This post is about 3 days late, but I’ve completed my practice “warm-up” minis and I’m ready to start work on Pinnacle’s excellent 12 Last Parsec minis
The are two minis that are the same. The lady with the broom in Pic #3. One is metal, one is reaper bones. I painted them both as an experiment for reaper bones. I wasn’t disappointed. The cost difference is well worth the slight degradation (and even less apparently once painted) in sharpness.
I’ve been too busy working on our new (for us) house (hence the lack of posts too!) and just a couple weeks go I finished my study. What does this mean? I get to start painting minis again! 😀
I’m way out of practice, but these speed paints of some role playing miniatures for my Savage Worlds games are any indication, I’ll be doing well enough when I get around to painting the models I’ll need for Chupacabracon in May. The game will be a custom one-shot of The Last Parsec based (very, as I don’t recall seeing anything other than the trailer) loosely on the movie Deep Rising (1998).
I’ll add more info and post pics of the Last Parsec Minis as I start on them this weekend or early next week.
But for now here’s some work-in-progress pics of my Ral Partha minis:
Aha the last piece of the puzzle (until I get my memory upgrade later). This article covers an OWC 2.5″ Tray Installation for SSD on MacPro 2009.
Here’s the OWC 2.5″ Drive Tray installation… took longer to pull out of the box and take pictures than actually install (and much longer to write this blog post!). As I noted before I connected my SSD and installed the drive on the Optical Bay SATAs for OS Installation via Time Machine backup of my 13″ MacBook Pro (2010).
It really WAS this simple. It’s a lovely box!
Open the box, pull out the tray. I put the SSD next to to make sure the hole align (note that it came with screws in this kit!)
Verify that when it slides in the SATA port is on the correct side and alignment (you don’t have to stand on your head unless you want to). Screw in the 4 screws so that it’s nice and snug.
Slide the tray into an open bay until you feel the drive push in and it’s flush. And boot!
The speed differences on the optical bay SATA and motherboard are minimal, standard SATA2 speeds. If I feel adventurous I may get a SATA3 PCI Express card for it, but these speeds are more than enough for my uses.
This tray is definitely worth the money — 2 thumbs up!
So far OWC has great kudos in my book for supporting non-supported Macs such as my new (to me!) 2009 MacPro.
With Infinity quickly gaining interest in the local gaming group, I’ve decided to post my How To Play Infinity Playlist with videos produced by the folks at Corvus Belli.
The intros are basic, but very easy to follow. There’s so much depth to the game that it’ll take us a while to get it all right.
In the next few months I’ll be posting more about my Infinity experiences. My free time is about to be even less with work and a huge personal project coming up — so don’t wait on the edge of your seat 😉
Yeowsers. When it goes down, it goes down fast! I knew it was coming a few months ago so I purchased a spare hard drive to archive/install to.
Took about two and a half hours to recover my apps, data and settings and lost only one of my virtual machines (Windows Vista, for IE9 testing) and a few other Apps that I decided to just reinstall from the App Store, but I’m back up and going with all my old settings even without using Time Machine as my backup source.
Well played, Apple. Well played. Now to use Disk Utility to do a partition copy of my Windows Boot Camp to the new hard drive–we’ll see how that goes 😉
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