Saturday, 30 January 2016

60. Internet game!

So this post with be a bit more diary entry than usual.

I'm on holiday from work so thought it was high time I did some of the things I've been wanting to, and meaning to do, for months now.

One of which was start blogging again.
Not only as a means of expression, but to motivate me to get things done.

This is especially true of The Cardboard Cartographer.
I'd built up a little corner of the internet for it, and then shamefully let it rot...
I totally needed the break, so it's not something I'm going to hate myself for... I just wish I had more time, resources and hands to do these things.
I've tried enlisting folk to help out, but it never sticks, which is a shame.
The new one issue a month work schedule should ease the load on this one, and I hope I can get it up and running again sooner rather than later!

Another thing I've wanted to do for a long, long time is Youtube and the like.
I spent a great deal of time researching how to record and edit video and audio so I could do this stuff.

Yet I never got round to actually doing anything
Something has always held me back.


Fear of not being entertaining enough on my own.
I had originally intended to do this with someone else, but they bailed on me when we were all set to go.

We I'd spent a good while working on various assets for the show, but we never got started.

Dark and Dack rage quit

I still really want to do this kind of stuff, and have friends who want to do it too.
But only I seem to be willing to put the hours in to actually research, set up, do admin, organise and actually record, edit and post anything.
So as a result nothing has really happened.

I did set up my own channel, which I've posted about before.
But that fear of not being good enough on my own has stopped me from doing anything.

Still, at least I've got my own stuff set up for it.

Harry Face

DH personal banner

I've had enough of that fear though.
I want to push forward, and if people come with me, awesome, and if they don't, that's okay too.

So, here I am, working on several thousand projects at once and trying to have the energy to fight of the apathy that comes form being overwhelmed.
To this end I've tried to reinvigorate myself by starting with something that takes a little less maintenance and set up, and that is Twitch.

I finally got my head round Twitch and OBS thanks to a little help from my friend Shamus and some googling.
I got to re use all my YouTube assets and artwork, so it almost looks like a real thing!
There is some tweaking to be done for sure, but I'm working on it.

I'll be giving streaming a go once I've worked out said kinks, even if it is only a hobby stream where I sit and build & paint models for an hour.
I mean, I'd be doing that anyway, so why not share it, right?

Anyway, that's all for now.
Links to all the new stuff will be added to the side bars, or you can head to my Twitch profile by clicking here!

If you want to follow what I do and when, then hit me up on Twitter @DarKHaZZl3



Wednesday, 20 January 2016

59. Just What The Doctor Ordered. Dr Mario Amiibo part 1.

I know. it has been a long time since an update across all of my blogs.
I can make all the excuses in the world, but I just haven't made the time I should for this, or any of my other blogs.

That's going to change...hopefully.
I want to get back to weekly updates, even if they end up being diary like entries again.
I've alreayd made a start here, and over at The Underhive Hero where I've posted baout my Lizardmen Bloodbowl team!

Back to the task at hand....

Today I have something new!

If you follow my Instagram this will not be that new too you, but if you don't then enjoy!

A while back I posted an update about my completed Kirby Amiiibo in semi tribute to Ross from GameGrumps/ Steam Train.

Well, I thought it was time for more custom Amiiibo work.
This time round it is a Dr Mario repaint.


On the now rare occasion me and my brother play Super Smash Brothers (especially Melee) with each other we always end up having a final showdown between our two best characters; Marth being mine (despite Jigglypuff being my favorite), and Dr Mario being my brothers.

It is his birthday in a few days, so as well as something practical, I thought I'd get him something a little more unique, personally and thoughtful.
Also, it gave me an excuse to customise another Amiibo!

My brother always play Dr Mario wearing his black costume;


So naturally that is what I set out to do.
One session in and here we are!


All of the Dr's coat is done, the shirt and time are fine too.
A pretty simple paint job in all honesty, and just using citadel paints (Abbadon Black, Mechanicus standard Grey, Mephiston Red and Evil Sunz Scarlet), and a bit of satin varnish between layers to help it stick to the figure.

I just need to do a little more work on the boots, legs and the head in general, but it's a good start!

If you're interested in my work, then feel free to leave me a comment, hit me up on Twitter or, if you want to see what I'm working on sooner rather than later, then follow me on Instagram.

Just for the record, I'm totally down to do commission work ;)

Anyway, that is all for now.
Hopefully this will see more regular updates, along with my other blogs, so stay tuned!

Peace Out.