Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RIP Wayne England, and some other news.

Hi All,

Sad tidings from yesterday. If you haven't already heard, Wayne England has passed away. Here is the Google search and I recommend the image search to get some idea of the scope and breadth of his work.

The boy chose to wear his Dwarf Oldhammer shirt to school today.

I changed my facebook profile to this rather poor picture of the Goblin Oldhammer shirt.

I did not know Mr. England personally but I enjoyed his work and appreciated his support for the Oldhammer community. He will be missed.

On to other news.

The Circle of Chaos Kickstarter has just six days left and has added the Rhinotaur. I splurged because I can't help myself.

The Effin Cool Minis Halfling Kickstarter also has six days left and they have put out some stretch goals for more Drew Williams sculpted ponies that are within spitting distance. So check it out. I haven't decided if I'm going to up my pledge, order a la carte units or just sit with my initial pledge.

My latest painted figure is up on the Painting challenge blog here. I'll post up the pictures here and on the Oldhammer facebook page tomorrow after 9AM my time. I tried not to be provocative on the challenge site. I may be more so here.

In running news, the boy and I ran our first race together. I was a very proud dad as we finished the 5K with a time of 22:24 and 7:13/mile pace. I thought he did great for his first time running that distance and I enjoyed trying to give him some racing strategy while we were out on the course. I even came in 4th in my age group. I probably could have run faster, but I would also probably still be regretting it if I had.

I've also decided that I'm going to try and focus on the positives this year, rather than nit pick all the negatives, like I usually do. We'll see where that takes us.

Oh, and I had a dream about playing Oldhammer over a video conference so I'm going to work more on making that a reality.

Thanks for reading.


  1. Probably the most fun is doing stuff with the kids and knowing they are having fun...since my son is the wee one my three girls usually have me dancing to their PS3 games or singing Katy Perry on karaoke...sigh... At least we do get to run and paint minis!
    Best always to focus on the positive too, if nobody is shooting at you then it is a glorious day! ;)

    1. Thanks DB, running with my boy was better than I could have hoped for. Previously all of my coaching "expertise" has been met with a sullen attitude. You're right about not being shot at. I've gotten this far in life without it, knock on wood.

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  3. Double posting computer gremlins...away with ye! ;)



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