Monthly Archives: October 2011

Projects from the Summer

Flame marker to show a really bad day playing Wings of War/Wings of Glory. Tutorial to follow...

Group shot form the header photo shoot

Okay, not really this summer. Green Fury Van from Monsterpocalypse, in 1/50 scale.

For any post zombie apocalypse city or park; what better way to illustrate the end of the world than a bench with litter around it.

Another shot of figs from the header

Photo Gallery of the Trench


Way back in Wargames Illustrated 235 (May 2007), Dave Andrews printed rules for a WW1 trench raid.  I read it, I enjoyed it, I obsessed about it and wanted to create my own.  The rules were easy; all you really needed were a deck of cards, some dice, a few figs and photocopies of the trench template provided.  Of course I couldn’t just do that, I had to create my own 3D trench and create a custom deck of cards!  Here is a gallery of several of the 6 inch by 6 inch modular boards I created.

Two trench raiders from the Great War Miniatures line

Trench warning sign is a photo, shrunk down to size and printed on sticker paper.

A side branch to reserve trenches

Water created with Envirotex Lite and a couple of washes of cheap acrylic paint

All in all, there are eight 6 by 6 boards with openings that are roughly the same spot on each of them so that I can create a different 4 foot trench for each game.

Sorry, I’m still here!

As a substitute teacher, I find September to be an incredibly hard month to deal with.  I try to put my best foot forward and be the cutest quietest and most useful version of myself in a variety of schools, in the hopes that someone falls down some stairs or ends up with some horrid disease so that I may jump in and replace them.  Yes, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my career is based on the pain and suffering of others.  No luck this year so far… 

After dealing with the self-doubt and a hurt ego, I find myself feeling guilty for not blogging.  Despite the lack of typing and posting, there are a lot of projects going on: I’m painting cowboys for a wild west campaign as well as gangsters who are building up supplies of hootch (thank you very much Boardwalk Empire!); Modern US Marines and civilians for a zombie apocalypse; and a nagging desire to paint up some pulp heroes and nasty nazis to duke it out in a progressive campaign.

In reviewing my previous posts I decided I probably need a little help in the camera department (and the grammar department too, according to some).  So I’ve decided I will wrangle the brother-in-law’s camera and get some shots posted of my modular trench pieces for the trench raid game I tried out a few summers ago.  There, I’ve put it online, now I have to follow through with it–just like a compromising photo on Facebook–its out there forever.