Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Steadfast Marine

My favorite nutcracker the Marine NCO.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Arms Master Carlo da Cutta

The weapons master stands ready to impart his knowledge of warfare to his mercenary soldiers.
Carlo is a metal Warhammer figure I painted in the mid 1990's.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Toy Soldiers on Parade

An officer and two drummers of the 4th US are ready to enjoy the holiday festivities.

These are three of seven wooden toy soldiers I made in the 1980's they stand four feet tall.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

They call Me One Shot-One Kill is a metal sniper from Privateer Press.

Merry Christmas to One and All

Santa is relaxing after another busy Christmas. Hope your holiday was wonderful.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Magic and Power go Hand in Hand

The Grand Scrutator Severius launches a massive power attack at the enemies of Menoth.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Rune Lord

Krag Snorgrhunmastr Rune Master controls dwarff Rune Magic for his people.

This is a metal Warhammer piece from Games Workshop that I painted in the late 1990's.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Tree Seven -" Moose Country"

The "Moose Country Tree" is our outdoor life tree. Like Santa and Nutcrackers Therri loves these little critters.

This is the biggest of our trees this year, nine feet (3 meters).

More pictures are at:

Datk Angles Seek Revenge

Amongst the ruins of one of their chapel shrines, the Librarian and command squad of the Dark Angles Space Marines seek out the infidel intruders. Revenge will be brutal and quick.

These are the finished Dark Angels that I just painted for Richard. They are new plastic pieces from Games Workshop.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

You Want Firepowe-We Deliver

The Praetorian Guard are masters at smashing alien threats to the Imperium. This massive mortar unit is just one of their superior weapons they have in their arsenal.

These Guard pieces are metal Warhammer40K figures from Games Workshop that I painted in the late 1990's.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Tree Six - Coca-Cola

No overly sweet Pepsi for me, those who know me know I am a Coke only drinker. I started collecting Coke ornaments since the 1990's.

If you want to see more shots of this tree or any of the previous trees check my other blog:

Column en Masse

As darkness falls the 1st and 2nd Wurttemburg Regiments advance to the attack in column in masse. An ally of France in 1812, these troops were part of the 3rd Army Corps of Napoleon's Grand Army.

These are 15mm metal Heritage figures that I painted in the late 1970's.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Unicorn Princess

The princess and her unicorn run with free abandon in the forest of myth.
I painted the princess and her unicorn for Michelle in the mid 1980's.

This is a metal figure from Ral Partha.

It is a very brittle piece as were many of the Ral Partha mimiatures from that time period.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mix and Natch Mustering the Troops for Painting

Imperial German Air Troops an Imperial Earth Space Marines stand ready for painting.

Christmas Tree Five-Europe

After our first trip together to Europe last Spring we just had to have a "European Themed" Tree. I especially like the Beefeater Bear from London.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

For the Steward of Gondor

Boromir, Master of the Armies of Gondor fights for the glory his country and the honor of his father the Steward.

Boromir is a plastic figure from the Lord of the Rings Range from Games Workshop. I painted him in the early 2000's.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sword and Sorcery

Sarr Von Blitzzin, master of the Pink Robe School of Sorcery, readies his magic blade "Foe Slicer." An expert with the sword and spell, Sarr makes his mark in a dangerous world of ruins and monsters of the dark realms.

Sarr is a plastic miniature from Games Workshops Warhammer line.
I painted Sarr in the late 1990's.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Lone Star Marches On

The remnants of the 6th, 10th and 15th Texas Regiments continue to march for the Southern cause in the dark days of 1864.
The artillery support is provided by a battery 12pdr Napoleons of the Helena Arkansas Artillery.

These are 15mm metal Heritage miniatures that I painted in the late 1970's.

Post #200 is Very Special to Me-Christmas Tree Four-the Cowboy Tree a Reminder of the Ranch Days

This tree brings back so many memories of days and nights at
the Ranch in SLO. The old look of many of the ornaments reminds me of the weathered look of Grandpa's barn and the old ranch house.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holding the Bridge

Maksura Tokoma holds this small bridge against all comers for his Daimyo. Armed with his longbow and samurai swords, Tokoma will give his life if necessary to full fill his duty.

Tokoma is a metal Ral Partha figure that I painted in the late 1970's.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tree Three-Americana

This is a small tree in the master bedroom. The main theme is Americana, White House ornaments, presidential, colonial etc and the odd ball Mickey Mouse-Disney (come on what say Americana more than Mickey Mouse).

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lace Wars Cavalry-Wurttemberg Dragoons

The Swabian Dragoon Regiment of the Army of Wurttemberg did stalwart work throughout the Lace Wars of the 18th Century.

These Swabian Dragoons are the eyes of the army as they patrol through the war torn terrain in search of the enemy.

These are more 1970's, 25mm metal pieces from Minifig.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tree Two-Cooking Tree

As the holidays involve lots of good eating and I love cooking, it wouldn't be Christmas without a Santa Cooking Tree.

Commander Antonius Marcus Luxnor

Commander Antonius Marcus Luxnor is a mercenary fighting in the endless wars of the early Renaissance.

Commander Antonius Marcus Luxnor is a metal figure from Games Workshops Warhammer range. I painted him in the late 1990's.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kapitän Richard Himmelskrieger und seine Luftsoldaten Verstärkungen I

Reinforcements for Kapitan Himmelskrieger's sky troops stand ready after their primer coat.

In the background is one of the finished models as a sample. These are more excellent 28mm metal miniatures from Pulp Figures.