Tainted Grail, the End of the Dwarves, Bugbear Warriors, and Colorshift

When I switched Wordpress providers, many of the pictures did not import properly. You may want to view the old site's post instead. Tainted Grail If you've been following the saga of my experiences painting miniature figures, you may remember that a big incentive was to paint the elaborate miniatures that I knew would come with the…

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Contrast Paints, a Golden Dwarf, and Contrast Medium

When I switched Wordpress providers, many of the pictures did not import properly. You may want to view the old site's post instead. This post is a continuation of a previous post in which I compared some contrast paints on my favorite test miniature, the Dwarf Brewer. More contrast paint colors In that post I separated the…

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60th birthday – the invitation

I invite my friends (new and old, near and far) to my 60th birthday party. Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 Time: 6PM - 11PM Location: This is a public blog post, so I'll send the address separately. It's the same place as my 40th and 50th birthday parties, and a few Yule celebrations. The event: A professionally-published…

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Contrast Paints and a Metal Dwarf

When I switched Wordpress providers, many of the pictures did not import properly. You may want to view the old site's post instead. As I promised in an earlier post, here's a set of photos of my test work on painting Dwarf Brewers. I ordered about twenty of these miniatures via Amazon, and I believe those orders…

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60th birthday – interested?

For my 20th, 30th, 40th, and 50th birthday parties, I organized events centered on gaming. As you'll see if you click on the links in the first sentence, for my 40th and 50th I set up a LARP party. For my 60th birthday party, I'm going to take a simpler approach and host a murder mystery. This…

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Geela

I first met Geela Naiman in the early 1980s. There was an SF fan gathering at my house. Sherry Nehmer, an editor at Analog, was the featured speaker. Near the end of Nehmer's talk, a friend of hers arrived to drive her home. That friend was Geela, though I didn't hear her name at the time. After…

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Vindication of the Dragon at the Edge of Darkness

When I switched Wordpress providers, many of the pictures did not import properly. You may want to view the old site's post instead. With a title like that, you may think this post will be fanfic. Sorry to disappoint you, but it's another one of my miniature-figure painting posts. It's long, as usual, but this time its…

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11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

My father is giving away one of his prize possessions: the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, published in 1911. According to my father, this was known as the "scholars edition" because it was the last edition that could be used as a primary resource. For example, the article on penicillin was written by Alexander Fleming; the…

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Sky: Children of the Light

thatgamecompany is known for making computer games for people who wouldn't otherwise be interested in computer games. Sky: Children of the Light is their attempt at making a MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game for people who would otherwise not be interested in MMOs. In my opinion, they did not succeed; if you're not already a gamer with…

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