Some more painted on the Warrior.

The build have been standing still for some time, as I had more urgent things to take care of since my dad passed away. Now it’s all in the hands of the lawfirm, and I can’t do much until that is done. So I did some painting, mainly on the other side of the wheels with the basic desert colour.

Some painting done
Some painting done!

The underside also got a thin layer of a lighter colour. I will paint with the lighest colour later, trying to create variations.

As soon as the wheels are painted properly on both sides, I will start adding a black/greyish rubber paint to the rims. And then I’ll start assembling wheels and tracks.

Reading for week 8, 22d to 28th of february 2021.

This reading ends the month of february, and already two months have passed this new year. I feel more than ever, that trusting your intuition is important in this times, and what could be better than a little female energy to support that. So this time I’ve asked the goddesses for advice for this week, and here are the cards I drawn.

Cards for week 8
Cards for week 8

Monday to wednesday.

The first card for this week is “Yuki-Onna, Stillness” in alignment position. Some days you wake up frozen, stuck, and unable to move due to the effects of emotional denial and resistance to what is in front of you. Or maybe exhausted, spent from the emotional burden of your current situation. The winter goddess Yuki-Onna has come to help you move out of and past this experience into a healthier state of stillness.
When you are frozen, it’s the ego that is refusing to accept life on life’s terms, potentially causing you fear and depression. A particular situation or person may be causing you to see yourself as a victim. The godddess Yuki-Onna reminds you that this is but a temporary moment in the millions of moments of your life. The task she has for you is to answer one question: will you trust the Great Goddess in the universe to be your active partner in co-creating? If so, slow down and let all your troubles go, and you will see the miracles life has to offer you.

Thursday and friday.

The second card is “Hestia, Home” in alignment position. Are you surrounded by clutter in your home or work? Do you have objects or clothes that have negative stories attached to them? Every object hold energy and tells a specific story. The pants that don’t fit shame you; the gift from an ex-partner taunts you with disappointment or resentment; the books you will never read shout at you. Who needs this cacophony?
The goddess Hestia, who rules the hearth, offers you this alignment task: do a thorough house cleaning. Declutter and make space in your environment. Do the same for your mind too. Your mind mitght be cluttered with old stories that have no value for you now.
Walk away from situations you know you don’t belong in. Get rid of all of it. When you remove the superfluous distractions, it’s amazing how your intentions come together like magic. Make space for the miracles the godddess Hestia has in store for you. Yes, it takes work, but it’s worth it!

The weekend.

The last card for this week is “Danu, Assurance” The apperance of the Celtic goddess Danu, who gave birth to magic, portends the fulfillment of your desires and the fruition of your dreams. Whatever it is that you’re inquiring about, Danu gives her assurance that you’re in the process of becoming! Now is the time to trust whatever you have planted, planned, and worked toward is being lovingly birthed; all you need to do is stay with the flow of events and be ready for your next opportunity.
Everything has its perfect seasaon. Just as fallow ground carries the promise of new life that appears again in the spring, as if magically bidden from the invisible to the visible, Danu offers her promise of grounded assurance.

Summary:

Time to slow down a bit, and let all troubles go, in the beginning of this week. Then it’s time to declutter your house, workplace or mind, or perhaps all of them. Even if we have our house in order it’s easy to collect thoughts that we perhaps shouldn’t be carrying around. Perhaps things that happened in the past that no longer serves you. And at the end of the week you just have to trust what you have already planned, will grow into fruition if you just give it time.

What can you do to declutter your house, workplace or mind?

Reading for week 7, 15th to 21th of februari 2021.

Due to too many thoughts about things regarding my dads passing, last weeks reading just didn’t happen. Still lots to do, like meeting lawyers and the estate inventory. Also a lot of other desicions to make. At times we all have big/hard desicions to make and most often I find that drawing tarot or oracle cards can help you in the right direction.
To find out what this week brings, and to guide us I once again asked the Angel tarot cards for advice.

Cards for week 7
Cards for week 7

Monday to wednesday.

The first card is “Page of water” and it says “A new person enters your life. A relationship begins a new phase. Heightened psychic abilities”. A new person or emotion-rousing situation enters your life. It could be the start of a friendship or romance, or the renewal of one from the past. A current relationship may enter a new phase. It’s important to discuss your feelings with those around you. Your intuition and psychic abilities may also be heightened during this time.
This card can also stand for a person who’s emotional, intuitive and sensitive. A person who’s gentle, kind, artistic, and sometimes quiet. Understanding. Friendly. Introverted. Sympathetic. Romantic.

Thursday and friday.

The second card is “Ten of water” and it says “A contented and rewarding family life. Your emotional and material needs are met. Trustworthy relationships”. You have a content and rewarding family life, and there’s great harmony among those around you. Your relationships are strong and trustworthy. You feel blessed and loved. Your needs (both material and emotional) are all met.
Your relationships with your family and friends are genuine. Peace, joy , and unconditional love surround you.

The weekend.

The last card is “Four of earth” and it says “Being too frivolous or too cautious with money. Good business decisions. Giving to those less fortunate”. This can be a card of extremes. It may be a cautionary message to take care of your resources. Perhaps it’s time to create a savings account, or review your spending habits. It’s also possible that you’re too financially conservative. Additionally this is a message to donate time or money to charities and worthy causes.
Your hard work is paying off, but stay alert to new possibilities. Change is enevitable and can bring newfound sources of abundance. Be open to new and exciting opportunities. Don’t let fear-based thoughts limit your actions.

Summary:

On the whole a very good week, talking about good realtionships with both family and friends as well as maybe creating/meeting new ones. And at the end of the week we need to check our finances and see if we’re spending too much or too little. If you have a good cause you wanna help, don’t forget to give!

Reading for week 5, 1th to 7th of februari 2021

I decided to go ahead and do a reading for this week, even though my dad just passed. I’ll do my best to clear my mind enough to do a proper reading, and I hope it will serve anyone who reads it. This week I’m taking help of the angels with the Angel tarot deck.

Cards for week 5
Cards for week 5

Monday to wednesday.

The first card is “Three of air” reversed and it says “Great sadbess. Take time to heal. The need to forgive yourself and others”. Something has occured that makes you sad. This may be a current situation, or something from your past that has lingered and continues to distress you. Trust that the sadness will pass and you’ll eventually see this situations purpose in life. Take time to heal. Release painful memories and move bravely forward.
Forgiveness is a powerful healer. Don’t hold on to the energy of past disappointments or conflict. Remember to forgive yourself for choices you might wish you’d made differently. You did the best you could at the time, and allow yourself to move on.
Being reversed I think puts the focus on forgiving and not holding on. It also can mean a reluctance to do that and move forward.

Thursday and friday.

The second card is “Justice/Archangel Raguel” and it says “Fair and just decisions. Do what you know is right. Stand up for your beliefs”. This card comes to you because you’re trying to make a decision. The angels guide you to wise and carefully considered decisions, with fairness extended toward everyone involved (including yourself). If you can’t be objective in this matter, seek out someone who can act as an arbitrator.
This card also means that a decision will be made in your favor. If you’re currently in a legal dispute, it will turn out posetively for you. Furthermore it’s important to thoroughly review legal documents or contracts before signing them.

The weekend.

The last card is “Ace of air” reversed, and it says “Brilliant new ideass and inspirations. Seeing the truth of a situation. A challenging beginning”. New ideas now take flight! Expect great inspiration to come, possibly from an event or situation that previously troubled you. Now you see the opportunity to create something amazing and you’re full of exitement. Focus your thoughts on your long term goals and create a plan of action.
You now see the truth of the situation. Confusion is gone, and clarity has taken its place. Your new understanding replaces previous misconceptions. Now you’re ready to move forward.
The suit of air puts focus on thoughts and ideas and being reversed there might be some resistance to act on those ideas or to move forward. What is stopping you?

Summary:

This reading certainly seem to fit my current situation, but as I asked for guidance for everyone who reads this, I think it will be appliable even for everybody else.
Interesting week anyway, which might start with some grief or sadness for something that has happened. Remember to forgive yourself and others who might be involved.
Make fair decisions or take help from someone who is good at that kind of problem, and in the end of the weekend things brighten up a bit with new ideas or inspiration sprung out of the current sitiuation. Don’t stop the flow, just accept it and act on your ideas.

What are making you sad and what can you do about it?
Are you being kind and fair to yourself and others?
Are you ready to make plans for the coming ideas and act upon them?

Reading for week 4, 25th to 31th of januari 2021

This reading ends the month of januari, and this week I’ve choosed to ask the Unicorns for guidance, using the Magical Unicorns oracle deck by Doreen Virtue. Here’s what they have to say for this week.

Cards for week 4
Cards for week 4

Monday to wednesday.

The first card is “Definitely Yes” and it says “The answer to your question is a strong “Yes!” “.
What you’re asking about will definitely happen, provided that you keep your thoughts positive. You can bring about your desires more quickly by paying attention to thoughts, feelings, words, or visions that repeat themselves for you. When the inner guidance asks you to take positive action, it’s important for you to do so. For instance, if you have strong feelings to call a certain person, then make that call. Your angels will always guide you to take actions that have positive and healthy effects on you and others.
This card asks you to set aside doubts or worries, and to feel that everything is positive. Your desires are going to happen, and probably in better-than-expected ways. Imagine that your dream has aalready come true, using your inner vision and your feelings as you do. You just need to stay filled with faith and hope, and take action when you’re guided.

Thursday and friday.

The second card is “Light” and it says “See the light within yourself and everyone else”.
Everyone has a beautiful light within them, no matter what they look like or how they act. This light is pure. The more you focus on the light witin others, the more you can help them be healthy and happy.
You can also protect your loved ones, yourself, and your belongings by imagining them surrounded by light. This card may mean that you or someone you love is in a situation with harsh energy right now, and they need extra spiritual protection. Imagine them in an eggshell covering of light in your favorite color. Or choose one of these: white light to protect, green light to heal and purple light for a better night’s sleep.
As you focus on seeing and feeling light within yourself and everyone, you’ll notice a positive change in your life. For example, people will treat you better, your family members will seem happier, and you’ll sleep better at night.

The weekend.

The last card for this week is “It’s Okay to Be Different” and it says “You don’t need to be like everyone else. You’re perfect just as you are!”
Everyone wants to be liked, so it’s normal that you want to fit in with other people. You may compare yourself with others and feel like you don’t belong. You may even feel that you’re not as good as other people. But this card is here to tell you that your special talents are needed in the world.
You don’t need to change in order to please others. If you try to be different from who you really are, you won’t be happy and you won’t make true friends. But if your inner voice tells you to improve yourself through learning new skills and taking care of your body, then you’re being good to yourself. This wilkl lead you to true friends who really love you as you are!
As long as you feel good about yourself, you’re doing well. The best way to do this is to tell the truth, treat people with kindness, keep your promises, and do the work you need to do. You needn’t be perfect, wear the latest styles, or be the most popular person. Just trust tha God made you exactly how you’re supposed to be, and make the very best of what you got!

Summary:

The Unicorns brings a light and good feeling with them for this week. Starting out the week with a big Yes feels very nice. Just remember to stay positive and keep your vision. Seeing the light in others might not be so easy always in a world thata feels harsh, but we can always protect ourselves and our loved ones by surrounding them with protecting light.
Lastly there’s a reminder to be okay to be different and do what you feel is right for you.
Feels like a nice ending to this first month of this new year!

Reading for week 3, 18th to 24th of januari 2021.

Already in to week 3 this year and time for another “prediction”. for the coming week. This time working with the Magick Path deck. Here’s the cards I got.

Cards for week 3
Cards for week 3

Monday to wednesday.

The first card is “Journey” and it says “Walking down Your Maternity Path consider that this is an ever evolving Journey”. We’re always on a journey and sometimes we start new ones, and the journey always evolves, taking new turns in our lives. Wether you start a new journey or already on a journey, remember it’s your journey. Make the most of it.

Thursday and friday.

The second card is “Words” and it says “Your Words are deeply connected to Your Inner Strength. Let the Dragon within You to Speak Your Power. The blue colour is connected to your throat chakra and you need that to voice your power. What you say to yourself and others is important and words have power.

The weekend.

The last card for this week is “Communication” and it says “Share! Communicate with others and let them know Your needs & desires”. This card beautifully connects to the previous card, and asks you to communicate. If you don’t speak out, no one will know what you need and desire. The answer to the unspoken question is always no. Speak your mind, and remember that you have the power within.

Summary:

Communication seems to be the key to take the steps you need to do your journey. Also remember where you’re heading even if the journey takes turns in other directions than you first expected.

Where are you heading?
What do you need to communicate this week?

More parts added and some painting done!

I added some boxes and whatnot to the rear and sides.

Parts added to the hull.
Parts added to the hull.

The part that covers most of the front is assembled earlier in the instructions, but either check the fit then or wait with the lower part to ensure it fits as it should on the lower part of the front. I had to break up mine and re-glue it.

The rear side
The rear side

Continuing with some of the parts for the turret. Some of them got painted in the interior green.

Some of the turret parts
Some of the turret parts

In order to get the wheels on, I started to paint the lower hull and backside of the armor plates in the darker tan colour.

Some paint on the lower hull.
Some paint on the lower hull.

Need to do some touch up before using the lighter colours for toning/post shading.

Deciding colours for the Warrior.

I did a test with two different colours to tone the tropical tan with.

2 different tones
2 different tones

For me I think I prefer the lighter one of the two, and I will probably use that one. The choice was so clear I also painted some of the wheels as well.

Wheels painted.
Wheels painted.

I’ll see what the community have to say about my choice of colours.

I’ve also started to sort the hatches to cover up the interior when I start to paint. I’ll see if I can keep them in place with some blue tac while painting.

Some of the hatches on
Some of the hatches on

As soon as I’m sorted with covering all the openings, I can start painting the underside at least, so I can get the wheels and tracks in place.

Reading for week 2, 11th to 17th of januari 2021.

This year perhaps didn’t start as any of us wished for, or hoped for, and I guess it’ll take a while before people will feel somewhat safe. Meanwhile we can need some encouragement, and for that I asked Archangel Gabriel for some help, using the AA Gabriel oracle cards. This deck is for all birthgivers and creators or creative people, and we’re all creative, even if we don’t always see that. So here’s the advice I got for this week.

Cards for week 2
Cards for week 2

Monday to wednesday.

The first card is “Detox time” and on the card it says “Release toxins from your body, mind, and diet”. “As a creative individual, you may feel overwhelmed with sensitive feelings, so you turn to addictions to numb the intensity. This card comes to you aas a reminder that those feelings in the raw are inspiration for your greatest creations. In addition, an additive habit may be lowering your mood and vibrations by artificially inducing depression or anxiety.
You already know in your heart which substances or behaviors are detracting from your health and happiness. I could be consumption of weat, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, meat, diary or sugar. Call upon Heavens loving assistance to release unhealthful cravings so that you won’t struggle with your detox. You may be Devinely guided to human help to support your decisison to approach life with your heart open, your mind clear, and your body detoxified”.

Thursday and friday.

The second card is “Classes”, saying “learning and theaching are part of your higher calling”. “Higher education is, literally in your cards, with classes enhancing your skills and condfidence. This card guides you to reserach, and then enroll in, one or more classes related to your interests. Being in a learning environment stimulates your ideas and exposes you to new perspectives. Classes are also a wonderful place to meet new friends who share your passions.
In some cases, this card is a sign that you’ll be teaching classes as part of your messenger work. Pray for guidance as to the form your teaching will take. Know that Heaven will hold your hand and lead you to the forum and students who will benefit from your wisdom”.

The weekend.

The last card for the week is “Daily practice” saying “The more you practice your new skills, the more comfortable and comfortable you become”. “This card reminds you that the key to success is practice, practice, practice. If you’re procrastinating, it’s probably because of fears of doing something that’s not”perfect” in the beginning. Yet, the only way to improve is to commit time each day to your aspiration. Research shows that those who practice and study become the most proficient with their creative endeavors.
The reason for daily practice is to create a healthful new habit. When you become accustomed to creating every day – even if it’s just for a few minutes – you lose self.consciousness and become more confident about your work. You will also enjoy creativity more when you treat it like a natural part of your life, instead of like something that’s stressful, requiring work”.

Summary:

I can’t speak for everyone else but myself, but I can feel that after the holidays it’s time to get back to good eating habits, and feeling a bit down, I’ve felt the urge to buy something to make me feel happy. So some detox sure is needed, and it’s always good to detox once in a while. The next steps seems to fit together very well, take classes and practice your skills. There’s always something to improve, or it could be possible your task is to help someone else some new skill. For me courses and education lies on the horizon, so that’ll prove to be interesting.

Ask yourself, what habit do you need to change or what do you need to detox from?
Which skills do you need to improve, and where can you find the courses you need to take?
You can always ask for guidance if you need help figuring things out.

Colour test and tracks for the Warrior.

I tried 2 of the tropical tan colours on the armor plates.

Armor plates painted
Armor plates painted

It was hard to take a good picture and hard to tell the difference between the two colours.
One is slightly brighter, but that hardly shows in the pic. I’m thinking of using one of the slightly brighter colours to tone any of these, just to get that sand dusty look I’m after.

I put some gun metal colour on the tracks parts.

Tracks painted metal
Tracks painted metal

I think I need to darken the tracks with some brownish colour and some rust perhaps.
The pads needs to be painted in rubber black as well.
I’ll need the tracks pretty soon to continue the build.