Well RA patient Vaaish has been passed the torch that is editor of Warp Rift; the fan created Battlefleet Gothic web magazine, and asked if I would write an article for his first issue. So I’ve supplied an article about the process of scratchbuilding my Zeus Light Cruiser model and you can read about it in Warp Rift Issue 30. Vaaish has done a superb job on the refined layout and I’m sure he’ll continue to do so! I’m sure I’ll end up doing a few more articles for him too
It’s not too early to start saying “Merry Christmas”, right? I heard a Christmas carol playing on the radio today so it must be ok…..
Anyway good RA friend Dan (Arkangel, who has been doing some great work promoting the site offline!) notified me the other day that it has been 5 months since I last posted to the blog. I didn’t realise how fast time has flown by! I do have a long list of excuses, including:
- Final semester of uni
- Purchasing of my [realistic] dream car
- Keeping up with casting my kits
- The fairer sex
however the excuses are now (partly) moot because as of a week ago I am a fully qualified Electronic Engineer! Graduation is in a week’s time but all of my results are in and I’m approved to graduate. Of course it’s mixed emotions: I’ve been living out of a suitcase this last semester which means I’m excited to finally be back in one place and have access to my hobby stuff again. On the other hand, I’ve just spent 4 years with a bunch of people with whom I’ve become very fond and will certainly miss them. And as much as some people cringe when I say it, I will miss living on the Gold Coast!
Throughout the semester casting has been a constant pain necessity and I’ve been extremely happy with the reception I’ve been getting for my kits. Know that the support I get helps fuel more great kits – I’ve just invested in some new tools (of which I’ll post a review soon).
Looking ahead I’ve got a couple of projects in the works, including a couple of commissions. I’ve already started on a big project that for now will remain secret, however I will post some teaser WIP shots as I go along. Trust me this one is going to be high demand! I’m also going to attempt to be more active on this blog. It’s tricky balancing both a blog and a forum, but I guess I will end up mirroring a degree of stuff between the two.
The 1st anniversary of Resin Addict came and went without even a passing mention (in October). Thankfully it’s not my mistress or I would have been in big trouble! But I must thank everyone for their support and contribution. I often hear from people just how helpful they’ve found the information we’re compiling on the forum and personally it’s very satisfying. I strongly believe that we are helping to enrich the hobby we all love!
So thankyou to everyone for your support and all the best for the holiday season. 2011 will be another year of exciting growth for Resin Addict!