• 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…

  • Fantasy,  Scratchbuilding,  Terrain

    Ruined Gothic Tower

    While trolling in the Hirst Arts forums for inspiration awhile back, I ran across an interesting post. Someone was wishing for new plans of things to build with Hirst Arts blocks and someone else suggested taking existing projects and building…

  • Fantasy

    Goblins of the Old School

    I submit this little vignette as confirmation that I completed another dozen Bones. “Dungeon Attack” goblins, this time; compadres of the kobolds I knocked out last week. Following Chris Palmer’s lead, I eschewed green and sought guidance from my venerable 1/e AD&D Monster Manual: “Goblins range from yellow…

  • Colonial,  Fantasy,  Scratchbuilding,  Superheroes,  Terrain

    Paint Table Saturday + 24

    Here’s the paint table as of yesterday. A frenetic hodgepodge mirroring the mind of the painter (but not really in that good creative way, more’s the pity). Scattered about you see several Hirst Arts pieces in various states of completion. The…

  • Fantasy

    Loitering Kobolds

    Though a week late in appearing, here you see here the culmination of my winter break’s industry. Another set of Reaper Bones painted — a dozen kobolds up to no good, no doubt.

  • Fantasy,  Sci-Fi

    Dwarfstar Games

    If you harbor a hankering to interact physically with the past greatness I mentioned yesterday, you could begin by visiting Dwarfstar Games. In ’81 and ’82 you could ride your Schwinn to the FLGS (J&S Hobbies, Bloomington, MN in my…

  • Fantasy,  Horror,  Modern,  Old West,  Pulp,  VSF

    Microtactix

    Microtactix was on the leading edge of creating terrain for wargames and RPGs that you could download immediately and print on cardstock. The company has been quiet for some time (viz. the moribund Microtactix website), but a plethora of products…