About

Hi, my name is Chris. I've been drawing from a young age, always as a hobby, and got into scratchbuilding and sculpting in 2018.

I love science fiction, and the world of miniature sculpting, building and painting is a really creative and inspiring space to be in. A lot of my inspiration comes from wargaming, and early TV shows that I grew up watching, including Robotech, Star Trek and Buck Rogers influence me greatly.

About the content

On this site you'll find a bunch of my creations, including the miniatures that I've sculpted and painted, and sketches that I draw and paint. A lot of it is traditional media, but I am doing more digital drawing as I go on.

Some of the posts will be marked NSFW/Mature Content. These will be clearly indicated and I won't post explicit parts of these sketches on the front pages.

About the site

This site is statically built from source, using rezyn, a template text generator that uses a structured template language to do the layout and format the content. I was inspired, and initially used, makesite to render the site, but soon found it lacking and rewrote it, building up the flow control and expression languages, pretzyl and solon.

At the moment I use Simon Padbury's Really Simple Lightbox for displaying images, and host the static site on Github Pages.

Since the site is static, there is no commenting feature just yet. I am weighing my options, and will most likely take the easy way (Disqus) or the hard way (Staticman), we'll just have to see. I aim to build a Javascript-driven search feature soon, for now you'll just have to drive on through the site!

All my newer images are hosted on Imgur and Artstation. Some of the earlier content first appeared on my previous blog at vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com, and some of the images I use are still hosted there.

Other content appeared on the coolminiornot.com and papermodelers.com forums. I try hard to link posts back to their original occurences. If you find any link breakage, please get in touch.