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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Over the Hills and Far Away...


I had a rather productive week, all the terrain on this board is newly built.

The rocks and hill were made from cork coasters, the bridge is made from coffee stirrers and the bushes are plastic aquarium plants.


I had enough cork coasters for three more hills so now I've finally got some elevated terrain for my games.


Next up is a summoner and his pet demon.
The wizard is a Demonworld figure and the demon is a 28mm Vor growler pup both from Ral Partha.
The braziers are demonworld demons with an upholstery nail glued on top and some green stuff flames. They are nice sculpts but a bit to static for my tastes, this seemed like a good way to still be able to use them.
I also finished the rest of the pillars which you can see in the background.


The rest is a rather mixed bunch as I've largely been paining which ever figure struck my fancy.
So, from left to right we've got, another dark knight, a jailor, my new more spell casting focused ranger, a dwarven man at arms and a dwarven crossbow man who appears to be a bit bugg eyed in this picture.


And, in preparation for Frostgrave 2e. some bronze statues.



Thats it for now.
Tomorrow I'm off to Spiel 2019 in Essen where I'll be spending the rest of the week in boardgame bliss so it may be a while longer till you hear from me again.
Cheers,
Stroezie.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Do These Look Familiar ?

In Rangers of Shadow Deep: Temple of Madness there's rules for a more spell casting oriented ranger.
I really liked the idea but I kept thinking these characters should be able to take familiars instead of animal companions so I painted up these guys.
Now all I have to do is think up some stats for them.
They are all from Ral Partha's Demonworld line.


I also finished two more traditionnal looking rangers a cleric and an executionner, I don't know what I'm going to use him for yet, I just think he looks cool.


Besides painting I also managed to do some sculpting.
This one was a bit of an experiment. Its made completely out of plumbers putty. why?
Well, I have a tendancy to spend way to long trying to get some of the details just right when I'm sculpting, plumber's putty cures in 5 to 10 minutes so that forces me to work fast.
This stuff does not take detail as well as green stuff and I also didn't even know what it was going to be when I started sculpting so over all I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I imagine it as a cross between an armadillo and a shark (there's a d&d monster like that I think).
I may do a second one bursting up out of the ground , could be fun for a Ghost Archipelago scenario.


That's it for now, I hope you enjoyed it.

Cheers,
Stroezie.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Just An Other Boring Chest, Nothing to See Here...

Got some more sculpting done, finished the little chest and made a bigger one.

Treasure chests! Quick, check for traps...
And then just couldn't resist trying my hand at sculpting one of these...

Oh no! Too late...

This little Mimic was really fun to do. I think ,as I start doing other furniture, more of them may end up  sneaking in 😎 ( isn't he adorable? )


I also painted these skeletal knights from Ral Partha's 1879 18mm VSF line.
Sadly my flash seems to have washed out the colors and depth a bit but you can still get an idea of what they look like.
I like their slightly more exotic look, makes them look like they are from some long lost civilisation imo.


Real life has been keeping me busy so that's all for now.

Cheers,
Stroezie.