Birthday’s aint what they used to be….

31 Jul

Just checking my stats, it has been reveled to me that here on wordpress.com the Grinning Skull Blog has reached the ripe old age of two years.

That in itself to me should be a sign of celebration, but presently I don’t have the will to woop and cheer at this news.

Some of those who know me, will know that my personal issues are a bit shit at the moment, I won’t get into detailing the sad and reprehensible things that have gone on to cause this woe, but safe to say, I wish that I could announce the skulls anniversary with a bit more vigor.

As the saying goes, that which does not kill us makes us stronger (yeah I know everyone uses that, but it’s true, and I don’t really give a flying fuck) and regardless of my turbulent personal status, I want to reassure any “proper regular” visitors to the site, that all this won’t finish any work I have done. Sure my attitude stinks at the moment, but if you knew what’s going on at the moment, you’d struggle with getting right.

Also I would like to address this to anyone in my schedule that are currently waiting for me to get their stuff done, I do apologise that it will take a bit longer than I anticipate, my status now is much different, so until I find more time to devote to it rather than deal with shit, I promise that I haven’t forgotten, and I’ll get in touch with you very soon to talk more about it.

I started this blog with the tongue in cheek title, never once realising its tag line would become even more poignant than before, as they say art does indeed imitate life, and all the laughing in the face of adversity has never meant as much as it has now for me. I shall indeed take this self advice to heart and continue to laugh at all adversity that comes, in fact I’m gearing up to go to war, laughing all the way to valhalla.

As ever, I want to thank all my readers, no matter how regular for their continued support of the site and input, as you lot give me the reason to keep the site going. Thanks to all out there that have helped and inspired me during this time, and all the kind comments and advice that make me have hope that the world isn’t totally gone to shit, just yet, and a renewed faith in my fellow humans.

Thanks everyone of you.

Will

 

Terrain Workshop: WIP 15mm Industrial Zone

13 Jul

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So, back to the grind. With events of late, I’ve been having a hard time motivating myself to complete various jobs that I’m supposed to be doing, stuff like this tends to lack importance compared to when life deals out shitty hands. Still, time dredges on, stuff needs doing and thus, whether you like it or not, everyone should kick themselves up the ass from time to time, so thats what I’m in the process of doing!

Anyway, heres a bit of a WIP of one of the latest terrain bits I’m working on at the moment. Its a 15mm Industrial zone (as if you haven’t worked it out!)

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Weird 15mm Games I should run: Zombies On The Buses…

7 Jul

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I have some weird ideas for wargames, and while most can be somewhat surreal at times, there are some that really stick in my head. A lot of these would be ideal games for conventions as they aren’t really ideas you’d use in a campaign over the course of a few sessions. These would prove to be a great laugh and fun games, and just maybe it might inspire someone to have a go…

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Grinning Skull’s Chinwag: Interview with Jim Hintz of Lone Gunman Games…

3 Jul

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Hello all, today we’ve got a new and hopefully regular article series here on the Grinning Skull, our very own Chinwag with leading industry persons and notable members of the community which I hope will entertain and enlighten you about our vibrant hobby.

First up is Lone Gunman Games’ head honcho, Jim Hintz. We recently had a chat to talk all about LGG and the state of the hobby…

Thanks for taking part in our first Chinwag Jim, I’d like to start by letting you introduce yourself to our readers, tell us a bit about yourself…

I was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. I was an only child with few friends so I developed a love for gardening early on. I still do quite a lot of gardening. I have probably done way more this year then I should have. I got someone to come in and help me rebuild some flower beds and do some of the heavier stuff. I am not getting any younger… :)
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Miniature Obscura: Unusual miniature ranges you might not be aware of….

27 Jun

My fave things about miniatures, is the fact there are loads of really weird and wonderful stuff to be found, yeah I like the usual stuff too, but I much prefer the more out there and wacky. In fact, the weirder the better!

I thought that I’d highlight a few of the more unusual from what’s available that some of you might not have seen….

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