Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer


| June 5, 2020

I recently received my Star Hat Miniatures duck Kickstarter figures. They are great!! I had convince Darcy to offer a sprue of heads that I could put on other bodies. Months ago I had painted a unit of Vikings without heads in anticipation of this day. I also had a unit of dwarfs (Old Glory […]

Finishing Up the Weekend

| June 2, 2020

As I mentioned, I spent the bulk of the weekend scanning 3000 slides and turning them into digital images to make them easier to watch, edit, sort, etc. This is the setup I used to do that. It was really fun to look at old picture I hadn’t seen in years. Here is an example […]

More Figures Painted

| June 1, 2020

I spent much of the weekend scanning about 3000 slides into digital files, but I did have a little time to do some painting in the early mornings before my wife got up. Here is what I accomplished. Tonight I need to wrap up the play test version of Wars of Ozz for the Kickstarter, […]


| May 25, 2020

Florida is starting to re-open in a big way, working to get life back to normal, so CINC Domicile is starting to push to get out of the house. The tremendous hobby throughput I have had during the plague panic will be slowing considerably in the next few weeks. But, this weekend, I completed a […]

Leonardo Gets Anti-Tank Guns

| May 22, 2020

In a previous post, I showed the tanks inspired by Leonardo da Vinci that we plan to use in a What a Tanker! game in the near future. It was planned for Historicon in July, but Pennsylvania won’t allow gatherings of that size by July. As I continue to empty my box of primed and […]

Cecil B. (for Buck) deMille Surdu

| May 19, 2020

This weekend I recorded a number of short videos that I have stitched into three longer videos to share. The first is a video of us conducting a virtual play test of Wars of Ozz via Zoom. This is a two-hour video that takes the game from start, through clear conclusion, to post-game kibitzing. See […]

Another COVID Hobby Weekend

| May 18, 2020

The focus of this weekend was another Wars of Ozz play test game over Zoom. Chris and Greg were the opponents, and I was the game master. This time we recorded the entire game, and I have posted a video on YouTube. See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUIIVap_vR8 This is a full, three-turn game that reached […]

Didn’t Get Much Painting Done This Weekend

| May 11, 2020

Sunday involved a fair amount of Mother’s Day activity, Saturday my daughter wanted me to teach her how the change the oil in her car, and Saturday night was virtual D&D. I also needed to sort through all my pulp figures and reogranize them from five Really Useful Boxes to six to make it easier […]

Display Case

| May 8, 2020

Several years ago I picked up a wooden display case at a craft fair (Bieglerville, PA). I made some backgrounds and placed some of my figures into the case. You can see that the backgrounds stretched all the way across the shelves. You can see that some of the backgrounds didn’t make sense any more […]

Test #6 With Image

| May 7, 2020