Category Archives: Modern


Winter is coming all over your table

Winter around here is usually cold, damp and unpleasant. Who wouldn’t want to model that? A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through Wargames: Soldiers and Strategy¬† (specifically issue 69) at my local bookstore. My attention was caught by the article¬†‘A quest for the ultimate flexible gaming mat – the philosopher’s portable battlefield’. The […]

Prefab Post Pain in Posterior

In addition to miniatures, I have a fondness for prefabricated buildings, although these two interests rarely intersect. However, this is one of those rare times. A while ago I found a website (now gone) which showed proposals for disaster relief in Haiti. One of the designs was a shelter made of a shipping container. I […]

Server Updated

This is an extraordinarily boring post, but just so you know, I have upgraded the server to a brand new virtual machine. Hopefully this will stop the repeated crashes and lead to a more pleasant browsing experience. If things don’t work for you, please leave a comment so that I can fix it. If that […]

Moribund means still alive

I really haven’t dropped off the face of the earth; I’ve actually been fairly busy. However, I have been having some problem with the quality of the pictures from my camera. They look they’ve been strained through an old teabag that soaked in a cesspool, so I haven’t been posting anything. I will though. Here’s […]

Fishing for Piranha

As everyone undoubtedly knows, the main mechanized infantry vehicle for Canada is the LAVIII. Of course, as far as I can determine, nobody actually makes a LAVIII in 15mm scale. It’s based on a MOWAG Piranha and there are a few vehicles based on that chassis, the easiest of which to find are the LAV […]

Modern architecture comes to your table

I’m sorry that it’s taken so long to update my site. Having a flood can do that sort of thing. To make it up to you, I’ve finally finished a distributable PDF of my modern building. It’s now available for download, complete with lengthy instructions. Please let me know if you find any horrendous typos, […]

A hint of paper things to come

I’ve already had a post about paper buildings that don’t really look like paper (plus a downloadable template). I can understand that many people don’t like paper because they look flat and lifeless, and are anathema to the three-dimensionality of miniature figures. I’m trying to change that. With the exception of the miniatures, everything else […]

October Surprise

One of the more distateful American election “traditions” is the October surprise, and arguably the largest of those was the 1980 Iran Hostage Crisis. Apropos of that, what every miniatures gamer needs is a collection of tiny painted cowering prisoners. Really, can you have a modern asymmetrical warfare game without innocent or not-so-innocent civilians being […]

Rebel MATV Apache: a sort of review.

My DCH troops needed some softskin transport and recon, and seeing as I can’t find anyone that actually makes a 15mm scale G-Wagon I had to either scratchbuild one and cast it (not yet) or buy something else. I decided to go with Rebel Mini’s MATV Apache, which looks like an uparmoured HMMWV (at least […]

There’s foam in them thar hills

One of the problems with my set of modular desert boards was that it was really much too flat. Even though generally in 15mm scale the boards are smaller, the third dimension was really lacking. While ideally I would have liked to make hills as found in this very nice tutorial, I was bound by […]