• 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…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    Zafrarians Completed, Mostly

    At long last, I've finished painting the first lot of Zafrarians. Well, mostly, I should say, as I haven't yet settled on a uniform for these fellows. And, as their command and that mysterious bag in the background indicates, reinforcements…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Praise

    Further praise

    I have been driven to the point of proverbial distraction by √¶theric misbehavior. I put in hours to perfect the fine points of an imaginary language, only to discover that my blog obdurately declined to reproduce it accurately. After spending…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation

    Ascaria II

    Part 2: Zafraria The name for the sworn enemy of the Ascodali came during my original session of random generation: Zafraria. Soon after my dive down the rabbit hole of the Ascodali long s, I decided there should be something…

  • Praise

    A word from our sponsor

    A brief peek "under the hood" at Circa Games. I rarely do "commercial breaks," but I was ably assisted in a time of need, and thus am moved to sing appropriate praises. Broadcasting was temporarily disrupted for a day or…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Painting

    Ascaria

    Part I: Ascodal I mentioned in my last post the bags of random figures I received in my Christmas Haul from Armies in Plastic. Amongst them were a smattering of Napoleonics, an era which has never, for some reason, "grabbed"…