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25May/220

Scatter Terrain

As I mentioned in the Tabletopwelt forum at the beginning of the month, I've been working a bit with some terrain I've started. These two scatter terrain pieces were originally intended for Gaslands, but since I play quite a lot of settings where sandy terrain occurs, they can actually be used for almost any system.

Scatter Terrain Scatter Terrain

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25Apr/220

First Experience with the 3d printer

I have the Anycubic Mono 4K for about 1,5 months now and went through the first litres of resin. Therefore, I'd like to share my first experience with owning a 3d printer.

First of all, the choice of the printer and technology. I don't have the need to print whole armies in 28mm or larger things, it was always about bits and small-scale items. And with that need, FDM was out of the picture, because it wouldn't provide the level of detail that I wanted for those. Resin print was the option I was left with, but the challenges of where to run it and the initial costs.

Anycubic Photon Mono 4K + Wash&Cure 2.0

I estimated roughly for the costs, that as long as my invested in 3d printing services wouldn't be higher than 500 EURs, investing in a printer of my own wouldn't pay off. And 500 EUR is a high threshold just for bits, but with 3 or 4 mid-sized army projects I would rapidly get there. From that point of view, going for two Epic armies and a few bits, I might just be below that. But we all know, once you have access to such a device, you're going to use it. So, that decision was made, that it would be cheaper and more flexible for me to own a printer for what I have in mind (but more on that later) - at least that was my assumption at that point.

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1Apr/220

Chaosbunker – Premium Lounge

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We thought about this long and hard, and after doing this for more than a decade - now is finally the time to cash in on your hard earned money, so we're doing a VIP premium patreon thingy. Welcome to CHAOSBUNKER PREMIUM LOUNGE!

Chaosbunker Premium Lounge

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3Mar/220

Dino’s February 2022

February is over and so it's time for my monthly résumé. I would like to start with an entertaining oneliner, but creatively and hobby-technically there is unfortunately a little low tide at the moment. It's not that I don't have any projects to work on, but this month I simply haven't had the chance to spend some time on them.

Dino February Re-Supply

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1Feb/220

Dino’s January 2022

It was a good January, marked by many new beginnings. Jobwise I have started a new employment and hobbywise I have painted and tinkered peacefully away.

These archers for Mortal Gods have been on the painting table for a while, but I was only able to finish them shortly before the end of the month, considering my duties. In a few days there will be a few more snapshots and a painting tutorial on them.

Mortal Gods - Archer

10Jan/220

Dino’s annual preview 2022

New year, new luck! That's my wish for the year 2022, which unfortunately still stands under the ominous star of the Corona pandemic. But let's assume that by some miracle the almighty and wise governments of this world have found a solution to the problem, what is then on the program for 2022 in terms of hobby?

Well, first of all, I'd like to write the last article of the first season of The Journey of the Maulers - I actually played the game back in December 2020. Admittedly, that's not quite up to date, but for me the conclusion of the first season just feels more rounded that way.

Blood Bowl - The Journey of the Maulers

7Jan/220

Kick Off 2022

So, let us kick off into 2022! We did a sum up of the last year earlier this week, now let's focus on the new year and opportunities.

Chaosbunker - Dennis

If this is the first time on this blog. Welcome! My name is Dennis (aka SiamTiger on some boards), I'm a wargamer for more than 25 years and ran blogs and portals on that topic for about half that time. I enjoy writing about wargaming, especially reviews of which you can find about 300 on here, and am supported by Daniel / Dino on topics like Mortal Gods, Gaslands and Blood Bowl. As we're wargaming dads and most of our wargaming friends are, time is a precious commodity, that should be well spent. That means for us, having a fun time around our hobby; narrative scenarios, painted miniatures, foods, drinks and not having to argue about a dice throw or manoeuvring motion.

With that in mind, you'll find articles on mid to late 90's Games Workshop on here, Bolt Action, and some other game systems not from Nottingham, coverage on conventions, shows and day trips.

3Jan/220

December 2021 review

A brief recap of the whole year 2021, not just the last month. To give some perspective on the activity this year - for multiple reasons, with "only" 77 new posts we had fewer articles published this year, compared to the last years rising numbers (2020 - 195 new posts, 2019's 176 or 2018's 140 posts). I even finally stayed true to my promise to cut down on reviews, of which I published 12 this year (now summing up to a total of 275 English and 320 German published reviews), clearly less than the about 50 of last year.

So, what were the reasons for this?

We moved in summer into our new home, and with a collection as extensive as mine, that takes a bit of time in preparation. In the first half of the year, when I spend time in my hobby den, it was mostly to sort out items that I didn't want to keep and sell off before I move them.

Chaosbunker - Move to new Studio Old Studio - Empty

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31Dec/210

Happy New Year 2022!

2021 is coming to an end, so enjoy today's New Year's Eve and have a Happy New Year 2022!

Chaosbunker - Happy New Year 2020

Make the most out of your time, what ever makes you happy. Spend the evening with your support bubble, get out your paints and brushes, have a good meal and proper drink along with it, get out your games, consoles or lego bricks and take care of yourself.

And beginning with January 1st, do more of the things, that you enjoy, that benefit your mental and physical health. Set a resolution hobby wise, set up a regular a painting time slot, join a painting challenge or get a paint pal to keep things in the flow. Oh and get rid of items and projects, you're not going to finish. I can honestly tell you, it is a relieve to have a smaller pile of shame - and bit sized pieces are easier to chew.

I will use the next days to scope the schedule and plans for 2022 - at least the parts that are for me to decide - and I want to pick up the quarterly challenge (again).

If you fancy some sneak peaks on what I am working on, follow me on social media, either facebook or instagram.

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30Dec/210

Twelve months, 20,- Euro Final Part…?

Weeell, well, well, look what’s here – if this isn’t the end of the year already! So it's high time to take a last look at my great moderation this year. In the following I have listed what I have spent my money on and yes, even in the last month I stayed within the budget - mission accomplished!

Twelve months, 20,- Euro Part 12