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Swords & Dorkery



"We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different."--Kurt Vonnegut



Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:02:44 +0000

 



Free hugs!mikemonaco

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:14:42 +0000

I had a meeting in Cleveland so I took advantage of the chance to check out a hobby shop I’d heard about — Warzone-Matrix (no link, the website has been neglected for nearly 10 years and the Facebook page looks like it’s been hijacked by 9/11 conspiracy buffs; Google it and see the reviews and […]


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I missed the moon!mikemonaco

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:51:48 +0000

Sadly clouds this morning in my area, so I missed the moon. Also I was misinformed that the super blue blood moon would be tonight, not this morning. Ugh. As you will know, the moon was extra puffy today, which astrologers call a “super moon.” This is because it has grown visibly larger. Rotund even. […]


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Makin’ bacon : Pig-faced orcsmikemonaco

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:00:42 +0000

Pig-faced orcs (“Porcs,” as they prefer not to be called) have been having a minor renaissance lately. OSR bloggers were talking about them for while; the most compelling look at the origins of the pig-faced orc for my money is here, but I’ve also read that there was some sort of miscommunication between writer Gary […]


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Carvingmikemonaco

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:55:17 +0000

The clubs post was appreciated, so here are a few more things I’ve carved at various times, mostly as gifts. Below, some Christmas ornaments (Santas or wood spirits, I guess) from the same unidentified shrub as the spiked club. Each is maybe 2 or 3 inches long. The “hats” are just the bark left as it […]


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Flagellants Imikemonaco

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:33:10 +0000

So I started painted some of those plastic flagellants. As I mentioned before, Warhammer took the very real phenomenon of flagellants (religious fanatics who scourge themselves and passersby in a religious frenzy) and made them a troop type for the Empire. Apart from the usual exaggeratedly massive weapons, these are not bad figures at all. […]


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Manticores and minotaurmikemonaco

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:10:40 +0000

A few things from my painting desk. These two manticores are from the first edition Descent game. For variety, I painted one in a tiger pattern and the other as a lion. They were very quick to paint — I primed them one night and did everything else the next while half-watching SNL on TV. […]


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Clubsmikemonaco

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 03:56:04 +0000

Not exactly swords but in that domain. I amused myself this fall whittling and varnishing a bunch of walking sticks, which I thought I’d give as gifts but never did. I used a variety of sticks I’d gathered from my property, friends or relatives. and even parks. Theses are some clubs I made from shorter […]


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Cultistsmikemonaco

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:26:37 +0000

The latest batch are mostly plastics, and all meant to stand in for cultists. Left to right, a MageKnight figure, a modified Frostgrave cultist, Grenadier’s Grima Wormtongue, and two Descent figures, a PC and a modified warlock. The Grima figure is very small — he might be 4 foot tall, in scale, if he wasn’t […]


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Advent Die Geburt Krampuskindmikemonaconat-der-kra-2nativity der krampuskind

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:56:59 +0000

Just noticed my #shamelesscommerce in the last few posts is being frustrated by the fact that the publisher’s site is down (though you can still cop a pdf at DTRP). Anyway here’s another seasonal repost. In just eighteen days we’ll be celebrating the nativity of the Krampuskind! Left to right we see a manger animal […]


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Happy feast day, Saint Nicholas, wherever you are (or, This is clearly not a repost to remind people buy The Poor Pilgrim’s Almanack, but now that you mention it, it makes a great gift!)mikemonacoImage result for st nicholas

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:26 +0000

Readers of my book will know that St. Nicholas has a grave in Myrna, Turkey, a tomb in Kilkenny, Ireland, and shrines in Bari and Venice, Italy — each of the Italian shrines containing fully one half of his skeleton. He also has a sacred cave near Bethlehem and an island named after him which […]


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