Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Trojan Horse

 I built the Pathfinders Trojan Horse wooden model. Perfect size for my Bronze Age Greek figures.

Friday, February 19, 2021


 I was reading Mark Smylie's Artesia stories, and I put together a few drawings to illustrate his fictional cosmology. Here they are:

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Men of the North march to Winterfell


So, I got a little away from wargames on this one, since I got inspired by Game of Thrones to make a little diorama. Imagine, when Rob Stark called his banners, then the various small forces marched from here and there in the North to Winterfell. This is one of those feudal armies. I got some nice figures from Europe, and made plans for a slightly larger piece. Then I got more figures and plans for an even larger thing. That turned into two matching pieces, 22" by 8". Flocked and framed and now I am wondering where I can display them.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Dread Empire Map

I was looking for a version of Glen Cook's Dread Empire world map on the web ... and found that there weren't any. So I broke open the books, and made a hand drawn version of my own to share.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Metal Clay Work

Hmmm ... trying to extend my range of techniques, I put some metal clay in my HA and A&K molds ....

This is the packet of metal clay. It's on the expensive side, compared to plaster.

The clay forms like putty or ... clay .. I formed it into the molds without too much trouble.

Some tools are handy. Let it sit in the mold until dry, so it is easy to remove without ruining the shape.

It can be finished in the dry form. Then fire it, with a hand torch or in a kiln.

The polishing steps take quite a bit of time. The surface is oxidized, so some power tool polishing plays well.

Srcaping and polishing ...

Nice shiny bits.

The copper and bronze pieces will fit in ... somewhere ... in my future works.

A salute here to Abaroth's nice work with these images.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Touring the Circus Maximus

Welcome to a tour of the Circus Maximus, my model gamework.

We're going to look outside and inside, and see everything we can see.
Don't forget to pay your fee and the gate.

I asked, but the guards won't let us into the Senator's box.

People are arriving from all over. The race will be starting in a few minutes.

All kinds of preparations are underway.

We can catch a glimpse of the track through this archway.

The statue of the Emperor looms over the walls.

The famous artist, Abaroth, from the far-off kingdom of the Picts, has sent us this marbley statue.

The model ship on the ceremonial arch celebrates our recent victories over the Carthaginians.

Let's go in this way and take the stairs to the top.

Along the way, we can see the merchants at work, fleecing the tourists. Would you like to buy a carpet?

Feed for the horses.

Wine. Lots of wine.

It's hard work preparing snacks for the guests.

Keep an eye on your kids.

More wine. Never enough wine.

This looks like a private conversation. Let's move on.

Up on the wall we can still get a seat.

The lion tamers from the gladiator school are putting on a pre-game show.

Find a seat, somewhere, anywhere.

It's a lot more crowded down near the track.

Many of our friends can be found among the throng.

The senators are ready, and probably drunk, too.

It's more exciting when you have a bet down on a team.

Ready for the race.

Ready for the race ...

... and here they come! The purple chariot in the lead!

My favourite is the green chariot.

The yellow chariot is keeping up.

A long shot of the track.

Thanks for visiting!