Posted in Random THoughts, River City Church

World Vision Global 6K 2021 is Today!

6 Kilometers is the average distance people in the developing world walk for water – water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases.

Every $50 fundraised at the 2021 Global 6K For Water provides clean water that lasts for one person. In 2021, through the global 6K fundraising efforts, World Vision Canada will again fund clean water projects in the countries that need it most.  We are so excited about this project and through the fundraising efforts of our Global 6K participants, we can make this possible! Now more than ever, clean water is essential to protect vulnerable children and families. When you support me you’ll help bring life-changing clean water to those who need it most.

I’m proud to be part of the River City Church team this year that is #6 in Canada for dollars raised! Way to go! Above is the route that I’ll be doing today for this cause.

Posted in 3D Printing, D&D, Miniatures, Painting, Print & Paint, Resin

Print & Paint Project #2 – Aboleth

OK, so I’ll admit…before starting this D&D Monster Manual Print & Paint project, I had no idea what an aboleth was…this “fun little project” is already becoming a learning tool for finding out more about the history and lore of some of the creatures that inhabit the Dungeons & Dragons worlds!

Aboleth
An Aboleth, as pictured in the Monster Manual

I found it very interesting that aboleths essentially pre-dated almost all living creatures, and as other life-forms evolved, the aboleths reached out with their minds to seize control making them all their slaves. This dominance made them like gods.

When the real gods appeared, they destroyed the aboleths’ empire, and freed their slaves.

The aboleths have never forgotten…thanks to their eternal memories that they pass down from generation to generation.

I’ll just say that I don’t think I would ever want to come across an aboleth lair…for a creature I’d never heard of, they are definitely worth their Challenge Rating of 10 (I think that is understated).

So my rendition of the aboleth is a self-printed design by none other than mz4250 who is an awesome sculptor of all things D&D (and some even more “fanciful”)! My shameless plug for him is simply if you have a 3D printer and want some great minis to feed your hobby needs, give him a look and support his great work!

I actually found this one harder to get good paint results than I’d thought…nothing against the model at all as I do think it’s very true to the Monster Manual artist’s rendition above…I just had trouble getting the shading and texturing I wanted…didn’t help that couple of my key Citadel paint pots had dried up due to non-use over the past couple of years…guess it’s time to make a curbside pickup order at Forbes Hobbies here in town and replace some older paints!

Even though I’m not that happy with this one, if on the off chance I ever had the opportunity to challenge a party in a campaign…hey, I’m ready! Definitely won’t be using this guy in any painting contests though LOL!

Thanks for the look and read…stay tuned for the third installment that will be coming up, and that will start into the Angels section of the Monster Manual…starting with the Deva! Stay tuned!