Friday, March 30, 2012

The wheels are now turning....

So, deployments fell through, employment was more like indentured servitude, and I'm currently enrolled in school! The baby was born and all is well. THIS BLOG IS OFFICIALLY UP AGAIN. You will see way more activity! I currently have two computers now so machines going down are not an issue. I also have a new "job" I received a loan and purchased a laser cutter and a Mendal 3d printer and I'm going to design "with my brother" Wargame Terrain! as far as I know we'll be one of the very few in the US to make these laser cut terrain pieces. SO with this being my new job I'll be able to dedicate more time to the hobby as well finding everyone cheaper alternatives to TITAN companies miniatures and accessories.

The free DIY style I started with will continue as well!

I'm truly sorry for the long inactivity and the lack of a 6mm miniature tutorial that never was but I promise good things to come!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


The good news: I recently found out that I have a child on the way!

The bad news: I'm currently in between jobs & my laptop took a dump on me and I had lost all my photos and files that I have been working on for this blog. 

The good news, "Again": I had a load of spare pc parts around the house and I'm in the process of making a "promethean" machine, I will have to start working on the tutorials from scratch seeing how the files have been lost but it will be posted as promised. 

I also have a load of ideas for a digital wargaming table, "please don't throw anything at me for saying this!" that eliminates the need for physical terrain and minis to allow those with space and budget issues the ability to game. More on this later.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Back From Training

The longest 3 weeks of my life are over. I'll kick off my return by putting together a tutorial on sculpting 6mm miniatures. It's not exactly the easiest way to make dirt cheap minis but it is good to know how to do it. It will take me about a week "give or take" but keep an eye out for it.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Trash Builds

Need a grav tank? A Star Destroyer? An APC? Don't have $40 for a kit?

Build your own out of house hold "trash" Roebeast "a blog spot member" has beautiful examples on his page.


I've seen others that have done similar projects on yahoo forums that I had posted links for on an earlier post. This is CHEAP and a good way to recycle.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2mm Match Stick army

If you want a cheap 2mm army than this is probably the easiest way to get one. All I did was cut a few match sticks up painted them black and painted little flesh colored spots on the top to represent heads, nothing special and very easy to do. Cavalry and other units are a different story, I'm sure those units could be made on the cheap too. I thought about using an abstract representation for forces such as using small wooden cubes for elephants "or Behemoths if playing fantasy" And certain formations to represent heavy infantry, cav and skirmishers. Like I said this is quick, simple and cheap.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

6mm soldier

Had some time so I sculpted a generic 6mm SF soldier. It took a grand total of 30 minutes and about a pinch of ProCreat. This is my first 6mm sculpt, I can honestly say that it is easy to do so long as the proper tools and medium are used. I'll make a tutorial and post it online when I have the time. The key is in keeping the figure iconic, "you don't have to cram a lot of detail in and only sculpt the important stuff." This sculpt is nowhere near the quality that Baccus, DRM or GZG produces but it would do on the table. I'm sure if I took more time on this a better sculpt could be made.

I need to watch for scale creep :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

On Hold

Well I thought I was going to have some more time to start work but I was put on Advanced party with my unit. I'll be gone for a few weeks while I'm at training but be assured that the project will continue when I get back.