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Merry Christmas

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under Posted by

Merry Christmas from the Uber Geek’s Lair to you and your families.  The Holidays are a hectic time for us and, to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Logistics for Challenge VIII

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

Before commencing any type of operation, it’s critical to make sure sure logistics are well in hand.  That fact is especially true for long winter campaigns such as the famed “Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge” – often referred to as the Ititaro…

Logistics for Challenge VIII

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

Before commencing any type of operation, it’s critical to make sure sure logistics are well in hand.  That fact is especially true for long winter campaigns such as the famed “Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge” – often referred to as the Ititaro…

Terrain Testing: Sectional Interior Castle/Dungeon Terrain

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

With terrain now being a part of this year’s upcoming painting Challenge, I’ve resurrected a project that that’s languish in the “should do but don’t” list a long time – sectional interior terrain for skirmish and role playing games..  I really li…

Terrain Testing: Sectional Interior Castle/Dungeon Terrain

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

With terrain now being a part of this year’s upcoming painting Challenge, I’ve resurrected a project that that’s languish in the “should do but don’t” list a long time – sectional interior terrain for skirmish and role playing games..  I really li…

Sally 4th Terra Formers: Once More into the Sectional Terrain Breach

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 In my never-ending quest to find the “perfect form” of sectional terrain, I decided to give the new Sally 4th Sectional terrain system a try, via their recently completed kickstarter.  The “Terra-Formers” are a neat concept 1 foot square las…

Sally 4th Terra Formers: Once More into the Sectional Terrain Breach

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 In my never-ending quest to find the “perfect form” of sectional terrain, I decided to give the new Sally 4th Sectional terrain system a try, via their recently completed kickstarter.  The “Terra-Formers” are a neat concept 1 foot square las…

Analogue Hobbies painting Challenge VIII: Weapons of Mass Pigmentation

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under . Posted by

I always break out a new set of Winsor & Newton brushes for the Challenge.  To me good brushes make a huge difference to the painting experience and I’m a big fan of  W&N Series 7’s.SO here they are – brand new brushes in sizes 0, 1, …

Analogue Hobbies painting Challenge VIII: Weapons of Mass Pigmentation

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under . Posted by

I always break out a new set of Winsor & Newton brushes for the Challenge.  To me good brushes make a huge difference to the painting experience and I’m a big fan of  W&N Series 7’s.SO here they are – brand new brushes in sizes 0, 1, …

RIP Oliver the Cat 2005 – 2017

Posted on November 24th, 2017 under Posted by

 Oliver, our family cat-overlord, slipped the mortal coil this morning and has left us.  He was ornery but good companion who seemed to tolerate living with us.Oliver was a true hunter and would often stalk my son and attack from behind corne…

RIP Oliver the Cat 2005 – 2017

Posted on November 24th, 2017 under Posted by

 Oliver, our family cat-overlord, slipped the mortal coil this morning and has left us.  He was ornery but good companion who seemed to tolerate living with us.Oliver was a true hunter and would often stalk my son and attack from behind corne…

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

To me one of the signs of a truly successful Thanksgiving meal is a kitchen left in a shambles.  This picture of last years kitchen is a testament to a wonderful meal.Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and one that is very special (and rather mes…

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

To me one of the signs of a truly successful Thanksgiving meal is a kitchen left in a shambles.  This picture of last years kitchen is a testament to a wonderful meal.Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and one that is very special (and rather mes…

More Prep

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Yet more figure prep for the Challenge – a bunch of vehicles in the background and 2 Pirate factions for Blood & Plunder. The B&P factions are French on the left and “Unaligned” on the right.  The figures come “pre-based” on metal stands t…

More Prep

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Yet more figure prep for the Challenge – a bunch of vehicles in the background and 2 Pirate factions for Blood & Plunder. The B&P factions are French on the left and “Unaligned” on the right.  The figures come “pre-based” on metal stands t…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Shelving, post 15

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Storage – its the bane of all miniatures gamers.  If it can be said that a woodworking shop can never have enough clamps, then it can be also said that a gamers lair can’t have enough storage options.  Last Saturday, I received orders t…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Shelving, post 15

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Storage – its the bane of all miniatures gamers.  If it can be said that a woodworking shop can never have enough clamps, then it can be also said that a gamers lair can’t have enough storage options.  Last Saturday, I received orders t…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VIII: prep work commences

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The first preparatory step for the upcoming 8th iteration of the painting challenge (which I will call the “Ocho”) is to clean of my painting workbench and get the game room organized.  I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning up the space and ge…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VIII: prep work commences

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The first preparatory step for the upcoming 8th iteration of the painting challenge (which I will call the “Ocho”) is to clean of my painting workbench and get the game room organized.  I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning up the space and ge…

Woodworking for Wargmaers: Proxxon Wire Cutter Straight Edge Guide, post 14

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

If you use Extruded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) for terrain making then adding a Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to you tool inventory is a must.  However, even really good tools can be improved and I decided to add a 90 degree cutting guide to improve the acc…

Woodworking for Wargmaers: Proxxon Wire Cutter Straight Edge Guide, post 14

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

If you use Extruded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) for terrain making then adding a Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to you tool inventory is a must.  However, even really good tools can be improved and I decided to add a 90 degree cutting guide to improve the acc…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Troop Carrier Completed, post 13

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Final stages of this project – adding the top and some trim pieces.  The first step is to measure out the foot print for the top.  The most accurate way is the simplest – pit the case on some plywood and trace out the the shape. An…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Troop Carrier Completed, post 13

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Final stages of this project – adding the top and some trim pieces.  The first step is to measure out the foot print for the top.  The most accurate way is the simplest – pit the case on some plywood and trace out the the shape. An…

Wood Working for Wargamers: Troop Transport Case, post 12

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 I had some free time tonight so snuck into the woodshop and added the carry handles and drawer pulls.  Not all that much but at least some progress. The carry handles are made from some 2×2 pine scrap that I cut a 10 degree bevel along….

Wood Working for Wargamers: Troop Transport Case, post 12

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 I had some free time tonight so snuck into the woodshop and added the carry handles and drawer pulls.  Not all that much but at least some progress. The carry handles are made from some 2×2 pine scrap that I cut a 10 degree bevel along….