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2016 Hobby Year in Review

Now in its third year, let’s take a look at my hobby work over the past year.


I started the hobby year working through the Malifaux Black Friday order and getting a few things ready for Adepticon. Then the queue got real. In 2015 I felt I had been a little too stingy at Adepticon. Let’s just say I didn’t have that problem this year.

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Guild Ball: Veteran Velocity

Catching up with Guild Ball releases since I bought in, Veteran Velocity.

Veteran Velocity
Veteran Velocity

I heartily approve of the gear on the base. Regular Velocity’s base connection is precarious. This model is basically just that one turned up to 11, so I let the sculpt speak for itself.I dig the anime charging-special-attack pose., but there isn’t really a lot of room for extra awesome in the paint job.

Guild Ball: Mother and Nest Markers

I haven’t played very many games of Guild Ball, but that hasn’t stopped me from preordering new releases. Mother is the Season 2 Engineers mascot. Steamforged added several models which use a marker mechanic, and decided to provide sculpted pieces to use with them.

Mother with Nest Markers
Mother with Nest Markers

They’re nice inclusions, although I wish it were easier to have the base of the model flush with the base. Or that I was less lazy about it.


Mother herself echoes the designs of the Mechanica models in Engineers. Mostly wood, with some metal mechanical bits and armor plates for texture. I followed the same scheme I’ve been using for the rest of the Engineers.

Season 3 for Guild Ball is released. It seemed to have radically changed the Engineers. While I’m not particularly attached to the old versions (I picked the faction based on looks, after all), I do feel that it’s changing faster than I can keep up with.