Thursday, December 28, 2017

year end retrospective...


The past year has seen something of a rebirth of my interest in the hobby—mostly due to three factors. First, I had shifted my hobby focus to the fine art of card modeling as exhibited at papermodelers.com. It is a satisfying hobby. I designed models of a pre-WWI Zeppelin (free download from the Landships II site) and have a Chesapeake Bay skipjack design in the works. 

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.