Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Things on my Desk


hobby desk

I'm currently varnishing three palm trees and undercoating three bamboo men.

Hope you are well!


Friday, 1 April 2022

Picture and Hashtags

Google+ for Dummies

I’m currently reading one of the classic OSR texts, "Google+ for Dummies" by Jesse Stay.

It has an interesting chapter about trolls.

#osr #rpg #dnd #dsa1 #1pdc #dungeonsanddragons #oldhammer #googleplus #google #fordummies #familienfotos #madefordocumentary #dokumentarischefamilienfotografie #my_magical_moments #echtundungestellt #unseralltagistihrekindheit #fortheloveofthephotograph #documentyourdays #familyphotojournalism #thisdetailedlife #madefordocumentary #streetphotography #soulportraits #thebeautifulreal #reflectivemoments #tropicalsunset #people #powermorning #instapic #hereandnow #simplepleasures #goodbye2022 #welcomeapril #nice #moments #memories #wunderbar #sylt


If you like this sort of thing, hashtags and pictures, I mean, you can find me on Instagram, under the username zinnling.

Friday, 14 January 2022

Can you Identify this Miniature?

mysterious little dragon

Can you identify this little dragon?

My cousin found it in a box of old Citadel miniatures he bought on Ebay. It has "M5" carved in the base. No idea what it is.

Maybe you know about it? Thanks for the help.

Friday, 31 December 2021

Happy New Year!


2021 has been a challenging year, with several months of lockdown and homeschooling and some weeks of quarantine.

I would like to thank you for your inspiring blog posts and all your comments.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Another Game of Dragon Rampant

During the last school holidays I went to Krüger’s house with my two sons to play Dragon Rampant. This is my main gaming group at the moment.

Krüger used to play a lot of GW games. I think you could call him a GW fan boy. He has several armies for Warhammer and 40K, all presented in a glass cupboard in his living room.

What we usually do when we go to his house is this: we bring some things, like toy trees and Fimo monsters, and are allowed to choose units from his collection. I like this kind of improvised, relaxed gaming.

Krüger recently bought a Deep Cut Studio gaming mat, a swamp, which looks a bit gloomy and goes well with his grey hill and his undead army.


This inspired my sons to play a necromancer, two units of skeletons, a giant shark like creature on legs and a group of little sharks. They played the army with this list:

1 greater warbeast (leader), 1 lesser warbeasts, 1 light missiles (summoner, no feelings), 1 heavy foot (no feelings), 1 light foot (no feelings)

Krüger and I played as a team. He played orcs & goblins, his most used tabletop army.

I played a giant Fimo newt, a warband and a group of human scouts. We used this army list:

1 bellicose foot (leader), 1 bellicose foot, 1 greater warbeast, 1 heavy riders, 1 light riders, 1 scouts

We played for objectives, using a scenario we had adapted from the classical D3+2 objectives 40K scenario a couple of years ago.

movement rules in Dragon Rampant

The necromancer was able to summon both skeleton units at the beginning of the game which made Hendrik happy and there was a long fight between the two greater warbeasts, which went on forever, a bit like the recent chess tournament between Magnus Carlsen and Jan Nepomnjaschtschi.


The game was undecided till the end and ended in a tie. It’s how I like to play Dragon Rampant.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Two Shelfies


Some objects I found cleaning the house: my aunt’s garden dwarves, my daughter’s magical Fimo shoes, my uncle’s stone head and some of my old toys: a dimetrodon and parts of another dimetrodon, a Jean Höfler horse and an Airfix space warrior.

plastic knights

A couple of plastic knights, palm trees, a strange looking demon (a keychain?) and some of my aunt’s books.

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Happy Halloween

Fimo skeleton man

My son made a skeleton man with a power sword out of Fimo.

I put it on a 40 mm base and painted it using mainly Foundry paints.