Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Laser DOWN!

Most readers of this blog know that I have a laser engraver that I use to cut acrylic, plywood, balsa and paper to make wargaming items for personal use and for sale as a small hobby business. The other evening I was cutting a job for a customer and the laser stopped working suddenly.

Come to find out I've finally worn out (blown up sir!) the Y-axis servo motor pictured to the left. It's performed it's last chooch as AVE would say. So I had to order up a new one from the manufacturer. $230.00 later it's on its way. Hopefully I'll swap it in and be back up and running soon. At least it's not as expensive as when I blew the laser tube a year ago. That repair cost me $3,000.00. The only difference between men and boys are the cost of their toys I guess.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

15mm Paint Shack Youtube Channel


Kent Galpin of the 15mm Paint Shack has started up his own YouTube channel. It will include tutorials, figure reviews and general videos of his painting projects. Contrary to the name of his painting service, Kent also paints beautiful 28mm and 32mm figures. 

Some readers of this blog will remember that I've had Kent paint some figures for me. You can read more about my opinion of Kent's work on my post here.

Here's a close-up of a sample 28mm AWI officer Kent painted up for me:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Scatter Terrain by Mel the Terrain Tutor

Another great tutorial from Mel the Terrain Tutor. How to make basic scatter terrain. I'd also use these techniques for smaller tree clumps to put in larger forested areas marked by a felt or larger base.