Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where I have been and a little awareness.

As some of you may have noticed I disappeared a few months ago. After finally getting fired up again. This happens occasionally and usually for a easy bah its life reason. However, today I need to admit this last one was not for one of those reasons. No let me be clear I am not looking for pity or input on my own case. I am getting help and working on it. I am putting this out there to raise awareness and hopefully get you the help you may need or help you help someone else.

Over the past year my overall mental state had gotten really bad. I became massively depressed and had concluded it would better for me to just disappear. This has only ever happen one other time in my life and at that time I admit I was just young and stupid and over reacting. At that time a very good older friend of mine realized what was happening and gave me the support I needed to work through everything without melting down. This time around however, no one was and I almost entered a complete melt down.

Recovery has been slow and I am still not at 100% but it is something I am working on daily with my family. It has now gotten to the point where I actually feel like picking up paint brushes, painting, gaming and such again. So I will start posting again probably next week.

I hope having read this you will take the time to look around at the people in your life or maybe yourself and help whoever is needed. Just having someone take an interest can help a lot.

Thanks
Aruki

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Painting Table #9 2017

This past week I got a decent amount done but not a lot. I finished off the barriers. Then I based and started to block in the colors for my MERC keizai waza. I decided to go with a non traditional scheme to make them more interesting.


More as I get it done.
Aruki

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Painting Table #8 2017

This post has been a bit delayed. Mainly because I have been painting and trying new things and every time I thought about writing a post I did the "after I finish this part" thing.

First, I painted the last of my frostgrave stuff, then I decided to do all the bases on all the stuff I painted recently. I tried the GW texture paint mourn mountain snow and see why many people are disappointed with it. I think it might be great for terrain were you can do small clumps of snow on ledges and stuff but for bases even if you really pile it on it still looks a bit weird.

Then, while touching up the minis, I accidentally put way to much paint on the pallet. But it was the right color for finishing off this stuff so I broke it out. I am now somewhere around 75% done them. I mainly need to do the black and then clean up some mistakes and they will be done.

But that's not all. It's not really painting table but it is model related. I broke out my copy of MERCS Recon: assassination protocol and gave it a spin. Since it was my first game I was a bit confused during it but still had a lot of fun. I had printed off other factions boards so I could play my texico or ISS. I played the ISS. I know I made a lot of mistakes in terms of threat and I think I messed up the breach and clear I was doing. Unfortunately my oldest came in and scattered a bunch of the bits all over in a tantrum so I couldn't finish. But I will definitely be trying it again. I think I may paint up the other models for that soon as well.

More as I get it done.
Aruki


Friday, March 17, 2017

Painting Table #7 2016

This updates been coming for awhile. I held off partly to finish the models and then got swamped with the new job. But I finished off  the 19 man warband for frostgrave. There are only a few models left now for me to finish in order to finish off this goal so I may go through and finish them off before moving on.

More as I get it done.
Aruki