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


Now That … Is a Dragon

Just a quick post … I received my long awaited – Kickstarter today. And yes it is a dragon.  It’s a pretty big dragon at that. 

Well packaged with a nice letter from the makers. That’s a great touch. I was really happy to support this project and help along a starting group of designers and sculptors. 

I’m looking forward to starting this project… I’ve worked with resin models before so no worries. My biggest issue will be finding the time to get started on it. Look for this to be something I begin later after the rain of winter comes. 


This Week in Hobby – 5.20.16

Ok – well it has been a busy couple weeks – and I’ve been stretched kinda thin.  Last weekend I started feeling sick – and I ended up missing part of this week of work staying home.  But – I’m back at it now.

First up is a picture of Mt. St. Helens … Big blow-up on May 18, 1980.  I live and grew up just about 60-70 miles south of the mountain.  I remember the lead up eruptions – I was in school 6th or 7th grade as I remember. I am sure I was asleep in bed when it blew – and I remember getting up and collecting ash out of the gutters lol.  Wow – that was long ago. Hobby wise I was already playing basic d&d (or maybe the expert box??)

My current “hobby project” is stripping the paint off the outside of this old cast-iron bathtub.  I started with a pressure washer and then moved on to a wire wheel.

The tub is for the yurt. Im hoping to get it installed by the end of June. (Wish me luck).

Next up, I found more trench line terrain. This is something I got late last year via Kickstarter. It took just a bit of time Saturday afternoon to get it ready for the gaming table.

Lastly, I picked up this final bit if terrain.

I’m hoping to get most of the use of this with Infinity and Dark-Age. It’s nicely packed and organized.

So far it’s the best organized MDF kit I’ve purchased.  With an instruction sheet stacked with the MDF between each section. Nice!

This will take awhile to assemble … So expect updates every so often.

That’s it for now – back to work.