Friday, May 11, 2012

Clearing the inbox

  Hi again folks.

  Well I finally made some of those billboards and put them in the store.  2 in a bag for $4, and an easy way to dress up the table top.  I have done a little google searching and there are plenty of strange billboards out there for you to use.  One thing is certain- 2 companies that should be forced to stop sharing a billboard are Giant grocery and Dick's sporting goods.  That sign just looks wrong. Google the image if you do not believe me.

 As for the size of the billboard, well it would be a large highway sign for 15mm and I think it looks better for 28mm. Here is a pic with a normal fig. This Steel Legion guy one is in the top box so gets picked for all these shots.

  When I put these in the store something had to go, so I took the Robocop diorama out and will put that on e-bay.  I think my experiment with die cast is over for now. I lowered the price of the cop cars. It looks like I am going to have enough to simulate the chase scene from the Blues Brothers.  Sometimes it sounds like a good idea but it might not be. And die cast cars are available everywhere it seems so no reason to fill a place in the store with them.
  I  manages to finish a long running project for Perry County hobbies and their space ship conversion parts. Here is the last piece of the kit.
  If you know what the term "Cheyenne Class" means you can pick up the kit from him here;!/pages/Perry-County-Hobbies/215103061852503

  Check out the photos of the lit up engines. Overall a nice part.
  This job got me thinking about multi mold kits for larger scale objects. This kit took 3 molds to make and I think I can make a 28mm tank with 3 molds. Might want to play around with that.

  The epic style bases can be purchased from

  I have one more job almost done and then another to start, but I am going to be slowing down with custom orders. Clearing out the to-do list.  I will probably only be working for one client anymore.    
   This is because I am going to be running this part time. Yes, that is right, I managed to land a real job with humans to talk to instead of wildlife. I might not be staking snakes with a pellet gun and playing ninja with some geese, but it does have other benefits. 
   The greatest of which is going to be that I can relax and work on whatever looks cool at the moment.  This is something that must be done, as running a small web store leaves too many variables in ones life. I think I will look to find a like minded person or 3 and we should be able to crank out some stuff even part time.  Will keep everyone posted on this. I start in June. 
  What this also means is I can really focus on a long term project. To that end I have been working on making my female troopers even MORE over plump. The 3d printer has not arrived. When it does I get to see what they look like and then decide if they are chunky enough for a wargame table. This will allow me to make a quick adjustment and then try again with weapons and such.  It has taken a long time but I have figured out the parting lines and other issues for making figures. The last stumbling block is trying to sort out how out of proportion to make them.  There is a good chance I am going to make some 1/32 scale "normal" people for around my slot car track.

  I will leave you with a pic of a billboard that generates business. Instantly.

  Have a great weekend.


  1. Hey Man, HUGE fan of yours, and I really do admire your hobby first philosophy. I love your work, especially the 15mm sci-fi. I'm building a gothic sci-fi army, and I plan to have your Trencher MKII tanks Form the Bulk of my Armored Fist, and your buildings a good chunk of my not stalingrad. Congrats on the job, and good luck to you.

  2. oh, and your store says "I removed a couple of the tank models from the store. I have plans to remake the molds and improve the look. I also need to make the molds perform better. In the future they will be replaced with multi-part models that allow for a variety of configurations." any idea what kind of time frame thats in? (not rushing your art, I just now found your store, and I'm very excited to see more awesomness)