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Thursday, October 18, 2012

 Sorry about not updating lately.  I have not done any hobby work because, after fourteen years,  my wife has decided that she wants to move back to the UK.  She has been a very good sport living in the desert that whole time but now it is time to go home.  We have been working toward that goal for a couple of months so hobbies are taking a backseat..  She will move in November, then I am flying my daughter and the pets out in December after school finishes for winter break.  When I come back I have to fix up the house and sell it (knock on wood).  I will also have to wait for my shipments from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter  and the Studio Minatures Indigogo (no missing those).  Anyone who has experiance with UK immigrations clearance?  The process looks much more streight forward that the US system.  But with my luck I do not know.  Once everything is done, free and clear I can give my notice and move.  Night all.
Snitchy sends.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I hate thieves!!! Ainsty Robbed

 Just read this over on the LAF forum.  I hate thieves and these got quite a haul. 
Original thread!
Here is the info.
"While preparing for his weekend shows, Andy Lyon of Ainsty's van was robbed:  
All my boxes of show stock are gone, all my display models and figures are gone and all my boxed pieces for on the bottom of the racks are gone. Two racks of blistered minis are gone too."
It has a substantial retail value plus is about a years worth of stock that he's built up. Absolutely gutted for him.
Likely a crime of opportunity - but it's a shed load of stuff to move.
It happened near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.
Please share this and hopefully someone will have information which could help.
 If you see any boxed Ainsty sets or blistered Rogue or Crooked Dice Miniatures for sale anywhere please let Andy know."
 If anyone knows anything or sees any unusual sales activity please contact Ainsty.
Snitchy sends.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Studio on Indegogo!!

I have to admit I love these guys.  Now I am going to have to add a donation to my budget!
Studio Indiegogo
If you are interested and have the means these guys are great.
Snitchy sends.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Street Litter

I am planning on making an urban board that is in the "inner-city" and I figured that I need to make some litter to go in the yards and back alleys of the neighborhood.   First up is a covered truck.  Just a glue soaked paper towel arranged over the truck.

Next up is some covered crates and barrels.  Same thing with the wood glue soaked paper towel for the tarps. 

Some pallet stacks.  These are all made from bass wood and coffee stirrers. 

Lastly are two covered bodies, which do not photograph well, barrel and bucket stacks,  and a stroller partially wrapped in a blanket.  The bodies are two Reaper "non-heroic" dollies posed and covered again with the glue soaked paper towel.  The stroller is soldered together brass wire with putty details and punched plastic wheels.  

 Hope you like. 
Snitchy sends.

Friday, June 1, 2012

My new Zuzzy mat

Since the wife and I decided to move we are cutting the excess crap so to speak so I cannot make a dedicated 4X4 board for my zombie project.  This immediately justified (in my mind) the purchase of a 4X4 Zuzzy mat.  A couple of suggestions before purchasing mats from Zuzzy.  Do not order during tax season, he was over whelmed with orders.  Do not expect a lot of feedback from the company either.  He had a problem with his latex supplier when I ordered so that also increased the wait time.  PayPal went in on 7 Mar and I received the mat 26 May.  The mats details are outstanding and I would recommend them based on the quality.  Just be prepared to wait.  I first inked the mat with black India ink, diluted 1:2 with water and a couple of drops of Jet Dry to break the surface tension of the water.   Then I used craft paints to highlight the raised detail.  Now to the images.

Since I have never posted them before, here is an image of my Hasselfree HAZMAT troopers.
 Hope you like.
Snitchy sends

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Finished the Horde

Finished the last bits and pieces last night.  Still shiny from the spray sealer.  Sorry for the images, We are moving stuff around at the house and I took pictures where I could.

Hope you like. 
Snitchy sends. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bits boxes

I finally got my bits boxes organized.  The local Home Depot had too many of these small parts boxes after Christmas so I got them pretty cheap.  I may pick up one more as I have some other small stuff stashed around the man cave.
Plaster bricks.

Vegetation and Imex kits.

General Bits.

They stack and lock in place.  Pretty happy as they free up shelf space and cannot spill.
Snitchy sends.

Not the gang

My daughter has been bugging me since I started my zombie project.  Bless her heart, she wants to play.  At eight years old.  I decided to do an appropriate group of survivors for her.  Checking the Hasslefree site I found something very age appropriate.
 She seems to like them.

The not Velma with the rocket launcher is my favorite.  Not too happy with the not Fred's hand but it will do.
Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

201 Zeds

I just finished my last five individual zeds.  It puts me up to 201 individuals and one finished horde.  Here are some group shots.

Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Horde Base 3

Finished pinning all the zeds to the base.

Ended up with 26 on the base.
Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Metal Ducting Tape

 I decided to play with some metal ducting tape.  First I removed the backing and attached some graph paper to the back of the tape.  Then I cut out some squares.

Then I used a pounce wheel on the paper side to simulate rivets on the metal.

Next I took a plastic skewer to scribe lines on the paper side of two other squares.

 I also tried to use the pounce wheel on the scribed panels.  I figure it will work for a variety of details on buildings and other terrain. 

Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.