|2016 Donations: $72.50
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Working on something that I thnk might be cool... we'll see how it turns out. In the meantime, I posted a real simple model of some "alien trees" in the Star Wars Character-scale page. Why trees? I don't really know... I just figured I would give it a try.
Thank you all for your donations - all 2016 costs for the upkeep of this site have been payed for!
OMG - an update!
I am very pleased to announce a new model... (drum roll)... a newly re-designed, All Terrain Scout Transport on the Star Wars "Character Scale" page! I've been working on that thing on-and-off for what seems like forever, and I swear the model is cursed. Just as it was coming together, my hard drive crashed and I had to start over. Just as I was completing it, I realized that the old sketches I was basing it off were inacurate (please do NOT email me to let me know how badly I screwed up the torso bottom - I know it's not "movie-accurate"). Whatever. It's done now, and I think it looks pretty darn good on the gaming table. The head is meant to swivel around, so don't use any glue when putting in that last piece! :)
In other news, I have retired the "tokens and maps" sub-section under the "Star Wars Character Scale". I may or may not remake the content and put it in a different spot... I haven't quite decided yet.
Between work and house-hold chores and Assasin's Creed, it seems like I never have enough time to work on my models!
I received my first donation of the year ($7.50), which is always welcome, but it made me feel a bit guilty, so I posted an updated version of the Power Generators emplacement model on the "Star Wars Fighter Scale > Maps" page and an updated rules set. It's been 2 years since I've posted anything related to the rules, and I'm afraid it's not that much closer to a viable game. The big change is that I've decided to get rid of square grids altogether and go with some free-form terrain (like Warhammer). It was my intention to use the forums to promote playtesting of these rules, but it's a bit late at night and I'm tired... so maybe I'll create a forum thread later on.
I know this is going to be hard for people to believe, but I never saw Force Awakens when it was out in the theaters. Tracy recently bought me a copy on DVD, which means I can finally stop hiding from spoilers on the Internet! And so, I'm posting some First Order paper minis - Captain Phasma and soem Stormtroopers.
Well, things are slowly turning into routine. Since my last post, I've (mostly) unpacked, bought a bunch of stuff I never needed before (lawnmower, garden hose, shovel, etc.) and started building a fence. I was also laid off from work... but was re-hired the very next day. Don't ask.
I posted a trio of 2-D models that I had actually completed before the move, but never got around to publishing. The new set includes Vader, a Royal Guard, and Agent Kallus from the "Rebels" cartoon. Since I now have so many 2-D Imperials using the new format, I went ahead and took down the old "Mini-Imperials" file.
Hapy New Years, everyone!
If you're wondering why I haven't posted anything recently, it's because Tracy and I have purchased our first home, so that's been keeping me busy! I do have a number of projects in the works, but my printer is still packed away and there's a lot of work that still needs to be done to get everything in order. But hopefully I can get back into the swing of things soon.
You'll also notice that the "Feedback" link to the left has been replaced with a "Forums" link. I've never owned a forum, and I thought that might be fun. There's nothing on there yet, but please feel free to sign up and provide suggestions, related links, comments... whatever you think goes. Right now, I don't really have a structure or goal in mind - we can just play that by ear. If you are having difficulty registering, drop me a line at email@example.com.
A shout out to Html1337 for his $15 donation in December... I'm sorry I didn't do this sooner. I also updated the cost of site maintenance listed above for 2016 (prices keep going up... $5 / month to host and $11 / year for DNS registration).
Also, a "thank you" to vic3105, who helped me identify and fix some broken links that I had missed.
OK, I THINK I got all the broken links taken care of. And for the first time in a very long time, the site remained up for an entire month! To celebrate, I updated the "Scum and Villainy" 2-D miniatures to include Boba Fett and Zuckuss! I also took down the old "mini Bounty Hunters" file, since the new miniatures are so much more awesomer than the old ones. ;)
Thank you, Marcos, for pointing out that filenames on my new webhost are case-sensitive. This was not the case on my old host, so I got a bit lazy and inconsistent with my naming convention. As a result, I can promise you there are lots of broken links here. But at least now I know what I'm looking for, so I can start to fix it.
Ok, big news... this entire site has moved to a new host. The good news is that this site shouldn't be going down every month for exceeding bandwidth quota. The bad news is that I won't have DotEasy's spiffy "webalizer" feature to tell me when I have broken links. So if you find a hyperlink that isn't working or an image that isn't displaying, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to tell me the name of the link AND the URL of the page where you encountered the issue (you would be surprised at how many people just send me note saying "fix your links" without giving any indication as to which links need fixing). Hosting fees are changing as well, but I'll post those some other time.
In the meanwhile, to kick things off right, I've uploaded a new model - a portable shield generator, as seen in Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal. It's the first model I've done in Blender, and let me tell you... I'm going to start using this app to design all my models going forward! You'll find a copy on the Star War: Character Scale 3d model page - enjoy!
I updated the deluxe 2-D cutouts to include 2 Snow Troopers and 1 Rebel Trooper.
I also have a Vader, Agent Kallus, General Grievous, and Battledroid coming real soon. Pretty soon, I should be able to retire the old one-sided cutouts.