Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Hobby Progress

Well I'm off to a rough start. My work schedule and other obligations have prohibited me from attending an model shows or IPMS meetings so far and I have yet to complete a single model. Who knew raising an infant would be so time consuming right?!

To make matters worse we returned home from a brief vacation to find that one of my model display cases had torn loose from it's anchors and crashed to the floor, smashing nearly every model in it and damaging my new hobby desk in the process. So it's not that I haven't spent any time modeling, just that the time I did spend earlier last month was dedicated to rebuilding and repairing.


Since rebuilding my collection I have made some model progress. I've nearly completed Grombrindal, he's been a joy to paint but I'm finding the finecast face a bit of a pain at the moment.


I've completed additional prep work on a trio of Star Trek models, my Colonial Viper, Valkyrie Drop Ship, and Deathwatch Corvus Blackstar.




I've also delved into the Meng World War Toons tanks building 5 of them and converting one for Warhammer 40k. I also think I'm finished with another looted tank I made for 40K.


I picked up some 3D printed squad movement trays from Etsy which I've been finishing and will be molding and casting for my armies.

I'll be producing more detailed posts for many of the above projects I mentioned as they are completed. In the mean time I have to pack in as much hobby progress as I can late at night and during the little guy's all too infrequent naps.

At the end of this month there is a local model contest I plan to enter a few kits into and the Las Vegas Best of the West show is the first weekend of May. So far I'm on track to finish a few new things for that show.