Planting the seed: assembling Farmer’s Guild Tater

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I bought Tater when the Steamforged Guild Ball Store’s Locker Room opened during GenCon. It arrived on Friday (along with a mug or two), so I thought I would get him assembled, as I had some Morticians on the table being put together for a commission (eek – some one is employing my hobby services?! The fool!).

So here is my simple step by step to putting the model together. There is nothing unique here about assembling Tater, so the method used is pretty generic to most models. Continue reading

Painting Experiments: Gold Non Metallic Metal

I recently got two Non Metallic Metal Paint sets for my birthday. It is a painting technique that I have never really tried, painting a metallic surface using solid non metallic colours by simulating the reflections of the metallic surface. It does look good when painted well, but looks off if painted poorly. This is my first real attempt at the technique and I thought I would post my thoughts on the two sets as I use them. Sounds like a review, but that implies I know what I’m talking about. No, this is more of a reflection of the NMM paint sets by an inquisitive hobbyist. Oh come on, you must have seen that pun coming at some point!

Why did i pick these two sets?

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Birthday Hobby Haul

I was another year older on Sunday, perhaps not another year wiser though. My family tend to ask me if i want anything in particular and usually the first thing to spring to mind is the latest shiny metal toy (increasingly plastic/resin these days too). However its getting harder and harder to suggest models when invariably they just end up sat in a box partially completed. I feel bad about that, for example last year I was bought the Khador Warjack Ruin, and its still sat partially assembled in its box. In my head its verging on disrespectful to not complete a model that was bought as a present (Note to self: finish that model).

So this year I didn’t ask for a model. No, this year I asked for…

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Guild Ball Prototype Range Rulers

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I decided I wanted to get some acrylic range rulers made for the game Guild Ball. My goal (haha i’m sooo witty😉  ) was to make a set of useful measure guides fitting the most options into a single ruler as possible. So I set about designing a stick that could measure/guide the placement of models in a number of different situations. Sure they are a number of different manufacturers out there making measuring sticks (google image search). They all share a common design in that they a stick of a given lenght – no surprises there. I have a set of these for that. Other designs are such that you can place the template in contact with the ball or model’s base and then place the base at the opposite end of the template to achieve a given distance. Like the measuring sticks for X-Wing, measuring front of the base to back of the base. The issue with that is that you need a single ruler for each increment of distance you want.

So what have I done differently?

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Infinity: Mayacast’s Link Teams Episodes HSN3 Update

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A couple of months ago the guys on Mayacast Podcast went through the link teams available for each Sectorial army. With the release of Human Sphere N3 there has been some changes to the link teams available as well as new links within Sectorials and a new Sectorial army too…Onyx Cotact Force. Tom and Kip of Mayacast have updated their information of each Sectorial. As i had a previous post listing the time stamps for the old shows, I thought I would post up the new time stamps.

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