01 June 2019

Blogs I Enjoy and a Possible Change of Programming

I haven't abandoned this blog, I've just been too busy with real life to be creative.

Also, I've been fairly demotivated to upkeep this blog due to a Blogger glitch: I am unable to comment.  I cannot reply to other people's comments to my blog, nor can I comment on (most) blogs.  Curiously it seems there is one I still can post comments to.  All this has left me less than enthused to continue spending time in the blog-o-sphere.

A number of bloggers I follow don't share my malaise, and I'd like to point out their outstanding work.

Kaptain Kobold's The Stronghold Rebuilt.  The most prolific poster of all the bloggers I follow, I appreciate the time he takes to crank out so many battle reports.  I've discovered a few new games through his play-throughs.

Chris' Just Another Wargames Blog.  Lots of good stuff here but his focus on micro-armor closely parallels my own interests.

Metal Earth.  Excellent art, characterized by gloriously heavy black ink work.  Love it.  More importantly, the art depicts some of the coolest original ideas I've seen in a long while.  And his recent descriptions of discovering West End Games' Star Wars RPG brought a tear of nostalgia to my eye.

The Lone Animator.  Awesome monster sculpts.  I'm not sure why he's not been hired to make big budget Hollywood movies but then again, if I lived in Sweden like him, why the hell would I want to move to Hollywood?

RC Sci Fi.  Best blog on the internet.  Old school scratchbuild model making using techniques he learned as an actual film professional.  Movie quality spaceships that blow away any CGI "model" out there.

Regarding a change of programming here, I've really been getting into Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) recently and I'm tempted to use this blog as a platform to document my progress.  I wonder if I can change the blog's title?

Don't worry, I'll still be gluing spaghetti together and calling it a spaceship but expect photos of fused glass in the future.


  1. I ran into a similar blogger glitch. I solved it by setting Safari to not “prevent cross-site tracking”.

    1. And you've done it Bill! Thanks so much for the solution, that worked perfectly.

  2. Thanks for the links, it's always great to see people sharing what they love from the blogosphere. Going to follow them now :)

  3. thanks for the compliment! I'm glad you like my blog. I, too, have been swamped with "real life" and almost never have time anymore to update it. I don't know if you are on Facebook, but there is a FB group that you might be interested in: https://www.facebook.com/groups/345236885637120/
    It is about building space ships from found materials.

    1. Thanks Chris, that site is awesome! So much great work. I don't Facebook but I've noticed in the last few years that I can lurk for a limited time without having to sign up.