Reviewers' Notebook XXXV | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Sunday, 22 June 2008

Not much done tonight, I spent most of the day at a wedding*, and then my wife and youngest child fell asleep on the couch and I didn't feel like keeping them up - the last couple of days have been wild, so I edited pictures for the UC and US Infantry array, and toyed with a new version of our Content Management system.

*Funniest thing I've seen in a long time - a bunch of drunk Americans trying to learn an actual Jig, using a country music song as the tune... I was laughing and laughing. But everyone had fun. The Polka now, I live in a very German-centric area, and when they played polkas, lots of people were out dancing correctly.

I like the new version well enough, but upgrading content is painful at best. I'll have to decide what to do about that... The databases aren't that different, perhaps I can write some translation scripts.

After they went to bed - around 2am - I sprayed the four sample figures for the 28mm US Infantry review. They came out nice enough, but I got a bit carried away with the dullcoat. I was worried about it being dusty like some others have been lately, but too much dullcoat can be bad also. Luckily, I seem to have hit the sweet spot for the most part, they're pretty, with very little blurring from dullcoat.

I'm going to paint Big Red One patches on them, I've already decided that these four riflemen are buck privates, I make give one a stripe, but probably not.

The Gaming Models review has those add-on pictures at the end of it, and they've been spewing errors since we moved to this version of our Content Management System - theserver upgrade uses some serious security, and I think that's blocking access to the subdirectory those pictures are in. I'm thinking about moving them into the main pictures directory, but frankly, it's at over 1000 pictures, so I'm not at all certain I want to do that. In fact we should start doing a pictures subfolder per review, not merging them. But I have to figure out which bits to flip first.

Anyway, lots to do tomorrow, so until next I pick up my brushes,

Don. 

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