Wednesday, December 23, 2015


I picked up an inexpensive (and inoperative) Lionel O-scale locomotive at the York Train Collectors Association meet.  Instead of using it as is, I wanted to give it a bit of a European WWII feel.  It's not a truly historic example but representative of the locomotives one would find in Western Europe in the 40s.

The conversion was simple and used some plasticard, a couple toothpicks, and some scrap from a plastic model sprue.  I think the results work great for a wargame table.

Pegasus Bridge

I completed the Sarissa Precision's Pegasus Bridge.  The model went together very well, and it is the best laser cut wood model I've ever made.  The joints were well cut with the exact right amount of clearance for assembly, and there was almost no need to part clean up.

Sarissa Precision:

Below are several photos of the assembly from different angles and some of the individual pieces.  Enjoy.

Monday, September 7, 2015

German Gallery in 28 mm

My great friend, John E of Herr Brush (, took some outstanding photos of some of my German collection.  Below are some of the highlights.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


I wanted to give you a quick review of my new Battlemarkers for Bolt Action. These custom pin markers and turn counters are fantastic!  I ordered 30 German and 30 Soviet pin markers and a turn marker set two days ago. They shipped right away and arrived today.

They are a great size to see on the tabletop and easy to pick up. I never realized how hard it was to pick up my previous, flat pin markers, until I tried these. The Battlemarkers have a kind of lip to them that makes them so easy to handle. 

Battlemarkers has a huge variety of nationalities on the markers, and I know I'll be buying more sets for my armies. 

I truly recommend these markers. Check them out at

Note: some people always ask if I'm reviewing a product I was given for free in exchange for a favorable review. This is not the case.  I purchased these at retail price, and this is an honest review and not a "review for product" exchange. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Back up and running

It's been a few months since I've posted to the blog. During this time, I was moving and had to take down and rebuild my studio. This week, I started back into the new studio and have been focused on getting some 4Ground and Sarisa buildings ready for Cold Wars.

Some photos are below of the new space, which includes an assembly table, painting table, and air brush booth, plus storage.