Friday, July 23, 2010


You can now vote for the Dark Kodiak on Just once I'd like to break the 7 threshold, but it doesn't look like it's in the cards. Not complaining, mind you. CMON voting is harsh when you're receiving it, but after a few days it averages out and is actually pretty accurate. Assuming you don't go vote repeatedly for yourself.

Thank you in advance for your vote. But one person, one vote!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


A couple pics of the Dark Kodiak I finished painting today. This it that largest Gear miniature I have painted yet.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Last Chance for Heavy Gear Free books

Having not received any emails from interested parties, I'm giving it a couple more days and then the books are going into the recycling bin.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Army Painting Contest Winners

I always look forward to this. To few people show their painted Heavy Gear armies online, so it's great when a yearly painting contest draws them out.

Congratulations to the winners in both categories (Army and Commander). I'm especially fond of these two pictures:

Henri Harkonen's Northern Guard:

Leif Raiha's Rabid Grizzly:

I'll definitely participate next year, but the combination of having a newborn baby at home and the previously mentioned factors really did me in.

Now, you two, I want to see more minis from you.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Books, Books, Books

As I am getting ready to move back to Canada this August, one task that is especially difficult for me is to sort out the books that are valuable enough that I want to keep them and those that I want to get rid of.

A couple years back, I took advantage of a half-price sale at the Dream Pod 9 store to grab almost all 2nd edition books for Heavy Gear. I love these books, even though they came out in the 90's (for the most part) and I absolutely WILL be shipping those back home.

I can't say I feel the same way about my 3rd edition books.

I don't want to go on eBay to sell them because I frankly could do without the hassle, but I don't really feel like tossing them in the recycling bin either. Sure, I think the 2nd edition was superior, but they're not THAT crappy. Hopefully, someone will be willing to give them a home.

So here is what I have to unload:

DP9-900 Silhouette CORE Rulebook (first printing, NOT the deluxe edition)
DP9-925 Heavy Gear Player Handbook (Hardcover, two or three pages coming loose towards the end)
DP9-926 Earth Companion
DP9-927 Vehicle Companion
DP9-928 Terra Nova Companion

To be clear, these are ALL the books for Heavy Gear 3rd Ed. and the Silhouette CORE rulebook.

Here is the deal:
1) If you want to trade me, let me know what you have to trade. I don't hope to make money on this, but I just want to cover what it's going to cost me to ship to you.
2) I will ship Cargo, so it will likely take a couple months for the books to arrive.
3) All books are second hand, but are in good condition. They have been read, but were never thrown around.
4) I won't split the books. This is very much all or nothing.
5) Yes, you got this right. I want to GIVE the books away. I just want to swap something to compensate for the shipping costs, and everything above that just puts a smile on my face.

I would announce this on the DP9 forum, but I have a feeling they would frown on this. If you are interested, email me at and let me know what you are willing to part with. I am perfectly aware that I run the risk of getting screwed, but I choose to have a little faith in humanity and human decency. And at any rate, it only costs me shipping and wins me tons of great Karma.