Thursday, October 31, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
It’s been a few years since I concocted some Halloween greetings, using my ComicLife program.
This year, I decided to feature some of our artificial jack-o-lanterns. The one featured in the top image, my wife and I call “Jack.”
Yeah, original, I know.
Anyway, I purchased Jack 20 years ago, from Spirit Halloween. He still lights up when we plug him in and place him in the living room window.
The next jack-o-lantern is almost as old. I purchased this one at Fred Meyer, I think, and usually place it in the living room/hallway.
My wife bought this white jack-o-lantern, but I don’t know where from, or when. Unlike Jack, this one, which we haven’t thought-up a name for, has a red light as opposed to a white one.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
It's been a couple of months since I posted anything about Warhammer 40,000 (WH40K) Kill Team.
That's because I was waiting for my friend Dan to finish painting my set of STC Ryza-Pattern Ruins and Sector Fronteris Environment Expansion.
I haven't gotten the Kill Team Starter Set's buildings painted yet. I figured I'd "start at the Imperial Frontier and work my way Coreward." That is, when I picked up my frontier buildings and ruins, I gave the Starter Kit buildings to Dan to work on next.
Okay, so back to the Frontier.
This expansion includes a thick, double-sided board, which depicts a frontier outpost, which may or may not be active...
...and an urban area--which I forgot to take a picture of--and I didn't want to delay posting this by doing another photo shoot.
Other items include: An 8-page booklet, a dozen Fronteris Tactical Cards, a Fronteris Environment Card, 4 Fronteris Mission Cards and of course four frames of ruined buildings.
Instead of coloring the buildings red, as depicted in the expansion kit's cover art and just about elsewhere, I had Dan paint my buildings a shade of khaki to suit the desolate terrain.
The Sector Fronteris and Ryza-Pattern ruins have a lot of pieces in common and both of my sets are intermingled.
The following is a sample of my Fronteris terrain collection.
1. Right-angled ruins and a ruined wall with a ventilator fan:
2. An intact environmental shelter:
3. A ruined support section--and another ruined wall with ventilator fan:
4. Two large, right-angled ruins:
5. A couple small, ruined walls:
6. A two-story ruined wall and a tunnel hatch leading to--where, I wonder?
I'm impressed with how solid and sturdy these terrain pieces are--and even more impressed with Dan's work.