Thursday, May 26, 2022

Something large comes this way!


Might as well post this project that I am working on, so here you go. I am working on hosting a mutli player game of Galactic Hero's in the very near future for Star Wars/ I have had my buddy Tom printing me a few models off this cool site Skullforge Studios and thanks to Tom have gotten almost all of the models for the game through them, which are really 3D files. Well I want to create some madness in the game and I need a big distraction, well and this was one of the biggest distraction I could think of.

Big Boy in parts! 

So Tom took a few days to print out as each piece as this is a very large beast. Tom did have a few misprints with the pre supports on the file, which was one of the legs and on arm. I did find another misprint but I was able to work around that on the lower torso.

Today I started assembly which included filling in any gaps or vent holes on the model sections. I did as mentioned have a large gap in the lower torso that I was bale to fill with Green Stuff and I also used modeling paste on the smaller cracks (white lines on model). Next up will be painting the beast.

Dont turn around!

So there you go, another post and another project in the works.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Does Anyone still read blogs?


Its been a long while, well really over a year now since I posted anything to this blog. My brother was giving me grief about not updating it and I told him that no one really reads blogs anymore. Heck there are very few that I even check out in my favorites so I am guilty of it as well.

So it got me thinking, why have blogs fallen by the way side? You would think for most of the lock down that blogs would be flourishing, but not the case. Perhaps its what I call the FB effect?

The FB effect is obviously Facebook, and other Social Media outlets, its easier to post up a few words and pictures or read just a few of those words rather then be bothered to read a whole blog post. Once again I am guilty of this as I have an Instagram account and I check that more then I do FB or even my own blog feed. I think the younger generation likes to get their info fast and without a lot of words, why would I want to read a blog post where the writer is just blah blah blah going on?

I also think the decline is in creators and writers of the blogs, once again I am to blame. When the Global pandemic hit, many of the hobbies I do went away as they are very social things, especially war gaming. If I was not playing, why should I bother with posting about what I was doing. For me, I started doing more things on my own, like riding my bike again, which is a very solo thing. 

I guess I was just burned out on social media and the constant rumble from all sides that I retreated from looking or posting very much. And to be real, its way easier to just post pics then be bothered with writing anything up.

But last night it got me thinking, why did I start this blog? Was it to reach the masses with my mediocre painting? Or was it to document what I am doing in my hobby life? The answer was to document and have a place for all my work and to see for myself what have I been doing.

As I thought about this, I have been very busy painting with gaming only happening at least once a month now if I am lucky, but I am kicking out more models at a good pace. The problem is I was not posting them here to the blog. I have them in other places then this blog, so today lets fix that.

Skull Forge Studios Not Storm troopers   

I have been on a Star Wars kick thanks to shows like Mandolorian and Book of Fett and have been painting up some cool 3d Prints for a group game that I want to run in the very near future using Galactic Heros from Wiley games

More Not Stormtroopers from Skullforge Studios

And just to show you how much painting I am doing, here is a container full of models.

Thats alot of 3d printed models!

So hopefully I can revive my interest in blogging and make weekly updates again. I have missed not documenting my progress and I need to get back to this, at least for my brother anyway! LOL

So sorry for the long absents but life has a way of throwing a curve ball and changing directions on you. I have more models to post and talk about so stay tuned.