Friday, September 12, 2003

Metal Magic Spacelords Auction

I'm auctioning off my old Spacelords figures. Check it out.

How to Sculpt an Orc

"HowTo" sculpt an Ork the Stefan B. Niehues way is a very interesting gallery of a figure sculpt in progress.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Septemeber 11 Anniversary

I don't dwell on the WTC attack much anymore, so I've spent the better part of today being surprised at just how furious I still am over it. You can see a great editorial cartoon about the anniversary at Cox & Forkum, mirrored below, and read a great article about the event from James Lileks:

I’ve no doubt that if Seattle or Boston or Manhattan goes up in a bright white flash there will be those who blame it all on Bush. We squandered the world’s good will. We threw away the opportunity to atone, and lashed out. Really? You want to see lashing out? Imagine Kabul and Mecca and Baghdad and Tehran on 9/14 crowned with mushroom clouds: that’s lashing out. Imagine the President in the National Cathedral castigating Islam instead of sitting next to an Imam who's giving a homily. Mosques burned, oil fields occupied, smart bombs slamming into Syrian palaces. We could have gone full Roman on anyone we wanted, but we didn’t. And we won’t.
Which is why this war will be long.

Modern Africa Yahoogroups

A new Yahoo group has started, AK47Campaigns, devoted to Peter Pig's AK-47 rules. Sounds interesting, although I don't care much for the system. Check out the longstanding Wargaming_Africa list if you're interested in modern Africa.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Fields of Fire

Matt Spoon's Fields of Fires gallery has some nice pictures, including a lot of Vietnam references and his 10mm stuff.

Monday, September 8, 2003

Thursday, September 4, 2003

It Just Doesn't Pay Sometimes

I'm currently painting 15mm Battle Honors Napoleonic Austrians. I'm working hard to make them nice. I snipped off the cast standard and replaced it with brass wire. I resculpted the bearer's hands and finial. I lovingly painted the miniature. I rescaled the appropriate standard from Napflags, printed it out and attached in, waving in the breeze in an energetic manner. I gloss urathaned the miniature to protect it, then a coat of Dullcote for sheen. Then, yes, I see that I've mounted the firkin' flag upside down. I think I'm just going to leave it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Vietnam Firefight Radio Transcript

Grunt! Online's Battle of Xa Cat Radio Transcript is a very illuminating read on radio usage and confusion.

Paintfront is an interesting site devoted to 15mm WW2 painting and gaming.