• 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…

  • Fantasy,  Paint Table Saturday,  Painting

    Closer to Skull Pass

    I have made satisfying progress in painting my Battle of Skull Pass night goblins. The infantry is complete, I've done the musician and standard bearer for the archers, and the troll as well. Four of the spider-riders (cavalry, I suppose)…