Defenders of the Kamarg

The legions of Castle Brass assemble for their annual Christmas photograph. In all their under-coated glory, the first batch of Kamarg troops are assembled ready for a lick of paint and a bit o’...

Tabletop World – stunning stuff

For a couple of years, I have been eyeing up the model buildings from Tabletop World (clicky linky thing) and trying to decide whether I should buy some or not. If you haven’t seen their work be...

D&D – An Interrupted Journey

There has been a resurgence of interest in this game here at Casa del Dagorlad. I have copies of every edition of D&D since I first picked up the Red Box back in 1978, but it’s been around ...

Imladris – madness ensues

It’s early days yet, but I’ve started work on my most ambitious terrain piece yet. If I finish this, it will be a miracle. Rivendell, in all it’s 28mm scale glory! I am doing this be...

Modulare Venezia

My latest project – building a small section of Venice for an upcoming demo game. Andrew and I are going to run a game based on the world of Solomon Kane (one of Robert E Howard’s pulp her...

Belegost – Substrata

The stairs shown in the previous post need to sit raised above the level of the river as it cascades down the mountain side. In order to do this I have cut a base out of some 25mm styrofoam and clampe...

The ancient Dwarven city of Belegost

Belegost, Gabilgathol in the Dwarvish tongue, the name means “Great Fortress.” The city was one of two founded in the First Age in the eastern side of the Ered Luin (Blue Mountains). At th...

Group North Open Day

My good friends at the Group North Historical Wargaming Society are celebrating their 40th anniversary this October and are putting on an extra special Open Day to commemorate the occasion. http://www...

In for the Long Hall

This project has been on my to-do list for ages – more pieces to go with my wooden palisade and gatehouse. I plan on making a small village to use with either Anglo-Saxons or Rohirrim, consistin...

Lurtz of the Rings

My website (the One Ring) runs a monthly painting challenge and I thought it would be a good idea to join in for a change! This month, the challenge is to paint Lurtz – the Uruk Hai chieftain th...