• 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.…

  • 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…

  • Colonial,  Funny Little Wars,  Vintage

    Beefing Up the Band

    Your Humble Correspondent has been suitably prolific on the hobby front, but not sufficiently strict about documentation. I have much to share. Whilst in quest of identification of my Royal Marine Band, I found an Ebay listing for a quite…

  • Colonial,  Isla Victoria,  Painting

    Good to Know

    Gadding about the internet, as one does, he daily encounters innumerable morsels of guidance and advice. Some are retained for later use; others flutter harmlessly through the void betwixt the ears. My first-ever purchased 54mm figures from Armies in Plastic…

  • Colonial,  Paint Table Saturday

    Mountains of the Moon

    As promised, here are group vignettes of my Wargames Foundry “Mountain of the Moon Collection,” purchased about 20 years ago and only recently more-or-less completed. The painting is passable at best, and the lighting was horrid, but I just wanted…