This blog is about the world of gaming miniatures, as seen from my perspective. I've been collecting and painting for over 30 years now, and while my primary focus is miniatures for D&D, I also enjoy many other games that use minis, so we'll be covering those as well. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Blogroll - Belched From The Depths

I've visited Belched From The Depths before, but lost track of it for reasons unknown. A recent post on the Grenadier Yahoo! group pointed me back there, and boy am I glad I rediscovered it.

In addition to the usual eye candy of nicely-painted miniatures, there are a bunch of other interesting and helpful articles as well: scans of Grenadier's Gold Line boxes and inserts; a how-to on low-profile magnetized basing; and an absolute gem of a tutorial to turn a plain vanilla Ikea bookcase into a mirrored, lighted display heaven. Fantastic!

I'm sure I'll uncover more as I sift through the backlog of posts. Props to Spooktalker on a great blog.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Reaper Paint Caddy 1, Vallejo Paints 0

I've slowly but surely been organizing my workbench this year, finding clear storage boxes for my tools and supplies, and generally trying to reign in the wicked beast that is hobby desk clutter. To that end, one final push was to do something about all my paints. I have mostly Vallejo and Citadel, for what it is worth.

My solution? Hey, that Reaper Paint Caddy looks just about perfect for my Vallejo paints! So I went ahead and picked one up recently. It arrived, and after sitting around for a day or two, I got around to filling it up with my paints. Notice above how I called it "just about perfect" for Vallejo paints? Bugger. It is close. It is almost. It is just about. It is not quite. Vallejo paints are TOO FREAKING TALL for the Reaper Paint Caddy!!! By a matter of a couple of millimeters.

It is a good-looking box overall. My only complaint (other than the fracking height!) is that some of the inner walls are slightly warped - kind of wavy-looking - but nothing serious.

Oh well, I'll keep it anyway. It can sit on my desk, almost closed. My paints are now organized and stored, just not exactly how I envisioned it. I suppose I could always buy a bunch of Reaper paints...

Anyone know of any sturdy, clear storage solutions for Vallejo paints?