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2Sep/220

A visit to … Bedburger TableTop Freunde e.V.

The gate of the protected knight's estate in Bedburg is as an entrance to a tabletop club in no way an exaggeration of what actually waits behind it. I had the pleasure to visit the Bedburger TableTop Freunde club in August and I can say right away that it was an absolute feast, both from a hobby and a social point of view!

A visit to ... Bedburger TableTop Freunde e.V. A visit to ... Bedburger TableTop Freunde e.V.

30Aug/220

A visit to…ACWF Aachener Tabletop Freunde

As I worked at away from home again, I had the chance to maintain my contacts within the tabletop community and to establish new ones. So I took the opportunity to visit the ACWF in Aachen this week.

"ACWF, that stands for Aachener Warhammer Fans and is a name that dates back to the days when Warhammer was more popular," Stephan, the first chairman of the ACWF Aachener Tabletop Freunde, explained to me as he greeted me on my visit to the clubs premises.

A visit to...ACWF Aachener Tabletop Freunde

3Aug/220

A visit in the Wizards Inn

Pirmasens. A small town in the deepest of the Palatinate that is currently suffering a little from the offshoring of the shoe industry and is yet home to a cultural pearl - for the hobby. In the immediate proximity of the pedestrian zone, Thomas "Tom" Franz has been running the Wizards Inn since 1997, a whopping 25 years already.

Wizzards Inn - Pirmasens

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1Aug/220

Dino’s July 2022

To say that July was hectic would be the understatement of the year. First of all, I lost my job, then within two weeks I found another, better one. In between, I tried to catch up on all the private stuff that was left behind during that time.

One could think now " That guy doesn't paint at all!". But against all expectations I even managed to paint more than in the previous months. The first mini has set a small milestone with its completion.

Mortal Gods - Promachos

4Jul/220

Dino’s June 2022

A little more than half a year has passed and finally, FINALLY I received four brushes and three pots of Lahmian Medium from Battlefield Berlin. Sounds strange? But it actually happened.

Lahmian Medium + Brushes

Somehow I don't seem to have much luck with my orders lately and the matter does leave a sour taste. Since then I have asked what the status is and I was told that there will be a shipping confirmation as soon as the order is on its way. After more than half a year of trust for an open order, I would have expected something like a small thank you, even if it had only been something like a ballpoint pen.

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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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