February 17, 2010

Don't drink the water

Now that this piece is no longer in the running for the contest over at Steve Dean's, I can put it up here without fear of disrupting anyone's sense of decorum. I finished this back in January, and it is by far my favorite piece in this series of terrain projects.

Higher resolution pics on Flickr

February 13, 2010

a humming on the horizon

Giant hornets!

I've been trying to figure out how to paint the wings over the last week or so, and I've come up with what I hope will be a great way to do them. Right now there is a small RTV rubber mold in the basement with liquid acrylic resin cooling and hardening in it. If the mold works, I'll have clear plastic wings for my hornets when I crack it open tomorrow.

Lets hope for the best!

February 9, 2010

Cthulhu waits, dreaming

The ruined Cthulhu temple is finished! I'm quite happy with how it all came out, especially that my meagre sculpting skills were able to handle filling in the gaps between tiles in an adequately inconspicuous manner.

I really like the way it looks; I wasn't sure if it'd be convincing or not.

We used it this weekend in our 3rd Halflings vs Skaven Mordheim matchup and it became a focal point of the game with an objective placed near Cthulhu's ever watching eye. Considering how little topographic variety it affords, it actually was tactically quite fun to play around. There was plenty of taking partial cover behind the various chunks of rock while we took potshots at each other with slings and bows.

More images available at flickr as usual.

the forgotten heroes of a forgotten war

These aging and decrepit monuments are another of my contribution to the Frotherheim game at Salute this year. I did the statues a couple years ago for my verdigris demo, and they've been sitting around ever sense, awaiting a purpose. I just added the FUUK logos to some shields with putty to make them topical, and then built the bases up.

The resin columns are from Fenris Games, as is the dungeon-tiled base.

Close ups and alternate angles here.

February 4, 2010

Masonic Cthonic

I finally got my temple ruins primed. I'm quite happy about the way the seams I sculpted turned out. Now to figure out what colors to paint the crumbling masonry walls.