Zombies and Undead things....

I'm working on a set of Zombies. I prefer doing some kind of harrowed (Deadlands) creature so I'll be working on those at the same time. Damn, I just don't seem to have any freaking time to draw these days. I remember as a child I would create a whole world in an afternoon with a pencil and paper.  I'd give anything to be able to do that now....

In a few months, I'll be a Grandfather. Yikes.

I don't even know how to feel about that. I'm not near mature enough. Life is a trip y'all!


Free No More

I realize this is a sort of dick move, but hey... I've decided that I no longer wish to give my work away.

I hope all y'all that wanted them have them by now.

In my defense, I did have some encouragement. So, from now on, y'all can buy my lil figures. Pretty cheap too. I'm going to be adding to my range, also... watch this space. Or, well actually the spaces above it.

You'll notice the little PayPal widget over there. I'm not totally sure how this works, so we'll figure it out. I think for now, I'll send your purchases to whatever email you give me. Cool?



After 3 months of no posts, I've decided to explain my absence.  I seem to have a cycle of obsession, between gaming and music.  The music portion has come back, and I'm pursuing that these days.

I'm spending my time improving my lead guitar skills, building my first pedal board, writing songs, and jamming with the band my friend Allan has put together.

My next plan is to replace the pick-ups in my Telecaster, and I'm starting some electronics projects, namely building some stomp boxes.

In the face of all this, my gaming interest has waned a bit. I know I'll be back, I just don't know when.


Varied, Unfocussed Interests

No posts much lately. Sorry folks.  I've got way too many irons in the fire currently.  I don't know whats wrong with me.  I get all these ideas and no time to execute them.

Projects include;
1. Mounted Western paper figures. I'm a little unsure as to what angle I want to draw these at.  Full profile or three quarters view. I like both. Maybe some of each.

2. Paper terrain buildings, for my Brimstone Game.  I've heavily modified some Whitewash City stuff I have, and a friend over at Cardboard Warriors has hooked me up with a horde of Western-ish buildings and other structures. Awesome. Thanks Vermin King.  Still I'm trying to find an adobe texture I really like. That someone doesn't want to charge $20 for. Really? I've also been tempted to purchase THIS. Not sure on that yet... I really want some stuff I can share, and I won't share another artist's work, or my mods of that work.

3. Finish the re-draw and re-color of my existing figures.  The early ones I did look....  really really amateurish and bad to me now.  I'd like to re-do them. They deserve that I think. I'm tempted to make them unavailable until I get them re-done.

4. Paper figures for my good friend Josh's Star Wars game. I found a bunch of vehicles and the like here. I LOVE Star Wars. It has so many western elements. I have to admit I'm more Original Trilogy though.  Han fired first!  I was thinking of re-drawing the figures I found there, and the ones Parduz on Cardboard Warriors made up, so they'd look correct and be the same style as any custom figures I made. Strange I know but I like the tabletop to have a consistent style.

5. Finish my tabletop Terrain boards. I need some ground textures for those as well.  Nothing I've seen available commercially looks quite right to me. Not that World Works and Fat Dragon don't make some great stuff,  it just doesn't have the look I want.

6. I have an urge to make the "Guns of Brimstone" story in to a Machinima production, likely using "The Movies" game by Lionhead Studios. I've found a lot of Western mods. Here, and here. Amazing stuff. I was blown away by a lot of it. The Movies was one of my favorite PC games anyway, and I had no idea how much people had done with it. I realize I'm late to the party as far is Machinima goes, but I think I can still contribute. Especially since its mostly just for me anyway.

7. A Star Wars Machinima. Based on Josh's game, "The Pirates of Doleron".  The story is really good, especially my character. (LOL, yes I'm so modest)

So, I'm feeling really overwhelmed by my own ambition at this point. Add all the maps, game plots, stories, and other stuff I've got brewing in my demented mind, and I have no idea where to start.

Lately, I've just been blowing it all off and playing Far Cry 2.  I love that game, even though the ending is disturbing.

I think this may be the main reason I don't attempt to sell my figures.  I don't want to turn a hobby I like in to a semi-job I dread. When I start feeling pressured up about all this, I sort of let it drift a while. Then, I see the stuff that artists I respect are doing, and I want to be a commercial venture as well. Major mixed feelings.

One other thought. Once, a member of Cardboard Warriors wrote something I felt really strongly about.  Upset me really. It was something along the lines of "Anything free is valueless. I only really like and respect the stuff I've had to pay for."  Not an exact quote, but that was the gist I got from it. Really? Okay.


I'm Still Still Here

My Boot Hill game is on hiatus. I'm burned out as a GM.

Not totally true... I've got a couple of players that are making things real world personal, and it drives me away from the table.  I'm about to start playing, as a player, a d6 Star Wars campaign my good friend is running, and a Star Trek DS9 game run by another friend.

I've decided to port my Brimstone game to d6 as well.  I love the system, and it just works so well.

Meanwhile, I'm creating buildings for my Brimstone terrain table. I'll post what I can as soon as I get something finished.

For some reason, I've got this "story bug" going. I drive all day and think of these.... I'm not sure what to call them. Short stories, whatever.  None of it is really game usable.  I seem to have a couple of novels working here. The only thing is, they are pretty explicit. That part concerns me. I have no idea what to do with any of it....


Guns of Brimstone Set 1

 My first PDF. A set of ten figures. Perfect for Blackwater Gulch Gangs. I just hope the scaling came out right. I printed them and did a test build.
I think they came out decent...

Here's a couple of pics.


3:10 to Yuma

One of my favorite movies... So, I made one of my favorite characters.  I have a couple more "Movie Western" characters made.  I need to color them and post em. Like a Hollywood series or something. Well, except that some were Italian movies...

oh well.