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. 



This Week in Hobby – 6.27.17

Summertime is here in the Pacific Northwest… and so far it’s a hot one. I got out with the family to visit the Oregon coast over the weekend. It was a really nice relaxing break. 

After a few learning to play games of Arena Rex – I decided to do a quick painting project. I prepped the columns for paint. I capped the tops with some card stock. And sanded the mold lines. I picked the columns up in a cake decorating section of a craft store. 

After some tan primer – I dry brushed on a few lighter shades of tan then off-white. Lastly I added blood splatter to fit in with the gladiators. 

Lastly, I started and then finished off the covered area project. 

It went much quicker than the other section.  I’ll be adding a garden tool hanger section to finish the details this week. 


This Week in Hobby – 6.19.17

Well, summertime weather for the Pacific Northwest has arrived. And I’m struggling to get on top of my outside projects before the normal activities for the summer take over my time. 

I did get the new wood storage area finished this week. I’ll be starting the larger roof section this week. 

On the gaming table, I got to sit down with my nephews to talk them through a game of Arena Rex. It’s a fairly quick game to get your head around.  And the teenagers I was showing how to play caught on after just a short read thru. 

It is a brutal and bloody game. I really like this game for a quick through down.  As most reviews online point out. This game does a very good job portraying melee.  I found it to be very cinematic… and action packed. 

I’m looking forward to painting these beautiful minis.