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Monday, July 31, 2023

Arcade-Inspired Astronaut

Here's the first human figure, "Packman," I've painted from the first Star Schlock Kickstarter. Naturally, I chose colours inspired by Pac-Man. 

Here he is with a couple of robots from the same Kickstarter.

Rear view. 

Friday, July 28, 2023

Butlerbot and Alertbot

Here's Butlerbot, the best black glove service 'bot in the known galaxy!

And here's Alertbot, with his light-up dome and warning klaxon! When your ship or squadron goes to Red Alert and you're not close to a console or alarm, Alertbot is there to let you know there's trouble brewing! 

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Choose Your Metaphor

These empty vessels
Cleansed of thought
Where words once lived
Now they do naught

Friday, July 21, 2023

Glasses Sorceress

I choose poorly when it came to the drybrush colour choice on this poor woman's top. And I clearly missed some spots on the dress. But her face is okay, and so are the glasses. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Enraged Apes

For some reason, I've accumulated at least a dozen primate miniatures over the last few years. I think it's the influence of DC Comics which has a decades-old fascination with chimps, gorillas, monkeys, and so on, due to sales often spiking when primates were featured on their comic covers. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Matt the Minstrel

I'm Matt the Minstrel, yes I am,
I've come to sing and I've come to jam
My little dog Bark is my companion
If you like our sounds just tip a small sum

I'll sing about bandits, I'll sing about rice
I'll sing about folks both naughty and nice
And Bark just barks, that's what he does
But you'll like his fur and you'll like his fuzz

We play for gold and silver too
Or even copper or just praise from you

We're Matt and Bark, that's who we are
We sing and bark both near and far

Monday, July 17, 2023

Fallout Girl Arrives in New Vegas

A few weeks ago I ordered a homemade "Welcome to New Vegas" sign from Etsy. It arrived today, freshly painted by the vendor. (Fallout Girl, painted by me, for scale.) I think it'll make a nice bit of terrain on that happy day when I eventually host a game of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. 

Thursday, July 13, 2023


This macabre miniature is somewhat situational in its utility, but I painted it anyway. When I showed this image to Sean, he quipped "Crate-astrophe." Well done, Sean. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Two Shots Malone

Tonight, I painted a hovercraft, its driver, and a small trailer. I asked Sean to name the driver, and he promptly dubbed him Two Shots Malone ". . .as he always takes two shots of whiskey immediately after his shift." I love it! 

Monday, July 10, 2023

Happy Birthday, Mom--2023 Edition

Sean, Sylvia, and I went out to visit Mom on Saturday to celebrate her birthday (a couple of days early, since her actual birthday is today). There's nothing quite like spending a beautiful sunny afternoon BBQing and chatting with the people you love. 

Happy Birthday, Mom! Thanks for having us over. The potato salad was amazing, and kudos to Sean for BBQing a perfect beer can chicken. 


Sunday, July 09, 2023

Home is the Hunter

This hale and hearty hunter's face is well-defined, and I'm pretty happy with his hair and beard. I almost got the mustache, too, but not quite. Looks okay on the table, though. 

Saturday, July 08, 2023

Friday, July 07, 2023

Meats for Sale

It's a rack of cured meats, and I painted it! Some meats look more realistic than others, but overall, I think this turned out fairly well. 

Thursday, July 06, 2023


Try to imagine that the whole car is red, but the front end is covered with a shell of armor. That's the effect I was attempting. 

Wednesday, July 05, 2023


Primary colours rule this mean machine. Looks pretty slick, although now I'm thinking maybe I should have kept the hood blue. Or maybe mostly blue, but with a red stripe down the middle. 

Tuesday, July 04, 2023


Another Car Wars car, painted by Yours Truly. Moderately happy with this one. 

Monday, July 03, 2023


Hammer time! This Car Wars model is a bit more weathered than some of those featured in my recent posts. 

Sunday, July 02, 2023


Another Car Wars car, this one again painted mostly with contrast paints, coating lightly as best I could. Not a bad result.