You'll find a little of everything here. Genres covered in this blog include (so far) prehistorics, fantasy, old west, swashbucklers, pulp, Blood Bowl, Ghostbusters, gladiators, nautical, science fiction and samurai in 6mm, 15mm, 28mm, 40mm, 42mm and 54mm sizes. You'll also find terrain, scenery, basing, gaming, modeling, tutorials, repaints, conversions, art and thoughts in general about the hobby.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Familia Gladiatoria

One of the offshoots of getting back into D&D is a renewed interest in gladiatorial minis games. I still haven't found the right one for me, though Blue Sky, Red Sands is close, and the Mordheim Pitfighting game is familiar.

These are a little more roughly painted having been done a few years ago. They are mostly Games Workshop Mordheim Pit Fighters, one of which is converted by adding a Foundry gladiator head. The fellow with the red tattoos is a Celtos fig ... I think; I got it free from someone. The shield it holds also is from Foundry.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Little spaceships

So I'm trying out some space combat; I don't have any proper ships, so I proxied some up. BEHOLD- miniature paper airplanes! I was anal enough to actually prime and paint them, too. Jeez.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


I don't have anything on the project table for the time being, but don't fret; there are plenty of archives to look through.

If you have a chance, go to the Hawgleg forums and look at this awesome old west stamping mill done in 28mm by Cory (who also has a presence at the Lead Adventure forums.)

I reckon' I'll have to steal his design and build one up in 40mm scale, but credit goes to him for an original idea and an excellent undertaking.

Oh- here's the link:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

D&D character

Here's what I finally settled on for my D&D character mini. It's a Reaper. I got onto a bit of a Conan the Cimmerian track, so I chose something Conan-ish, not the movie, but more the literary character.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Yep, I'm what some of you would call "a nerd." I'm getting back into D&D with friends with Fourth Edition, BUT I will still be updating this blog- I just figured I'd offer an explanation as to why I haven't updated in a few days.

Next up may be a painted figure I'll be using as my D&D character.

And I'm working on floorplans for my (40mm old west) newspaper building. It will be a nice cozy affair with a separate room (looks like a garage, actually) for the press. I'm just trying to figure out the layout for the desk and type case. I've also made 50 or so copies of miniature newspapers to stack, fold and have laying about the office.

I reckon' I'll need to pick up some more material, too. I picked up about $100 worth of basswood, dowel, card, styrene and brass rod 6 months ago, and I've done gone used it all up!

Lots of things on my project table; I just gotta get to doin'em! In the meantime, take a gander at some of my older stuff to keep yourselves entertained until I can get my lazy butt back to blogging.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Completed newspaper furniture collection

Except for some rough edges (I need a new/sharper saw), I'm pretty happy with this effort. Now, I just need to make a nice little building to house it all. I also want to add an oil lamp to the desk; I have a couple ideas I'm going to try out.

Type case progress

Just a couple in-progress shots of my California job case (or just Type case). The little piece of styrene held by the tweezers is 1/16" wide and about 1/4" long. I had to measure and cut each divider piece one at a time. Ugh. But it turned out ok. I hope I never lose this piece; I don't want have to build it again.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Editor's Desk under construction

A piece I'm proud of, this desk measures 1" wide by 2" long by 1 1/2" tall at the back. I'm especially happy with how my inkwell turned out. It was made using a needle file to file down the sides of a wooden dowel into the deires shape, then cutting it off, drilling a hole for the opening and adding a brass rod as a pen.
My next piece will be a type case- I'm not sure how it will go, there are a lot of dividers for the lead type- I may have to make dividers from paper. I'm glad I own tweezers.