Friday, September 30, 2011
I am waiting for my new fleet game I ordered from the evil empire. I ordered this because they promised to not support it. It is my opinion that in the past support has ruined a lot of the games I used to like. Expansions should enhance a game, not butcher it and destroy the enjoyment. Just my own $.02. Anyhow, if I like said fleet game I might make a similar scale generic ship or 2. So much to do....
Have a nice weekend folks, things are starting to get interesting. :)
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I put a bit of paint on the troll and it looks OK, maybe something like the quality of the Battlemasters ogre model.
Looks like I am going to be at Fall-in. Hope to sell some bases and hand out my new business cards. Get a chance to greet people and talk with other hobbyists. It has been a while since I regularly attended conventions and I am looking forward to it. I would like to have some new stuff available by then.
There is only one thing that keeps standing in my way. The mechanical failures I so often complain about. I know this sounds like a broken record, but it is getting really annoying.
It started off as a series of seemingly minor unrelated events. A finger chopped off here, a small fire there, a water leak, a PC power supply failure, a motor bearing siezing up, gibs on the CNC becoming rusted, etc. But lately I have begun to suspect something more sinister. I am posting this blog report from my daughter's lap top. My main PC, with all of my files for making products has shut down and refuses to work. FOR NO REASON. It is barely 2 years old.
A friend stopped by to help diagnose it and we think the mother board is fried. I am awating a new one so I can get back to work. However, the frequency of these events has led me to conclude that it is not a coincidence, the machines are out to get me. Now that I have accurately assessed the situation I can take measures to assert my authority over these troublesome gremlins. And gremlins are the only logical conclusion. My shop is infested with them. For now.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
1. To make unskilled or experimental efforts at repair; fiddle.
3. One who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts.
2. To manipulate unskillfully or experimentally.
4. A clumsy repairer or worker; a meddler.
Speaking of which, yes both the large and small CNC machines broke again! One even had an electrical fire and billowed out smoke. Luckily I am already on blood pressure pills and the people who sold them to me both live too far away to prevent me from loading the machines on the back of the truck and backing it through their window. Got them fixed again and going to work.
Speaking of which;
In other news, I got a lot of good ideas from people for making stuff. I have a 6mm scale building on the works and a 6mm tank unit. I have been negotiating with a couple of guys to perhaps do a bit of design work in exchange for a royalty. Looking forward to seeing what they make.
Have a great weekend.