• Colonial,  Fantasy,  Painting,  VSF

    Paint Table Annex

    One of the great joys of my day is chatting with my wife as she prepares dinner. Cooking is her hobby, as miniatures (and guitar and carpentry and farming and sailing … oh, well, perhaps I have too many hobbies)…

  • Colonial,  Painting,  Pulp,  VSF

    Paint Table Saturday + 48

    Following the blizzard of productivity which coincided with February’s blizzards (well, o.k., they weren’t really blizzards, but a half-foot of snow is a lot for North Carolina), things have been slow, hobby-wise, for the past month. I did finally manage to knock out the…

  • Colonial,  Fantasy,  Painting,  VSF

    Jumping the Queue

    Paint Table Saturday features flagrant queue jumpers. Looking back yesterday at A) the Major General’s page and 2) my aged stage-set mountains, rendered me nostalgic for VSF and afflicted with remorse for my long-suffering 15mm figures. As things stand, I can…

  • Colonial,  Craftees,  Old West,  Pirates/Naval,  Post-Apocolyptic,  VSF

    The GULP

    The very first minis I purchased in my adulthood were a passel of western figures from Monday Knight Productions. They turned out to be a mixture of 25 and 28mm, as I really didn’t know the difference then, and the site doesn’t seem…

  • Archives,  VSF

    Ernest Glitch & His Lateral Science

    I first discovered Roger Curry’s Lateral Science website (now blog) a decade ago. He would seem to be in the process of distilling it into a “novel”— The Ernest Glitch Chronicles. I have to let Roger Curry describe this one…

  • Colonial,  Craftees,  Funny Little Wars,  Square Pegs,  VSF

    The Square Pegs

    The time has come for me to unveil my most recent Enthusiasm;— viz.: The Square Pegs The Square Pegs are a motley collection of 54mm Toy Soldiers constructed from clothespins, pipe cleaners, and other accoutrements. Why 54mm Craftees? In the…

  • Funny Little Wars,  VSF

    Funny Little Wars

    My current Enthusiasm involves a return to the origins of another hobby;— miniature wargaming. H.G. Wells’ Little Wars and Floor Games were the foundational texts for adults to engage in warfare employing tiny metal models. One can have for himself the text…