Thursday, June 14, 2018


On a pleasant walk with my kids, I came across this baron shrub. I decided to take a crack at using real shrubbery for tabletop scenery.

The pic above was right before dousing it with isopropanol to help make the matte medium spray I applied next stick better. It’s upside down so that in theory, it drips onto the weakest branches as it drips and dries.

More updates to come...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Case For Copious Cuts of Cardboard

(Yes, that^ is a 12 inch ruler!)

As a crafter, it can be hard to hamper hoarding. “But I’ll need more cardboard!” you think to yourself. This is true, but at what expense?

For me the cost of storage is not only special, & aesthetic, but also relational. The wife hates seeing me sneak in with a new box, or scrap, or whatever.

So ask yourself these questions before storing:

  1. Do I actually need it right now?
  2. Could I easily find this again?

In the case of the picture above, that’s a 24”x24” section of unbent or folded cardboard. While the answer to question one when I picked it up was “no,” I also knew it would be tough to find a piece this large, and I’m glad I kept it! Had the answer been “no” to both, I should have skipped it.

I’m building a 16” long stable and this sheet will serve me well to create some nice, smooth, & clean walls.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Star Wars (practice) Minis For Painting

A sweet Goodwill score for $3.75! I’m by no means an experienced mini-painter, but the thought of starting with a larger scale to practice and learn and then scaling down has indeed crossed my mind many times.

Enter these beauties. A complete Star Wars chess set, with classic, prequel, and new trilogy figures. I’ve been talking to my girls about playing some Star Wars RP adventures, and these would be perfectly fun to use (even “as-is”).

The plan would be to de-base most of them, primer and paint, and then rebase them. Terrain would be very fun to build as well at this scale. We could even play some Star Wars Little Wars with these! Oh, the possibilities...

(Example figure of the bib that would need to be cut of for re-basing)

Friday, December 22, 2017

Four Banker-Boxes of Potential!

My most recent acquisition for the grand total of $0.00 from Craigslist is FOUR banker boxes of train and model-railroad magazines dating all the way back to the 50’s.

“Why risk your marriage with more junk?” you may be asking yourself. Well, the reason being that MANY of these magazines have fantastic articles on crafting, terrain building, and supplemental techniques, etc.

With a keen eye and an Xacto knife in hand, I intend to pillage these magazines for all the crafting treasures they hold!

More to come. All aboard for FUN!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

440 Days

Since last count, I finished all the pawns for the area of the Keep I was working on, and (re)making pallet beds. Area 1 is nearing completion.

Listening to The Cars a bit too while hobbying.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Big Fat Dragon Games Deal!

My favorite terrain publisher Fat Dragon Games is having a big Christmas sale.

Stock up on lots of amazing sets both paper and 3D.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Fun Development

A gamer friend contacted me in regards to a project he is interested in. Turns out, it’s very interesting to me too! He asked me to be a part of it, and now begins the fun stage of ideas (which are free!).

Updates as I’m able, so please pardon the vagueness of this post.