• 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…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Other Hobbies,  Pirates/Naval

    The Ascodali Navy

    My first sub-hobby to wargaming was paper modeling. In the earlier days of web commerce, one could purchase, download, and print out paper models of terrain, vehicles, and miniatures. (And, I know, one still can, though I no longer do…

  • 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…

  • Colonial,  Paint Table Saturday,  VSF

    “It was 20 Years Ago Today…”

    Well, not exactly, but ’round about. Aflame with inspiration from The Major General Tremorden Rederring, I fired up my internet machine and sent off to the Wargames Foundry in Old Blighty for The Mountains of the Moon Collection. In 2000,…

  • Colonial,  Fantasy,  Painting,  Pirates/Naval

    Sweet Jane

    Here’s a roundup of some recent completions. First up is what I consider to be one of those silly Reaper fantasy figures that I will likely never use. A bard, I presume, whose “axe” is every bit a modern-day guitar,…

  • Paint Table Saturday,  Pulp,  Terrain

    Another Set Complete: Cars

    About 1,000,000 years ago, in a beloved but now defunct chain hobby store called Hungates, I purchased two small boxes with plastic scale models in them. Unlike the semi trucks, 1950’s hot rods in 1:25, or WWII ship models I…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation

    Reinforcements Arrive in Ascaria

    Though I have yet to complete painting the soldiers I have on hand, I availed myself of the Spring Sale at Armies in Plastic ($8.95 sets and free shipping for a $50+ order [I see now it’s $60, so my…