Stop me if you’ve heard this before. I make some progress on the diorama only to not have some kind of supply that I need and then have to take the week off from it while I wait to get said item. That is exactly what happened again this week so I don’t have anything to show there unfortunately. I should have a much more sizeable update next week on the diorama though so I hope you’ll look forward to that.
Instead, I started painting one of my birthday presents as I’m eager to get them on the tabletop. They aren’t the most exciting thing you’ll ever see but they should dress up the table nicely. The first three doors were pretty quick and only took a couple of days to finish the set of them.
I have a little experience with Terrain Crate products which tend to have annoying mold lines and bendy plastic. These “Dungeon Doors” are chunky and solid so there is no rubbery plastic here. Unfortunately, the mold lines (which aren’t pictured) and these weird circles on some of the stones are almost impossible to fully remove. I scraped the crap out of them with a metal file and you can still see them if you look hard enough in the pictures. Especially the one below.
It is a bit annoying that you can’t get those out but it isn’t a deal breaker. They’re thankfully only on one side so that helps too. Also, ignore the dodgy NMM metal on the door frame above. I wasn’t sure how to tackle it but I got it right on the front of the door which is good enough for me.
I have quite a few more doors to paint but at least I have four done for Hellboy which is a great start. They didn’t take too long and weren’t as tedious to paint as I feared they might be so I wouldn’t be surprised if I do more in the near future as I’d like to play Hellboy again sometime soon.
It is Friday at the time of writing which means it is Fallout Friday and Modiphius surprisingly released another rules expansion/supplement today. Homestead further expands the Settlement mode which seems like it would be a pretty appealing way to play the game. Its basically a campaign where you can accumulate buildings and upgrades over time as you build up your post-apocalyptic community. They also released Ghoul Settlers like the ones at the Slog (a radiated swimming pool basically). I really like ghouls and have been wanting Modiphius to make more so this release is yet another that I’m excited to be able to paint one of these days.
Speaking of things I want to paint eventually, I realized when putting away my birthday gifts in my hobby desk that my backlog is getting to the point where it is hard to organize everything. It doesn’t help that my old, beat-up IKEA desk is missing one of its shelves after moving a year ago. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like things in their house to be disorganized so this has me feeling motivated to just get some stuff done whether I need it soon for gaming or not. I don’t know if I can maintain that motivation or feeling for long but if I can, I’ll get this diorama done and turn my attention towards reducing my backlog. Of course, this is all easier said than done so we’ll see how far I get.