Blog discription

What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Scarecrow...

Hello Ladies & Gents,

I know this blog is supposed to be my work etc. But every now and then I come across something really amazing, and seeing Jim Mckenzie's work is a must see. A true artist and perfectionist. I can do a little bit of drawing, and can do a decent job of painting, but I think I would lose my mind scuplting as well. This project started out in 2014 from drawings from what I can tell and simply amazes me at time involved. I hope you enjoy this 6 minute video as much as I did. He even wrote the music for the presentation.

Permission was given to show this as long as credit was given. So I have cut and pasted below.

Film By: Jim McKenzie
Music Written By: Jim McKenzie, Tomi Ervi
Orchestration By: Tomi Ervi
Gallery Footage: Dave Yeaman
Resin Caster: Christopher Dumbos 
Cake maker: Dante Nuno of Fire And Icing
Paint Assistant: Kenneth Christian 
Publicist: Melissa Ximena Golebiowski of Lost Literati PR (

Special Thanks to:
Aardman Nathan Love
Erica Miller & Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery
Trust Collective


  1. Fascinating process. It is always interesting to see an artist at work.

    1. Absolutely agree with you sir, you can learn so much watching others at work and helps understand the process better.


  2. Hey... it looks like he uses a #6 or a #8 brush. I bet if you put a 5-0 in his hand he'd be lost!

    1. Hahaha! That's funny, maybe so, but I wouldn't count on it;)