With the new workspace just weeks away and the return…

With the new workspace just weeks away and the return to filming coming, I’ve been exploring new editing options.

The software I’ve been using for previous videos is perfectly fine as a cut and slice program, but lacks a lot of the more powerful features needed for me to produce the kind of content I want efficiently.

So tonight I’ve been playing with Corel Videostudio Pro and so far it looks very promising indeed.

My favourite thing so far is the multi-cam editing capabilities. You can load in several video clips, sync the audio, then just point and click along the timeline where you want to switch from one camera feed to another.

This will come in super handy as I start to experiment with a multiple camera setup.

With the new workspace just weeks away and the return to filming coming, I've been exploring new editing options. The software I've been using for previous videos is perfectly fine as a cut and slice program, but lacks a lot of the more powerful features needed for me to produce the kind of content I want efficiently. So tonight I've been playing with Corel Videostudio Pro and so far it looks very promising indeed. My favourite thing so far is the multi-cam editing capabilities. You can load in several video clips, sync the audio, then just point and click along the timeline where you want to switch from one camera feed to another. This will come in super handy as I start to experiment with a multiple camera setup._0

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Another oldie; how to make security fences.

Another oldie; how to make security fences.

This and the other 2 parts are some of my favourite tutorials because they are really easy to make, but add lots of great visual detail to your gaming table.

What sort of tutorials would you like to see when we come back after the redecoration?

Let’s Make: Security Fences Pt. 1 | Icarus Miniatures

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Something a bit different for you this evening.

Something a bit different for you this evening.

This is really cool looking RPG system that emulates the style of 80’s stories like Goonies, Stranger Things etc.

It’s got some interesting dice mechanics (your competency with a skill is shown by a different die. So if you’re terrible at climbing, you only get a d4 on climb, but if you’re a tech wizard, you might get a d20. But the top results always explode giving you the chance to always be awesome.

It’s a collaborative world-building game, so it seems like the GM prep time will be significantly lower than with games like D&D, meaning you can run a game at much shorter notice.

I’m gonna back it for the PDF copy. It seems like the perfect game to allow some of my friends who aren’t part of my D&D group the chance to join us and have some RPG fun, without swelling the D&D party to an unmanageable size.

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There’s not long left on our clearance sale.

There’s not long left on our clearance sale.

Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.

Grab yourself a bargain here:
www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance

There's not long left on our clearance sale.Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.Grab yourself a bargain here: www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance_0
There's not long left on our clearance sale.Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.Grab yourself a bargain here: www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance_1
There's not long left on our clearance sale.Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.Grab yourself a bargain here: www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance_2
There's not long left on our clearance sale.Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.Grab yourself a bargain here: www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance_3
There's not long left on our clearance sale.Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.Grab yourself a bargain here: www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance_4
There's not long left on our clearance sale.Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.Grab yourself a bargain here: www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance_5
There's not long left on our clearance sale.Get your hands on the old versions of the Alliance troopers (with the left arm attached to the body) for just £4/~$5.20/~€4.50. You can also pick up the frontier pods for £5 and £6 respectively, and the tokens are all £3.50.Grab yourself a bargain here: www.icarusminiatures.com/clearance_6

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With the new Necromunda just around the corner, I’m sure…

With the new Necromunda just around the corner, I’m sure plenty of you will be looking to add some sweet industrial scenery to your gaming tables.

Well don’t forget bases!

Check out our tutorial on industrial bases here: https://youtu.be/YEHWOhWn6Gc

Let’s Make: Industrial Bases | Icarus Miniatures

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The new workspace should be completed in the first week…

The new workspace should be completed in the first week of December. There will be lots of work to do to organize everything and make it all as efficient as possible.

So I wan’t to see YOUR workspaces. Be they big or small – a cupboard under the stairs or an entire room, get pictures in the comments below and share your best organization tips to help your fellow hobbyists.

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The Outrider scouts move ahead of Alliance forces, finding the…

The Outrider scouts move ahead of Alliance forces, finding the best routes and ensuring the way forward is clear.

They are equipped with some of the most advanced equipment and weapons in the Alliance to keep them alive while scouting alone ahead of the main force.

Grab one for yourself at the link below:
http://www.icarusminiatures.com/product/alliance-outrider-scout/

The Outrider scouts move ahead of Alliance forces, finding the…

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Principal construction on the custom hot wire table jig is…

Principal construction on the custom hot wire table jig is finished. Once the glue has cured I’ll add screws for extra support and it’ll be done.

This has extended the height I can reliably cut from about 30mm to 200mm, meaning I can cut down bigger stock and work more efficiently.

The total cost of materials was about £12 – but if you had some rough cuts of straight wood (I used furniture board for the large faces, but ply or MDF would work too) it would cost even less.

But even with that cost and the cost of the table, it comes to under £40, which is less than half the cost of something like a Proxxon – even without the guides you’d need to buy for that to achieve this.

Principal construction on the custom hot wire table jig is finished.  Once the glue has cured I'll add screws for extra support and it'll be done. This has extended the height I can reliably cut from about 30mm to 200mm, meaning I can cut down bigger stock and work more efficiently. The total cost of materials was about £12 - but if you had some rough cuts of straight wood (I used furniture board for the large faces, but ply or MDF would work too) it would cost even less. But even with that cost and the cost of the table, it comes to under £40, which is less than half the cost of something like a Proxxon - even without the guides you'd need to buy for that to achieve this._0

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Here’s a look at step 1 of building the custom…

Here’s a look at step 1 of building the custom jig for my hot wire cutting table.

This is the underside and the two side pieces will site either side of the bed keeping the jig square as it slides towards and away from the wire.

Once the wood glue on these is dry I will use small nails to secure them more permanently them move into the fence itself.

Here's a look at step 1 of building the custom jig for my hot wire cutting table. This is the underside and the two side pieces will site either side of the bed keeping the jig square as it slides towards and away from the wire.Once the wood glue on these is dry I will use small nails to secure them more permanently them move into the fence itself._0

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