• The Long Walk to Capital Palette Pt. 2: A Revival and my Nova Experience

    The Long Walk to Capital Palette Pt. 2: A Revival and my Nova Experience

    It has been a hot minute since I have written my last post here but rest assured that I am still alive and kicking. My last post here was about my plans and ambitions for the Capital Palette contest at the Nova Open and suffice to say I didn’t quite achieve what I set out […]

  • The Long Walk to Capital Palette Pt. 1: Research and Development

    The Long Walk to Capital Palette Pt. 1: Research and Development

    It’s a new year and as is customary for all minipainters on Instagram I hopped on the yearly bandwagon and made a collage post showing some of best pieces I did in 2021. After doing said bandwagon post I became aware of something almost immediately; everything I did in 2021 was a commission to paint […]

  • The Nova Albions Roll Out

    The Nova Albions Roll Out

    Amidst some intense Black Friday shopping to get gifts for family and friends I managed to scrounge enough time to finish the tanks for Nova Albions. And with all four tanks finished the Nova Albions can now roll out and a project almost 11 months in the making is now complete. But I am getting […]

  • Gearhead Confessions: Raven Queen 75mm by Karol Rudyk

    Gearhead Confessions: Raven Queen 75mm by Karol Rudyk

    Long before I became a miniature painting enthusiast I have always suffered from gear acquisition syndrome to some degree. As I flit from one hobby to the other in an attempt to find something that fit me I would always acquire the newest shiniest toy in the naïve belief that having it would somehow further […]

  • Yo Ho A Pirate’s Life for Me

    Yo Ho A Pirate’s Life for Me

    Now that I am fully back into the minipainting swing of things I decided to take a little detour and work on a commission that a local D&D DM had given me to work on. I had done a previous job for him which was a pirate beholder that he seemed pleased with and thus […]

  • All Out War Pt.4: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Gun

    All Out War Pt.4: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Gun

    As time moves inexorably forward so does the mustering of the Nova Albions. As I begin to recoup my painting mojo after rough couple of months I tackle the All Out War Challenge with greater fervor than before. Early in July I tackled the heavy weapon teams by first scrounging around my bits to find […]

  • All Out War Pt.3: The Infantry Take To The Field

    All Out War Pt.3: The Infantry Take To The Field

    June was a pretty bad month for me as a kidney stone added a layer of pain and discomfort to everything I did. There were still a few days where I was able to get some meaningful hobby work done and after my medical malady had passed I was able to make a last ditch […]

  • All Out War Pt 2.5: Mustering is Slow Business

    All Out War Pt 2.5: Mustering is Slow Business

    So the muster of the Nova Albions is slow going but going nonetheless. So I figured I would pop in and give a quick update on how that little project is doing. Thankfully, the work I put in at the beginning with the scheme has made it so that the short bursts of painting I […]

  • All Out War Pt.2: The Commissariat Have Arrived

    All Out War Pt.2: The Commissariat Have Arrived

    Painting has come only in short bursts for me as I try to not burn myself out on the hobby. Luckily for me the All Out War challenge on the minipainting discord has been doing well; so well that the mods decided to throw us a bone and make the March challenge a little easier. […]

  • The blog was good, but it can be better

    The blog was good, but it can be better

    I have been on a slight hiatus lately from painting and blogging as I’ve been in kind of a rut and just needed a change of pace. I still kept coming to my painting station in order to work on a couple of commissions here and there but overall I was focusing on other things […]