Well as those of you that have not unsubscribed from my Blog (THANK YOU) you will know that I have dived deeply into 3D Printing. I really enjoy it and the products are awesome. At first I will admit it took up all my spare time not just my hobby time. It has been about 2 months now and things are running fine and my spare hobby time has returned.
Like a lot of my life, my painting table is quite a mess, but like most messy people I know where almost everything is so don’t touch it:)
I usually have 2 or 3 different units being painted at the same time. All are in different stages of completion. I find that as messy as I am, I am good at time management. To be productive it is important to have at least a new unit ready to start as one finishes. That means cleaned, primed and mounted on painting sticks or bottle caps.
Sharpies Are Your Friend
I have come to love gold, red and silver Sharpies. You can find these most anywhere so no link needed. I use them for bayonets, helmut’s, gold braid etc. They work as good as their equivalent in paint and are so much easier to apply. I wish I could find the same format in white. That would be awesome for troublesome straps. If anybody knows of any in white please drop me a note.
When I got my first printer (I know have 4) I decided I liked the miniatures so much that I would gradually replace all my painted metals with plastics. So far I have completed my Austrian 40mm army and half of my 40mm Prussian army. I will have a booth at Fall In so will plan on selling my metal 40mm collections there.
Another new project is 28mm Nappies. Yes for those that really know me I am not a Nappies person. However my good friend the Gamepoet is getting into them in a big way with the new release of Sam Mustafa’s “Lasalle“. So I agreed to do Brits for the Peninsula. So far I have 2 units of 4 bases done. Each base has 4 miniatures.
1066 And All That
A few years ago I sold my 25mm Norman Army. Yes you read correct 25mm. That is because it was pretty much made up of the old 25mm MiniFig lines. I loved those troops for decades but they getting old looking and, well some cash right then was a big help.
So with my 3D printer and a great line of Normans from Medway Miniatures I started printing and painting up a new 28mm army. You can see some examples of the command unit in the last post.
So far I have completed 3 mounted Norman knights and two spear units. Not a bad start.
Game Project Update
I have been a little slow on the game writing end of things though given the popularity of my niche games it doesn’t really matter. I think I am like most authors, we do it for our selves and if somebody else enjoys them great.
D-Day to Berlin has a new scenario coming out called The Colmar Pocket. It started off as an e-mail from a friend and fellow DDtB gamer who sent me what he had done. I had my graphic artist do up a new map and tweaked the units after looking over the history of it. It is really done just needs some tweaking. I feel that as I didn’t actually write the whole thing I am going to make it a free download for anybody that wants it. I will put it in the store so I can capture interested persons e-mail for my Blog and then it will automatically be available for download to them.
Knighthood is a new game I am working on using an old title of mine. It is a 12″ square based game based loosely on Peter Pigs Square bashing games and D-Day to Berlin. I am going to include Middle Earth in this game as I have a great line of Orcs and other baddies I am now printing and they look stunning. I plan on painting up some fantasy armies myself.
I am also working on a Vassal of this game so I can play test it on my desktop just like I did with DDtB.
That’s it for now. If you made it to the end thanks and I hope you enjoyed my ramblings.