26 March, 2013

Back on the Grid in the 2013

So. It has been a while. The end of 2013 saw my family and I moving to Japan, which has put quite the kaibosh on anything RPG or miniature related. For about four months my internet connectivity was limited to what I could do on my mobile... mostly Facebook updates. But the internet has returned, and the kids are in school, so I hope to be making regular posts in the near future.

Of course, even though I've been busy, I've kept my eyes open. I've collected a number of models from Tamiya's 1/48 scale WW2 line for use with Dust Tactics, and even some Dust Tactics minis from Amazon.co.jp. I've also found a few pull back ambulances that look to scale pretty well with larger 28s like Reapers and Clix, as well as a number of Bandai robot kits that I think have potential for 28mm scale semi-giant mecha, and Space Battleship Yamato plastic kits that scream Full Thrust.  Hopefully I can get something together and throw them up online here in the near future.

But there is a problem. Japanese paints suck. Really, they are freaking awful. I'd been unhappy with Tamiya acrylics before and dropped some cash on Mr. Color brand... which maybe worse. The pigment density is too light and they brush on very thick. The result is a translucent color with a pastey consistency. Tracking down some Vallejo is my priority... sadly that means a trip to Osaka, which is not in the cards right now.

I have discovered a miniature source that stocks many of my favorite lines, and I am currently awaiting delivery of an order of Ex-Grenadier Future Wars minis from them. I'm very excited.

So with a bit of luck I might be able to post something more interesting in the next week or so... from Japan. I do have a few unpublished posts that I will retroactively pop up in the mean time.

Oh. And the blog turned three on Friday. Woot!