Monday, May 21, 2018

Table WIP pics, part the first

The sun finally came out, and my wife & I had a chance o do a bit of work on the table.

The frame is to hold the TV screen. The particle board will be the bottom layer of the table itself. I wanted the screen slightly offset from center to give the "DM's end" a little more room. We then traced where to cut an opening for the frame.

Once the hole was cut, we put he frame inside. It was a pretty tight fit, but that's good! The, because particle board doesn't have a lot of structural strength, we glued and screwed two 2x4's on either side. these will also be part of the frame that holds the top layer up and divides up the 'cubbies' that the players can use for books, etc. 

At this point in the afternoon, we need to let the wood glue dry and there was food to cook and children to ferry to activities. The next steps should go fairly quickly, as we'll just be cutting and attaching lengths of 2x4's to complete the framing. After that, we'll work on the top of the horizontal surface. I also need to cut out the corners of the particle board to make room for the table legs.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rain, rain, go away

I haven't forgotten about posting WIP pics. Progress on the table has stalled because it will simply NOT. STOP. RAINING.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Initial materials

So the first batch of supplies for the gaming table have arrived via Amazon. I'll be getting more into the details later, but just to give you a hint, the box contains:

  • Cupholders
  • Power/USB charger sockets
  • Speakers
To be continued...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New photo tent picture-taking

It's not the greatest paint job to show off, and I think I need to fiddle a bit with the camera settings. The box does do a good job of eliminating background shadows and the like, though. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Some movement

The ebay auctions are done. I've got about $250 to spend on the in-screen table construction. The power tools have arrived as well.

I also ordered a LED photo tent so I can take some better pictures of minis if and when I finish any! Maybe I will try it out on the bugbear I finished at the painting club.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Actual mini painting update.

One of the sets of minis I sifted through when auctioning some Reaper Bones was a pile of lizardmen. The sculpts tickled me enough I set them aside to paint myself. There are about 15 of them and I also kept a Reptus leader type as well for their boss.


I sat down for an hour on Sunday with an XActo knife and managed to clean off about a half a dozen. I am hoping that as the weather FINALLY starts to warm up around here I might be ready to prime them. I know technically Bones don't need priming, but I figure on using TAP green as a basecoat spray.

I'll post some WIP pics when there is something to show.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Round two on eBay

I hate to keep using this blog to shill, but I needed to use some of the previous eBay money to pay off Garycon expenses (so it's related, right?)

I just posted some more gaming stuff (mostly books, but a few minis), if anyone is interested.

I'm buying the tools next week and then I will begin the WIP series on building the gaming table.