Monday, February 8, 2016

Saga Irish

Just a quick post to share my most recently painted figs:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pub Con!


I have been quite busy recently, not from painting or playing, or studying Go. Rather, (besides taking care of my son who was born last year) I have been running a gaming event called Pub Con in a suburb of Tokyo called Shimo-Kitazawa. I went with the name Pub Con because since starting this event in November of 2014 we have had all kind of games and gamers represented and it didn't seem right to call it an extension of the West Tokyo Wargamers. Also, sometimes people will come in with no intention of playing at all, they just socialize and talk about the hobby. That social event vibe is what makes this games day special and unique. 

Pub Con takes place in a long-standing Shimo-Kitazawa establishment called Good Heavens! (the exclamation point is in the name). The schedule can vary but it is usually held on the last Sunday of the month from 10am until 5pm. The owner there has been so kind as to store a table for us to play war games on and to give us a space to store terrain. Also for the duration of the event the pub will be non-smoking.

There is a deal for us on food and soft drinks. If you are able to join us please buy at least one drink and/or lunch to help support our hosts. Don’t bring in your own food or drink. 

For more information and to RSVP please see the Japan International Gamers Guild (Tokyo) page here: It is very important that you check the map included in the description on this page because the directions to the event location can be very confusing.

Hope to see you at Pub Con soon!

私は最近とっても忙しいですが、それはフィギュア塗装、ボードゲームを遊ぶこと、囲碁の勉強のこととは関係ないです。 何で忙しいかというと(昨年生まれた息子の世話もありますが)、下北沢で「パブコン」というゲームイベントの開催を始めたからです。「パブコン」はなんの省略かというと、英国パブの「パブ」とコンベンションの「コン」です。米国で一番大きいテーブルトップコンベンション「ジェンコン」に倣って名付けました。パブコンでは、ゲームをプレイするだけではなく、ビールを飲みながらおしゃべりも楽しんでもらえるイベントにしたい、そういう雰囲気を目指しているので、このパブコンという名をつけました。

パブコンは下北沢で長年親しまれている英国パブのGood Heavens!で開催しています。変更がない限り、毎月最終の日曜日、10時から17時までです。Good Heavens!のオーナーは、私たちのためにウォーゲーム用のテーブルとゲーム用背景を納める箱を確保してくださいます。そして、イベントが終わるまでパブは禁煙になっております。

入場料は無料ですが、場所を提供してくださっているGood Heavens!のために、飲み物もしくはランチを購入してください。参加者のためにランチとソフトドリンクの割引があります。外部からの飲食物は持ち込み禁止です。

詳細についてはJapan International Gamers Guild (Tokyo)Meetup.comホームページをご覧下さい。 特にパブコンのイベント報告の地図を参考にして下さい。


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Rorke's Drift Progress

I never thought I would say those words, "Rorke's Drift Progress". This project has been a long time in the making, but I've finally started painting again.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

碁盤! My new Go board

I recently bought a Go board! To be honest, this does take away from my painting hobby but it is a great way to feel connected to history and it is an incredibly fun game!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ink wash painting 墨絵

It's not samurai, but I did paint it so I think that is ok.

I think this helped inspire some new ideas for painting miniatures though.



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Samurai Village sneak peek

Working on a base for one of Oshiro Model's houses.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Holy Tree Showcase

Here is my finished shinto holy tree!

It will make it's wargaming debut this Sunday at the West Tokyo Wargamer's first Ronin game!