Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 256 – View from a Twisted Pinnacle

Download Episode 256

Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by a guest presenter in the shape of Patreon backer James Aldridge for this episode of the podcast.

  • 00:00 – Introduction – We chat with James and discover how he got into the hobby and what his favourite games/miniatures are.
  • 21:20 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently.
  • 57:55 – Our Hobby – We talk about our recent gaming, including Keyforge, 1066 Tears for Many Mothers and Kill Team. James tells us about his recent trip to Warhammer World whilst Hobbsy reveals all about his adventures at Grogmeet.
  • 1:34:35 – Tales of a Twisted Pinnacle – James tells us his somewhat cautionary tale of his brief foray into the hobby as a retail seller. On a more positive note, he then shares with us his passion for repurposing toys as wargaming models.
  • 2:38:42 – Outtro – Closing thoughts.

We hope you enjoy the show.

James Aldridge’s hobby blog can be found here

The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies – purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming.

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6 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 256 – View from a Twisted Pinnacle

  1. jimmylogan0916 // November 29, 2018 at 19:27 // Reply

    Listening now – Top Secret was my first RPG as well. 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Twisted Pinnacle – Analogue Gaming, Modelling and Miniature Painting Blog and commented:
    I was recently given the opportunity to go on the long running Meeples and Miniatures Podcast as a guest presenter.
    I talk to regular presenters Mike and Neil about my background in the hobby, current projects and purchases and also spend sometime discussing my experiences of working in the industry.
    The episode is now available to download for free from their website (or via your favourite podcasting app). They also have a Patreon account setup up if you feel like donating a few pennies to the upkeep and ongoing production of the show.

  3. Will Bartley // November 30, 2018 at 21:26 // Reply

    Just wanted to say I’m really enjoying the new format since the summer break. This episode and the last with the infamous other mate Dave were brill for me as I’m quite new to the hobby.👍

  4. that’s great to hear Will, the choice to change the format was something of a risk but hopefully it’ll give each show a new perspective

  5. Thanks for the shout out for our show next year, Mike! If anyone’s interested they can find us at or email us at

  6. lowlylowlycook // December 18, 2018 at 17:07 // Reply

    A few notes about the stone texture spray:

    First of all, you can spray it directly onto foam without worrying about any melting. In my experience it doesn’t hold up to a lot of wear and tear but could be useful for someone in a hurry.

    Second, I have used it as a lazy way to provide a bit of texture to Woodland Scenics tree armatures. Over the right basecoat/primer it works pretty well, IMO.

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