Thursday, January 21, 2016

Questing in Arcadia pt3

Welcome back readers!

     Another week has gone by and here on the east coast of USA we are expecting our first snow storm of 2016! Excited really; I have paints, miniatures, and food at the ready so I am good for a while. Let's begin by taking a look at some more painted miniatures from Arcadia Quest!

Prince Aaron


Another two down, and I think I only have 2 more at the ready at the moment. But not to fear, I still have other projects ready to show, and after this current project I am working on, will begin somemore Arcadia Quest heroes. Until next time readers...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Questing in Arcadia pt2

     What. A. Week. Gotta say it has been one roller coaster of a ride for the world. First we lose David Bowie, then the US Lotto hits a record 1.5 BILLION dollars, and then Alan Rickman passes. While I didnt hit the lotto, I know I will miss Bowie and Rickman but their memories will live on through their performances on film and music. Rest in peace dear sirs, knowing you were appriciated.

     Now continuing on to our Questing in Arcadia series, I have two more painted heroes to show you. Enjoy!



     And that's it for this week. I hope you enjoyed looking as much as I have painting them. And next week I will be back with more heroes for this fun game. Until next time!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Questing in Arcadia pt1: Leeroy and Nibbles

Welcome back readers!

     Today we are going to take a look at a few miniatures from Arcadia Quest. An excellent board game released back in 2014 from Cool Mini or Not, that consists of some Player vs Player vs Event action and some superb miniatures done in the chibi anime style much akin to Super Dungeon Explore.

     The miniatures are what drew me to the game, and eventually the game play took over from there. With the Kickstarter adding more heroes than the 12 from the base game and some expansions along the way, you could have a different game every campaign. Did I mention it was a campaign style game as well? Between each chapter (or session if you prefer) you can buy items, spells, and/or equipment for each of your heroes for the next chapter. Much like an RPG boardgame, this game is very fun.

     So this week we will take a look at two of the random heroes I painted up. Painting this style is a nice change to the normal way I paint, different techniques and usually quicker paint job.



I did say two right? Over the next few weeks we will look at a few I have finished before being swept into another game. I didnt even get close to finishing them all, someday I hope to.

Until next time!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Visions for the Future

Welcome to twenty sixteen!

      So last year was definitely slacking in the posts department, seriously. Life got wrapped up in a ton of different directions, and scattered into all sorts of a mess. I kept painting, working, and not updating any of it. Honestly I still have projects left over from 2014 I have yet to update...sheesh.

     Lets do a life update. Christmas of 2015 I received my first airbrush (a Badger Patriot 150) and a nice air compressor (TC 910 Aspire Pro) that was expensive but quite enough to run at any hour of the day in the main room without disturbing those sleeping down the hall or in the next room. At first I was a bit overwhelmed, but after practice and patience I procured my second airbrush for detailing, Badger Sotar 2020. 3 various airbrushes later, I am still priming and base coating with it, working towards more refined skills. I still prefer hand brush work, but for terrain the airbrush helps immensely.

     Over the course of 2015 our little group got into more games than ever before, as I am sure most of you have. This is the age of the geek after all. Many more companies are producing miniatures that fill various niches in our lives and almost something for everyone. We may have only played about 8-10 of these once, or one time a month per different game, but we have bought alot of miniatures and games. Trying to keep up on painting everything I buy, especially with my full time job, is a challenge. On top of taking up commissions. Needless to say commissions were not a big part of this year, and my attention was sporadic at best even with my own collection.

     My paint collection grew this year as well. As it should when one receives an airbrush. New airbrush specific paints were acquired and purchased (Vallejo Model Air and Game Air). Different primers as well, and various effects trying new paints. My P3 collection (paints from Privateer Press) also grew for new effects and colors, same with Games Workshop technical paints. I still love the Reaper Master Series paints though, the ones I use the most.

     There we have it, most of life in 2015. Add in family and my full time job, and it was busy. I would like to say I got things done, but not as much as I liked. I am hoping to change that this year. More painting, more gaming, and more time with friends and family. Updating this blog, lets not forget that, hell thats why you come here (I hope) will continue as my new schedule kicks in and already have stuff from last year that needs updating, so I have a few posts ready.

Lets get this party started!
HUZZAH 2016!