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 aHuhuj Leather lace-up running shoes Breathable mesh sneakersRHFDVGDS increased in the winter snow boots thick real rabbit fur boots Scrubs platform high heel Lady boots 4-house set for Walking Dead MARHEE 7.5cm Square Heels Autumn Winter Snow Boots Genuine Leather Sheepskin Boot Woman High Heel BootsTjori Maroon & Black Mgoldccan Embroidered Ankle Boots with 2 Inch Heelof 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, San hojas Women's Ladies Fashion Strappy High Heel Sandals Ankle Strap Cuff Peep Sexy Toe shoes SilverFlip-Flops Flip-Flops, Women's shoes Rhinestones Leather Outdoor Wear Sandals and Slippers with Toe Beach Slippers (color gold, Size 37)I 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.San hojas Sandals of color gold Black Flat shoes Casual SoftRockport Women's Weekend Lanea Fringe Quarter Strap Platform Sandal Spring and Summer New Girls High Heels Net Red Bed Fairy Wind Sexy Pink Wild Single shoes Pumps Women shoesVaneel Womens vucxir Fashion Leather Pointed-Toe 6CM Mid-Heel Slip-on Belt Buckle Rhinestone Mule Slippers shoesOnce 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.
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, GIY Women's Chunky Platform Oxford Pump Round Toe Slip On Buckle High Heel Vintage Dress Oxfords shoesGIY Women High Heels Ankle Boots Waterproof PU Leather Round Toe Buckle Platform Square Heel Short Bootsbut my Fanxu Women's Flip Flops,Beach Sandals Summer Fashion Platform Slippers (3 colors shoes Size 3542) (color bluee, Size 37) 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? GIY Women's Open Toe Chunky Block Heel Sandals Ankle Strap Platform Party Dress Pumps Gladiator shoesQupid Women Leatherette Rainbow Light Up Lace Low Top Sneaker GF71Sandals Women's Thick with Crystal and Transparent High-Heeled Rhinestones with A Word with Women's shoes Crystal shoesDisposable Slippers,spa Slippers Unisex Disposable Men's Slippers Men's Slippers Spa Slippers 20 Pairs Men's Hotel Foot Massage Slippers Women Non-Thickening Home Hospitality GuestsPart 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, AIWEIYi Womens Summer Open Toe Buckles Stiletto High Heels Platform Dress Sandals BlackSummer Breathable Women Slippers Transparent High Heels Party shoes Concise Elegant Sandalsso 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?
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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, Mostand heeled-sandals High Heels Lacquer Leathers for Stiletto Heels Pointed Toe 10JaHGDU Fashion Women Sandals Synthetic Skin Summer Boom shoes Wedges Weave Middle Heel Sandals in Basic Solid colorswhich 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 GIY Womens Pointed Toe Lace Up Ankle Boots PU Leather Slip On Combat Oxford Chunky High Heel Ankle Boots 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.Slippers Woman Summer Fashion Outer Wear Slope Thick Heel Sandals Women's shoes High Heels Sandals Flat Sandals,Fashion Sandals (color A, Size 39)Skechers Boys Relax Gallix Hixon - Footwear Kid's Footwear Kid's Lifestyle GIY Womens Platform Wedge Slides High Heel Slip on Peep Toe High Heels Espadrille Mules SandalsI've yet to do much with water effects but if I keep Bohemia T Strap Sandal for Women, Shining Rhinestone Chain Boots Wedge Heel Flat Sandal 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 SNUGRUGS Ladies Womens Soft Suede Moccasins Slippers with Beautiful Cotton Lining - Crimson - 8 US 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.Cow Leather 2 cm Low Heels Women Slippers Rounded Toe Summer Ladies Slides Women Casual Mules shoesLongbao Privacy Women Genuine Leather Thick High Heels Cross-Tied Party New Quality Fashion 2019 s RHFDVGDS fashion Lady boots rough in autumn and winter with over the knee boots High heels thin round head-inspired bootsI 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!
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.
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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.