Sunday, August 26, 2007

Need a new Stone Wall?

Reaper Miniatures has a nice tutorial on how to create a great looking stonewall from foam. On the left hand side of the page you can click on the "craft" link to find more "how-to" things, like making windows with glass, and miniature pumpkins out of acorns. Rock on Reaper.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Conte... Rev War Plastic

Here's an interesting one for ya. Just saw this on Ebay. Only got about three hours left.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Meebo Me!

Man, I just had to add this little feature. You can now instant message me while on my site. So, if you ever see me actually online, feel free to shoot me an IM. What will they think of next? So yea, I'm not sure how much I will actually be online, but yea, it's cool.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Spooky Town Stuff

I made a trip to my local Michael's Hobby store a couple days ago and found some of the new Spooky Town stuff. I got a "hill" sort of thing and a wooden fence that is part of their Christmas Village line. I also got a some piles of skulls that are pretty cool (see on right hand side of picture). Here are some pictures of them in my latest set-up.
The fences in the above picture are actually made of wood and are fairly fragile. All my other Christmas Village wood fences have actually been made of the hard ceramic, which is much more durable and easy to store. Makes these kind of a pain, but they look so good, I'll forgive them.

As for the hill piece, it is simply rockin', made of the same foam type material that FormTech uses, and is painted up nicely. There is another add on piece to the hill that is a bit taller and has stairs on it. I plan on getting it before the holiday season is over. They do have a hill like this for their christmas village as well which would come in handy. I can already see a confederate artillery battery on top of it with the TSSD winter dress Federals charging up it...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Spooky Town

One of my favorite things about the approach of Halloween is the Spooky Town Collection from Lemax. This year's offerings look pretty good, as they are going to give us a bit of Pirate flavoring. They have a nice cannon piece, an anchor, piles of skulls, several pirates, a few neat scenes including pirates playing cards and men being tortured in a dungeon, and some barrels that would look good with most any set-up. Aside from these are the wonderful trees they come out with every year. The Mulberry trees look especially nice. You can usually find them at Menards, and they always seem to be on sale for 50% off. You know, I have no idea if Menards is a national store or not. It's a home improvement store... kind of like a mix between Home Depot and Wal-Mart.