laid off provides you with more free time..... So I started with my paints. That should be quick, I thought. A couple hours later, I decided I had enough storage for all my paints, if I didn't want to use browns, or greys, or blacks, or whites......hmm. I remembered reading a great thread on foam core paint racks and went searching. Here it is: So I went shopping (the dollar stores up here have it WAY cheaper then the stationary supply places). Gathered tools. Cursed when I couldn't find tools. Searched the garage AGAIN until I found everything. Learned I have a gift for being able to 1) not follow a drawn line, 2) not cut a straight line, and 3) not keep the blade straight so the edge is beveled. Often I can accomplish all 3 at once. In the end I did get the whole thing together: I didn't go as fancy as GCB; no folded over paper edges or anything. I figured that would have taken a couple of extra days for me, and since it was my first journey into foam core building, I'd try to keep it simple. At least it fit perfectly, and I have some extra storage. Well, as long as I use my 3rd G&G paint rack, that used to go where the new one does...... So today I built a support for the G&G rack, so it can go behind one of the other ones. It was a quick job but seems solid and the fit is pretty good: So with that I can finally store all my paints (well except my craft paints). As you can see from the picture, the paints on the raised rack get in the way of the door to the cupboard. That's just temporary. I plan to move that rack over to the right side once I get all the electronics moved back under the desk. Just haven't had time to crawl under there. You can also see that the arch is still held together with zip ties....sigh.
  2. Jasper's MERCS:Recon WIP

    So, been a lot of distractions from painting. First off, I had to kind of pack up everything in the paint room at home, for some reason.... Once the existing cats got (relatively) used to the new kittens, I got my room back, but didn't have much time to do anything with it. Work was going through some restructuring so things were a bit stressful and tense there, so painting didn't really work there either. Then came the last round of restructuring, and my last day was Dec. 1st. A week later, still not sure if it was a bad or a good thing. Having been there for a good long time, compensation was such that I've got some time to decide what I'm doing going forward. In the mean time, I've made some good progress on getting the painting room back into usable condition. Paints are out and as sorted as they get. I've realized I need more storage for paint so I'm planning to try my hand at building a foamcore paint rack next week. And this weekend I've been doing some minis prep. Decided to assemble the USCR faction: From left to right we have the Booster, Engineer, Pathfinder, Commissar and Gunner. The Booster's arms and gun aren't glued, they get in the way of painting his face and are all one piece so stay in place pretty well. Planning to use these guys when we play Monday, so they will get washed and primed after that. I've been assembling these while my wife does some scrapbooking needed for Christmas on the other table in the paint room (what will hopefully become the airbrush station). Since she has a ton to get done, I've now moved on to some other MERCS: Recon figs. Next up are some Employees. The Scientist, the Analyst and a Worker. At least I think that's what they are.... For some reason, the company decided to have these pre-assembled, so you just have to put on the base. As is usual in these cases, the assembly is meh (I had to reglue the scientist's right arm). I cleaned them up as best I could. Anyway, I'll post up more pics as I assemble more. It will likely be a bit longer before I start painting. I want to get my new rack built and get things a bit more organized.
  3. Stonehaven's Giants

    A rather large package arrived today.....
  4. 2017 Secret Sophie / Winter Exchange

    Now is nice March would have been nice too, I've got a birthday then. I will attempt to wait until December, gently rattling the box every day (it has written on the side "Yes, it rattles") and pondering what could be causing that unique sound......
  5. Stonehaven's Giants

    Wow, that's pretty bizarre.....hope they were nice shoelaces :) I'm not overly surprised at the delivery time yet. Another week or so and I'll start to get concerned. Was just hopeful yesterday when my wife said I had a package, but it was my secret Sophie package instead (which I've refrained from opening...so far....).
  6. Stonehaven's Giants

    Still waiting....Canada Customs better not be playing with my figs.....or worse, drilling into the resin to make sure it doesn't contain "foreign substances".....
  7. 2017 Secret Sophie / Winter Exchange

    So how is it I already have a box here when I haven't even had time to figure out what to order to send out for mine??? I almost don't want to open it yet....almost.....
  8. Stonehaven's Giants

    I have pins in the one (sigh, that's sad, considering the number I have) that I started painting. Had no problems drilling and they seem very solid even a year or so later..... I'm planning to at least move/modify some arms on some of my Gnomish Titans once they get here, so hopefully the resin will be good to work with.
  9. Jasper's MERCS:Recon WIP

    So, took a bit of a break from painting there..... Getting back at it now, hopefully, as I've been starting to miss it. Decided to start basecoating the Daimyo to keep it simple today. Was a little messier than usual but otherwise felt ok. A half hour was enough for the old neck though. It seems it will need to get used to it again, or a massage or two. Here is a quick comparison of where I left off with the Wrench vs where the Daimyo is.
  10. 2017 Secret Sophie / Winter Exchange

    Thanks for the nudge fanguad! I'm in, will send survey shortly.
  11. Finally remembered to post these up. I got minibart's name for the Spring Exchange. I'd been hoping to get him since he sent me an awesome fig last year. He was looking for something Victorian and/or Steampunk. I went through a number of idea about what I wanted to do, wasted far too much time on elaborate plans, and finally settled on a slightly simpler plan, and still managed to be late sending it..... With the Lord and Dame I wanted to tie them together with some cross over of colour. Hopefully that was somewhat successful. The Lord came out fiarly well, I though. I'm not sure if what I was trying with the hat came across as well as it could of. I was really happy with the vest, though it may not show up well in the picture. I used Ruby Red to highlight Gothic Crimson, which gave it a nice satiny shine. Apparently all my shots of his back are blurry, and he's on a different continent now. But dark grey coat of light grey pants, not too exciting anyway. The Dame is a lovely figure and a joy to paint. I had a great time painting her, other that realizing that I'm missing at least one paint in each green triad I wanted to use.... And whenever I paint anything that could be considered Steampunk-y I love to throw in a West Wind Infernium Hound.
  12. Robotech RPG Tactics - Palladium

    I have a spreadsheet somewhere....hopefully. I'm not saying the KS comments folks are anti-palladium or anything, but several have already suggested the new guy quietly finds a new job and gets out while he can.... I just want my MKII Monsters....
  13. 2017 Summer Exchange

    Summer is race track season, so I'm going to pass on this one. I'll hopefully be back for the one in the fall.
  14. I got back from marshaling the Grand Prix in Montreal last night and had to check today... Max blew up (turbo seal I believe) in FP2 and ended up watching the rest of the session from the bus stop in turn 6. We happened to be working turn 6, and keep our gear in the bus stop since its got a roof. And luckily my bucket (far right) had the right side facing out.
  15. TMNT Play Set --> Fallout Street Facade

    I use google for storing my photos, but I just download a local copy (and usually resize and crop) and then attach them to the post, since I've never found a nice way of linking them directly. But what I can see looks cool and I really look forward to seeing everything as this looks like an awesome idea.