Sunday, April 2, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
|Dynamic models from Relic Knights 1.0|
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Picked this up from Daiso in SoCal over break. It's like a $1 store except it's Japanese and everything is $1.50. And since it's Japanese, everything has a touch of quality or uniqueness or cuteness or utility to it which makes shopping there super addicting.
Check out this hobby knife re-fill. It's got a slot for storing your used blades. MIND BLOWN. It fills such an obvious and logical need when replacing blades, it just makes sense, you wonder why you don't see that here. The second item is glue tape, kinda like double sided tape, but in a dispenser like white-out tape. Neat! I got it for paper-crafting, since i make a lot of papercraft terrain perhaps this will make it faster. Can't wait to try it!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Convinced my roommate to play/try-out Sedition Wars on a weeknight! It was fun! Since then I've played it like 6x (mostly scenario 1) and I am pretty happy with the game. More after the jump:
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
|Never toss a dwarf!|
I'm particularly fond of the beard work and the Non-Metal Metallic i used on the ax/shield. It's my first time using the NMM technique where you paint the reflection using shades of grey instead of actual metallic paint. I though it turned out fairly well considering i kept it simple and didn't use a ton of shades (only ~5).
The priming technique i used this time is gray spray paint primer and then dry-brush white to highlight the details. I think it works better because although i like white primer for bright color, it always seems to take a thicker layer to get an even coat than grey or black. Grey is a good balance. The white only picks up on the edges which gives your color basecoat a natural slight highlight. Also the extra layers of white builds up where you want the build up (on the edges) so it's better than using a wash which fills in areas and decreases overall detail. conceptually. it may not actually make a significant difference.
Anyway, the game is great and we've been playing it a lot so i'll be painting the rest of the heroes up soon!
Friday, June 15, 2012
If you like designing games or even just modding them, take a look at this book. It's got articles about everything, from video games (half-life) to Magic the Gathering. I found it super intriguing to learn what worked or didn't work in making successful games. It's also huge (954 pages) and for $35 at amazon it's a pretty good deal. I came across it at my university arts library when working on a class paper. Recommended!
In other news, i've been playing a lot of Super Dungeon Explore lately! it's pretty great, i'm loving it, seriously. Almost done painting up my first figure, the dwarf, so i'll be posting that soon hopefully!