• 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…

  • Colonial

    This Doesn’t (Usually) Happen to Me

    I am ever envious when miniatures bloggers — most often those living in the U.K. — post about how they stopped by a “charity shop” or “car boot sale” and come away with a bag full of vintage Britains, or…

  • 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,…

  • Colonial,  Funny Little Wars,  Painting,  VSF

    The Year That Was

    I can say “long time, no post,” but when an entire year has passed since I attended to this blog, it seems a bit ridiculous. When I finally did check in a week ago, I discovered that the blog had…

  • 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…

  • Colonial,  Funny Little Wars,  Isla Victoria,  Pulp,  VSF

    Vintage Christmas

    I came to miniature wargaming as an adult. Childhood Christmases did include wondrous gifts, but never the tubs of little plastic warriors that so many boys enjoyed. As an aside, I did yearn for that crate of Revolutionary War Soldiers…

  • Scratchbuilding

    A Room of One’s Own

    It is fascinating to glimpse another’s private space. I love it when bloggers feature their hobby rooms. Two I know well are Eric the Shed’s eponymous structure and Lord Ashram’s House of War. For the majority of my adult hobbying life, I…

  • Fantasy,  Hirst Arts,  Terrain

    The Ruined Tower

    Whilst searching for a Hirst Arts ruin that was skulking about in my memory, I uncovered new inspiration. A day or so later, this little crumbling beauty debuted on the table: Here it is with a skeletal guard, and then…