Although the audience for this website continues to stay small, I am able to announce that the “staff” of contributors has doubled. Not that any of this is a paid effort, but my oldest son has decided that he wishes to help contribute, so we have set him up with the ability to add screenshots and material, under his chosen pseudonym of GameKnight99. For now, the activity will likely be limited to in-game screenshots from Ark: Survival Evolved, but hopefully it will expand into posts and additional content, perhaps even some gaming videos of his own. He already is involved in most of my video and podcast content, but more as a participant than a creator.
Today I went and got my beaver and accidentally killed it. So there was a update that gave a tranq dart turret. So I built it up then when out to find a beaver. I found this one place out in the woods that had beavers so I placed it down and it took me a little bit to figure it out. So it stared to tranq everything! I found a 168 out of the batch so I tamed it then went home.
Over the weekend, I spotted a notification that YouTube was altering the monetization process (how you make money on YouTube). Specifically, until a channel has 10,000 views or more, they simply won’t play advertisements or monetize – the channel is too small. By all means, I don’t blame them, they need to make sure that they are not wasting time on the small startups, before they become sizable enough to matter.
So my first attempt ended dismally, with paint pretty much everywhere except the intended location. I have since ordered and replaced the paint set (which is being handed down to my wife for craft projects). In the meantime, I did manage to salvage what little video there was, though I have edited out the associated audio to keep it family friendly.
The disaster ended up with a new pair of pants, a replacement shirt, and a few hours of cleaning the wall, desk, and floor. In the end, the miniature was barely touched by the intended paint.
I have been planning to get back into miniature painting again for some time, and even went to the effort of designing and configuring a new youtube channel. However, it has taken until now for me to actually get started. Hopefully by the time this posts, I will have an actually painted miniature, with a video to follow, but for now, here is the clean and pre-primed base image of the first lucky figure, Clovis, from the base set of Zombicide: Black Plague.
Update – What was supposed to be a nice posting with a fully painting miniature ended up a bit of a disaster. Ready to go, camera set and running, I started to pour out some paint. Unfortunately, the paint I have is rather old, and the nozzles are more than a little clogged with old paint. Some attempts to clean it, and a bit of pressure on the bottle, and next thing I know, the cap pops off and liquid paint blasts out. This splattered across the desk, the wall, my shirt and paints, and much of my face. I even managed to get a very small amount on the figure itself. Needless to say, my time was then spent cleaning, rather than painting, and it is back to the design phase to possibly replace some of the old paints.
To go along side the Daqan command unit, we added the associated Waiqar command unit. Similar in theme, and similarly simple in construction, the detail continues to impress. These are of course for the Runewars Miniatures game, the full unit name being the Waiqar Infantry Command unit. I particularly like the skeletal drummer, previous musicians I have for other games just didn’t seem to feel the same, or have the same sense of energy.