Sunday, April 05, 2015

Green Dragon, Don't mess with his stuff.

Green Dragon - Finished work.

1998 is the year that is stamped in the foot of this guy. Looks like TSR is on one of the back feet as well.  I picked this up years ago (decades?) from my FLGS.  It has sat in my parts bin for a very long time.  Here is the finished product.  He is standing on a small pile of gold and gems.  The tiles are cast plaster from Hirst Arts.  The gold pile is blue construction insulation.  Random bits and bobs from various parts bins and more plaster casts finish off the base.  The base is 5 x 3.5 inches.

If you look close enough you can see the arm of some warriors failed attempt to claim the dragon's treasure horde.



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Socrates and Socrates

Hey folks!
I worked some this last week (or 2) and finished a few more things.  Two Socrates minis from Reaper.. Two?  yes.. two of them.  They are different. I swear. Look at the parchment.

Also made a couple custom Rostra from them to stand on out of Hirst Arts blocks.

Socrates One. on a 2x3 platform:



Socrates Two on a 3x4 Platform:



I am giving Trello a try.  Hoping it will help organize and sort out my painting habit. I put up more pics on the "cards" for these guys :

https://trello.com/c/zwjO9E5n
and
https://trello.com/c/tW9R9DSE

Note that I do have a new camera coming in.. so future pics should be much cleaner.



Saturday, March 07, 2015

Bones II. More and more plastic.

More bones miniatures.   Kickstarter strikes again!

These look amazing.  Yes, I still have lots from the first Bones kickstarter that I have not painted. I have enough to keep me busy for a very very long time.  Reaper minis,  please do not do another kickstarter, you already have my money and I have kids to feed.  Don't worry, I will not let them eat the bones.

Quality is what I have come to expect. The scale seems to be a little big compared to some of my other minis. But they will fit in nicely. Detail is top notch and the minis vary greatly.

I rather like the Wild West folks. Too bad I don't play anything that uses them.  May have to have some time travel happen in a d&d game.  It can happen!

My favorite is the dragons don't share set. It is outstanding. Some if the parts do not fit right, but a little boiling water should fix it.

Here is a quick unboxing vid.  Enjoy.
video

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Games: Munchkin: The Need for Steed

Munchkin is my current favorite table top game. I just picked up the 3rd expansion, The Need For Steed, and it is as insane as the others.  The teenagers and the pre-teens enjoy playing this game as much as I do.

For those that do not know how to play, tabletop has a great introduction and play of game:  TableTop on youtube.

Favorite cards from this expansion:

  • The Ether Bunny
  • Duck of Earl
  • Ninja Giant


All the cards are fun. It is hard to pick the top few.  The artwork is right up there with the others. Over the top cartoons and great humor.

I was unable to find anything in the deck that seemed over powering or conflicted with the other decks.  Great job Steve Jackson Games.  I'm looking forward to playing and adding more cards to the game.. Now to find a place to store them...

Friday, January 30, 2015

40k makes a come back


After the holidays passed, a couple of the snotlings and I visited our flgs. Low and behold they had a single copy of Deathstorm.  Notice the word "had". They do not any longer.  We do. 

All the models are built and primed. A little bit of paint is starting to Appear on them.  They are awesome.  I will admite, the tyranids scare me a little. 




This prompted the brood to find all the 40k minis in the house. Attached are a few snaps of them.  It is not a lot. But plenty for us to start playing again.
All the little armies, all lined up.
My Orc Army
The boy's Orc Army
Marines

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Small Stockade

All towns need a place to keep the bad guys, right? I present to you a small stockade.


Opening the double doors into the stockade you are presented with a room on your right where the guards keep watch. Cards and other odds and ends are on the table.  A small rack hang from the wall containing shackles and other restraining devices.  A double door is straight ahead and a small door is off to the side near the table.  This smaller door leads into a watch room where two bolt holes allow the guards to view the other side of the security door and part of the cell rooms.

The second set of double doors, the security doors, when opened has a small set of stairs that leads into the large room inside.  Off to the right is some sort of interrogation table.  The left side has chains hanging from the wall and and iron maiden.  Ahead are 4 small cells and 2 larger cells.  Inside the larger cells, towards the back are more iron chains hanging from the walls.  Various bits of straw litter the floor in the cells.

The deputy, one Barnabas Fiffle, is of average height but rather slender.  His hair is thin and slicked back.  His clothing seems to big for him and his belt is pulled as tight as possible.  Unsure of himself, he continues to seek the guidance of the Sheriff.

Sheriff Aengus "Andy" Taggert. Short and rotund, Andy keeps his dark hair puffy and his uniform unbuttoned.  He has been the sheriff in these parts for a long, long time. He runs the stockade with wisdom, trust and fear.  His Guards, Odell and Bevyn are loyal and keep and watchful eye on the inmates.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Weary Donkey Tavern and Inn

The Weary Donkey is a staple in these parts. A common place for travelers to stay the night and for locals to get together and drink the worries of the day away. 

Frederick Flynn bar tends and runs the place. His bar is on the right as you enter. Most men need to look up to Frederick as he appears to be rather tall. Truth be told, behind the bar is a raised platform. He is barely 5 feet with a rotund belly, dirty smock, greasy and thinning hair is pulled back in the most manly bun possible. Easily in his mid to late 40s, his eyes show a youth inside.  

His wife, Elsie, runs the kitchen and serves some of the tables. While smaller then her husband, you can tell she is quite muscular and has been known to throw out some of the more rowdy patrons. Her hair looks as though it is starting to grey, yet folks that have been here for years say she has not changed at all. 

A young lad, about 14, dashes back and forth from the stables to the inn where he helps out. Wart, as he is affectionately called, enjoys listening to the conversations and gossip of the folks who frequent the place. Stories from abroad also seems to fascinate him. A quick flip of a coin his direction and he will be at your beck and call. 

The inn itself is 2 stories with the main bar room, kitchen, small storage place and a decent living quarters fills up the lower level. A common room, one deluxe room, and a few normal rooms are on the second level. 

A small stairway on the back of the main floor heads down into a cellar. This is where all the meat is hung to dry and most of the storage is kept. A small private room is kept locked and, it is said that it contains a small stash of gems and adventuring armour from Elsie's adventuring long, long ago. 


Tucked away behind the bar itself, is a secret panel under the raised platform,  Frederick can use in a emergency to vanish. It leads to a special area under the inn that is walled off from the basement. 
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