I’m really happy when I can combine two of my hobbies. This time it’s Boardgaming and 3d Printing. Often, many games have tokens or chits that are pooled for players to take at different times during play. Usually, these sit in piles around the main game area. On Thingiverse, swholmstead shared this neat design — which […]
Pretty cool what a little time, 3d Printing technology, some creative design work, and a spool of PLA will get you. I’ve been testing various dungeon components to see how well they’ll work with our play style. And how good they’ll look once painted and finished. The crates above have yet to be finished. Usually, […]
Work in progress, painting Alien Frontiers game components.
Well, I finished painting the colony components. Looking at the photos, they kinda look messy. Note to self, don’t rush, even if you have 40 of the little buggers to paint. Ah well, on the game board at normal viewing distances they look ok. I didn’t want to paint the originals that came with the […]
Recently I’ve become aware of a trend to paint the often garishly-coloured miniatures and game components you find in modern board games. My first attempt was with Mice and Mystics, and now I’m working on Alien Frontiers. This time, I decided to prototype my colour schemes digitally. To do this, photographed the components just after priming, […]
It’s been about 20 years since I last painted anything remotely similar to these miniature game figures for Mice and Mystics. I have a lot of re-learning to do. Paint is now mostly acrylic, not enamel. New techniques like Dipping make the work easier. And the differing plastics used on different minis makes each attempt interesting. […]
I’ve been a fan (and Kickstarter supporter) of The Long Dark for a while now, and have played it in sandbox mode off and on. As such, it’s cool and fun! But this trailer for Story Mode gave me shivers. And not because we’re in the middle of a Canadian winter…