|2016 Donations: $0
2016 Ad revenue: $0
Yearly cost for this site: $71
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.
Sebastion Steel made an awesome looking TIE Advanced model. I haven't printed one out yet, but I can't wait to see what it looks like flanked by two standard TIEs, gunning down an X-Wing or three! You can download a copy from the Star Wars starfighter-scale page.
In other news, Tracy and I got us a hound dog! His name is Mason - he's a rescue from a shelter, and he's really sweet, but he can be a handful at times. I have no idea what his life was like before, but it's pretty obvious he was neglected. Hopefully, we can get him to calm down and relax long enough for us to get a decent night's sleep. :)
Wouldn't you know it... as soon as I got better, my wife caught the flu from me. We're both better now, but man did that lay us low for a while.
Thank you, Justin for your $4 donation - I greatly appreciate it.
I also have some new 2-D cutout miniatures on the Star Wars Character Scale page... I tweaked the "Scum & Villainy" file and added some Rebels. Enjoy!
DeviantArt has changed how you download files from their site - so much for my bright idea of hosting files there while using this site as the main interface. I think I've found another webhost that should get rid of my recurring monthly bandwidth problem... but I've already paid for the year on Doteasy, so I'm a bit torn as to whether I should make the switch now or later on.
In other news, my World of Warcraft account was recently hacked. I'm not really mad or angry at the person who hacked me (I mean, it's just WOW, it's not like it was my bank account or anything); I'm mostly just curious how they pulled it off. I've never had anyone access one of my accounts before.
A whole lot of stuff has happened recently.. some good, some bad.
In other news, I updated the "FAQ" page to provide some guidelines for people who want to modify the models on this site for other games (for example, making them larger for Fantasy Flight's "X-Wing" game, or tweaking the textures so that you can have starfighter squadrons in a variety of colors).
A very special "Thanks" goes out to Timothy for his donation... throughout 2015, this site is brought to you by his generosity!
There's a new model on the "Aliens" page, and it's a big one... enjoy!
Some of you may notice that some of the models now say "mirror download from DeviantArt" under the download link. That's a temporary redirect to my DeviantArt page until I can figure out what to do about my monthly bandwidth problem. Some people have suggested that I should switch to a blog, but I really like the look and layout of my current site. So... I dunno. I'm trying this with a few models, and we'll see how if it pans out.