So, I think I’ll be scratching my miniature painting itch by tackling the pieces I have from the Dwarven Forge‘s City Builder Terrain Kickstarter that I backed last year.

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I’ve had the shipment for months now, but haven’t really unpacked the whole thing before now. I really love their work, and also backed the Dungeons and Caverns Kickstarters they’d done in the years previous. This year they did a Castles set, but it was a bit too out of my price range to get an assortment complex enough to be useful for my purposes.

However, before I tackle this paint job, and since I’ve been on a mold-making kick lately, I decided to make rubber molds of a few key pieces of the City Builder set so I can reproduce my own pieces if I should ever need more them. To be totally fair to the Dwarven Forge guys, who I totally respect, I will only make reproductions of these pieces for my own personal use, and would never resell duplicates (painted or otherwise) to a third party.

For the mold I chose to focus just on stony pieces, and chose a floor, some wall joiner pieces, and a few different stone wall sections (including one with a door). I went back to the brush for applying the initial latex layer, as these pieces are very textured, with lots of nooks and crannies, and using a pallet knife at this stage risks too many air pockets forming in the crevasses. Also since one wall piece I chose has arrow slits, and for the mold to work I can’t afford empty spaces for the mold to fill (and prevent extraction) so I filled the windows with bits of (red) clay, which will allow the cast object to be one solid (and removable) piece.


As you can see from my re-cluttered work station, I’ve got a lot to paint, and it’ll be a while before these molds will even be ready, but it should be a fun project when I actually get to it.


However, the highlight of the evening was “date night” with the wife, where we saw our good friend (and comedian) Jim Meyer open for Bobcat Goldthwait at Magooby’s Joke House. We got a chance to hang out with Jim a bit before he went on stage and it’s always great to see him. He’s promised to host a BBQ soon since he just bought a house over in Roland Park (wow-wee!) and has also offered to surrender to me all his unpainted Games Workshop miniatures… which of course I’ve accepted (and now will need to claim). He also has a comic idea he wants to pitch me, so I promised we’d get together and discuss that some time as well…


Magooby’s Joke House (front row)

And, though we didn’t ask for it, Jim got us seats in the very front row for the show. And it also turns out we were sat at the same table as local comedian (and very cool friend of Jim’s) Umar Khan, who was also there on a date and to see the act.

Both Jim and Bobcat were hilarious, and though naturally I didn’t take any pics during the show, we were able to get a photo with Bobcat afterwards. We’re both huge fans of his work (especially God Bless America and World’s Greatest Dad – both on Netflix), so though I don’t really get star-struck, it was very cool to meet him, even briefly…


Bobcat Goldthwait with me and Jenny

And Jenny puts him in her Top Five Comedians… which is saying a lot…

Saturday 5/7/16-

Sun: Taurus-

Moon: Gemini-

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