With the spring house work, back-to-back house guests, and now an immobile leg from tendonitis surgery, I have spent very little time at the work bench. However, as I now have to keep my leg elevated as much as possible, I’ve been able to do some desktop publishing on my MacBook. In addition to editing some aerial images that I plan on having gaming mats made from, I finished up this set of basic cards for Too Fat Lardies’ WWII aerial combat game, Bag the Hun. Doubtful anyone will stumble on it, but I have made the PDF available here.
My Wife was nice enough to give me 4Ground’s Hotel Complex for Christmas, and I finally got around to finishing it up. It really is a grand piece that I’m hoping to use for multiple genres. There were a surplus of frames with the kits so I created some hotel signs and a “King in Yellow” marquee in Photoshop, and used a French advertising poster from Hudson and Allen to create some swappable signage. They stick to the buildings very well with poster putty. I’m now waiting on a replacement part from 4Ground for one of the skylights, and then I may detail the interiors somewhat.
I love the old Bandai 1/48 kits, however if you loose or are missing a part, you’re pretty much screwed. Case in point, the windshield for my Schwimmwagen was AWOL. My less than elegant solution was to create a folded, canvas covered windshield from styrene stock and Green Stuff. I’ll do some further shaping and sanding when it dries, and see how it paints up.
Over the long weekend I threw together a set of ten telephone poles from Lionel. I embedded a rare earth magnet in one, and mounted some 1/48 Verlinden road signs on flexible magnetic steel so I have the option to interchange signage. The perched pigeon is from Pegasus Hobbies. For a project that I wasn’t initially vested in, I’m really pleased with the way these turned out.
Keeping in line with my painting ADD, here are some Artizan figures that I plan on using as Threshold Agents for Strange Aeons.