Saturday, September 30, 2006

In Under the Buzzer

I sent my last order for the year, for sixteen 40mm Trident Designs AWI figures from MSC, today, getting it in under my deadline for the last miniature purchases this year. I ordered another ten colonial militia, and six Grenadiers. I wasn't going to get Grenadiers, and I don't know when the Light Infantry is coming out, so I'll buy them now and if I get around to painting them before the end of the year, I'll have opponents I can play.
Note to miniatures manufacturers: Sending me free figures results in sales! So, you know, send me free figures, you bastards! May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman, Andy.

Friday, September 29, 2006

For Tue: MST3k: Manos: Hands of Fate

Muah hah hah!! Netflix has the MST3k Manos: Hand of Fate DVD in the mail. My wife has never seen MST3k before. She's going to HATE it! Muah hah hah!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

No More Minis for the Year

I've been on a bit of a binge lately, culminating in me blowing the last of my minis money on Star Wars miniatures. I don't even like Star Wars, but my son does, so there you go. I bought about 30 Stormtroopers, 60 rebels and all the Rebel Storm rares for under $100...that's not bad, until you consider, you know, that I don't even like Star Wars. Ah well, buying off eBay means I have the consolation of knowing that George Lucas did not get any of my money directly. Anyway, I have more miniatures than sense at this point, so I'm calling a halt at the end of September for the rest of 2006 (giving me just enough time to get a couple of last orders in...tee hee!) Moreso, since I have been feeling guilty for not reading anything much for the last few months, I hereby resolve to finish five books between now and the end of the year. So be it!

The Book Meme

I have been tagged by Maksim of 6mm-Minis for the book meme. Sounds fun, so here goes:

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Rare Feeling of a Job Well Done

So, after dinking around with sculpting and casting for many years, I have finally cast something well and have it in use! It is a...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Miniature Wargaming in Knoxville, TN

I've been meaning to do this for a while, and list the miniature gaming groups in Knoxville, Tennessee. I'll try and keep this page up to day with what I'm aware of relating to Knoxville historical miniatures.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Colonel Marbles Miniatures Reviews

Colonel Marbles has started a weekly vidcast. I'm not much on watching videos on my computer, but this is short, just a rundown of his top 10 SF/F miniatures released in the last week.


An article on using filter washes on your miniatures and models.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Real Modelers of Genius

GW-style slottabase base weights from Impact Miniatures. I've mucked around with various things over the years, even including split shot-style lead fishing weights interleaved through the base and coated in epoxy. On plastics that have the tab, I typically cut away the tab with gate cutters when I'm done painting the model and glue a washer underneath.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

5150 Solo

I've run two Xeno (i.e., Aliens) battles solo today with about 10 humans and about 50 bugs (plus a few dinos as I started rolling high!).

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Trident Designs 40mm AWI from MSC

A few weeks ago, Miniature Service Center sent out some Trident Designs 40mm AWI samples. I got one, and have just painted it up.

Friday, September 1, 2006

THW 5150 Game Report

A buddy and I had a quick little pick up game last night. We decided to try out Two Hour Wargames new Sci-Fi rules, 5150.