As I mentioned in my last update, I needed a break from the Stormcast project before I make the final push to finish it and so I decided to tackle a mini I’ve been both excited to paint but also kind of dreading. Hellboy was obviously going to have to be painted to play the board game but the sculpt is lacking in detail in places and I wanted to the do the character justice, even if the sculpt did not. Fortunately, I think I did a fairly decent job on him. He looks a bit shiny to my eyes still so I may need to break out the AK Interactive Ultra Matte Varnish on him and somehow there is always a speck of dust on a mini that I don’t see before I take pictures of it…. Fortunately, you’ll be seeing this one again when I get some more minis painted from this game.
While I painted these weeks ago, I took the opportunity to varnish them and figured I’d throw them into this update too. Here are some suitably Hellboy and pulpy investigation markers for Hellboy as well. They were quick to paint and nothing too exciting but its nice to have them done all the same.
I’ve resumed working on the Stormcast this week but will save updates on that for next weekend in the hopes that I’ve made substantial progress on it by then.
Readers with good memory might recall that I said that I would review The Book of Boba Fett and I did indeed write something up but it was pretty negative because I was very disappointed by Book of Boba Fett so I decided not to post it. I don’t want to hurt or limit others’ enjoyment of the show and figured it was better not to put that kind of negativity out there on the internet. There’s plenty of that to go around as it is. I will voice my displeasure with how Disney is handling Star Wars. Its been a real disappointment to me and unfortunately, I think they chose the wrong person to steward the license. Both the person I’m talking about and Disney just don’t seem to understand the appeal of Star Wars or how to appeal to more hardcore fans like myself. The longer they own the Star Wars license, the less interested I become in it which is sad to me because it was such a big part of my childhood and one of my favorite things growing up.
Finally, it is Adepticon weekend and to my surprise, I’m not going to attend. I noticed that it now costs $10 to get in when it was free in previous years which I have no problem with but when I started to think about the cost of gas and then the admission price, I feel that I’d be just as well off ordering things I want online, even if I have to pay the shipping. It didn’t help that I was able to see some of the vendors that I probably would have bought from and noticed that they didn’t have much of what I wanted (Mantic didn’t seem to have much Hellboy stuff and Black Site Studio didn’t have a lot of MDF kits) so I figured it was better to not take the risk this year and hope that they go back to free admission next year when COVID is hopefully even more under control. It is a strange feeling not to attend this year but I think I’ll be most likely to be happy if I don’t go instead of doing the opposite and being disappointed or walking out empty handed.