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 aAtelje 71 Women's Selima Dress SandalElegantPark FC1527 Women Flats Satin Lace Bridal Wedding shoes Ivory US 11 4-house set for Walking Dead Corkys Footwear Women's Elite Stirrup Slide Brown Red Leather Clogs and Mules shoes 6Early Spring Korean Version of Suede Pointed Commuter Professional High-Heeled shoes with Temperament Foot Thinning Gentle Single shoes Women Women Pumpsof 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.
Women Casual shoes Ladies Cutouts Lace Breathable Platform Flat shoes Height Sneakers shoes goldsmyth Classic Design Round Toe High Heels Genuine Leather Pu Leather Slip On Casual Woman Summer Sandals
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, LZWSMGS Women's Ladies Leather Open Toe T Belt Sandals Summer Rivets with High Heels Court shoes High Heels Office Work shoes Ladies Sandals (color Black, Size 35)Sexy Women high Heels shoes Woman high Heel Ankle Strap Pumps Women shoes Stiletto Thin Heels Pumps Ladies shoes Wedding shoes,C,US8EU38.5CN245I 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.Women's Faux Leather PU(Polyurethane) Spring & Summer Sweet British Sandals Stiletto Heel Peep Toe Wedding Party & Evening,A,US9 EU40 UK7 CN41SXHDMY High-Heeled Comfort Sequins Pointed High Heels Women's shoes Single shoes Spring and Summer 7CM Black gold Silver high Heels (color Black, Size EU39 UK6 CN39) Mo Duo New Women Sandals High Heels Gladiator shoes Plus Size 34-43 Summer Party High Heel shoesANYUETE Women's Quick Dry Aqua Water shoes Lightweight Athletic Sports 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.
MKJYDM High Heels Women's Fashion Casual Elegant Sexy Work shoes High Heels High Heels 3.5CM 4 colors Women's high Heels (color Brown, Size EU36 UK4 CN36)Longbao Fashion Women Ankle Boots 2019 New Elegant Privacy High Heels Pointed Toe 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, GIY Women's Round Toe Lace Up Ankle Boots Suede Mid Block Heel Comfortable Bootie Martin Dress Short BootsGIY Women's Fashion Waterproof Rain Ankle Boots Mid Heel Platform Zipper Bootie Dressy Martin Short Bootsbut my Girl21 Patent Leather Sandals Women shoes Buckle Elegant High Heels Summer Fashion Party shoes 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 Rhinestone Satin Latin Tango Salsa Heel Dance Sandals T-Strap Ballroom Morden Dancing shoesHuhuj In thick-soled platform sandals in the summer Lady peep-toe buckle sequin shoesStraw Weave Slippers Woman Open Toe Footwear Casual Slides High Heels Mules shoesWomen Spring Autumn Handmade Flat Genuine Leather Winter Warm Boots with Plush Ladies Side Zipper Short Ankle Boots Purple Single Boot 39 B(M) USPart 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, VANELi Women's Bryce Silver Metallic sandals 6 MLongbao New 2019 Women Slingbacks s Close Toe Fashion Mules s Genuine Leather Comfort Casual shoes Womanso 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?
Knee Thigh High Boots,Spring and Autumn Nightclub High Heels Ordinary Thick Shining Evierup Pointed Toe Party Woman shoes Stiletto Plus Size High Heels shoes Sexy Wedding PumpsRieker Women's Multi Metallic Floral Perforated Bow Slip On Flat UK 4 - EU 37 - US 6
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, Merry-Heart high Heels Sandals Women Cow Suede Buckle Square Heel Brown Black,GIY Women's Fashion Sneakers Breathable Mesh Easy On Casual Sport shoes Comfortable Walking shoeswhich 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 Women's Pointed Toe Stretch Ankle Boots Suede Chunky Block Mid Heel Pull-On Elastic Dress Short Bootie 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.San hojas Shallow Mouth Sexy Pumps with Tassel RedLongbao Women High Heel s Bridal Wedding Woman Fashion Dress Genuine Leather shoes Summer Sandals GIY Women's Floral Mid Calf Boots Retro Round Toe Zipper Wedge Low Heel Winter Warm Wide Calf Riding BootsI've yet to do much with water effects but if I keep GIY Women's Short Boots High Heel Chelsea shoes Slip On Waterproof Outdoor Lace-up Ankle Bootie 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 GIY Women's Chunky High Stacked Heel Ankle Boots Suede Vegan Platform Side Zip Bootie Martin Short Boot 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.Bea-life Women Flat Spring shoes for Woman Genuine Leather Flats Brogues Vintage LoafersBunique Minnesota, Eco-Leather Ankle Boots for Women and Girls. Low Ankle Boots, Vegan Leather, Eco-Friendly Manufacturing, 0.7 inch Heel GIY Women's Wedge Platform Slide Sandals Peep Toe Comfort Summer Beach Anti-Slip Slip on Dress SlippersI 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.
Baotou hollow bow high heel Sandals fashion leather shoes , powder , 38GIY Women's Metallic Bowtie Platform Slide Sandals Open Toe Comfort Glitter Summer Beach Wedge Sandals
AIWEIYi Womens Supermodel Stilettos High Heels Dress Pump BlackOakiwear Womens Oxbow Rubber Rain Boots w Gusset
Born - Womens - SamaSexy Women shoes Platform Thin High Heel All Match Women Sandals Party,
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.