Today is a little bit works in progress, a little bit random/behind the scenes. This is what happens when projects get a little carried away and look to take longer than intended.
The hobby project that's turning into a big hobby project has been a trio of MDF houses. There's aOrlancy Women's Mesh Wedge Sports shoes Slip On Lightweight Fitness Walking Sneakers Size US4-11AllhqFashion Women's Zipper Round Closed Toe High-Heels PU High-top Boots 4-house set for Walking Dead AmoonyFashion Women's Kitten Heels Assorted color Buckle Open Toe SandalsPump 10cm Stiletto Ankle Strap Sandals Bowkont Wedding shoes Women Open Toe D'Orsay Belt Buckle OL Court shoes Dress shoes Roma shoes EU Size 34-40of which I picked up 3 during a sale at some point or another. As my theater project got delayed (more on that some other time) I thought I'd just whip out these 3 houses. My method of whipping takes a while.
I've long been hesitant to paint MDF as stories of it drinking up paint are legendary. I've not really experienced it myself, but I've really been limited what I paint. The kits as they come are fairly plain. I went my favored route for home and instead of trying to paint interior walls, Womens Hiking Boots Autumn Winter Mountain Climbing Trekking Sneakers shoesNature Breeze SOUTHBAY-02 Women Rhinestone Printed Moccasin Slip On Wedge LoaferI went by Home Depot and picked up paint sample cards for Behr paint. These specific cards are really good for what I need. They're sized to cover most walls. There's a variety of colors. Nobody in Home Depot seems to notice or mind when I grab 4 samples of 10 colors and merrily walk out without buying anything.
I've learned the method that works best for me is to glue the card to the wall and then cut and trim the excess. Before this, I dry-fit everything together (this will come in important on that theater project story for some other time) to make sure I get rooms with the same color.Gusha Autumn Winter Women's Boots high-Heeled Ankle Boots Pointed Toe BootsFranklin & Marshall UA980 Unisex Black Flip Flop Women Pumps Sexy Sequin Peep-Toe Ankle Strap Fashion Elegant High HeelsAVENBER Woman Mid Boots Platform About 1.37 Zip Upwedge High Heels Round Toe Wedges Rubber Footwear Snow shoesOnce the glue dries, excess is trimmed so the walls will fit flush, or as flush as I can make them, with each other and the floor. I tend to get a little overboard with the color choices. My house has tan (Gourmet Mushroom) walls throughout, but here I pick a different color for every room. It's colorful, if nothing else.
Interior window openings have been tricky in the past, with lots of mistakes learned. Just a square opening, thank you square hole punch, doesn't look right. Windows have trim. I tried a couple of craft-stick, fine - square toothpick - frames with 45 ° corners, Adidas Edgebounce shoes Women's RunningYork Zhu Women Boots,Women's Round Toe Twisted Rider Fashion Boots Brown Blackbut my Sperry Women's Crest Boat Sneaker wasn't making consistent, flush cuts. Being lazy, I opted for and old fashioned square frame with longer top and bottom, and the sides are trimmed to fit between. With transparency film cut to fit the window and glued in before the paint card, it all makes for a decent window.
With the walls dry-fit into the base, I went ahead and glued all the walls together with some wood glue and let it all set for a day. Now it's ready for the next step. Ah, the next step. What is the next step? Notice the lack of doors? Women Over Knee Boots Simple Comfortable 2018 Autumn Knight Boots Large Size 40-43AllhqFashion Women's High-Top Assorted color Pull-On Round Closed Toe High-Heels BootsSummer shoes Woman Platform Sandals Spring Summer Black Extreme High Heels Buckle SexyGhapwe Women's Faux Fur Bows Zipper Platform High Heel Ankle Boots Pink 8 M USPart of not gluing walls to the base is so the doors can still be added - and this time I took extra care to make sure the holes for the door hing/axis are on the correct sides. I learn from my mistakes! Sometimes. The outer doors have openings for windows, CYBLING Women Anti-Slip Slip On Wedge Sneakers with Zipper Platform Hidden High Heels shoesMofgr Women High Heels shoes 7cm Shallow Pointed Toe Fashion shoes Party Big Size 33-43so I'll likely go the transparency film + toothpick frame route for those. The interior doors are very plain. I'm currently planning on printing out some door textures and gluing them on. Door textures may not be the proper term. There's some nice pics of interior doors on the Home Depot website that I'll likely be cropping and printing. I use Home Depot a lot for this stuff. Maybe I can get a sponsorship?
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There's some other little details I'm going to print out and see how they look, but I'll save further explanation until we see if it's worth it. The one part I will mention is how the floors of these 3 houses work horribly for house floors. While I'm tempted to just print out floors, Women Long Boots Over The Knee High Heels shoes Fashion Casual Hollow Out Zip Cowboy Jeans Lady BootsWeiPoot Women's Imitated Suede Low-top Solid Pull-on High-Heels Bootswhich is Plan B, I'm going to see how 1mm felt works as a carpet replacement. That's crazy, you say. Home Depot doesn't have 1mm felt! That's true. Hobby Lobby has felt!
Seeing as it took the better part of 2 weeks to get walls covered in color and glued, I'm not really sure how long to expect this next phase to take.
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I made a list of the colors I would be most likely to use and headed out to The Deep to get what I could. They had 7 colors in stock. 5 of them were colors I wanted, so I picked them up. From there I went to the Warhammer Store, and discovered they were closed on Tuesdays. Luckily, Adam at work mentioned a Warhammer sale of some type at JCs House of Cards. I thought they were mainly a Magic The Gathering & card games of that ilk shop. Facebook listed Warhammer in their stock, so I took advantage of social media and asked if they carried/had in stock any contrast paint. They replied "yes, we have them all". That afternoon, I saw they did indeed have them all. And then I may have left with too many. But they had them all!
I'm going to practice with these on some Zombicide minis that will never see the light of day, just to get a feel for how they work.
With all the Walking Dead minis I've gotten over the past couple of years, I've been racking up Mantic Points/Proof of Purchase. The Mantic web store had some more things in stock, so I finally got my points together and placed an order. I needed 40 pts, which I managed to get together - I had to raid a couple of not-yet-opened boosters. I'm not sure I've ever mailed anything to England, but I visited my local USPS to ensure I had everything packed, addressed, and properly paid. Sometime in the next 3 weeks they should receive my points. Hopefully in the ensuing 3 weeks I'll get my point paid booty.
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I ramble. Sometimes I ramble a lot. Other times I barely say a word. It's a lot like talking to myself but in a form the whole world can ignore.
For years my main hobby has been the legal acquisition of movies. Select friends can borrow what I've got, but more importantly I need a list to minimize duplicating what I have.
The Print & Play board game that took over a year to get out of my head and onto paper.