|2016 Donations: $72.50
Yearly cost for this site: $71
OK, I'm finally ready to release the "something cool" I described in November. Head over to the Star Wars "starfighter scale" page... the model is prety lame, and the picture really doesn't do it justice, but I'm very happy with how the special base turned out. And the one I'm working on for "flying" models looks even cooler!
This is also not the "Something cool" I mentioned last month, but I added some vaporators to the Star Wars "Fighter Scale" page.
I'm planning on giving a make-over to the "maps & terrain" page and the "mercenary" page, just as I did with the other factions, but it's hard to get anything done over the holidays.
This is not the "Something cool" I mentioned last month, but I decided to re-organize how some of the models are presented on this site. The Star Wars "Fighter Scale" page now groups all models by era, instead of faction. Because you know... I can't leave well enough alone. Consider it a "special edition".
I also removed some out of date links and some old ads.
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. ;)