Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Joining the Old World Army Challenge

In the Facebook group Oldhammer in the New World, an idea sprang up to have an army painting challenge. A casual way to generate some motivation to finish those long forgotten projects.

So two of the members, Iannick Martin and Chris Sabick, came up with the rules and format and launched a blog to chronicle the painting challenge. Blog is here and will be updated by the users as we go along. The Old World Army Challenge.

The basics are paint 1000 points of 3rd or 4th edition Warhammer Fantasy armies in 6 months. 200 points a month with a one month Mulligan. Post updates as we go along so we can all see the progress.

38 people signed up for the challenge. Here is a chart of the armies involved.

It will be fun to see the armies develop. I am going with Chaos. I have a smattering of lots of different armies, but Chaos was the one I had the most unpainted lead for.

So take a look at the blog and follow along.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

My visit to the Smooth-On store

If you do any hobby casting I'm sure you are aware of Smooth-On products. They make ton's of products for casting and molding used by wargamers, crafters, artists, special effects artists and so on. Well they have a store near us called Reynolds Advanced Materials. My daughter needed some molding supplies for Art classes, and I've always wanted to go there so we took a trip out to Allentown PA

It blew my mind. First off all mold making and casting materials was overwhelming. Plus the shop was crammed with examples of what you could do. And to really blow my mind was the entrance way. A full special effects show. Stone walls, Glowing lava floor, Huge dragons crashing thru the roof, tons of details. Lets just get right to the Picture spam.

These are Elevator doors

 The floor has a pulsing glow.

 Tree in the center of the store.

Very realistic tree bark.

If you live near this store and are interested in molding and casting. GO VISIT! Hell it's worth a side trip on your way to Fall In!!!