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  • #1575675

    crazyredcoat
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    @blinky465 I am quite pleased with how she came out, but the detail on the mini was nice a crisp, and that always makes things a little easier to work with.

    @horati0nosebl0wer I most certainly enjoy picking professor’s brains about stuff; you learn so much more! I am actually temped to perhaps use some of my modelling skills to maybe make some geologic models for my department. I reckon I’m good enough to make some cut-away volcanoes, but that’s a problem for future me: I don’t envy that guy…

    #1575676

    sundancer
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    VRHI FTW!

    #1575810

    limburger
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    WTF ?

    Yay … I has managed to assemble the remaining 2 soviet scout tank car thingies.
    They are sooo cute.
    I shall grab the next set of sprues from the box and continue when possible.

    #1575841

    sundancer
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    @blinky465 You may be happy to know that Geoff has had something more to say about digital sculpting. And no, not all is bad. We (Geoff, Gerry and I) had an hours worth of ranting and raving about all things art on zoom.

    And I did record it.

    Currently its rendering. Will give you the link here as soon as I have finished all.

    In hobby news: can’t sit right for painting at the moment due to back pain… so no minis get painted atm… bollocks!

    #1575853

    Ugh… got one layer of Woodland Scenic still water effect down and now doing a second layer for my display base. Holy hell this shit takes forever to dry. When the label says apply in thin layers it isn’t joking. I’ll have some pics up soon. I’m figuring out some more on how to do water spray. This is definitely something that I need to make an every day hobby instead of waiting for the weekends in order to make the end of Orktober as my project deadline.

    #1575856

    blinky465
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    @sundancer – would be interesting to see. Though I still think his criticism of HeroQuest, on the grounds of “the thing I had as a child are just better than the things you have as a child” is superficial and harsh.

    Maybe it’s because I have a little sister more than 20 years younger than me, and she’s shamed me on more than one occasion for making this very argument myself. Stuff that was cool in the 80s wasn’t “better” than the remakes in the 2000s, just different. Aesthetically (and often, morally) different. I always argued they were better because they were original. More than once I’ve been made to eat my words!

    The whole review video came down to “I don’t like the newer style of artwork, it wasn’t painted in oils so it’s crap but this old crappy thing that we all admit is actually it bit crap is really amazing, just because I don’t want to like the reboot” (it felt like the same argument was being used to compare “traditional” with digital sculpting.

     

    Anyway, I only dropped in to say I’d been doing more hobby this weekend.

    Not painting, as such. But adding to my diorama. So that counts, right?

    It’s a light display. Of course, it’s LEDs. But it’s full-colour RGB LEDs.

    And – to get the attention of @avernos – there’s also audio. Music even. But get this…. they’re synchronised.

    Tomorrow I finalise and finish the “lighting rig” for my little Wildhearts diorama (https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/1574184/?order=asc) and put it all together. With one extra little character, that none other than Ginger Wildheart himself asked if I could add!

     

    #1575922

    avernos
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    that’s not what he said

    #1575986

    sundancer
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    He said:

    #1576123

    Sorry to break the stream of the ramble on original gaming but I’ve had a breakthrough…Success!!! The water has finally been worked out and the still under-layers are set. I’ll be starting waves soon and I think the spray will be figured out easily enough. (other good news in the project)

    base-detail

    @blinky465 All I can think of is the Christmas lighting you’ll do to the dream boat you and the missus will have if these houses are your inspiration.

    #1576125

    sundancer
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    Lovely stuff horatio!

    #1576192

    blinky465
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    @horati0nosebl0wer – I remember making an Xmas lighting system like this for my cottage, when I lived up in North Wales. My job at the time was “systems integrator” and I used to get loads of cool tech to try out at home, to learn how it worked, what it could be used for etc. (to send feedback to the developers usually, but often just so the company had a bank of ideas and tech for future developments.

    Long before DMX type light controlling rigs were popular, I’d already brought the little “hamlet” of five houses I lived in to a standstill with crazy flashing lights! I’ve been trying to find the Xmas video we made when I worked at the car supermarket in Winsford (about ten years ago) – hooking up a line of Minis and making the headlamps, indicators etc. flash in time to some jolly Xmas music….

    I never went quite as grand as some of those videos – but by the time they became a popular “thing” on the Youtubes, I’d torn down all my gear and built something else with it!

    When we lived in a marina on the narrowboat (over winter, having access to electricity and hot water nearby is a godsend!) it was always beautiful to see twenty or thirty boats all lit up with fairy lights all over the rooftops (we had relatively lots of liveaboards in the marina.)

     

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  blinky465.
    #1576193

    blinky465
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    I just backed this:

     

    A five/ten minute game, with a 3d printable playing arena that looks like a tiny little diorama, small playing area (no need for a 6×4 table!) with a small mini count to get started? Yes please – count me in!

     

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  blinky465.
    #1576259

    limburger
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    Who said deadlines mean anything to kickstarters ?

    I got my ‘Full Moon Jacket’ game today …

    Original dead line : October 2018

    Final delivery : Octorber 2020

    Loads of werewolves (36 in a few different poses) and an A-team of specialists trying to survive.
    It’s got a mini campaign, a few extra ‘missions’ and a random map ‘survival’ variant to play.

    It was a pleasant surprise to see it finally appear on my doorstep.
    And like many kickstarters the journey was filled with lots of ups and downs … and impatient people complaining about stuff.
    It’s not a perfect game, but there are some good bones in there for a great one.

    The minis in the game are more of a bonus (there are cardboard tokens for everything), but I think they do add to the game.
    Not sure when I get a chance to play though, because I tend to collect cool stuff and never seem to get a chance to actually take it out of the box and use it. Between this game and the Rambo boardgame I think I’ve got Vietnam covered 😀

    #1576285

    sundancer
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    Well a two years delay isn’t that bad…. I don’t dare to look at some of the projects I backed and their “release dates” …

    #1576365

    limburger
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    I know. I’ve got a few that are late.
    It sucks, but it can happen as research and development is tricky to estimate.
    Factor in a few that are (clearly) new to companies that lack the experience to make good estimates …

    The worst part however has to be certain *ahem* folks within the various kickstarter comments sections that scream ‘scam’ and/or demand refunds the moment a project has minor (clearly communicated) changes, delays or setbacks. I wouldn’t want to be the person responsible for reading that sort of thing.

    Some people just don’t understand how development/prototyping phases of a project work and that changes can happen.

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