Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Check your 6! (CY6!) is a miniatures game published by Skirmish Campaigns. It is a table-top simulation used with aircraft miniatures for air combat. I'm currently working on painting up a bunch of Japanese planes as well as a few Finnish planes. Pictures are forthcoming once I get a plane up to completion. This is more just an update of the nature that I want to take my blog for awhile. Thanks. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

An Update

This won't be too long of an update, basically letting you know that I am still blogging. I'll try to get this down to a semi-regular basis for interesting thoughts and the like. The handmade book is on indefinite hiatus until I can find some suitable glue for adhering suede to thick cardboard. I'll be using this item as a prop for a Steampunk costume which is currently in creation at the moment. I need to find some suitable goggles to modify in order to finish off the costume. I've modified, what no self-respecting steam-punker should be without ... my trusty Nerf Maverick (photos to come in a later post). The goal of the costume is to have fun creating it, and then to find a convention to attend (or something of the like) with a miniatures group that I'm involved with in Anaheim. That's probably long enough of an update. Take care.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Handmade book (Part 2)

Here is another update into my bookbinding endeavor. After finishing with the sewing of the spine of the book, I then proceeded to glue on what is known as mull cloth (I used cheese cloth). This cloth helps bind the covers of the book to the spine of the book, and in essence, hold the entire book together.
 (Bound and glued)

The next step will be creating the cover for it (which I am currently doing out of brown and black suede) It will be accentuated by brass and nickel eyelets. I'll hopefully make some kind of wrap-around tie to keep the book shut. More on that when it comes.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Handmade book (part 1)

While browsing online for steampunk inspiration I stumbled upon tutorials of how to make your own handmade journals. I thought to myself that this would be an interesting project to undertake. So this next series of blog entries will be my endeavors to create a handmade book.

I folded thirty sheets of parchment colored paper into "signatures" of three sheets each, which yields six book pages (12 sides) in each signature. So the finished product should have 60 pages (120 sides).
The next step was to stitch the "signatures" together.
(Signatures folded and stitched together)
So far that is all I have done. As I do more steps, I'll update my blog.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Update #0001

I should probably get back to blogging at a semi-regular basis (hopefully I can manage this).
Here is the link for the online e-zine of Gone Lawn #6
I hope you enjoy "The Action which Wolves Do towards the Moon." Whose title is an allusion to Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" which inspired this work.
After somewhat of a writing hiatus, I'm going to get back on a regimen of trying to edit my novel and work on the sequel.

This past week I did go out and watch Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows. It was relatively good, following some of the same tropes set forth in the first film. Overall it was on par with its predecessor. Professor Moriarty was an excellent villain in the film. Although my familiarity with the older series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce somewhat tainted my opinion of the new Sherlock Homes films. In itself, the films are excellent in setting Sherlock Homes in the authentic time period. But the character dynamic and interaction was not quite what I had anticipated. But it was good overall.