Well... if you checked out my post yesterday, and by chance came back today, you will be surprised to find that I am providing a link to a 'readable sized' copy of the YANK SSCC FIGURECON mini magazine. Consider this a sneak preview. Don't worry, the folks getting one at the CON will never see it here (literally, most of the folks in the club rarely check out my blog). But if you are here, well, then... enjoy the preview...
And if you have been following my updates on that page, you know that I am also working on a War Correspondent living history impression that I want to tie into our SSCC Club events and my website. One of my projects on the 1:1 scale front has been to come up with a miniature YANK/SSCC magazine for the troops at this year's FIGURECON at Entertrainment Junction the weekend of March 3rd and 4th.
Here you see 50 of those mini magazines (40 of them actually completed). A few days ago, I was still writing copy and now I am nearly done with the entire project. The magazine is a 12 page piece, featuring images from previous CONs and a variety of other things, all put together to look like a miniature version of the WWII Allied Soldier's magazine - YANK.
Measuring in at a whopping 5-1/4"wide x 6-3/4" deep, it is pocket sized, but still readable. I am hoping that the SSCC troops will get just as big a kick reading it, as I had putting it together. The pages were created in Indesign at an 8-1/2" x 11" size and then shrunk so that two pages would fit on that paper size. The pages had a yellowish tint and "stains" added to them in Indesign, so that they would look aged. Once the pages were shrunk, They had to be paginated so that they would print in the proper order, front and back. Once they were printed, they were stapled, folded and trimmed to make these cool little magazines. Fun project, I am already thinking about next year's edition.
Needless to say, I have been letting a lot of other stuff go in the meantime.... yeah, I did get a first episode of a new comic out, but that is about it. I haven't done anything lately on any of my modeling project and they are starting to pile up. I will have to get back to the Dingo project pretty soon because it is kind of sad to see it sitting there, exactly the same as it was three months ago (though it has build up a nice layer of dust). My plan is to kick that project into high gear next month (February) and then start on the Humber MK4. After that.... I've got a Sherman to build.
I also would like to get some shooting done on another comic project mentioned previously - THE BAR AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE. I don't even know where that one is going, but I have the sets and characters ready, I just need to get going on it.
And that is about all the news from the PRIVY right now, later - PM
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