Monday, February 29, 2016

My Hobby and Blog in February 2016

hi photo 409434711_7c32198636_o.gifGoing to get this posted just before the end of February 2016! I want this blog to chronicle everything I have done, so that I can see my own progress and review my hobby work. It has been moving slowly and I am still playing catch-up on bringing my blog to what I want it to be. As of right now I have over 50 drafts of blog posts. Some of these blog posts contain notes for other sections that have not been added to the blog's main tabs: narrative, projects, and games. My immediate goal is to transcribe my handwritten notes from my hobby journal onto this blog. So by the end of March, I hope to have all the archive pages for Pre-2015 completed figures and terrains.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

[Log] Battle Masters Chaos and Destruction - Part 4

February 20th, 2016 to February 25th, 2016 - This past weekend I finished painting the remaining Chaos Archers--the champion and 4 individuals each wearing attire showing their devotion or infinity to different Chaos Gods. With the first batch of archers, I varied skin color with mostly brown to yellow flesh tones. This second batch, I tried varying skin color with mostly reddish skin tones. Overall, I am pretty happy with how the figures turned out. I had ten identical figures and was able to make each one a little bit different through sculpting and paint scheme. I definitely see many areas I can try to improve on,  Two of these areas I will paid extra attention to is: 1) Have more patience and pay attention to details when sculpting putty onto a figure; 2) Work on greater details on the face, for example. better eyes and adding eyebrows.
Finished painting!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

[Log] Battle Masters Chaos and Destruction - Part 3

February 1, 2016 to February 19, 2016 - Since the last update, I have added shading and highlights to all the chaos archers' attire. I then focused on each archer's skin and hair individually, completing the skin of 5 archers. Having so much of their skin exposed, the archers allowed me to better study and practice painting a wide range of skin color.
Archers placed from dark skin color to light skin color

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Quantifying Lethality in Age of Sigmar - Initial Thoughts

Two to three months ago, I wrote about different categories to compare a subject's strength in AoS--Durability, Lethality, and Maneuverability  I list here my initial thoughts about measuring a subject's lethality-the potential of a subject to inflict damage. The basic stats pertinent to lethality are the number of Attacks, To Hit chance, To Wound chance, and Damage potential. Rend stats are also pertinent to quantifying lethality; however, the true value of this parameter depends on the Save value of the target being attacked. My thoughts on Rend in quantifying lethality will be made in a subsequent post. I have considered attack Range as part of the quantification of lethality; however, in the end I feel it is better for lethality ratings to be independent of attack Range values. I feel that it is a better fit to consider attack Range values as part of the subject's maneuverability rating since attack Range determines whether their is greater or less flexibility of the subject's positioning to realize the subject's full lethality and/or durability potential.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

[Log] Alain and Oriana - Part 1

January 19, 2016 to January 31. 2016 - Oriana and Alain are Reaper Miniatures specifically made for Pathfinder. These are my gifts to my nephew and niece and not part of my collection. I let them pick a miniature from the online store and I am now going step-by-step with them the entire process.

Monday, February 1, 2016

[Log] Battle Masters Chaos and Destruction - Part 2

January 4, 2016 to January 31. 2016 - Since the first log entry on these archers, I have added magnet strips underneath the base, sculpted more fur on the Champion's cloak, undercoated them with black gesso and applied the first layer of paint on the miniatures. Except for the hair, everything have a base coat. In addition, the eyes were painted. Painting the eyes was when I decided to get new brushes.