- Category: News
- Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:07
Hey, it's been... a while. Sorry about that.
A bit of (not-so-new) news: I have a 3D printer! A B9 Creator v1.2, to be exact. I actually purchased it quite a while ago. The Assaultron bust I've posted renders of was designed to be printed on it; I hope to have it printed and painted up for Adepticon this year. I actually have printed it once, but that prototype print has showed me some edits I need to make, so I won't have a "final" version for a bit.
Runewars was announced last fall. I don't do much in the way of 3D work for that game (so far, just some of the the hero base terrain inserts) but I've done a fair number of the studio paint jobs (Ravos, Maegan, Kari, Ardus, Ankaur Maro, Aliana, Waiqar command unit, a couple guys I can't mention yet, and a whole lotta Uthuk infantry) for the game.
Oh yeah... and Legion.
I've been doing the vehicles for the game. Though, where those vehicles have riders, the riders were sculpted by others. I'm a CAD guy, so figures really aren't in my wheelhouse. I've done the speeder bikes, the AT-RT, and the recently announced AT-ST and T-47. I also designed the bases/movement tools. And! I designed, built, and painted the Tatooine table and terrain pieces that appear in the rules and at convention demos. (I believe that the Tatooine scenery will be in our booth at Essen, which is going on as I type this.)
Oh yeah. And I got to paint the studio Vader.
(Seriously, how effin' good is that sculpt? My colleague Akshay hit that one out of the park. Then went out into the parking lot, found it inside the car it destroyed when it landed, and hit it again.)
So. Busy busy busy. I hope to begin posting more in the next few months, as I work on some items for Adepticon.
- Category: News
- Published on Saturday, 06 May 2017 17:12
- Category: News
- Published on Friday, 08 August 2014 20:44
FFG has announced Star Wars: Armada for early 2015. This was (and still is) my main project for the last sixteen months or so, and now that they've pulled the trigger on the announcement, I can actually talk about it. (In that I can say the game exists and that I worked on it, not that I can talk about it in any detail beyond what's contained in the announcement.)
I designed all of the ships in the game, with the exception of the Nebulon B frigate, which I did the initial work on before handing it off to a coworker for detailing.
- Category: 3D Space Hulk Board
- Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 19:46
I'd originally planned to buy the acrylic from a local source, as online dealers really ream you on the shipping. Unfortunately, the local source (A1 Acrylics) charges cutting fees now. They didn't the last time I was there, a few years ago. The only way to actually save money over buying online is to buy a full 48" x 96" sheet. Which is around $100, and way more than I need.
However, one thing they have added since my last visit was a scrap bin, where everything is sold for $1 a pound. Which was fantastic- there used to be a Cadillac Plastics in town, and they did the same thing. I used to use acrylic a lot, but when they closed, I no longer had a cheap source.
Black acrylic isn't as commonly bought, so they didn't have much in the scrap bin, but I was able to get enough to make two of the rooms and maybe a third to half of the corridors, for $8. If I'd wanted clear acrylic, I could easily have gotten enough to build every section for every mission in the game, for under $30. I'll probably go back in a few weeks to check for more. I'd go more often, but it's on the other side of town.
I have made one slight alteration to the design. My main reason for wanting 1/4" acrylic was that it was thick and stable for the bases, and the glue surface was sufficient for the walls to be pretty solidly attached. However, I realized that since I am now gluing the walls to the side/edges of the base pieces, the walls can be made from a thinner acrylic. I'll still get a good 1/4" glue surface and a durable base, since that's determined by the thickness of the base now and not the walls.
With any luck, I'll have some time this weekend to start cutting parts.