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01 NOV 2015 : Yesterday's terrain project.

31 OCT 2015 : A small conversion of an archaeopteryx to get some variety out of toy models.

28 OCT 2015 : More industrial terrain. This time soda cans.

18 OCT 2015 : Some new terrain scratchbuilds made from yoghurt containers.

17 OCT 2015 : Giant Bugs

16 OCT 2015 : Hover Tanks

26 SEP 2015 : Even classic fantasy demons are not sacred. Well, really they kinda are the definintion of not sacred. Anywho ... I did a head swap and then a head swap plus with a couple of classic Reaper models.

19 SEP 2015 : Yesterday, I was telecommuting and took a long lunch hour (actually an hour) and did this quick adobe building.

17 SEP 2015 : Not really a project, but check out our Lego Sydney Opera House ... and ... a typical 15mm day in Australia.

12 SEP 2015 : Well, I need to move things along a bit, so why not hire Panda Express?

06 SEP 2015 : So I am testing out some paramaterized scenario generation material, and I end up needing an indoor location. Which I already have many of ... but ... why not try out this idea that has banging around for a modular mansion?

30 AUG 2015 : The best thing about mash up robot toys is that they are designed to be mix and match pieces. Not only does this make conversions easy, but also just plain gluing the pieces into position so they don't move. Check out the robot conversions.

25 AUG 2015 : A new shot at making carnivorous plants. This time, I added some extra bits and bobs to make them a bit more exotic.

22 AUG 2015 : This is a simple little terrain bit that pays off quite nicely using koosh balls to make plant terrain.

08 AUG 2015 : Got three miscelaneous "trash bash" projects done. A soccer ball (very large for 28mm, or I suppose, normal for 40mm), a mushroom, and a demon frog. Gotta have those demon frogs!

01 AUG 2015 : Benn a bit lax on posting projects, but still working.So here are three in a row:

11 JUL 2015 : Another giant stompy robot project. And I mean GIANT!

05 JUL 2015 : What better use for a broken garden decoration than making a giant mutant monster? Snails away!!!!!

27 JUN 2015 : Worked out a good standard, the SciFi corridor set. Hundred uses for that.

21 JUN 2015 : The AAR for the Jurassic World Cup!

20 JUN 2015 : A little tamer project this time, but one that might have a broader applicability than ... say ... goldfish space marines this time it's ... trees and cows! Wow!

14 JUN 2015 : After making the sharktopus men, I had some bits leftover. Glee! That, of course, means ... Miscelaneous Maritime Mashups.

08 JUN 2015 : For some reason, I seem to keep returning to nautical themes. Maybe it's because I was in the Navy. Maybe it's because there are sooooo many cheap plastic sea creature toys that you can use to make stuff like Sharktopus Men.

03 JUN 2015 : I like finding well detailed, but bland pieces and spicing them up a bit. This time it is an Aquarium Elephant.

18 APR 2015 : I have a lot of fun doing character pieces, so here are the Zombie Scouts of America.

10 APR 2015 : I am not big on Napoleonic genre battles. But I can see the attraction to the rows and rows of minis, all in their splendid uniforms. As a result, I took a nice large (for me, a skrimish guy) Orc army and split it up to make two Napoleonorc Armies.

03 APR 2015 : So after the slugs, I have a bunch of extra geese heads. Can't just throw those out.

30 MAR 2015 : Back in the swing of unreasonable weirdness, I give you Giant Web Footed Space Slugs.

21 MAR 2015 : A nice little toy becomes an ancient monkey idol.

14 MAR 2015 : Giant pig howdah. Yep. That's what it says.

06 MAR 2015 : It started out as some Medieval guys on horses. Then there weren't enough horses, so I grabbed some plastic animals. Once that got rolling, it turned into ... weird cavalry.

28 FEB 2015 : Returning to a favourite themse, two more giant robots. And since this is a well-worn theme for me, why not keep to the trodden path by making them from toys? In this case, Mr. Freeze action figures.

21 FEB 2015 : These are the remainder of the figure sfrom the Hasslefree Miniatures sculpting contest. There are three more sculpts from me. and a few from the contest winners, as well.

14 FEB 2015 : Here's a piece done a while back, but just finished. For a Hasslefree Miniatures sculpting contest, I gave it a shot using their female armature to make a few custom figs. The only one that was castable was my female cyborg. The other ones are coming soon...

08 FEB 2015 : Still slow going, but here are two terrain ideas for the price of one. Both are using kid's building blocks.

11 JAN 2015 : No project this week. Instead a look at the spinosaurus model on exhibit at the National Geographic museum.

31 DEC 2014 : OK, we just moved, so things have been a little slack in the making stuff department. But here's a nice little Batcave you can make with just a little table space and a few spare boxes.

28 NOV 2014 : Using Hot Wheels to make postapocalyptic raiders.

26 NOV 2014 : Converting a nice C-119 from a Disney toy.

17 OCT 2014 : A simple, yet robust terrain idea using a six-color hex map.

11 OCT 2014 : Less WIP and direction and more insipration with some older modern figures.

04 OCT 2014 : Simple and cheap conversions of common and standard figures into seraphim and nephilim.

28 SEP 2014 : Here are a couple of simple objective markers I sculpted for a contest, then used in my Rednecks and Revenuers game.

12 SEP 2014 : To support the flying saucers (and any other sci fi transport or just general structure needs), I made a lighted landing pad.

07 SEP 2014 : More EM4 Space Marines.

01 SEP 2014 : Just put out a new Buried Treasure pirate scenario on Wargame Vault. It's listed with the "pay what you want" system. What does that mean? Don't know ... what do you think a one-off game scenario with tons of intrigue, deceit, bloodletting, and options for future play is worth?

29 AUG 2014 : More Clix based conversions ... Demons!

21 AUG 2014 : More Frisbee Based Flying Saucers.

14 AUG 2014 : More Yugioh Clix. This time ... Lovecraftian Deep Ones.

09 AUG 2014 : Yugioh Clix. Yep, that's a thing. They appear to play like regular 'Clix (which I have given up on in favor of playing the retro MK Dungeons rules for clix figures). And there are a number of really nice figures in there. Here are a few of my first coversions with them.

02 AUG 2014 : I got asked for WIPs for the industrial buildings in my Infected horror scenario. So here they are...

01 AUG 2014 : Some more variants on retrobots. Everybody loves retrobots.

27 JUL 2014 : Aliens are invading. Good thing they stopped by to pick up some awesome flying saucers from us! Once again, we prove that pure awesomeness doesn't have to be expensive or complicated.

25 JUL 2014 : Get Infected from INLGames! Well, not an actual infection, but a cool solo through six player scenario of survival in a remote Antarctic station. Your old colleagues are infected, and are out for your blood. So, I guess, it's actually better not to get infected ... :)

29 JUN 2014 : Score! Check out this barn I made from a broken craft store birdhouse.

13 JUN 2014 : Some industrial or sci-fi fences made from other fences.

06 JUN 2014 : Made a couple storage crate based buildings. Not excessively original, but a few tricks with them, and they are great to store your other terrain in.

30 MAY 2014 : I did some new conversions on Splintered Light 20mm Redwall type mammals

26 MAY 2014 : A few toy animals to go with the minis.

18 MAY 2014 : Been on hiatus for a bit, so I thought I would do something big ... elephants!

03 MAY 2014 : Some more figures from the board game brutes and bosses.

29 APR 2014 : Published a classic grab the treasure fantasy adventure, The Lost Treasure of Tan Akihr

26 APR 2014 : Got some cheap figures that came with a boardgame. A bit later, they are oni!

25 APR 2014 : My wife got a new teakettle. The packaging was perfect for making a photo lightbox.

18 APR 2014 : Welll, I finally got around to making cavalry for my Austrian Gnomes!

12 APR 2014 : I was very impressed with the minis that came in the board game GRIND. Steampunk robots. Here's what I did with them.

05 APR 2014 : Got some of Bob Olley's scrunts from his Kickstarter. Heresy, I know, but I did a few mods to some of the stuff.

21 MAR 2014 : Starcow really loves you!

14 MAR 2014 : Space Marine Penguin Paint Scheme

07 MAR 2014 : It's been a while since we have done a free scenario, so here is one based on the battle Tannenberg (1914), called Allenstein. The Germans were able to take advantage of mobility and intelligence on the Russians to defeat a much larger force ... can you?

01 MAR 2014 : I got some nice sci-fi containers on sale ... and found a special secret surpise inside!

26 FEB 2014 : And right on the heels of some new robots is our new QILS game Haywire! ... another Space Patrol adventure that pits you and your wily crew against a bunch of malfunctioning robots intent on delivering 70 teratons of radioactive waste into Earth's atmosphere.

22 FEB 2014 : I was wandering through the cheap little bulk toy area of Amazon, when I stumbled across some party favors ... Retro Robots!. Check 'em out!

14 FEB 2014 : Some Reptosapien conversions this week.

07 FEB 2014 : If you follow this site, you might know that I am a big fan of modular, generic, and replacable figures. I don't do decorated bases and vignette models. So this week's Idea of the Week is decorated bases and vignette figures. Obviously.

31 JAN 2014 : Something a little different. I guess it qualifies as a scratchbuild. It's not a kitbash ... no kits. And it wasn't sculpted. Well ... it's weird ... it's ... the Gourd Golem.

26 JAN 2014 : Yet another conversion for my Daughters of Malal project - the Doomed Champion.

20 JAN 2014 : Didn't get around to an idea of the week last week, but this week is a two-fer. Well, a 2.75-fer, actually with a simple rock terrain piece and an interesting approach to outdoor terrain.

07 JAN 014 : The other side of the story for fish-head conversions.

30 DEC 2013 : Not a mini or terrain project this week. Instead here is a display stand project that I have had waiting around for a while.

29 DEC 2013 : Just put Royal Kanadian Mutant Police: Mission of Merci out on Wargame Vault. Tons of post-apocalyptic fun for everyone!

16 DEC 2013 : Our new skirmish campaign, Octopi Wall Street is out on Wargame Vault! Choose a side and stop/cause the Octopocalypse!

Also, check out our Octopocalypse Now! contest for players of the OWS campaign!

14 DEC 2013 : A few anthropomorphized rabbits asian warrior style.

06 DEC 2013 : Some really nice board game pieces get updone for use with the game ... and elsewhere.

29 NOV 2013 : A few die-cast cars become beetle class transports for sci fi use.

23 NOV 2013 : A Kali figure and a couple of ruined statues, too.

14 NOV 2013 : Monkeypocalypse 2! OK ... so I'm a little short on titles right now...

07 NOV 2013 : A little bead work to make terrain pieces.

30 OCT 2013 : A few more Mon Calamari acquired means a few more space goldfish conversions. Using different bodies to explore balancing commonality and distinction in modeling. Light infantry to go with the heavy infantry and mechs we already have.

27 OCT 2013 : Yet more pig conversions. This time, using some more realistic looking pigs as source material.

20 OCT 2013 : Some painting and color scheme mapping for anthropomorphic animals. Redwall kind of stuff from Splintered Light Minis.

13 OCT 2013 : Here are some older figures I haven't shown yet. I think. US Navy squids.

06 OCT 2013 : A little work with some modern vehicles and magnetic paint. We end with a decent method to have one vehicle have a number of different options, as well as go au natural.

27 SEP 2013 : Yet another giant squid. This time, a giant-sized steampunk creation.

21 SEP 2013 : Got some Reaper Bones at Historican and did a bit of plastic surgery to make the Crimson Contingent.

14 SEP 2013 : Hovertank conversion with a number of turret options.

08 SEP 2013 : A giant beetle from outer space. What else can be said?

02 SEP 2013 : Some more beast man recapitations with a WIP. Also added a WIP to the piggies from last post.

31 AUG 2013 : This little piggy...well, just look for yourself.

25 AUG 2013 : OK ... we've been lazy on updates and ideas. So we're trying to fix that. These are both simple ones, yet a lot of fun to look at:
  • Bug Men - This time instead of high-tech, we went with low tech!
  • Some dogs we made for 28mm using a couple of tricks.

24 AUG 2013 : OK ... we've been lazy on updates and ideas. So we're trying to fix that. These are both simple ones, yet a lot of fun to look at:
  • Bug Men - This time instead of high-tech, we went with low tech!
  • Some dogs we made for 28mm using a couple of tricks.

04 AUG 2013 : We have a new game system. Path of Bones is a Classical Asian warfare game for large sides of minis (200-500). But true to INLGames' mantra, it still plays fast and furious.

20 JUL 2013 : We've released a new QILS supplement - Saga of the Death Cult! This is a century spanning set of scenarios that pit you against (or as) the Death Cult - an ancient cult of death worshippers that struggle against the powers that be as well as their own gods.

15 JUL 2013 : A quick little conversion project to capture the essence of GW WH40K Tau!

13 JUL 2013 : And to keep the variety up .. a train! With a little discourse on function versus form.

30 JUN 2013 : A little terrain this time. I used a few cheap nick-nack dust collecting buddah decorations to make some nice 28mm statues for my ruin terrain boards.

23 JUN 2013 : Two pretty much unrelated project on display this week. But they have a common theme of being bit-mashes - figures put together from a large number of different parts from different things.

15 JUN 2013 : Everybody loves zombies. Right? Well, nobody likes becomeing one, but here's how I turn regular civvies into the walking dead!

07 JUN 2013 : And a quick follow up to yesterdays fishwalkers, some GW space marines in their own mecha walkers

06 JUN 2013 : Since I emptied out a number of gumball machine toy capsules, I had to do something with them so I made some mecha walkers to support the sushi space marines.

29 MAY 2013 : Not a big fan of the whole SpongeBob thing, however any small toy can be converted into an unholy monster from beyond the stars!

Towel Day 2013 : Oh, baby you're a nag. Nag, nag, nagity-nag. You're a nag. Nag, nag, nagity-nag. you're a ... uh ... Oh! Naga. Well, that's different!

20 MAY 13 : You might remember the various and sundry conversions of Gnome Wars figures we did a while back:
  • Japanese Gnomes
  • Austrian Gnomes
  • Pumpkin Gnomes
  • American Southwest Gnomes
  • Space Gnomes
  • Well, we finally got around to finishing some stuff off, so the Mexicagnomes now have some cavalry to help them out.

    21 APR 13 : A colleague and fellow wargamer voiced his displeasure with people using Lego products for games. While I can't argue with taste, he went on to say that you can't make decent looking terrain from Legos. We disagree!

    12 APR 13 : A month ago we did some bugmen. Now we have a suitable home for them - a giant bug hive!

    05 APR 13 : Here is a nice terrain, big terrain piece that will fill your table but not empty your wallet. The Crashed Flying Saucer! Appropriate for many types of scifi and pulp campaign.

    28 MAR 13 : We thought it was time for a scenario again, so here is a good ol' romp on the tabletop ... Rednecks and Revenuers!!

    16 MAR 13 : Yet more Viridian converions. And it's a theme I've done before ... bugmen!

    11 MAR 13 : I really liked the Veridian models, so I have done a few more conversions. This time it's a retro scifi exploration team complete with some support equipment and vehicles

    01 MAR 13 : Yet more recapitations. This time some worm heads on VOID space marine bodies.

    28 FEB 13 : Got a set of cheap plastic cave men to see if they would work with ~28mm. They do, to an extent.

    28 FEB 13 : Finally got the AAR for 2012BC from Williamsburg Muster posted!

    22 FEB 13 : Yet more Mon Calamari recapitations.