01 June 2019

Blogs I Enjoy and a Possible Change of Programming

I haven't abandoned this blog, I've just been too busy with real life to be creative.

Also, I've been fairly demotivated to upkeep this blog due to a Blogger glitch: I am unable to comment.  I cannot reply to other people's comments to my blog, nor can I comment on (most) blogs.  Curiously it seems there is one I still can post comments to.  All this has left me less than enthused to continue spending time in the blog-o-sphere.

A number of bloggers I follow don't share my malaise, and I'd like to point out their outstanding work.

Kaptain Kobold's The Stronghold Rebuilt.  The most prolific poster of all the bloggers I follow, I appreciate the time he takes to crank out so many battle reports.  I've discovered a few new games through his play-throughs.

Chris' Just Another Wargames Blog.  Lots of good stuff here but his focus on micro-armor closely parallels my own interests.

Metal Earth.  Excellent art, characterized by gloriously heavy black ink work.  Love it.  More importantly, the art depicts some of the coolest original ideas I've seen in a long while.  And his recent descriptions of discovering West End Games' Star Wars RPG brought a tear of nostalgia to my eye.

The Lone Animator.  Awesome monster sculpts.  I'm not sure why he's not been hired to make big budget Hollywood movies but then again, if I lived in Sweden like him, why the hell would I want to move to Hollywood?

RC Sci Fi.  Best blog on the internet.  Old school scratchbuild model making using techniques he learned as an actual film professional.  Movie quality spaceships that blow away any CGI "model" out there.

Regarding a change of programming here, I've really been getting into Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) recently and I'm tempted to use this blog as a platform to document my progress.  I wonder if I can change the blog's title?

Don't worry, I'll still be gluing spaghetti together and calling it a spaceship but expect photos of fused glass in the future.

13 January 2019

Two 6mm Scratchbuild Future Tank Platoons: Finished

I completed two platoons of future tanks last night, finally finishing up the detailing.

Overall I'm pleased with all aspects of these except the tracks: I dry brushed so sloppy that in general I obscured the detail I painstakingly sculpted.  Oh well, that's learning.  Next time I'll paint a lighter base color on the tracks/wheels and then hit it with a heavy wash.

06 January 2019

(WIP) 6mm Scratchbuild Future Tanks: Painted

Got the base coat, wash, and drybrushing on two platoons of future tanks.  Managed to get some details on one tank, shown here.

I'll put a few more details on this little guy and then hopefully finish the other seven in a similar manner by the end of the week.

EDIT: Thanks for the kind words guys!  I tried to reply the normal way but for some reason Blogger isn't allowing me to comment on my own posts.  Weird.