I can’t explain it but I do really love painting minis in the fantasy genre. I don’t necessarily read tons of fantasy books but if you give me a high quality sculpt of an elf or dwarf, I’ll probably enjoy painting it more often than not. Today’s post is unusual because I have two things … Continue reading The Joys of Painting Fantasy Minis
I’m going to break my “rules” and show an actual WIP this week. As I think I’ve mentioned before, I need to stop varnishing one or two figures a week as it isn’t efficient. I like showing you only finished work but I hope that seeing minis twice isn’t too much of a bother. In … Continue reading Codsworth and Some Serious MESBG Musings
It has certainly been an interesting week hobby-wise. I have been dragging my feet the last week or two and wasn’t enjoying painting as much as I usually do. Work and life was slowing me down (and making more tired than I have been in quite some time) but I realized the biggest problem was … Continue reading Sharkey’s Slow Growing Horde
It feels like there has been a bit of lull in MESBG and the wargaming blogosphere that I follow/participate in lately so some news from GW is certainly welcome! Rohan At War is rumored to come out next month which will be exciting but to wet our appetites, Forge World has put some new models … Continue reading New Rohan Minis and Hobbit Minis Return!
This week was a bit of a low point for me hobbywise. I had a difficult week at work where I had to get re-acclimated to being in the office which completely exhausted me. It felt like I had little energy and less time to hobby this week than I’ve ever had. I still don’t … Continue reading Making Pine Trees for MESBG
Another week in the books and its once again time to check in on my hobby progress which was somewhat light this time. All I have to show is three painted up Hobbit Militia who are done other than being based. Surprisingly, I had a pretty good time painting these metal sculpts which don’t have … Continue reading In Defense of the Shire and the Eriador Project
I have been hard at work and enjoying my painting since my post last week. I’ve been focusing on getting stuff done and not worrying if every little thing doesn’t come out perfectly. It can be liberating to paint in this way and I’m sure that is why I’ve been enjoying painting a lot lately. … Continue reading A Visit to Farmer Maggot’s Farm
It has been much too long since my last update! There are several reasons for this, not least of which was going back to Ohio to visit family over the holiday weekend. With that said, it is great to be back and have some hobby progress to share with you. I hope it proves to … Continue reading Trees in Progress
Unless you count the Goblin Town terrain I have been painting (which I don’t), I have never made any terrain before and certainly not from scratch. Thankfully, there are some great videos on Youtube by the Terrain Tutor to learn the art of terrain making. Thanks to a video on making scatter terrain with cd … Continue reading My First Foray Into Terrain Making
The point of this blog post isn’t really to break news that many people will have already seen but to share my excitement for the news and explain how it will shape what I’m doing in the near future. First off, The Scouring of the Shire is like the one thing I always wanted to … Continue reading The Scouring of the Shire Returns to MESBG!