• Toy Soldiers,  Vintage

    Thoughts on Scale

    While painting my Backyard Battalion, I noticed an old purchase sitting on the shelf — Shaggy, Scooby, and the Mystery Machine in (according to the bottom of the truck) 1:24 scale or 75mm. On a whim, I compared them with…

  • Fantasy,  Reaper Bones

    Bones Day, Week

    Things have been so ridiculously busy around here since I retired that Bones Day — the tri-annual (I hope I used that correctly) day when my Reaper Bones kickstarter arrives — came and passed a week ago. I was not…

  • Colonial,  Funny Little Wars,  Praise

    The time has come…

    … Which sounds a bit ominous, but is, in fact, celebratory. Throughout their childhood, both my boys would ask me — since I almost never “played” with the little people I painted or the various houses I built for them…

  • Archives,  Old West

    Studying Triggernometry

    I’ve had a thorough first pass at tidying up Triggernometry — my Old West gaming resource page. I reconnected links that have meandered through the years, pruned some dead wood, and resurrected a few chestnuts via the Internet Archive, aka…

  • Paint Table Saturday,  Underwater

    Submarine Familiars

    This is Reaper’s pack of metal miniature “Familiars VII,” which I purchased about 1,000,000 years ago when the rules for Aquanef were still “coming soon.” There were a few sets of submarine rules that did reach completion, which I’ll endeavor…