Monday, July 30, 2018


   Dane and I are on the road starting today, driving 16 hours to Indianapolis for the legendary GenCon 2018. It's a first for both of us (at this convention).

   Plus, afterwards, we are driving up to Toronto, then Buffalo (for hot wings), then Cleveland (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and then home.

   He's already working on the playlist. I asked if he would rather drive or fly, he said "Dad, the best part of the last time we went to Historicon [2017] was the road trip. Let's drive." Yeah, my 19-year-old said that. Done. Road trip. By the time we get to Indy, the back seat is gonna look like a couple of 9-year-olds were given $100 and no supervision at the convenience store.

I am so looking forward to it. And, as much as I am looking forward to the convention, the best part will be the road trip with my son.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

And more progress!

   This will go down as the busiest month on this blog in a long time.

   Here I present for your enjoyment and comments the remainder of my productivity over the past two months or so. A few 15mm Flames of War items and some terrain.


   I bought these Battlefront Panzer IVs a long time ago in a platoon box. I have all five. Problem is, they are really a later war model than the Afrika Korps would have had. Note the Zimmerit anti-magnetic mine coating and the protective skirts on the turrets. Neither would have been in Afrika. When I figured it out I had already sprayed them in the basecoat. So I just inked them, dry brushed over it, and painted one or two minor details. I didn't bother with the track skirts, as they are both a  bit fiddly and inaccurate in the desert as far as I know. These will have to do until I get some more appropriate models.

Four of the six desert palm trees I finished

A pair of Hurricanes, ready to hunt the Hun in the North African desert.
These are the newer Battlefront range.

A resin palisade. suitable for 15mm as a tall fence or 25/28mm as a somewhat short one.

   Pieces by Ainsty Castings, I think. Or maybe Acheson Creations? I bought them years ago at Historicon from a big bin they keep, made from their leftover resin. Rather than waste what's left in the pot after a pour, they pour it into some small molds. The result is a lot of small pieces that they sell for relatively cheap - like a buck or two each.

Friday, July 27, 2018

I present... Progress!

Lots of pictures today. I finished these OGRE minis up yesterday. I will post a few more photos tomorrow of the Flames of War stuff and terrain I finally knocked out.

PanEuropean "Arquebus" Howitzer
Like most of these, painted as NeoSoviet

PanEuropean "Ajax" Missile Tank

PanEuro "Jaeger" Heavy Tank

PanEuro "Galahad" GEV
Two PanEuro "Jaeger" and two "Thor" Superheavy Tanks

Heavy Tanks of the NeoSoviet Red Banner Guards 94th Tank Regiment

PanEuropean Command Post

The whole lot

Next up... OGREs!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Pre-Convention Moratorium

   Does anyone else do this? I have put myself on a purchasing moratorium for the past couple of weeks due to my upcoming trip to GenCon next week. I figure I will save up my money for purchases at the convention.

   Plus it doesn't do me any good to get stuff in while I am not home to intercept it before the wife does...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Another Kickstarter with Animals? YES!

   So having seen these, I had to get in on it. Just too neat not to do so. It's dogs for each core class in D&D. And not anthropomorphic dogs. Just dogs in gear. And they have names and they are great fun.

Painted samples from the Kickstarter page.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Hurricanes inbound...

 These guys are ready for clear coat.

Friday, July 13, 2018

If You Like Pugmire...

I found some awesome minis for your characters. They are from Dark Sword Miniatures.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4th

An oldie but a goodie...