• Craftees,  Other Hobbies,  Painting,  Praise

    A Parable…

    This is a parable concerning craft paints, real guitars, and pretend pianos. I wrote a bit in my essay on the GULP that I paint both terrain and miniatures with inexpensive craft paints. This wasn’t always the case. When I…

  • Fantasy,  Hirst Arts,  Scratchbuilding,  Terrain

    Ruined Gothic Tower

    While trolling in the Hirst Arts forums for inspiration awhile back, I ran across an interesting post. Someone was wishing for new plans of things to build with Hirst Arts blocks and someone else suggested taking existing projects and building…

  • Fantasy

    Goblins of the Old School

    I submit this little vignette as confirmation that I completed another dozen Bones — “Dungeon Attack” goblins, this time; compadres of the kobolds I knocked out last week. Following Chris Palmer’s lead, I eschewed green and sought guidance from my…

  • Fantasy

    Loitering Kobolds

    Though a week late in appearing, here you see here the culmination of my winter break’s industry. Another set of Reaper Bones painted — a dozen kobolds up to no good, no doubt.

  • Superheroes

    Satisfaction Unforeseen

    One of the bones they throw to public school teachers is periodic respite to recover from post-traumatic stress. It is my custom to fill these breaks with sufficient industry that my return to the kindergartners is a welcome relief. During…

  • Modern

    Finished at Last

    In order to keep some self-exacted promises, I will likely inflict upon you an uptick in posts on this blog. It is my intention in the newly-arrived year both to write more and to make a dent in the GULP…

  • 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…

  • Colonial,  Funny Little Wars

    Sawyer’s Playmobil

    Despite the seriousness with which many pursue the cause of wargaming — devoting hours to painting figures and constructing terrain; then devoting hours more to arguing over the proper number of buttons or color of facings — one should never…