• 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…

  • 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.…

  • Colonial,  Craftees,  Isla Victoria,  Square Pegs,  VSF

    Inaugural Combat

    Following an unplanned hiatus, I have every intention of resuming semi-regular posting to this blog. Part of my time away was spent on some 1:1 terrain building. Inspired by Eric the Shed, specifically expansion of his eponymous structure, I endeavored to nearly double…

  • Craftees,  Fantasy,  Painting

    A Parable…

    This is a parable concerning craft paints, real guitars, and pretend pianos. I wrote a bit in my essay on the GULP that I paint both terrain and miniatures with inexpensive craft paints. This wasn’t always the case. When I was new…

  • Colonial,  Craftees,  Old West,  Pirates/Naval,  Post-Apocolyptic,  VSF

    The GULP

    The very first minis I purchased in my adulthood were a passel of western figures from Monday Knight Productions. They turned out to be a mixture of 25 and 28mm, as I really didn’t know the difference then, and the site doesn’t seem…

  • Craftees,  Pirates/Naval

    Craftee Pirates

    Matt Jackson, author of the blog Lapsus Calumni, posted recently about a fabulous pirate game he designed and constructed, using components secured from a local craft shop. I’ve walked those same aisles, cast my glance upon those same little wooden…

  • Colonial,  Craftees,  Funny Little Wars,  Square Pegs,  VSF

    The Square Pegs

    The time has come for me to unveil my most recent Enthusiasm;— viz.: The Square Pegs The Square Pegs are a motley collection of 54mm Toy Soldiers constructed from clothespins, pipe cleaners, and other accoutrements. Why 54mm Craftees? In the…