• Fantasy,  Paint Table Saturday,  Reaper Bones

    Welcome, 2022

    More time has passed than I would have wished. It seems I was more affected by my return to in-person teaching than I had anticipated. And, alas, my wife and I rang in this new year harboring an unwelcome omicronian…

  • Colonial,  Fantasy,  Modern,  Pirates/Naval

    Bones Day

    Two Saturdays back (July 3) was “Bones Day” — I received my box of Bones miniatures from Reaper’s 5th Kickstarter. It took me almost a decade to learn, but I finally figured out how to work the Reaper Pledge manager.…

  • Horror,  Modern,  Paint Table Saturday,  Post-Apocolyptic

    Hobby Giving II

    The long-awaited parcel from Hasslefree (last mentioned here) arrived, all ordered figures present. On a whim, I checked again on the site an, lo and behold, Daphne and Velma were back in stock. So, I expeditiously ordered them, along with…

  • 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,…