Not Dead – just busy


Wow, time just slips by when things get busy.  Things have been kinda hectic in our continued push to get things done between rain or snow lol. 

We tore down two old and rotten sheds late last month and got this new shed delivered this month. We will end up with 3 or 4 times the storage we used to have – all in a more usable space.

I spend last weekend getting all of the electrical installed and working properly. 

On the gaming / hobby front … I finally got all of my Dark-Age Brood painted and complete. I’ve been working here and there on them. But finally this Week had time to sit for a few hours and bang them out. 

Here are some individual photos of the newly completed figs…  

I’m waiting for a new photo shooting set up to be completed before I reshoot the group as a whole.

Next up I need to clean up the hobby table (again). And decide what I’ll be working on next.  Thinking about Epic … or something. 


Hobby Outlook – 2.17.17

It has been an early spring like time here … the snows have given over to rain.  Lots of rain… the rivers are high – and more rain is coming.  Our back yard is a pond… But after over an inch and a half a rain in a 24hr period that tends to happen.

Typically we get lots of rain – over the winter and spring but mid February is slightly early for “spring”.

I am hoping that the freezing temps are going away.  Especially  on my early weekend morning outings to toss some discs around.  Frozen fingers and hard discs don’t help my score lol.

As far as the hobby stuff goes – its all been in limbo since my last post a week or so ago.  I have been working on other outside projects between rains.  I really need to get ahead of things this year as we have a fairy busy summer scheduled.

I do have some clarity on one thing… I will not be attending OFCC this year.  Why? Mostly because I will be out of the state – on a summer trip to New Mexico to visit family friends.  This road trip will last a week and we hope to see a few sights along the way.  We made the plans for the time that would work for my wife and I’s work schedule along with my friend in New Mexico’s schedules.  I hadn’t noticed that it was the same time as OFCC till this last week.

I find that missing OFCC this year has lightened my mental work load… I don’t need to spend time painting an army – or preparing to play.  Which isn’t that bad I guess… I have not played 40k for well over a year… maybe two?  I’m finding it hard to justify 40k still occupying a slot in my “hobby-sphere”.  The whole thing has me looking at all my hobby stuff – and needing to come to some solutions for where I am spending my time and money.  I anticipate this being a future post… as I start to come to terms with things a bit better.

I did get out with family over the last weekend… we ended up going to the Portland Winter Light Festival.  It was lots of fun, even in the typical Portland rain.  I got a few cool photos… and I plan to go again next year.  It really felt like a perfect Portland type event.



Another Week (or so) in Hobby – 2.2.17

Well, winter has relented for the last week or so. Snows are all melted for now so I got out for a couple of chilly rounds of disc golf. 
On the hobby table nothing has really changed. I hadn’t really gotten time to do much hobby stuff. But I did get my long awaited Kickstarter “TIKO” 3D printer. (About a full year behind schedule). 

I’ve only begone to play with this printer. It so much reminds me of the early 80’s and getting my hands on my first home computer (TI-99-4a). Lots of exploring to do with this.

I have only made some basic things so far. But after I get things figured out and dialed in I’ll have a full review. For now it’s just exciting to figure it out. 

My hope is to use it to make terrain and gaming stuff. My wife wants to play with making some earrings and stuff too. 

– d