So once again the Persians have been pre-empted for a bit of something different.
I have decided I will do a dungeon crawler game (of some sort) using 3d terrain and a diverse collection of figures. I intend to write my own rules because, at the end of the day most of the games are only slightly different and I would be paying a steep premium for cardboard since I will be making my own dungeons (probably with Hirst Arts molds).
Up first is the plucky fighter. More of an impulse purchase, I like his random assorted pieces of armour and general disrepair he elicits. There are the whole posters with the “How I see myself, How others see me”. I think this is the how most starting adventurers would really look. I tried doing a shadow/light effect on his arm and wasn’t too happy so did a wash to cover it up.
Brother Roberto is something of an oddity for most miniatures: a priest who could probably walk up to the pulpit without many raised eyebrows. I am not too happy with his lantern, I was trying to do a dim incense type light but it doesn’t look quite right. Otherwise, I like the simple effect. He does carry a massive hammer from his pack, so he is over-armed like most RPG characters.
This plucky little wizard has a very subtle glowing eyes effect I can’t seem to capture on the camera. Believe it or not, this model was a Bones miniature.
As an aside, Reaper came out with a plastic version of their miniatures (some of the line anyways) called Bones. The plastic isn’t the usual hard plastic, but more of the spongy soft plastic used for toys. I was hesitant, but at $2.00 (ish) for a miniature (vice $6-10 for the others I’m showing) I was willing to try. The plastic is a bit different to work with. It requires a different technique to trim mold-lines and flash more akin to whittling than the normal shaving. Files create fuzz and little else. I did most of the mold lines, but a few in awkward spots were missed. One added thing to note is they can only be reshaped with heat. It is a simple enough process, but added inconvenience if you haven’t done it before. I reshaped his staff, then bent it with my tongs. Ooops. It did reshape again easy enough.
As another aside, Bones has run a second KickStarter for Bones. Something like 200 figs for $100. It is over, but you can still get in on it (at $150 or so). Guess what I took advantage of.
The camera shy Gnome/Dwarf/Halfling thief has no close-ups as I can’t seem to upload his pictures.
I do also have a few more of the Lord of the Rings dwarves complete, bringing the current total to 12.
Hopefully something here sparked your interest or enthusiasm.