The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of learning new procedures and specifications. A new job is typically that way I suppose. This is a Corrugated Box company … printing flexo mostly. I have learned how to operate a large digital flat bed printer called a Jeti (which I have taken to taken to calling the Jedi).
It can print roughly 7 1/2 feet by 10 feet and up to 4 -6 inches thick. It is a large ink-jet printer… and it is something I have been learning to operate along with my normal prepress (Graphics) duties. It is kinda nice to spend a day printing large corrugated sheets instead of grinding away on a workstation from time to time. It’s been a quick and comfortable adjustment into this new position … and so far I am very satisfied with the decision to leave my old job for this new one.
Back to the hobby stuff…
Getting off work at 4pm… I have been typically getting home around 4:30pm. This has been allowing me a solid hour before my wife gets home from her job to dink around in the shop. I have been starting a fire in the yurt to take the chill off for my wife when she gets home. Then I spend some time either cleaning, organizing or actually hobby stuff.
Last week I pulled down a kickstarter “Fast Panda” resin model kit that has been just waiting for some inspiration to work on it. I found some assembly instructions online so I knew which parts where which. I pulled all the parts out and spent a couple afternoons cleaning all the mold lines and extra stuff off. I still need to give these a warm bath before I try to primer them.
I decided to back out of the big 40k Apoc game on Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving US). I packed up the mining rig build for now … hopefully I will have time to continue that build in a few months. I did make some progress on this build but I decided to set it aside in favor of working on other projects. I had also finished building my Plasma Obliterator…pre-assembly before painting.
It’s in about 4 larger assemblies… in this photo – just lightly setting together for a picture.
I have been pretty slowly working on Arena Rex minis … here is what I have done so far. I have two Ludi (factions) of 4 minis started – but only one of those factions are based at this time. So I probably will not get a chance to play Arena Rex with my daughter when she is here over the holiday.
After all of the other stuff I worked on I tried to asses what current projects I had littering my hobby desk. Basically, looking for projects I can finish and make space for new stuff to gather dust lol. I decided to jump back to work on this 54mm figure for an old friend. A few blog posts back I started this project.
And as these things sometimes go … it sat on my desk half done for a month or two lol. I started back into painting the figure last Saturday and pretty much spent the whole day painting on it. I finished him up Sunday morning.
Have a good weekend folks.