• 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…

  • Craftees,  Paint Table Saturday,  Square Pegs

    Paint Table Saturday

    This post is less about what’s on the table than the fact of the table itself. The Hobby Shack is not quite complete, with various bits and bobs of trim left to install. Yet, this battle station is fully armed and operational.…