dinsdag 27 november 2012

Dungeon flooring

It is no secret that I have been stewing on a color scheme for my new dungeon tileset (from Hirstarts molds, buy em, really). I finally decided to do a bunch of color tests. I have thus tested five different styles.
  1. A brown with brown highlights. This would work well on dirt, but not stonework.
  2. A very dark green, drybrushed with a lighter one. This gave not enough contrast to work with.
  3. The same very dark green, washed black then drybrushed with a lighter tone again. This just looked messy.
  4. A dungeon style classic. Dark blue/grey with two highlights. This shall be the color for the walls (see picture).
  5. A lighter grey, washed black, drybrushed with the same grey and then drybrushed with a shade of grey/green. This color was very nice as well and shall be the floor color.
In the end I have decided upon a classic dungeonwall grey and a slightly green-ish floorplan. Now on to getting supplies to scale it all up to bigger production. We have about 20 pieces ready for painting, with more on the way.

I have also gotten very strong matte varnish recently that will seal it all to protect against play.

The wallcolor (tested on a floortile)

maandag 26 november 2012

Tariq, Nefsokar sergeant

My girlfriend just started running the new Shattered Star adventure path for Pathfinder. I decided on playing a paladin from Qadira (basically india). I looked around and found this awesome mini, Tariq, Nefsokar Sergeant (so awesome in fact that I used the name Tariq).

The original paintscheme on the site did pretty well for my needs, but I changed it a bit. I particularly didn't like the fact that the helm had the same color as his skin, so I changed that. I also made the base more pronounced desert. I tried to put in some free hand work, but it didn't look like it belonged really.

The part of him I am most happy with is his face. My first darker skintone really. The thing I am least happy with is the armor, but to take it to the next level I would really need to learn non-metallic.

zondag 11 november 2012

Sajan, the iconic monk

I have recently finished Sajan, iconic monk from Reaper's Pathfindeer line. With Sajan here I tried to go for more then tabletop quality. I must say it takes absolutely ages and is doing my pile of unpainted minis no good at all.

Regardless I am quite pleased with how he turned out.

donderdag 8 november 2012

Welcome to the Grotto

So! I finally made the move from livejournal to another blogging platform. In addition I am focusing on my gaming. The collecting, the painting and the gaming itself. I shall try to post some logs of campaigns I run, highlights, but mainly pictures of models or dungeonpieces.

So here goes!

I have bought in on the Reaper kickstarter last september and am getting nearly everything! Woohoo! Together with a few friends who also ordered a few things through me, I should be getting a pretty big box of miniatures. ... Which is also the problem! I need to get my unpainted lead (and plastics) painted up as soon as possible. Before the storm!

So here are the first few. This is 'Sasha' in my Serpent's Skull pathfinder campaign. Or as she is better known, Shenshen from Reaper's Pathfinder line.


I don't usually blend  much, so this mini has been a test of sorts.