• 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,  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

    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…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    Zafrarian Infantry

    Paint has dried on the first Zafrarian infantryman and thus he is ready for service. I had returned to Battledress for inspiration. I believe these two fellows may have risen to the top: An infantryman from Wurttemberg… … and a…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    More About Zafraria

    As promised, here are the first two Zafrarian troops, painted. Also as promised, it is a bit of a cheat. Through the process of an apparent convergent evolution, the troop type “Zouave” arose separately both in Algeria in 1831 (according…