Category Archives: Painters

Clubhouse co-founder Mark Mitchell helped glue together a strong modeling community of friends who’ve never met

Words from another Clubhouse co-founder: The one person I credit for the existence of the Clubhouse is Mark. He was the person that put in the hard work and dedication to create this community that survived these long nine years. He set the standards that allowed the Clubhouse to stand the test of time.Read the rest

The Headless Hearseman digs up classic figure kits,
gives hobbyists a 21st century lesson in Monstrology

The impression I get is that Fritz Frising, “The Headless Hearseman”, could happily start his day watching his 4-year-old son, Andi, put Band-Aids on his monster models’ ouchies, move on to a comfortable tea-time chat with a WWII veteran’s 88-year-old widow, then finish up late discussing deathrock icons in the heart of a group most men in their early 40s would go out of their way to avoid.… Read the rest

Mike Rutherford paints Retro Resin’s Fly and more

Originally published Sept. 27, 2006, at


Some guys just seem to be particularly in love with this hobby of ours. Mike Rutherford, 38, of New England has long struck me as one of them. Check out his Web site, which is stuffed not only with pictures of his own kit buildups, but with information about model kits both past and present and plenty of other genre subjects of interest to hobbyists.… Read the rest