Now that I've started playing games set in WWII, I have more casualties from machine gun fire - every squad has at least one light machine gun (two in Soviet squads for a short period) and every platoon is supported by a heavier machine gun. So I found myself with a shortage of casualty markers.… Continue reading DIY Casualty Markers
There are many benefits to using a wet palette with acrylic paints and inks. The main one for me is the fact that the paint stays wet during a painting session. Let me explain, sometimes when painting a mini or batch of minis, I don't have the color I want to use, so I will… Continue reading The $10 Wet Palette
What's just exciting as a new mini? - A new brush! I received a new Winsor & Newton Series 7 No. 1 Kolinsky Sable brush today. It was time to replace my old one, which I've been using almost daily for three years. The old one can still be used, it just isn't as good… Continue reading A New Brush!
It's frustrating! I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things, but my progress is not what I would like it to be. I think the next person I see who says COVID is a hoax or "it's just like the flu", I going to throttle them! I really identify with the 72-year-old who said… Continue reading The October Painting Table
I know it isn't quite the end of September, but looking at the figures in my paint queue, I won't finish anything else until some time in October. I managed to complete 64 figures & 3 pieces of terrain this month (counting the bunker & the trench). Rhaine, Rogue This is a lovely figure from… Continue reading The Painting Table – End of September
A question popped up on the Two Hour Wargames forum recently where someone asked about figure storage solutions which allowed quick access to figures. So, I decided to do a quick post on how I store my finished figures. Note, the unpainted lead pile of shame & terrain pieces are not covered in this post… Continue reading Figure Storage & the Humble Egg
After getting hit with a virus that left me on my back for almost a month, I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things, including miniature painting. Here is what I managed to finish the last week and a half of August: Army Scout I have a lot of unpainted plains Indians and U.S.… Continue reading The Painting Table – End of August
I spent much of my painting time this week on WWII Female Soviets from Bad Squiddo Games. However, I did manage to finish a French Battalion Gun Limber for my Seven Years War Project. French Battalion Gun Limber It seems odd to me that during the Seven Years War, a lot of rolling stock was… Continue reading From the Painting Table – 18 July
This week saw a variety of figures make their way off of the painting table with an emphasis on WWII figures. Proponents of Democracy Finished another unit of 6mm Athenian Hoplites with its casualty marker. The figures are easy to paint, but the decals are fiddley, Fantasy Figures This Week Unless there is one hiding… Continue reading More Tiny Democrats, Fascists, an Elf & a Dwarf
Maybe I'm beginning to adjust to a new "normal." After several weeks of doing pretty much nothing, I finally did some painting this past week. Here are the results. First are two female Elf archers from Reaper Miniature's Dark Heaven Legends range. Many years ago as I became disillusioned with Warhammer, I started playing Chipco's… Continue reading They Came from the Painting Table – April 26
I didn't do anything hobby related during November. November was spent doing NaNoWriMo and very little else. So, what better way to get into the swing of things than having an adventuring party search a ruined temple complex while looking for a dungeon entrance? I have the miniatures for the adventuring party, but need more… Continue reading The Floozy Lays Bricks!
If you are a follower of Two Hour Wargames, then you probably know that its forum crashed last week. Which it has from time to time, but whether it was the weight of tennis shoes found in the World War II board or some other system error, they decided it was time for a new… Continue reading A New Forum – Free of Tennis Shoe Ads!