• 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,…

  • 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…

  • Modern,  Paint Table Saturday

    A Complete Set

    An undisciplined approach to painting finds me swirling like an indiscriminate cyclone through the lead pile, whisking up whatever figure catches my eye. One hour of painting might involve a 54mm Napoleonic imagination figure, then to 28mm Darkest Africa, and…

  • Fantasy,  Paint Table Saturday,  Painting

    Closer to Skull Pass

    I have made satisfying progress in painting my Battle of Skull Pass night goblins. The infantry is complete, I’ve done the musician and standard bearer for the archers, and the troll as well. Four of the spider-riders (cavalry, I suppose)…

  • Fantasy,  Paint Table Saturday,  Painting

    Progress at Skull Pass

    I mentioned in my previous ramblings that I had dug out my now-a-teenager Battle at Skull Pass box set. During the two minutes it held my interest back in 2006, I primed most of the night goblin infantry and painted…

  • Modern,  Pulp,  Terrain

    Chinatown

    A chance mention on The Miniatures Page led me to a new (to me) Australian manufacturer of mdf terrain: Knights of Dice. The sci-fi stuff — which is what was referenced in the TMP post — is fabulous. The pulp/modern…

  • Paint Table Saturday,  Painting

    Outer Order, Inner Calm

    This incantation is frequently chanted in my house whilst we scurry, returning errant objects to rightful positions. The house, I suppose, is thus generally experienced as a calm and ordered space. My Hobby Shack … not so much. The desk,…

  • Craftees,  Fantasy

    And now for something completely different …

    Plodding along as I do with my various projects, I am frequently struck by novel inspiration as work becomes tedious. Thus, while immersed in painting my 54mm artillery, I suddenly became quite certain that it was the perfect moment for…