• Other Hobbies,  Praise

    A Year About the Place

    My absolute favorite place upon this Earth is my home. An unanticipated bright side to this year was that I got to spend a lot more time there. My wife and I made an extra effort to document the year…

  • Paint Table Saturday,  Painting

    Hobby Giving

    Heretofore, hobbying has been a personal pursuit for me. The vast majority of my time is consumed by painting miniatures, building terrain, and questing for the perfect organizational system for same. Occasionally I get in a game. This year, my…

  • Painting,  Scratchbuilding,  Terrain,  WotA

    Wisdom of the Ages (WotA)

    This purposely portentous category will be a catch-all for the occasional gleanings of guidance I run across on the web. I’ll begin with two nuggets of wisdom that have guided me for years, and one that may guide me in…

  • Colonial,  Old West,  WWI

    Thrifting in NC

    Here are the fruits of several recent sojourns to new thrift / antique / junque stores in my corner of North Carolina. The first find was a pair of pairs of Native American Indians. 54mm, metal, old-lookin’, but with no…

  • Colonial,  Fantasy,  Old West,  Paint Table Saturday,  Sci-Fi

    Autumnal Splendour

    Though working from home, I’m still working — and thus my poor hobby blog has suffered. One consequence of spending so much time à la maison is that the flora about the place has been pampered. Featured above are marigolds,…

  • 3D Printing,  Colonial,  Fantasy,  Isla Victoria,  Paint Table Saturday,  VSF

    Odd Trios

    Today we have a few recent completions, all of which came in groups of three. First up, some ancient Eureka Miniatures Hardlove Steam Driven Impervious Suits. Apparently unpopular or at least unphotogenic, inspirational searches for them on the web were…

  • Other Hobbies

    Vintage Tin Lizzie

    I continue to progress in clearing my decades-long backlog of hobby projects. My latest completion was another wargaming sub-hobby — scale modeling. I acquired a 1:16 Lindberg Model T around the same time I bought the war-game-sized contemporary rides. I’ve…