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Back In The Samurai Again

While I was recapping my Gen Con adventures, I was not idle in my other projects. Things have been boiling under the surface and the time needed to prepare for Gen Con had stalled many other projects out. Now free to roam wild, I have set myself upon these languishing projects and worked them up into something useful.

Today is all about Test of Honour.

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Lone Wolf And Cub Co-creator Passes On

Kazuo Koike, co-creator of the amazing manga, Lone Wolf and Cub, passed away last week. During my rabid consumption of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai films, I stumbled upon the Koike/Kojima series about a dishonored samurai who takes a path of vengeance to right the atrocities suffered by his family, all done with his surviving toddler in tow.

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Finishing Off The Lanterns

I had wired up my new lanterns a while back but they still needed some finishing touches to complete them. Namely, they needed painting and some final assembly.

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Addicted To Light

I talked earlier about picking up the 3D files for some new Test of Honour lanterns and now I’ve received them and some LEDs from my friend, it’s time to get them working.

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Pouring Good Resin After Bad

Recently, I started working on the water feature to my Test of Honour board and have been getting mixed results after the first few days. Admittedly, I knew I wasn’t “doing it right” from the get-go but decided to keep going regardless. I’m using Woodland Scenics Realistic Water (which, contrary to my title, isn’t actually resin) and finding that it is an interesting, albeit fickle, product to work with.

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Photo Friday: Inspirational Film

This Friday, I took an unused photo from my Test of Honour board image run and over-processed it with some Illustrator work.

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90% There

In the saga of another long-term project, I am nearing the end of my Test of Honour small-game board. This 2′ x 2′ board will be used to run micro games of very small groups like my Dojo Assault scenario created last year. I finished up applying my homemade wash earlier and wash able to add some of the near-final details like dry brushing and some permanent plants.

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Additional Scenery

I hit a snag with my Test of Honour board in that I couldn’t find all the ingredients to make my own wash locally.  They are now on order but I can’t do much until that package comes in.  I do have some scenery terrain I’d been meaning to paint up and now was as good a time as any.

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Board Textures

With the nicer weather this week, I was able to get a little bit more done on my Test of Honour board.  First, I finished up the leveling I was doing for the dojo placement and then I laid everything out to see the progress.

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Sweeping Terrain

Over the weekend, I had the chance to start up another terrain project I’ve been thinking about.  This time, it is a large 2′ x 2′ board for my Test of Honour set. I picked up large piece of 8′ x 2′ x 2 inch insulation foam with the intent of making something altogether different but that quickly didn’t pan out.  Switching gears, I decided to try my hand at a full gaming board instead.

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