Tuesday 27 April 2010


That's the distance (give-or-take) that I have logged so far this month in three different cars. Add to that another thousand in the air. I have been about 1200k south and 450k north and right now I am feeling damn tired.

Next month I'm staying home!

Thursday 22 April 2010

Some Hlutrgu pics...

Small coracle

Small coracle w. Hlutrgu paddler

Here are some work-in-progress pics that Rod Campbell of Highlander Studios sent me last week. They show one of the coracles he is making for our upcoming Hlutrgu release along with one of the paddler sculpts he is working on.

The coracle shown is the smaller, intended to hold three figures. The larger version will hold around five. The coracle crews are going to come with separate torsos and lower bodies/legs - in addition to the kneeling pose, there will be a cross-legged pose.

Additional crew will include a second paddler (other side), two javelin-armed poses, and a leader type.

Sunday 18 April 2010

I'm Back!

Arrived back on Friday afternoon actually, after a nice 1-1/2 day drive up from Tennessee. I-81 all the way. :-)

Hope to have a proper update later this week, with news on how the Hlutrgu are progressing. Might even be able to take a guess at when they might be going for moulding...Ooo , that would be so cool!

But maybe I shouldn't get too far ahead of myself!

Sunday 11 April 2010

Down South...

I'm away on business this week - return Friday the 16th. Apologies in advance if I can't respond to any questions or comments in a timely fashion.

Hope to have some news when I return. I understand the Hlutrgu are near done and the next step will be getting the masters made and then on to production. :-)

Bye for now,


Thursday 1 April 2010

Ahoggyá Pics

Ahoggyá with bowman of the Legion of Ever-Present Glory

Another view

More of my stellar photography skills on display!

I took 77 shots, of which only some 14 were any good, and of those I selected these 4 to display. But that's the beauty of digital cameras - no wasted film! :-)

I posed the filthy creature next to one of our bowmen from the Legion of Ever-Present Glory - it's a wonder he could stand the smell!

From another angle

One should note that the EPG bowman is up one level, being mounted on a washer in addition to his base. I think Alan managed to get the size right - a major worry as I know previous versions have been oversized, and I wanted to avoid that pitfall at all costs.

These are "blanks" - that is Alan is still going to do some work on them before they go into production. For one he will add various weapons to the arms - I asked for 8 arm variants at least.

The last picture shows it with two of it's four arms blue-tacked in place (as are the legs.) I didn't try doing all four arms as the blue-tack doesn't hold them in place strongly enough.

With two of four arms attached

Anyway - there it is. I hope everyone will be pleased to finally add Ahoggyá to their forces - both as military units and role-playing games.