Saturday, March 23, 2013

KS Sophie - Decal Update

I've been sitting here waiting for a shipping confirmation on my water slide decal paper, and nothing. I checked the order status on it and it was backordered. But yesterday I got an email saying it was completed! Which is a good thing, cause I need to do tests before I pull the trigger on using it on this Sophie mini.

Of course, I'm not home this week anyway, so work is hauled again. I did start gluing the pieces together, but I can't seem to find my green stuff, so I can hide the seam in the front tire. I may run home and grab the mini and a few important tools, so I can at least get some work done on it.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

KS Sophie - Water Slide Decal Paper

In the midst of packing and spending cash on house stuff, I was able to swing the money for the Water Slide Decal paper I need for Kickstarter Sophie. I've always liked using decals on minis and sometimes it seems like the best way to go for details. Especially if you need something to look "just right". Plus, my ultra fine brushing skills are lacking, and I don't think I'd be able to pull off what I have in mind by hand anyway.

I need to rework how I have my mini painting gear packed anyway, so I might pull her out and get to work assembling the pieces. I still have a month or so until I'm moving anyway and have been wanting to get work started on her as soon as possible.

At this point, I think I'm going to  look in my boxes for some sacrificial test minis to test run a few techniques on. Both with the decals, and with the metallic paint process.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Status Update - Lack of Progress

I haven't had much time to do much painting at all lately. My painting table is still covered in Super Dungeon Explore stuff and I haven't even looked at Sophie yet. The reason for this is that I am in the midst of buying my first home! So for the last 2 weeks I've been busily running around doing paperwork and such. The way things are looking, I may be moving in April. Which means I need to start packing up all of my stuff and prepare for moving day.

That means that my hobbies have taken a hit in the "free time" department. Hell, the only gaming I've done lately has been late at night on my 3DS, just before I fall asleep. As far as minis go, I am going to need to take all of the SDE minis I have painted so far and varnish them now, rather than after I paint their bases. I'll need to pack up all my paints and brushes and make sure I keep everything together so it's easy to set back up when I get to the new house.

In other mini news. Reaper announced that they are planning on shipping out the Bones minis in late March. That's awesome and I don't have to worry about them going to the wrong address, since it's going to my Sister's house anyway. The same goes for Relic Knights, Guilds of Cadwallon and Kingdom Death.

It's an exciting time. But also a low production time. Hopefully I can get back in the swing soon. But I just don't want to start Sophie and then have to worry about the paint getting chipped in moving.