Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 was a good year but 2013 will be better.

The stars aligned this year and I was able to get some games of Strange Aeons in finally. Events conspired against me a few times (called life) that has really thrown a wrench into my life with my mother in the hospital twice this year and my wife's mother early in the year plus the loss of one of our dogs. It has been a tough year to be honest and like facing the challenges of evil of Cthulu they build your character and you go on taking that next step!

The highlight of this year was taking second place in the Brushoff hosted by Uncle Mike Worldwide. I was shocked and very pleased with this as I don't consider my painting top class but just good table quality. To get an award is a nice acknowledgement to the hard work and hours I put behind a brush.

2013 already  holds some dark portents for my friend Ryan as he will soon get a dose of danger beyond his wildest dreams! Mhahahahahahahha....

I have a pile of miniatures on the work table that I plan to knock our soon then on to some cool scenery that is long overdue along with some scenes of horror.

Also, I hope to launch another story driven contest like last year. We had some simply amazing stuff and I want this year to be even better. With the growth of the player base among the cult of gamers I have hopes of some great reports to grace this blog again!

Friday, December 28, 2012

March is for Cthulu!

Saw the guy in full color on the Reaper Preview Site....mmmmmmmmm...nice for $10. You can rag it all you like but I think it looks pretty damm good!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Well the Mayans got it wrong, it's up to Cthulu!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

It has been a rough year for me, so I can say without a doubt to appreciate all the time with your family and loved ones. Enjoy times with your friends because you never know when they will be gone or things will change. Peace on Earth and goodwill until Cthulu calls....

Enjoy some funny shots....

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy 200th Brothers Grimm!

Well, time to get posting here. My mother is doing better, time will tell in the end if the tumor removal was a success or not.

Thanks guys for the weird and morbid tales we grew up with! Take a moment to read about them on Wikipedia, very interesting stuff. I was shocked to hear that the Third Reich used their works as propaganda in World War 2! Wow! 

Read more about them:

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lost in a bad dream...

I think this sums up my past week. My mother went into the hospital and had to have a tumor removed from her brain (one that was about 1/3 of the brain cavity). This explains a great deal of things going on and I have been in shock the past few days.

Those that have been there or something similar it is hard to be told that someone is going to operate on your mother's brain and the risks involved in the process. 

I hope to getting back to some regular posting again of some games and other good stuff at a later time.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Santa has visited Uncle Mikes!

Santa has hacked into Uncle Mike's website and slipped a special treat in the form of a PDF called "Season's Beatings" a special random holiday effects to you Strange Aeons games. Some could be bad, some could be good...


Oh some background on the picture....I made that, I painted that Santa up long ago when I got him in a trade, still need to touch up the eye and such but overall he turned out very nice. I painted up some scatter decoration (the boxes) and added some body parts and beads to the tree as decoration. The background carpet and wall are from my wife's scrapbooking materials and the bookcases are from Heroquest I think. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wow! I won 2nd Place!

Well, I am pleased to find out last night that I won second place in the single pack category for the 2012 Brushoff! Hosted by Uncle Mike's Worldwide. I admit, it is rare I win painting awards, I tend to be what I consider middle of the pack painter and converter that looks good on the table. A very cool award to win indeed! Now I have to plot how to spend my winnings! Whooo!