Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Granville Motel Finished

| February 23, 2013

This week I finished the office and the road sign for the motel.  The road sign was created in PowerPoint and printed from some ideas I got browsing for “vintage motel signs” on the Internet.  The flower box is an old Copplestone Castings box painted to look like stonework. The office was made from a [...]

The Granville Trailer Park

| February 20, 2013

This evening I finished the Plasticville trailer park kit.  Now my town of Granville has its own trailer park that will be situated near the outskirts of town. These kits were very easily assembled.   The plastic on the Plasticville kits doesn’t seem to want to take paint, even after being washed.  It took several [...]

Recent Accomplishments

| February 18, 2013

I mentioned to Duncan a couple of weeks ago that I was looking for the Bachman Plasticville motel in O scale.  He works near a hobby stop and found two for me.  I spent some of Sunday afternoon working on them.  I made a sign that I will print out and affix to foam board, [...]

Fuson Con II (2013)

| February 17, 2013

My buddy Sam Fuson hosted “FusonConII” at the War Horse Farm in Gettysburg yesterday.  Dave Wood, Chris Palmer, and I ran games.  Most of the gamers were Sam’s friends and co-workers, but Duncan Adams (of the HAWKs) came along as well.  Among those attending were a couple of husband and wife pairs, a couple of [...]

Hinterland Female Trench Raiders

| February 12, 2013

This weekend I finished the Hinterland female Trench raiders that have been sitting on my painting table for several months.  These figures don’t have the same charm as the hussars in the dresses, but they are nice, clean castings that paint up pretty well.

Super Bowl Weekend

| February 3, 2013

Typically, I only watch one football game each year.  That’s the Army-Navy game.  It’s been a disappointing decade (11 years actually).  Occasionally we watch the Super Bowl, because we get invited to a party or my wife wants to see the commercials.  This year we weren’t invited to any Super Bowl parties, but the kids [...]