vrijdag 24 januari 2014

Spiders, no wait beetles

I recently ran a Pathfinder scenario for a group of new players who wanted to learn about the game. I was running Master of the Fallen Fortress. The thing required two medium sized spiders. So I dug through my Bones box and selected two simple ones. Painted half of them up and then I ran out of time.

I showed up to the game, ran them through it. The spiders had their moment and everyone agreed 'those are spiders'. I then finished them up at home and started searching the Reaper site for the code to post them.

It was then, and only then, that I realized these were not spiders, they are beetles! Doh! I painted them in a scheme that is about the same as the Pathfinder Bestiary spider... *shrug* Ah well.

maandag 20 januari 2014

Scrutiny: Invisible characters

I got this nifty little gift at christmas. My girlfriend surprised me with Gamemastery (a line of products from Paizo) invisible character 'miniatures'. What is this you ask? Only character silhouettes cut out of plexiglass supplied with round plexiglass bases. You can use these to represent characters that are currently invisible. Very neat indeed!

Lets take a look.

What you get

The set comes with ten varied fantasy types. It also comes with ten bases (even though I got eleven, I am always so lucky!). It is actually quite hard to take pictures of these things.

The cleric with and without base

The 'miniatures' cannot really stand on the bases without 'help' from some superglue. It is not a snug fit, which is one of the downsides. That said, I glued all of mine and the results are very cool. So far I have used the invisible miniatures three times during sessions where players went invisible, though they can also be used for invisible bad guys that only a few players can see. Very cool stuff indeed! Thanks girlfriend for getting me these things.

woensdag 15 januari 2014

The temple tile

It was quite a bit ago that my girlfriend designed a 4x4 tile for the modular dungeon. Recently I have found the will to paint it. No fancy details, so I could easily do so while being sick.

So I got inspired to go for a 'sun' and 'temple' feel. This is the result, including a little simple freehand. One action shot, one seperate.

maandag 13 januari 2014

Vanja, fire giant queen

After three months of working on four fire giants I have finally finished the first! This is Vanja, Fire Giant Queen. Sculpted by Werner Klocke, produced by Reaper miniatures in their Bones line. There is also a metal version, but I instead have the, much cheaper, Bones version.

Why did it take so long? Besides being sick, she was a test model for a lot of new techniques. The main reason is my first huge non-metallic metal attempt. I am pleased enough with the result, though it could have been better. You have to start somewhere.

I am especially pleased with her hair and skin. Her eyes also came out quite well, oh and the cloak (totally stole the cloak idea from someone).

The thing is, I have three more giants in different phases of being done, and I am totally done with giants for now! Back to something else, painting two spiders for a upcoming one off Pathfinder session it is.

Vanja, fire giant queen

donderdag 9 januari 2014

MoM: Crawlers

Due to some serious sickness issues, still not a lot of painting. I got a fire giant queen from Reaper Miniatures coming up once I put myself to painting a bit. I did finish these two crawlers for Mansions of Madness.