Sunday, April 24, 2011


A friend and I were having a discussion the other day(OK, maybe a month or two ago) about whether the Fellowship leaves Balin's tomb from the rear, as in the book or out the door they entered through. Here is the proof that I was correct.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blame it on the Jeep

What happened to all the posts? That is a good question. It has been several weeks since my last post. Not only that, I have not really done much painting in the last three weeks. About three weeks ago I bought a new Jeep and it has really captured my imagination. The Jeep is pretty much all I have been thing about lately. Check it out. It is bad ass! Sorry, I got a little carried away for a second. Anyway, I am blaming my lack of hobby production recently on the Jeep. While this makes a good story it probably isn't entirely true. The truth is I have been going through a bit of a hobby dry spell since the first of the year. This happens to me every year but by February things are usually back on track. It is not as if I have been completely out of gaming. A couple of weeks ago my friend Rob hosted a Legends of the Old West campaign day at his house. That was tons of fun but I was unmotivated to finish all the new Old West figures I had planned to take. The Gathering in the Desert left me wanting more LOTR and I have gotten in a couple more games since then. I really want to start working on my new Dwarf army but I have to finish the trade first. I have added lots of new figures to the collection but I haven't painted much. The good news in all of this is the Jeep fascination has given me a new perspective on the dollar side of the gaming hobby. Lots of people like to bitch about how expensive this model is or that miniature but it is nothing compared to the cost of the serious 4x4 hobby. Once the 'new' wears off I am sure I will be back painting and gaming full force. Enough of the bloggin' BS I got to get back to RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage...