Friday, October 21, 2011
Lucky Joe's House
And finally, about the tanks. As readers of this blog know it has been a learning year, and some of the tank molds can really do for an improvement. They are by far the hardest thing to run due to the thickness of the parts and the alignment problems that plague them. With the new alignment pins I am using and some thinner designs in mind I think I can make a much better product. In the future I would like to see a design it yourself kit that would allow for multiple weapon options. However, there seems to be little demand for them. That is why I am going to re-focus on making the infantry sprues.
The trouble with the infantry sprues seems to be the 3-4 week design time needed, followed by another couple of weeks of milling. I have to learn to be patient. Designing a complex sprue like this is similar to painting an entire army of minis. You seem to think it will never be done, and then one day you look down on the table and there they are.
And speaking of painted armies, had a chance to fill the table with lead and played a game of Fantasy Rules! 2nd edition. Very good rules set and reminded me of why we enjoy the hobby so much.
Have a nice weekend folks.