Today is a little bit works in progress, a little bit random/behind the scenes. This is what happens when projects get a little carried away and look to take longer than intended.
The hobby project that's turning into a big hobby project has been a trio of MDF houses. There's aA Pink Liyuandian Womens Wedge Espadrille Heel Open Toe Sandals Ankle Strap Platform Summer High Heel shoesBlack High-Heeled Lacing Short Boots, Thick with Pointed Low-Cut Martin Boots Side Zipper Waterproof Platform Ankle Boots Artificial PU Non-Slip Women's Cotton shoes 4-house set for Walking Dead Black Women 2018 Autumn Winter New Martin Boots Ladies Leather Round Toe Zipper Casual BootiesBlack AVENBER Women Mid Calf Boots Round Toe Zipper Winter Simple Fashion Footwear Short Plush Round Toe Square Heel shoesof which I picked up 3 during a sale at some point or another. As my theater project got delayed (more on that some other time) I thought I'd just whip out these 3 houses. My method of whipping takes a while.
I've long been hesitant to paint MDF as stories of it drinking up paint are legendary. I've not really experienced it myself, but I've really been limited what I paint. The kits as they come are fairly plain. I went my favored route for home and instead of trying to paint interior walls, Black BomKinta Women's Snow Boots Water Resistant Surface Anti-Slip Soft Sole Warm Fur Lined Winter Ankle Bootiescolor Women's Pointed Strappy Stilettos Pump Heels Dress Party Sandals Dress Party Court shoes Nightclub shoesI went by Home Depot and picked up paint sample cards for Behr paint. These specific cards are really good for what I need. They're sized to cover most walls. There's a variety of colors. Nobody in Home Depot seems to notice or mind when I grab 4 samples of 10 colors and merrily walk out without buying anything.
I've learned the method that works best for me is to glue the card to the wall and then cut and trim the excess. Before this, I dry-fit everything together (this will come in important on that theater project story for some other time) to make sure I get rooms with the same color.- Nine West MOKOSH Blackbluee T-JULY Retro Winter Women Snow Ankle Boots Cotton Plush Genuine Leather shoes Woman Stereo-Flower Med Heels Mid Calf Boot Pewter Blowfish Women's, Morra Casual Sandals2-grey Syktkmx Womens Espadrille Platform Wedge Sandals Strappy Criss Cross Closed Toe Mid Heel SandalsOnce the glue dries, excess is trimmed so the walls will fit flush, or as flush as I can make them, with each other and the floor. I tend to get a little overboard with the color choices. My house has tan (Gourmet Mushroom) walls throughout, but here I pick a different color for every room. It's colorful, if nothing else.
Pink T-JULY Women Flat shoes Rivet Pointed Toe Buckle Strap Flat shoes Black Pink Genuine Leather shoes Women Loafers Flats MoccasinBlack T-JULY Women Platform Wedge Heels Casual shoes Spring Leather Breathable Sneakers Height Increasing shoes
Interior window openings have been tricky in the past, with lots of mistakes learned. Just a square opening, thank you square hole punch, doesn't look right. Windows have trim. I tried a couple of craft-stick, fine - square toothpick - frames with 45 ° corners, - JANET & JANET Sandals Womens Leather Beige- Agile by Rucoline Sandals Womens Leather goldbut my Ivory T-JULY Snow Boots Women Cross Strap Round Toe Warm Winter shoes Women Mid Calf Boots Concise Office Lady Footwear Size 33-43 wasn't making consistent, flush cuts. Being lazy, I opted for and old fashioned square frame with longer top and bottom, and the sides are trimmed to fit between. With transparency film cut to fit the window and glued in before the paint card, it all makes for a decent window.
With the walls dry-fit into the base, I went ahead and glued all the walls together with some wood glue and let it all set for a day. Now it's ready for the next step. Ah, the next step. What is the next step? Notice the lack of doors? - Hush Puppies Womens Shilo Heeled Boot Grey Size UK 3 EU 36Z2-red LAICIGO Womens Ankle Buckle Scalloped Strap Chunky Heel Open Toe Heeled Sandals Leopard Summer Dress shoesBlack Velvet T-JULY Women High Heels Over Knee Boots Ladies Wedges Real Fur Platform Zipper Winter Large Size Long FootwearBlack T-JULY Women's Winter shoes Flats Ankle Boots Female Fashion Genuine Leather Wedges Mother Casual Non-Slip Warm Snow BootsPart of not gluing walls to the base is so the doors can still be added - and this time I took extra care to make sure the holes for the door hing/axis are on the correct sides. I learn from my mistakes! Sometimes. The outer doors have openings for windows, BROWN High Heels Female Spring and Summer Korean Version of The New Point Set of Feet Women's shoes Commuter Work shoes Women's Fine with Large Size shoes (color Brown, Size 36)White T-JULY Women Mid Calf Boots Platform Plush Fur Winter High Heel Boots Elegant Ornate shoes Female Footwearso I'll likely go the transparency film + toothpick frame route for those. The interior doors are very plain. I'm currently planning on printing out some door textures and gluing them on. Door textures may not be the proper term. There's some nice pics of interior doors on the Home Depot website that I'll likely be cropping and printing. I use Home Depot a lot for this stuff. Maybe I can get a sponsorship?
Black Women's Ankle Boots Winter Suede Snow Boots Fashion Bow Ankle Boots Fashion Outdoor Casual Walking shoes Black Brown (color Brown, Size 35) Black Cambridge Select Women's Low Top Lace-Up Chunky Espadrille Flatform Fashion SneakerWhite T-JULY Spring Summer Women Casual Breathable shoes Canvas Sneakers Graffiti Ladies shoes
There's some other little details I'm going to print out and see how they look, but I'll save further explanation until we see if it's worth it. The one part I will mention is how the floors of these 3 houses work horribly for house floors. While I'm tempted to just print out floors, Black Women's Sandals High Heels Metal Buckle Sandals Zipper Punk Fish Mouth Stiletto Sandals Buckle Belt Decoration Foot Ring Strap(Heel Height 12-13cm)Aqua Josef Seibel Womens Lina 07 Ankle Bootwhich is Plan B, I'm going to see how 1mm felt works as a carpet replacement. That's crazy, you say. Home Depot doesn't have 1mm felt! That's true. Hobby Lobby has felt!
Seeing as it took the better part of 2 weeks to get walls covered in color and glued, I'm not really sure how long to expect this next phase to take.
Segueing from Home Depot, it's clearance time of year. While I always drop in for coupon usage on Black Hi-Viz Baffin Men's Derrick (STP)-100c Pull-On Safety Boot I'll also wander the aisles looking for anything with a red sticker that I might one day use. This year that included some Brier Patch flock and a couple of water effects.golden Caramel Suede Sam Edelman Womens Hai Knee High BootBritish Tan Leather Cole Haan Womens Harrington Grand Slouch Bootie Boots bluee (Marine 76) Gabor Nesta Womens Leather Dress Court shoesI've yet to do much with water effects but if I keep Black Stone Grey ASICS Gel-Sonoma 4 G-TX Women's Running shoes I'm going to try something or other before long. I picked up some random odds and ends while roaming the aisles, too. I was starting to run out of the Sand & Mud pigment that I use, so instead of using my coupon on primer I picked up pigment. I also picked up a couple of random packs of wood pieces, because sometimes I just need random wood pieces.
After watching A Women's Ankle Boots Leather Fall & Winter Plaid Plus Velvet Pointed Boots England Bare Boots Chelsea Boots Martin Boots (color A, Size 36) I decided to pick some up. Most people talk about how these paints work well for painting lots of minis quickly, although the colors tend to come out flat and in pastels. The thing I noticed is that these paints seem to work well with skin tones and fabric.Dark Brown Frye Women's Veronica Slouch 2 Slouch BootsOil Grey Bright Mango Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew Men's shoes Grey A Jackets Women's Sneakers, 2018 Autumn and Winter The New Leather Women's shoes Breathable Sports shoes Round Head with Thick Platform High shoesI paint a lot of skin tones and fabric! Contrast paints are described as a thick wash. I like to paint with a wash!
I made a list of the colors I would be most likely to use and headed out to The Deep to get what I could. They had 7 colors in stock. 5 of them were colors I wanted, so I picked them up. From there I went to the Warhammer Store, and discovered they were closed on Tuesdays. Luckily, Adam at work mentioned a Warhammer sale of some type at JCs House of Cards. I thought they were mainly a Magic The Gathering & card games of that ilk shop. Facebook listed Warhammer in their stock, so I took advantage of social media and asked if they carried/had in stock any contrast paint. They replied "yes, we have them all". That afternoon, I saw they did indeed have them all. And then I may have left with too many. But they had them all!
A Women's Booties, Pointed Thick Heel Metal Wild Fashion Boots Ladies Scrub High Heel Fall Winter Leather Martin Boots (color A, Size 36) - Themost Over The Knee High Boot Womens Cowboy Western Thigh High Boots Wedge Heel shoes Mid Calf Combat Booties (11, Sliver)
I'm going to practice with these on some Zombicide minis that will never see the light of day, just to get a feel for how they work.
With all the Walking Dead minis I've gotten over the past couple of years, I've been racking up Mantic Points/Proof of Purchase. The Mantic web store had some more things in stock, so I finally got my points together and placed an order. I needed 40 pts, which I managed to get together - I had to raid a couple of not-yet-opened boosters. I'm not sure I've ever mailed anything to England, but I visited my local USPS to ensure I had everything packed, addressed, and properly paid. Sometime in the next 3 weeks they should receive my points. Hopefully in the ensuing 3 weeks I'll get my point paid booty.
Black AnMengXinLing Fashion Combat Boot Women Stacked Low Heel Leather Buckle Strap Side Zipper Slouchy Casual Mid Calf Boot shoesVapour Grey Cole Haan Mens 2.Zerogrand Stitchlite Sneaker Sneakers
B Women's Booties, Winter Plus Velvet Leather Boots Thick Heel Round Head Lace-up Ladies - Chelsea Boots (color A, Size 36)Camel Brown Joan of Arctic™ Wedge II Chelsea - Footwear Women's Footwear Women's Lifestyle
Black U-lite Women's 3 cm Summer Spring All Cowhide Slide Mule shoesGrey bluee Ebony Brooks Men's Cascadia 13 Trail shoes
I ramble. Sometimes I ramble a lot. Other times I barely say a word. It's a lot like talking to myself but in a form the whole world can ignore.
For years my main hobby has been the legal acquisition of movies. Select friends can borrow what I've got, but more importantly I need a list to minimize duplicating what I have.
The Print & Play board game that took over a year to get out of my head and onto paper.