Crowdfunding Spotlight: Miniature Wargaming the Movie

It seems like an age has passed since I did a Crowdfunding Spotlight here, so I thought I'd draw attention to this very interesting documentary, all about the roots and whole aspect of the miniature wargaming hobby. Containing interviews from industry luminaries, as well as the up and coming too, all in all it sounds… Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Miniature Wargaming the Movie

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Scraping the barrel, making mini barrels.

Every self respecting cheesy stock fantasy dungeon environment needs barrels? Right? Well, in this part of Grim's Dungeons of Doom, I'm going to show you how to create whatever barrels you need for your games. Me personally if I had loads of spare cash to buy my terrain bits, I would get lots of them,… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Scraping the barrel, making mini barrels.

Grinning Skull Recommends: Cheap Toys that are Great for Table-Top Gaming – Part One!

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As you know, I’m all for money saving when it comes to gaming, and I also love toy hacks, so I wanted to share this post from over on http://cloudcraftsite.wordpress.com, check out some of his other awesome posts by visiting his blog.

Anyway, this top 5 has some cool stuff that can be easily converted for your games and models, plus links to places you can get them!!

If you like cheap toy hacks, also check out The giant scorpion toy hack and The bag “o” Skeletons review from the archive!!

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The following are just some Cheap Toys I’ve found while browsing the net that I think would have excellent potential for Table Top Gaming, whether it’s just giving them a quick paint job, or Kit-Bashing them to the point where the original model is unrecognizable (or you get the “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?” reaction from your friends).

Item Number One: True Legends Mythical Warriors

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The Lead Pile. (And the question of how to tackle it!)

Jeezus! I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed when it comes to dealing with my lead mountain. I have started to take stock of just exactly how much stuff I have accumulated and what you can see in the picture is just the tip of the iceberg. This toolbox here is just one of the various stashes of… Continue reading The Lead Pile. (And the question of how to tackle it!)

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Paper Kits by Stonehaven Miniatures Kickstarter

  I wanted to highlight this great and innovative kickstarter campaign for some really useful and unique looking paper terrain. As you know, I do like paper kits, especially for wargaming purposes, its an easy and cheap way of getting plenty of scenery ready for wargaming and RPGs as and when you need it, although… Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Paper Kits by Stonehaven Miniatures Kickstarter

Brainstorming: Grinning Skull digest anyone?

Just taking a brief respite in my sculpting and model making to say something...So, this has been rattling around in my head for a while, ignore the title of the post, that just implies the basis of the idea rather than the outcome, so to speak. Whilst I like the computer world and it's weirdness… Continue reading Brainstorming: Grinning Skull digest anyone?

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Bio Syndrome Kickstarter

Everyone likes something for free? Right? Well, I'd like to draw your attention to this KS for the Biosyndrome skirmish rules. For those who don't already know anything about BioSyndrome, it's a currently free set of skirmish wargaming rules, of which allows you to use what ever 28mm miniatures you like to have a game… Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Bio Syndrome Kickstarter

What do you do when you’ve lost your hobby mojo?

No matter what lately, I haven't been able to focus on all aspects of the hobby (I mean miniature wargaming, not the "GW" hobby!) I think that it's been due to recent illness with my knee trouble, general awfulness and now some weird throat type virus that has fallen upon my kids and myself, but… Continue reading What do you do when you’ve lost your hobby mojo?

Project Brainstorming: Dynasty Warriors 15mm; Can it be done?

So, this year I have quite a few ideas for new settings for my wargaming projects, since this is 2014 , I thought I'd get the ball rolling and start getting my arse into gear sorting my lists of aquisitions in order, and to see if these plans are going to be doo-able within my… Continue reading Project Brainstorming: Dynasty Warriors 15mm; Can it be done?

10mm Zombies now available from Pendraken!

Finally it's time to start zombie wargaming in a new scale, yes Pendraken have released the new scifi revamps, which includes the much anticipated zombies and survivors! Now I just need to start thinking about making some appropriate scenery in 10mm and getting some of these bad boys! If you don't wargame the apocolypse, then… Continue reading 10mm Zombies now available from Pendraken!