Yearly Archives: 2022


Just about done with these turkeys. 12 Annihilators to go, but I’m starting to burn out on these guys… so I think it’s time to pivot to a palette cleanser before pressing on.

Viking-Age Buildings

I’ve been printing off some of the stuff from Iain Lovecraft’s recent Viking Saga Kickstarter. I’ve got to say: this is kind of the perfect way to do the thing: yes, there are buildings and scatter terrain… but there are also kind of a lot of civilian and livestock models. Also a lot of troops and ships. Everything short of a monastery at Lindesfarne you’d need to do Viking-age stuff for ~$40.

I can’t overstate how much I value the little things to make the printed village feel more inhabited.

I’ve been printing houses, mostly, at .2mm layers, and it’s been taking forever. 24h +/- 4h for each building and almost as much for each roof, but I’m not complaining: they look great.

With roofs
Without roofs

Though I will say some of the “interior” spaces are… impractical.


Not fitting models in there easily… or getting them back out.

But I’m happy with how the prints came out! I’m glad I started when I did: it took about two week’s time… but I’m not sure when I’ll get to painting them. I’ve got a lot in the backlog at the moment.

Broken App

Man, I JUST the WordPress app to start working, and here it is broken AGAIN.

I clearly need to stop screwing around with it and lean on the web interface. Vexing!

Things I Enjoyed: Oct 2022

Jack Guignol does a monthly “things that brought me delight” posts; I always appreciate them and, as my presence on The Socials distills back down to this ol’ blog and nothing else, it occurs to me that maybe I should ape that.

So, let’s give it a try: three things I enjoyed in October (and nothing negative).

Chris Wraight’s New Imperium Books

I hop on all the Black Library bundles I can find, because they’re incredibly good deals and I tend to haul ass through them. This year’s was no exception. I’m tackling them in the order listed here, which means I started with books in Chris Wraight’s Vaults of Terra and Watchers of the Throne series. And they’re great! Especially the Vaults of Terra: he does a great job of painting The Imperium, and Terra in particular, as corrupt, decadent, grimy, miserable places and hitting really badass cinematic moments.

I don’t know that I’d rate him Abnett or ADB-level, but Wraight is A-tier for me, now.

Slow Horses

I wanted a LeCarré-esque British spy story; I got a LeCarré-esque British spy story. It might have been a little shallow, but it was as-advertised. Oldman was notably odious, which was fun.


If you haven’t seen Barbarian, you really should. Do not let anyone spoil anything of it for you; the foundation of its effectiveness lies with its play on expectations.

Woke up this morning to a dead light arch. Now I need to clear this mess and the shelves behind to get to things to figure out why.

Probably easier to quit the hobby entirely instead.