November 17, 2016

Hiatus

It's been quite a while since I've posted. The obvious answer to this is that I haven't been at my hobby table in quite a while (except for dusting). After my last post where I built a gaming table, "my hobby" shifted from painting to woodworking in a drastic manner. I've worked on a model here and there and I'll hopefully finish it at some point in the future, but currently I'm very much into woodworking and it's filling a void that painting used to. While I could post my current projects here from time to time, this blog has always been about miniatures, and I don't want to stray too far from that. So I'm here to say that I'm on a painting hiatus and I don't know when I'll be back, but the miniatures hobby has always had ebbs and flows for me; I'd wager I'm not "done" with the hobby. And for those curious, I'll post my finished woodworking projects below since it pertains to the subject (and because I'm kinda proud of them).

June 23, 2016

Look What I Did: Built A Table

So the hobby table has been pretty vacant for the last month, but only because I've been creating a gaming table. I've always wanted to make my own, with all of the bells and whistles, but without time, space and knowledge on woodworking and electrical work, I never really got around to it. Until I moved to a new place with the room for such a project. And so, I dove in. More after the jump.

May 31, 2016

Awakened Tree Complete
(I Am Broot!)

Any DnD druid that lives long enough to see level 8 wants their very own Awakened Tree, my druid being no exception; having already picked out the name Broot for his future buddy. So, in preparation of hitting level 8 soon (I hope), I got this "miniature" off of Mierce Miniatures. I put quotations around that word because this thing is pretty damn big. Like, throw it at somebody and cause a concussion big. And maybe it was the size of this canvas, maybe it was feeling like I had more freedom with all of the randomly placed foliage or maybe it was simply that I wasn't painting those dumb vampires, but this project was a lot of fun. More pics after the jump.

May 19, 2016

Vampires Complete
(These Sucked)

Every now and then, there's a project that you love. You can't wait to get home from work and just start back in on it. It keeps you awake at night, the memories of joy and the pain of not being able to spend every waking moment at the hobby table. For me, this was the opposite of one of those projects. I hated painting these (mostly the horses), and though they turned out great, it's hard to tell since I didn't even care to take pictures that showed them off. These were merely models I had started and needed to finish to get to my next project (something I'm ecstatic for!) Pics after the jump, I guess.

May 8, 2016

Uncanny Against Darkness
(Back To The Rules-Writing)

Ever played Four Against Darkness? Well, you should. It's Ganesha Games' newest game; a standalone, simple, yet engrossing RPG that only requires you and one d6. The best part? The entire rulebook is only $8 and their first two expansions are under $3 each (you can check out their products HERE). This game comes from the same company that brought us all SoBaH (another one of my favorites). Anyway, after I finished my first dungeon I was hooked and decided to expand the game out a bit with some new classes that I've enjoyed from other RPGs.

You can download a copy HERE, but you'll of course need the Four Against Darkness rules first. I will keep this link updated with the latest version as I continue to refine and playtest it.

Uncanny Against Darkness is a fan-made expansion to the official game Four Against Darkness. It was made without the permission of...well, anyone. This is a no-profit, made with love for the game PDF and is only meant to promote Four Against Darkness further. Happy gaming!

April 18, 2016

Mycolo Solis Complete
(Mixing Magic And Mushrooms)

A side-effect of finishing 43 models in less than a month is getting burned out on painting. So after a three-month hiatus, I'm back with a model I can't get enough of. A new druid character in DnD I made demanded this model, and luckily I got it when I did as it looks to be sold out of its limited run as of this posting. I'm delighted with how this turned out and the OSL attempts (one of my first) turned out better than I thought it would, though it's hard to make out in most of these photos. More pics after the jump.

January 10, 2016

Shout Out: HopeRiver's Valley

"There will always be someone better." I think Kermit the frog said that or something, I don't know. My point is there are a lot of people in this hobby that put my simple skills to shame. Well, I'm here to make a shout out to someone who puts all of those shame-destiny-creators to shame. What I'm trying to say is, "Suck it people that are better than me; there's someone better than you! Ha HA!" But, you know, in a more polite way than that. If you haven't seen Nadya's Eldar (or her work in general), I suggest you head on over to HopeRiver's Valley to check them out. Unless you paint Eldar, like myself; you'll feel like a toddler with finger-paints in comparison.

January 6, 2016

Werewolves Complete
(I'm Lycan 2016 So Far)

2016 begins! While I'm still not used to writing the correct year on checks and...anything else outdated that requires the year written by hand, I'm still in the swing of the hobby. Not to be slowed, I finished the three werewolves for my Army of the Undead. The eyes didn't turnout exactly how I expected (still working on my dayglow pigment skills), but for some quick work, I think the models as a whole turned out just fine. More pics after the jump.