Monday, March 19, 2018

A quick reminder on clearcoats...

Don't spray any other rattle-can clearcoat over a Rustoleum clear, or spray Rustoleum clear over any other clearcoat. Even another Rustoleum clear.

Pic is related.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dark El... err. Drukhari Scourges

Ages and ages ago my wife got about 1000-ish points of Dark Eldar. We started working on them, but life got in the way and they (along with all the rest of the 40k stuff, and most of our other hobbies) were put away until later. Well it's later, and now that the kids are older we have a little more time to goof around with stuff.

Here are a few pictures of the Scourges I've started painting up for her- she wanted them to look sort-of like mockingbirds, which I thought was a pretty neat idea. I may do a more full featured writeup on what I did and how I did it when they are completed.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stencils

You can take the dude out of the game, but you can't take the game out of the dude.

I've gotten back into building models- and part of that means going back and finishing things that have been sitting around half-painted for years and years. This Dark Angels rhino has resin upgrades (I thought they were legit when I got them off of eBay- turns out they are FauxgeWorld) and a magnetised top hatch.

I should be finished with it some time around 2025, if I keep to my current pace.





Saturday, November 28, 2015

Things have not improved.

God dammit. It's been over a year and a half since my last post. A new ruleset has come and gone, for Fantasy (although, I guess it's not called that anymore...) and 40K. And what have I done? Nothing with my toy soldiers, that's for sure.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Macrohobbies

Well, see, there's this thing about owning a house.

Once you really start to get settled in, you realize that there's all these things that need to get done. I have trees that need to get cut down before hurricane season really gets started, and I had to issue an Exterminatus order against Tyranids termites that were eating my house (and that cost a pretty penny). Among other normal day-to-day pain-in-the-rear work stuff.

There's all the projects around the house that are still going on (slowly)- wiring the house with Cat6, painting, cabinet repairs, cleaning out the garage (HAHAHAHA), flooring the attic for storage, and going through all of the clutter that we've carried around for years to decide once and for all what stays, and what goes.

Basically, on my list of priorities right this instant, painting my armies is unfortunately pretty low. Hopefully I can get back to it in earnest in the next 6 weeks or so- once the attic is done and the garage is cleared out, all the other projects should go a lot faster since I'll have some staging areas for everything. I like to think of these as my 'macrohobbies'. It makes all this stuff feel like less of a chore and more like something I enjoy doing.

Another thing that I did- I turned an old dresser into an entertainment center. It came out great, if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Update Nothing

Blog URL has been updated (obviously), and as soon as I get to a point on some house projects (I'm working on some electrical wiring, plumbing, and data cabling at the moment) I should be able to get around to some painting.

Finally.

Again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Names They Are a-Changin'

I'll be updating the URL of this blog to fromastartestofinish.blogspot.com in a couple days to match the new name.

I'm guilty of not touching my paints in a few weeks- my table got covered in mail and other household detritus, and I haven't screwed up the gumption to clean it off. In the meantime I've been messing around with Hyperspin, setting up a multi-console video game emulator.

You know. For the kids.