Tabaxi Character Figure

For the first time in several years I am playing in an RPG campaign. I almost always am the Game Master, so it has made for a nice change of pace. It is always good to gain some insight into the game from the other side of the screen. Anyway, one of my fellow players is running a Tabaxi – a cat-person. I’m not big on furry-style characters, but he has done a nice job with his character. The problem was we did not have an appropriate miniature. Then I remembered I had some old Alkemy (an OOP French fantasy skirmish game) figures that might work. I painted one up and we will see if he wants to use it.

I am running the Bruckburg campaign this afternoon – I will post a campaign report soon.

Novus Design Blacksmith Shop

I finally finished the blacksmith shop model I have had for a while. The blacksmith model was made by Novus Design and was a decent model to paint. Forgive the quality of the pictures – I could not get the lighting correct.


Parts of the Blacksmith shop:


The smith shop will make a nice addition to the Bruckburg campaign scenery.

New Hirst Arts Molds

I just got my shipment of new Hirst Arts Molds in and I cannot wait to start casting!


Mold 227 Tavern Window and Door, Mold 245 Slate Shingle Roof, Mold 262 Rubble Slab, Mold 263 Rubble Block, and Mold 264 Rubble Floor Tile.

I fill the molds with dental plaster and after they dry I have modelling bits to build all kinds of things. I love Hirst Arts Molds and have built up a fair collection over the years.


In the mid 1990s I was casting figures and models using RTV Rubber. Then I had the idea to build castle walls and cast them in pieces. I experimented with it off and on for a couple of years, but I could never get the blocks precise enough to work well together. Whereever my pieces came together there was a huge seam. Then in the late 1990s I found Bruce Hirst’s site – Castlemolds. He had the same idea, but his execution was so much superior to mine, and to my delight he was selling RTV molds, not the bricks from the molds. The red molds in the picture above are some of the early molds I purchased. The white powder in some of the molds is talc used to keep the molds from sticking when stored.

Bruce Hirst is a quality model artist and his site Hirst Arts is well worth a look.

These new molds I purchased are perfect for making lots of new molds for my Brucksburg campaign.