Today we held the third terrain day for the 2016 season. We had a pretty good turnout and a fine warm day. These two combined into a fantastic amount of progress. We were able to get all of what we finished last time base coated and we made huge progress on the houses that this year are being taken a little farther than last time by having wooden exteriors (made from wooden coffee sticks)
We made a great start on the Age of Sigmar Flotilla. Keel laying no less than 12 Warships. In proper maritime fashion we celebrated at lunch with pizza.
We even managed to get a little airbrushing in at the end.
Director for Creative Projects and Deliverables
NOVA Open, LLC=============================
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Prep for today's build
Prototypes- I like test beds and prototypes - (unlike a certain company I know of...)
I feel like testing an idea is far more intelligent than just bumbling into a situation with no plan.
So I sat down and built a prototype of each house design we will be using this year.
|The thatched roof will be made from an old wash cloth.|
|The small cottage needed to be re-glued|
|The first row of boards|
|The concept window. A square of paper towel was used as a drape|
|Pins were used to keep the sticks from warping while the glue dried|
|The corners will get a separate covering|
|Making the Door|
|I found it was easier to let the sticks dry then cut them to fit|
|New Shelves Added to site (Thanks Blake and Eric!)|
|Devin Working the hot wire knife (like a boss)|
|Could those be ships in the distance?|
|Prototyping ruins for Hobbit|
|Using the prototypes as a guide slats are added to the Thatched roof cottages|
|Painting out in the yard|
|The finished fences we cast last month!|
|Extra care was taken for the Hobbit houses|
|An experiment using a dremel tool to speed things up|
|Started painting the water features for Hobbit|
|Designing the sides of the Raider ships|
In all it was a productive day. Thanks to all my friends who came out to help. Without you we would be playing on empty tables!
The remaining dates are:
August- Pretty much the entire month will be busy as heck.
September- NOVA OPEN 2016
See you next time!