One of the things that originally drew me to this hobby was the chance to be creative, to build things, to paint things, and use one’s imagination. I have always been inspired by the work of others as seen at conventions, in magazines, and in the different groups that have belonged to over the years. Many enjoyable hours have been spent with my friends and acquaintances over the gaming tables discussing how we did things, were going to do things, or how we thought they might be done. Nearly everyone was happy to tell me how they did something, or their particular secret. You guys know who you are, thank you!
My dad taught me the importance of good tools and the pleasure of working on a good workbench. At the left you can see a picture of my workbench where some say the magic happens! Plenty of light and tools at my fingertips. My wife says that I spend way too much time out here. I tell her “but honey its therapy” and boy she knows I need therapy.
Where the magic happens and the projects stack up! how too articles as well as “how I did it”
Years ago before the internet when miniature players got their information and exchanged ideas from the dozen or so gaming magazines devoted to the Wargaming with miniatures hobby. One of these magazines was called “Historical Gamer” published by Bill Biles and I was privileged to be commissioned to writ a column called “This old Workbench” as a regular feature of the magazine. That magazine is sadly no more but I have taken my articles and re-printed them here. Some of the info is somewhat dated but still can be useful.
I still love to build, paint, and sometimes write about my projects, as well as how too’s about them. These will also go up here as I see fit. Enjoy!