Category: Hobby Journals

  • Garbage (or another man’s treasure)

    Garbage (or another man’s treasure)

    It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I’ve been incredibly busy, and I haven’t had that much time to hobby lately. I have been experimenting with all the little treasures (otherwise known as garbage). This week’s craft brought to you by Elmer’s Clear Glue. (Not really, we don’t have any sponsorship, and I’m not writing for…

  • Constructing a Building Out of Index Card Boxes

    Constructing a Building Out of Index Card Boxes

    Ever since I picked up one of these Advantus Super Stacker index card boxes for its intended purpose of holding 3×5 notecards, I wanted to use it for wargaming terrain. It has several interesting visual details, most especially the girder-like lattice work on the sides, that make excellent architectural detail at scale. And as their…

  • Lizzid Peeple Hilux

    Lizzid Peeple Hilux

    The fallen stars teem with saurian peoples, and wherever humanity has encountered the variegated reptilian species, there has been war. The cold-blooded Reticulans who once preyed on ancient Terrans were the first to be hunted to extinction, but not the last. But fore every stinking, sweltering broodworld scoured, the Serpent arises on two more, forever…

  • R.O.A.C.H. Patrol!

    R.O.A.C.H. Patrol!

    The far-ranging Arqualan mechanized cavalry now have the mobility they need to patrol the vast, arid polar highlands of Xiandao thanks to the Recon/Offense Adaptable Configuration Harrier. (I love that bombastic, strained acronym. It reminds one of the G.I. Joe Killer W.H.A.L.E!) This is a resin print and, as far as I can remember, it…

  • Failed 3D Prints

    Failed 3D Prints

    You ever get 20 hours into a 3d print and then bam! A pile of spaghetti. Yeah, me too. Luckily, I have found a tool called Meshmixer. Meshmixer is a great little tool for fixing these things. I actually use it for quite a bit of things. Some of the creators I follow, love having…

  • Beware the Ambull!

    Beware the Ambull!

    Shambling out of the steamy caverns of Luther McIntyre IX is the abominable Ambull. This Oldhammer classic is produced by Knightmare Miniatures, which you can watch a video about below: This is a five part pewter model (body, arms, and mandibles) that was wonderfully fast to paint with Speed Paints/Contrast Paints because of its extreme…

  • His Columbian Majesty’s Martian Lancers

    His Columbian Majesty’s Martian Lancers

    Now here‘s a weird war/alternate history that’s worth developing! What if the Americas achieved independence not as a league of republican English colonies, but a union of English, French, and Spanish under a Christian monarch, who later contends with the Old World powers over the frontier worlds of Mars and Venus? That’s all I have…

  • Overgrown Sci-Fi Tower

    Overgrown Sci-Fi Tower

    This is a tower I intend to use for the Star Wars Miniatures Battles ‘cavern table‘ I showed previously. I don’t know what it is yet, exactly. It could be a generator, regional shield generator, holonet receiver, weather control, or a lot of other things. And that’s the beauty of building sci-fi or fantasy model…

  • Crystal Caverns

    Crystal Caverns

    As anyone who reads the site regularly knows, I’m a huge 3d printer. I don’t devote a lot of time to hobbying. And I can let my printer run, while I’m working, spending time with my family, or with my God. I prefer to spend my hobby time painting miniatures. Of course the point of…

  • Weird War at the Earth’s Core!

    Weird War at the Earth’s Core!

    I recently started a Substack where I’ll be sharing a lot of the stuff I’ve never published and don’t yet have the bandwidth to prepare for proper book formatting or crowdfunding. There will be considerable crossover with articles here on Splendor of Fire, but the idea of putting them on Substack is that it has…