Friday, September 30, 2016

My Hobby and Blog in September 2016

When I started collecting miniatures, I was truly a "Games Workshop hobbyist." As mentioned on their website, the "Games Workshop hobby is collecting, building, painting and playing games with Citadel miniatures." Replace Games Workshop with miniature gaming and cross out Citadel in the above phrase and that would describe how I feel I want my hobby to be about now. It is the end of September, and I decided to focus these monthly posts emphasizing on the collecting, building, painting, and playing aspects of the miniature hobby.
Immeril posing on top of a work in progress modular terrain tile

Thursday, September 29, 2016

[Log] Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters - Overview

Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters, made by Green Brier Games, is a card-based board game with an east Asian fantasy theme. To be honest, I decided to purchase this product for the miniatures, thinking that they would fit well with my other miniature collection of 25-35 mm scale. Not only could I use them in the Yashima game, but also for role playing and skirmish games. Unfortunately, these miniatures are a lot larger than the miniatures in my collection. On Green Brier Games website, the Yashima products were tagged as being 30 mm in size. The bases are indeed 30 mm wide; however, the miniatures are approximately 10 mm larger than those in my collection (50 mm from bottom of base to top of head). So these miniatures won't be used outside of the game for me! My own mistake for not researching on the miniatures more carefully. Reading through the rules and looking at the cards, it looks to be a game that me and my family would enjoy. So here is the start of a log for the models in this game.
8 masters from the core game and first two expansions (Deep Woods and Icy Peaks).

Friday, September 2, 2016

[Log] Battle Masters Chaos and Destruction - Part 5

Work in Progress of the Orc Warriors
Now that I am returning logs back to being an overview of progress, here is what I have left to do with these old Battle Masters miniatures.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

[Workshop] Casting Molds

This post is to compile information related to casting molds. I am using the casting molds made from Hirst Arts (Castlemolds) and from Happy Seppuku (Your Board System). Like the texture stamps post, this is currently just a list of the casting molds I have. I will in the future update this post as I gain more experience with using these molds.
Castlemolds from Hirst Arts (top) and
Your Board System from Happy Seppuku (bottom)