Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Misc: Obligitory 'What Have You Been Doing?' Post

I am currently:

  • Teaching myself 3DS Max 2011, using my Warhammer Goblin sketch as the base for my first model. I'm building it one polygon at a time, as opposed to the box method I was taught using Lightwave back in college.

  • Plotting out a campaign setting/adventure based around the Automated Antagonist articles I wrote for Nevermet Press. I'm shooting for a noir atmosphere and multiple narrative paths, each with their own combat encounters and skill challenges. I don't know when it will be done, but it's going to be big. Also have a couple of ideas for artwork, but no real progress on that yet.

  • Assembling a new Dark Eldar Ravager, with a second still in the box. These new models are SO much nicer than the old ones, but I'm not sure how to best store/transport them yet.

  • Added some details and texture to the Dice Tower. It still needs some sanding; After that's done, painting should go quickly. The increasingly cold weather is really killing any projects that require (spray) painting, though.

  • I haven't forgotten about the card game I was working on, but a recent crackdown on  how I spend my time at work has pretty much pushed that project far down the list. Ditto for the Dark Eldar spreadsheet, though filling out a spreadsheet takes less  a lot less time (for me) than getting designs polished in Illustrator.
One of the benefits of working for a university is an extended Christmas holiday. I'm really hoping to get a lot of progress done on each of these projects in the ten or so days that I have off.


  1. just got a ravager myself. I think I may regret it as I like the raider model so much and I would rather not replace all 13 of my raiders. The new ones are SOOO much easier to pack up however.

    I've decided I need to make a dice tower for 40k after my last game in which my opponent had um... interesting methods of "rolling" dice.

  2. Awesome! Throw up a link to show how it turns out. I'd love to hear how your first game with it goes.