Sunday, August 21, 2016

Not a mini, but more tabletop fun

I put this bad boy together this weekend in a frenzy of project madness. It's a 32" LED HDTV set horizontally in a wooden frame (basically 2x4s) and covered with plexiglass. There is a Chromebox PC with wifi hooked to the back with a wireless keyboard and mouse. The system can then log into Roll20 and display the player's view of the dungeon map, etc. The GM runs the session maps from a laptop. Physical minis/tokens can then be placed on the plexiglass and moved about without scratching the screen.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lookee! I put paint on a thing!

With a slew of minis from the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter due to arrive in a couple months, I figure I need to up my rate of mini-completion to better than an annual schedule. So I put brush to paint and managed to get the last barrow wight from the LOTR/Moria project done. (Yay me!) The base is garbage. I may upgrade that later, but at least it's table-ready for now.

I always feel silly when I get out of the painting habit. It's something I do for fun, not a job. Hopefully I'll make some inroads on all the Bones minis I still have from before!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Advancing the cause

A while ago, I backed the Hammer & Forge kickstarter from Ganesha Games. Part of the rewards was a pdf of the Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes rules. I just downloaded them the other day and started looking through them. So far, it looks like a pretty fun set. I'm not 100% sure I don't still prefer the basic rules for ease of use, but most things are fairly modular and well-explained and the rule sets are pretty compatible. There is also a free handy primer pdf explaining the differences between the rules and how they differ. I recommend checking it out. The pdfs are available on

Monday, November 30, 2015

Back to limping

Three more Minas Tirith swordsmen I managed to sit down and slap paint on this weekend. Hopefully this is the start of a more productive painting trend.

Friday, November 6, 2015

What's this thing do??

In case you haven't guessed, I haven't gotten much painted recently. Work has been moderately crazy and I haven't had a lot of energy for projects in my off-hours. The Gondorians are still on the table, though, and I intend to get back to them.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Three more, reporting for duty

(heh, 'duty')

Continuing to work my way through the LOTR Minas Tirith archers. Very simple rack painting. 

Monday, September 14, 2015


I finally got the first of the Minas Tirith archers painted. It's not much to look at, but it'll provide a template for the next batch. It was a basic speed paint and wash. All very rank & file.

I also cleared out two more from my Reaper Bones pile. The hydrophobic nature of the resin takes some getting used to, but I love having more gnoll minis almost as much as more orcs.

Finally, there is a Space Marine that has been lingering forever. I was slightly pleased with his power sword, otherwise he is a very average Ultramarine (except for having an actual face to paint).

Apologies for the tint in the images. I used an old camera with sub par lighting.