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Aug 19, 2017
Posted by: Keith

I am getting really frustrated with my talking skull. I had bits of it working, then it quit working... I am thinking it is a combination of things. I think the Arduino I was using, overheated for some reason and the install of the Arduino IDE software has something wrong with it. I was able to get it to compile with the web version of the software, so I am pretty sure that is it. I had to order a couple of more bits for the mp3 player part. Once I get those in, I will pick it up again. It shouldn't take too long to get it all put together from there.

I also started painting minis again (First Paints)... Well, some not so mini I just finished one that is 135mm tall (Hannibal the monster), not the standard 25mm. I am 3d printing some and found a couple of mini boxed sets (two old Grenadier Dragon Lords sets!) that I hadn't painted yet. So, it is the start of a painting adventure using new paints (acrylics) and trying different things in basing and finishing that I haven't done before. At some point, I may reprint Hannibal at a higher resolution and do a better job painting. He has a lot of flesh tones showing and as I said before, I am really just learning how to use this new (to me) medium.

You will find them on the new Painting Projects page. I have also uploaded closeups (some are not too pretty!) to the gallery.

 

TTFN,

Keith

Aug 10, 2017
Posted by: Keith

K2SO is done. Check out the project page. I finished it a few weeks ago, but I just got the pictures done. I am pretty sure I could have done it better. However, as in all things, hind sight is 20/20. I am learning how to paint again. I used to paint with enamels, but I am now using acrylics. Uses a totally different technique. The pictures are up in the K2SO gallery has been updated as well.

I have also been printing out some miniatures to paint. Check out the Lovecraftian 3d Prints - there are lots more pictures in the gallery. In case you don't know, I am a big H.P. Lovecraft fan. I love the Call of Cthulhu RPG published by Chaosium. So, I printed a few things and painted them up. Keep in mind most of the pictures are extreme closeups. You can even see the 3d printer layer lines. But like I said, I am learning again. Printing small has it's own set of challenges as does painting with acrylics - I used to paint mini's with enamels... way different.

I am starting up on the Talking Skull project again. I believe I have everything I need to finish it up, so it is next on the list.

TTFN,

Keith

 

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Jul 9, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Keith

There are two new entries in my InMoov Head project. I have also added a little write up and some pictures. Go and take a look. I have also been working on the talking skull project, but have only posted a little on it as I am awaiting some parts for it. It has the potential for a separate Arduino project write up as well because I am going to use a RCWL-0516, a Doppler radar motion detection circuit board. I added more detail in the blog post.

Jun 30, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Keith

The old site is intact and has been archived to old.akapplegarth.us. The new site will be started fresh. I may bring a few things over from the old site, but it will be mainly new material. More to come!


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