Tuesday, September 19, 2017

picture this (3)...

The warrior woman delivered the goods. I'm amazed how bright LED lights are these days. I can clearly remember (not too many years ago) when they were sold as auxiliary lights for inside closets, under cabinets, etc., and they were simply useless. Not so any more!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

picture this (2)...

Internet shopping is amazing. Two days after my last post regarding photographing figures, I've got a small cell phone tripod, a remote shutter release and a macro lens with which to experiment.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

picture this...

As I revive my gaming interests I've decided I need to up my game in terms of miniatures photography. I've got two options here: rely on my trusty Nikon CoolPix which I've used for years; or, use my new Blu smart phone.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

no game content here...


Indulge me, if you will. I am by nature a highly introverted man. I live inside my mind. I like to observe, analyze and figure things out. Once I understand, I lose interest. In general, I find ideas and processes much more alluring than people. Consequently, I rarely post anything about my personal life, assuming that others will find my details as mundane as mud. However, life events sometimes force reevaluation.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

tiny terrain...




Since 1/160th (the rough scale of a 10mm tall figure) is a whole new scale for me I need new terrain. For my first scenario that means I need to create some roads, a small river, some high ground, and who knows how many trees.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Core Confederates...


I am painting an army, not soldiers… I am painting an army, not soldiers… I am painting an army, not soldiers…

Here's the beginning of the Confederate force for my 10mm ACW. These, too, are Cracker Line/Plank Road figures. Same quality castings and great service as I received with my first order of Union troops.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

skill is a fickle mistress...


My order of 10mm figures from Cracker Line/Plank Road arrived a while ago. Customer service was great. Delivery was fast. The order was accurate. I received 48 infantry figures, 4 figures for a command stand (officer, drummer, two ensigns without flags or staffs), an artillery carriage with 8 (yes, EIGHT) barrels and 4 artillerymen. That makes up a Union Regimental order. The cavalry regiment I ordered included 12 mounted troopers, 12 dismounted troopers, 2 mounted horse holders and 6 saddled horses, 3 mounted command (officer, trumpeter and guidon bearer) and 3 dismounted command (same mix). The only other item I added onto this order was an artillery limber which arrived with 4 horses (2 with riders), the limber and a seated soldier for on top of the limber. This first order will provide the core of my Union army. At least for now.