It’s my most busiest time of the Year

Anyone who’s ever worked in the Land of Baked Goods knows that after Halloween any personal time you have is almost non existent. There are cakes and cookies to be made, hundreds of dozens of cookies to be exact.

 

So between work stress and my normal seasonal depression, I haven’t really been doing the online thing all that much. After Christmas passes I should be back to my normal self. Should being the operative word.

 

Am I still crafting? Oh yeah. Have I been taking any pictures to share. Not really. I’ve currently got some cave tiles in the mix that are a modified version of Wyloch’s method. I’ve been experimenting with my Airbrush, and even have build pics of my home-made spraybooth.

 

I will eventually get around to taking pics of my AotP minis I painted.

 

But between planning out my next DnD adventure and playing with an early birthday present (my wife bought me Fallout 3 GotY and New Vegas GotY on the Steam Sale as an early birthday present, and I’m enjoying both quite thoroughly!) I really haven’t had much time for working on the Blog. So expect irregular updates from here ’til New Year’s. I will try to do a project related post a week… probably on the weekends.

 

Anyway, cheers and enjoy the holiday season (I know I won’t… stupid seasonal depression).

Depression is an Ugly Thing

So between going through a down phase and both me and my wife being sick, I have been neglecting my Blog. Truth is, I’m finding hard to form coherent thoughts (especially with dealing with a Medication Change!).

 

I just wanted to let those who have been keeping up with my nonsense that this isn’t abandoned, and I’m still crafting. It’s just the uploading the pictures and writing out what I did that is killing me right now.

 

I plan on posting some pics of my FINISHED AotPW minis, as well as some more printable terrain I’ve been working up.

 

So I will see you guys Monday, and thanks for sticking with me.

Arena of the Planeswalkers Gameplay Impressions

Well I finally managed to play a few battles in my Arena of the Planeswalkers game. I also asked other others to answer the following questions:

What did you like about the game?
What didn’t you like about the game?
Would you buy the expansions?
Are you going to make your own terrain?
How does it compare to HeroScape (where applicable)?
Have you tried using the HeroScape creatures with it?

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Horror in the Deep Places of the World – Aboleth Scratchbuild Tutorial

Needing something to work on while waiting for the paint on my elementals to dry and feeling inspired by the blisterpack off of a toy manta ray my kid decided he had to have, I decided to try my hand at making an Aboleth.

First I needed some reference images, including the official aboleth mini:

These guys look like Sad Catfish… I think we can do better.
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Custom Printable Tiles for Arena of the Planeswalkers (HeroScape)

I made another set, but I wasn’t 100% satisfied with how that batch turned out, so I cranked these out:

Feel free to use, modify and distribute – just give credit where credit is due. Would appreciate if someone posted them on HeroScape and shared the link with me. Would do it myself, but I hate signing up for things.

Cooled Lava and Hot magma:

 

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Arena of the Planeswalkers Miniature Paints – Red and Blue Complete.

Well, I finished my mini-paints for the Red and Blue summons for AotPW.

For Blue I White-Bombed, followed up with a wash of Too Blue for the Leyline Phantoms and True Blue for the Illusionary Projections. Over this I did a dry brush of dolphin gray followed by a light dryrbush of white, and then a final dry brush of Sky Blue. After this dried, I sealed it in Acrylic Gloss Finish.

Blue Painted (1)

Blue Painted (2)

Blue Painted (3)

Blue Painted (4)
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