Sunday, September 20, 2015


I got a few minutes to myself for some hobby time last night. I managed to finish blacking over all the areas of exposed green foam on the ruins where they were either damaged in transit or where the maker was sloppy and missed spots in some crevices. I still need to drybrush on some grey concrete and brown dust to finish the repairs. Then I plan to add a bit more rubble to the bases and drybrush them with some lighter tans and off-whites to match the rest of the terrain bases I have.

Also, while exploring a construction site today with the kids, I came across some great rocks and rubble! I grabbed a few nice chunks and threw them in the wagon. I figure they could make some great, simple terrain. Just clean them off and paint them to match the rest of the terrain. Then just plunk them down on the battlefield or put them on bases. Some are even flat enough for models to stand on during games for nice dramatic moments of clambering over rocks to get at the enemy or an objective.

Some nice big rocks for use as terrain. Beer bottle shown for scale.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Baby Steps

For the first time since Ava was born, I finally managed to pick up a paintbrush last night. It was only about 15 or 20 minutes and all I did was touch up some black paint on the parts of a few of those ruined buildings where they got damaged during shipping, but it still felt good to do something hobby-related. Between the kids and craziness at work, life has been really busy. Other than the Combat Patrol game with Pete, I've only had the time to daydream about modeling and gaming while trying to get a baby to sleep.

I'm sure it will be a while before I can get back to work on my Orks. In the meantime during my few free minutes, I'll try to get those ruins patched up and then I'll spend a lot of time looking at other people's stuff on the Internet while bouncing Ava.

But every little step counts and as soon as life settles down, I have a ton of ideas for things I'd like to model and paint.