Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
I have been a very hot and cold member over the years. Dad had been a member all my life. He would take us to every convention. Then when I left home for the service, I was gone. Once every few years I was home during a convention and went. Then becoming a member once again. That annual membership would expire as I was gone again. Honestly there were years I was around, but was not interested or couldn't be bothered.
Monday, February 22, 2021
All Stone Mountain's stuff arrived while I was out. There was a delay. One of the molds was busted. I got it and it all cleaned up. Very little to no flash. Not to no bubbles.
I soaked it all in the MrClean stuff I use for resin clean up. That stuff is as good as Frank's Red Hot. I put it on everything.
Then All was primed with Otter Brown and packed for painting at work.
Last week was more fencing. I have all 30 packs of fencing punched and chopped in half. I am out of wood for bases. This week I used 3mm evergreen plastic. almost out of plasticard.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Mel was there at the last AdeptiCon. He was hanging out, talking to everyone, and taking pictures of all the terrain and tourney boards. Poor Mel had to film us twice. As he came down our row of tourney tables, I looked up from my game. "Holy Shit. Its the terrain tutor dude. What the fuck are you doing over here? Chicago is a really shit choice of cities to visit." After which I noticed he was filming. Said I was sorry. No youtube money from people saying fuck! It must have happened a lot, as Mel came back to chat with us.
I now know what he was doing there. He already had the idea for the book. This AdeptiCon tour was a book drive. Smart bastard! I bet most of the Kickstarter funds came from AdeptiCon players.
Mel and the editor did a good job writing and present the information. It is highly readable. A glossly hardback with glossly magazine type pages. Initial layout is great. As Mel gets into the projects, they stop building on each other as a knowledge base.
I read the whole thing the day it came. It is ok. Was it worth the wait? No Was it worth the Kickstarter price? Maybe. If you know jack all nothing, sure. It is a reference for foundational knowledge. If you have been in the hobby or watched his videos, no. I am going to eBay my copy. I expected more! Maybe I expected too much.
Friday, February 12, 2021
That first group of fences put down some length over 67", on the Stone River set up. I replaced the initial attempt at fencing with the new improved. The new style is in the for-ground and teh old right behind it. The foot print is so much less intrusive. It is also much more flexible for the 3D battle field. Those fences completed at work.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Saturday, February 6, 2021
As in the last update. I have decided to rebase the fences on the Stone Walls footprint. The Stone Wall flow nicely over the 3D terrain of the RF&F battle field. The 4 sizes of the foot print allows for a greater flexibility.
The Stone Walls
These are the left over fence rails from Battlefield Terrain Concepts. They are listed as out of stock. BTC have not replied to requests for a large custom order.
The first 15 packs punched out.
2" sections are longer than the BTC's 3/4" sections. 2" is way too long for 10mm scale and 15mm scale. And extremely long for RF&F ground scale. I ordered a "Chop It" from Micro Mart. Each 2" section will get cut down to 1" sections.
Thursday, February 4, 2021