Thursday, November 30, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Never done a product review on the old blog before. Not really interested in them, but I thought a quick peek at my new Deep Cut Studio mats might be helpful to anyone who happens to be shopping around for game mats. Mats can be pricey, after all, and that's particularly true if your a North American and you're ordering a mat from Lithuania, which is where Deep Cut happens to be located. The shipping is murder. But. I'm very happy with what I've bought from them so far. The mats are well worth the money in my opinion. Here are a few views of mine. I needed an excuse to set up some lights and play around with the camera in the big board's new digs anyway.
The artwork is very beautiful and immediately convincing. Here's a view with some ordinary stones gathered from a creek bed and a lizard hide I got from the terrarium aisle at the pet store. You can see how well the mat sets off even the simplest terrain.
Three brave adventurers explore the mat. Deep Cut sells their mats in cloth, pvc and mousepad. Mousepad is by far the most expensive, of course. I knew I wanted mousepad from the beginning. Its lovely, heavy, rugged stuff. It doesn't fold or crease, doesn't reflect the light, and you can bounce your painstakingly painted miniatures off it all day and their paint won't chip.
Stranded on a tiny desert archipelago after their ship has crashed into the sea, Imperial Prelate Sancho Corleon and his companions wonder what to do next.
Anyway, hope this might be of use to someone. I've painted a bunch of stuff lately. More Rogue Trader, Biblicals and some ww2 naval stuff, so there are plenty of posts coming down the pike. Cheers!
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Ginormous, cavernous f*%$ing closet actually holds all my painted figures AND...
...all my terrain! It's like it was meant to be. I worked for it, though. More sweat and elbow grease went into cleaning this closet than every other room in the place put together. There was so much dust and junk and so many long deceased vermin in here that it felt like I was schlepping out the Augean stables at times, but it was worth it.
The Troll, by the way, donated the ginormous tv. Can't play a game without old favorites like Predator, Ran, A Bridge too Far and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean going in the background. Still a tremendous amount of work to do on the place. The library is going to be on the other side of that white door, and the bathroom needs a hell of a lot of work, but it's coming along. So anyway, this is what I've been up to for the last couple of months. I need to come up with a name for the place. So far I'm torn betwixt Festung Maus and The Jersey Lily.