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Monday, December 23, 2019

Lets Do The Mash, Lets Do The Monster Mash!

Ok folks, last post of the year before the holiday madness begins.
Best make it a good'un then 😎 ,


..."Out of the mists of Tír na nÓg strides Slaine MacRoth with his axe 'Brainbiter' in hand and his dwarf Ukko by his side."

Sláine: "Announce me, dwarf."

Ukko: "Er... Sláine Mac Roth... a bone-splitter, a reddener of swords, a pruner of limbs who delights in red-frothed, glorious carnage. No welcome visitor. Not a friendly face. Your lives would be prolonged for getting out of his way. Excellent with the axe and sword he is. Far from trifling the wounds he gives with his ungentle, woe-working weapons. Well damaged his enemies. Their tribes are full of vacancies. But I expect you know that yourselves now!"

Being slightly underwhelmed by the size of the Splintered light not-Slaine I decided to take matters into my own hands and convert a Ral Partha Thain barbarian into a more decently sized 15(18)mm Slaine.

I cut away his puny knife and green stuffed him a propper axe...

...and then gave him a fur cape.

And because you can't have a hero without some monsters for him to fight I also painted...

a cave bear from Northstar,

I am the carrion maker!

a Green Hag from Ral Partha

I can't waste time talking to you... I'll stop that mouth with steel!

some Owlbears from Splintered light

Kiss my axe!

some Splintered light Perytons

Flies will enter these wounds!

a bunch of goblins , the mounted ones are from Ral Partha, the one on foot is from Splintered light.

I am the reddener of armour! My axe shall leave a wake of death!  

two Splintered light chimeras

It's time I got more gore on my war weapon!

A pair (foursome?) of ettins from Splintered light.

Ha! Double the number of heads for me to pickle and show of to my friends!

A big purple people eater from Ral Partha

I am the CORPSE-SCORER!The axe river will flow — and you will drown in the wound sea!

And finally a lava demon also from Ral Partha.

I an Slaine MacRoth, my blood is white hot!

All in all I painted nearly a score of figures...
...and I did not think it to many 😈

Cheers and happy holidays every body!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dungeons & Dra... erm.. Mushrooms.

So, what have I been up to lately?
Well, I decided to try my hand at making some modular dungeon and cavern tiles.
I've been playing a lot of  Rangers of Shadow Deep and D&D and I want to increase my indoor options.
Here's what I've got so far

I got the design from Wyloch's Armory , if you have not done so already, you should definately check out his youtube channel it's awesome!

The only change I made was to rescale them for 15mm and magnetise the bottoms so they don't slide around during play ( I have a white board as a playing surface )

I also painted some more dwarfs.
In my mind they are a cleric, a wizard and a fighter, although they could always end up being something else once they hit the table.
The campfire is a quick sculpt I did because I needed one in a game.

I hate to waste green stuff so I usually always have some press molds or dump sculpts so I can use up any leftovers.
These are the results of my latest batch of dump sculpts.

and a shot with the dwarves to give you an idea of their size.

Thats it for now.

So what's next?
Well, I've cut a small mountain of tiles to further expand my dungeons, 
have just recieved my kickstarter pledge  from Splintered Light and to top it all off, 
daughter number one has asked me to help her roll up a character for D&D. 
All in all, I should have plenty more to share with you soon. 


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.