This Week in Hobby – 10.4.17

Well time just keeps rolling … I started my new work schedule this week (4-10’s). I’m a bit tired but Friday’s off will be nice to catch up on projects. 


All the wood is piled up and ready to be split. I’ll leave the piles till spring – by then we will have split the wood and ready for stacking. 


I received my kickstarter for Kraken Scatter Terrain last week. I quickly gave it a bath and cleaned it up for primer. 


The details are really nice and will go perfectly with my other scrap pile terrain I painted up last year. 


I’ll pull this stuff out for reference… I’m hoping to start painting things next week. 


Also this week, I primered and base colored this scrapper building for Dark-Age. 


I’ll start working on this by dismantling the dry fit and painting the details… hopefully starting on it this month. 

I’m still trying to wrap up outside projects… and I’m hoping decent weather and Friday’s off will allow me to get ahead of things before the winter comes. 

-d

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What’s Happening — 9.25.17

Well for the the last 3 weeks I’ve been working on wrapping up outside projects before the rains come. That all started with having nine trees on the property dropped. 4 were way to close to the house. 


Then there were 3 others whom were either dead / dying or diseased. 


And another couple of trees that we’re just in the way of the others.  The property has many more trees – so no worries for the remainder. 


I’ve spend the rest of the time cleaning up. “Bucking” up the limbs – hauling those away to be further trimmed and piled for burning season.   All the logs are cut down to rounds and pilled up for the winter. When I get time I’ll work on splitting it all. I think we will end up with around 2 cord after it’s all stacked. 


Between all that logging work … I got a chance to go to a local “Tiny House” show … which was pretty interesting… I was looking to get more ideas for the yurt.  It was cool to meet and chat with you tube stars as well. 

Lastly, I unpacked my kickstarter… “Shot Box”. Which is pretty nifty.  It has built in LED lighting… as well as a tray for my smartphone to shoot photos. 


I took some quick pictures… I plan on taking more after I get some backdrops worked out. 


I’ll need to play with the lighting – and with my manual camera apps to see what I can ge consistently. But these shots turned out well for just setting up the box. 

Alright, that’s it for now. 

-d

Late Summer Hobby Malaise — 9.7.17

The summer is swiftly slipping away.  But it’s still hotter and drier  than normal here in the Pacific Northwest. I spend the last bits of August with a summer cold … then as I got better from the virus the wildfires took over with unhealthy levels of smoke hanging in the hot dry air. 

I’m starting to feel mostly better now … just in time to try and get the last of the big outside projects wrapped up before fall. 


The yurt porch is done. We got it stained and treated for the wet season last week. I’ll get to the roof later into the fall. 


I got a chance to go disc golfing a couple weekends ago (here is my friend throwing out of a pond). It wa my first disc golf outing in months.  I did ok – and matched my score from my last visit to this course. 


Some new residents moved into my completed woodshed – I’ll try to catch them and get them fixed when they are completely weened from their mom. We have lots of strays in my area sadly. 


Here is the hobby desk …. it’s a mess. It has been to hot in the garage to really paint. I’ve cleaned up and put together some MDF terrain – but that’s about it. I’m hoping to wrap out the outside projects and get back to work on the hobby stuff when the fall rains come. 

-d