Chess. It's not my game, I've only dabbled with it, but I do dig fancy chess sets. Especially ones that are handmade or themed. I once saw a set that was themed with fantasy heroes vs monsters, that was cool. There was another set that was angels and demons too, which was pretty awesome. But, I've never really thought about doing anything similar, until I was talking to my buddy, Matt, about Imperial Assault and he asked if it was a chess set. That planted the seed.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
About a 2 weeks ago I got a message from my friend Jeremy about possibly doing a commission for a guy. The job in question was painting up a copy of Star Wars: Imperial Assault for a guy he met at a local gaming store, who was asking if anyone knew mini painters. After a little bit of back and forth, I told Jeremy to give the guy my email address and we'd talk it all over.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
As you no doubt know, if you've been following my painting adventures, I picked up the re-release of Space Hulk back in December. It was a choice that was an unquestionable yes, even if it could have been looked on by some as a unwise decision. But, it's freaking Space Hulk, a Grail game I missed out on in 2009 and had been plotting for years a way to obtain it.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Super Dungeon Explore is one of my favorite board games ever. But man is it token heavy! There are tokens for Hearts, Potions, Loot Tracking, Dungeon Level Tracking, Bonus Skulls for Spawning and a myriad of Status Effects. It comes out to something like 18 tokens for different things and it's kind of a pain to store them. Enter the Plano 3600 series storage box!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
It's Thursday! That means we jump into the time-stream and go back to revisit some of my older miniatures and projects. It's Throwback Thursday! This week we're taking a look at the Games Workshop Games Day 2009 Chaos Lord.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A few years ago, back in May, 2012 , Soda Pop Minis started a Kickstarter campaign for Tentacle Bento. It managed to raise $30,701 dollars before the lords of Kickstarter pulled the plug on the project, due to the subject matter. You see, Tentacle Bento is a suit matching card game where you take the role of a Tentacle Monster and must use all of your skills to capture more girls than your fellow Tentacle Monsters. Soda Pop bounced back and managed to self crowd fund it afterwards.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
With the base and wall all built, was time to start painting the wall. The goal was to paint the upper section in a sponged paint technique and the lower section in a faux-stone look. Then the bottom trim would be black and the middle and upper trim, white.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Work continues on The Great Cyclopean Gemstone Heist. The base is mostly all set to go now. It's mostly all built and the light is mounted into it. But that's not all, I was able to get the thieves painted as well! Prepare yourself for to be inundated with pictures, 'cause this project is a-rollin'!