Last month my youngest cousin, Kevin Langergraber, found himself forced to protect the chimpanzees he was studying from poachers and their dogs. The story was covered by The Atlantic, and it's harrowing reading. I'm glad Kevin is okay and that he managed to save most of the chimps, but I know he's agonizing over the ones killed. A senseless tragedy.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
These three metal miniatures came from the special edition of Civilization V. I decided to paint them for use in roleplaying games. For these figures, I abandoned my usual technique and decided to paint the most difficult (to me) sections first, the small bits like flesh, boots, and weapons. It's really an exercise in colouring between the lines at a very small scale. I'm reasonably happy with how these are going so far, but will I ruin them in my attempt to complete them?
Monday, August 19, 2019
I figure this cage will come in handy for a number of roleplaying games: Fallout, Dungeons & Dragons, Villains & Vigilantes...any game where a hero or villain or innocent might find themselves captured and in need of rescue.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Monday, August 05, 2019
Signal Hill and its famous Cabot Tower.
After one last drive around St. John's, we drove to Argentia to catch our ferry to the Maritimes, the Atlantic Vision:
Atlantic Vision was a pleasant surprise; we enjoyed a large, well-appointed cabin and truly superb dining options.
In fact, the cod trio I had for dinner may have been my favourite seafood dish of the entire trip.