• Hobby Carpentry

    Streamlining Storage

    Among many unattributed gems of gaming knowledge gleaned from the internet are two tidbits I utilize daily. The first is “don’t begin making a piece of terrain unless you already know where you are going to store it.” This, of…

  • Fantasy,  Paint Table Saturday,  Painting,  Warhammer

    Random Progress

    Rather than working steadily towards an attainable goal, I seem to pick up miniatures to paint as they strike my fancy. Those in the “done” box this weekend include: Four of the 6 chibi adventurers from one of my many…

  • Fantasy,  Warhammer

    Lots of Grots

    I’ve sojourned so far down the goblin rabbit hole that I’m starting to look for non-Games Workshop sources for interesting, new miniatures. There are, as one would expect, a variety of interpretations of “goblin.” For example, I have two different…

  • Fantasy,  Warhammer

    This Doesn’t (Usually) Happen to Me II

    I have sporadically dipped into the well of eBay through the years, either “Buy(ing) It Now!” or bidding in an auction or two. A decade or more ago, I recall having my heart broken, posting the high bid on some…

  • Fantasy,  Warhammer

    A Man Out of Time

    For whatever reason, I nearly always find myself out of step with current tastes. I do certainly fall prey to “shiny objects” dangled by miniatures companies. In general, however, I have definite interests — as well as strong dislikes —…

  • Modern,  Travel

    In My Backyard

    The general area in which I live is replete with historical import. Beginning on the coast, you have Manteo and the site of the “Lost Roanoke Colony.” Down a bit, one finds Ocracoke Inlet, site of Blackbeard‘s dispatch, and Beaufort…

  • Travel,  VSF

    Victorian Science Fact

    I am not a frequent traveller. On my occasional rambles, I do encounter inspiration for gaming. Last fall, my wife and I visited the somewhat-nearby college town of Athens, GA. Mostly a pilgrimage for artifacts of my favorite band from…