10/11/2017 at 20:35 #75993
Wow, Mike thanks man, quite the little brainstorm 😉.
That does seem like a pretty solid solution for the trap detection, coupled with the sneaking rules and a good lock picking thief to help in overcoming the more technical obstacles I think we’ve got the rogue/thieving part settled.
The exploration/dungeon building part I can probably port straight over from Pocket Quest.
Now to decide if I just dig some of my old 15mm foamboard dungeon terrain out of storage or build me some thing conan specific.😎
Also realised, my second favourite kind of Conan stories are the pirate ones
hmm… Ghost Archipelago Conan… Barachan pirates vs zingaran privateers vs Belit with zulu/masai crew… …. my this rabbit hole sure is getting deep isn’t it…
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=010/11/2017 at 23:18 #75996
On Mike’s idea that Conan might not be good at lock picking: there is at least a little evidence for this from the tales. In Sprague de Camp’s story “Shadows in the Dark” (is that redundant?) Conan hires an expert thief to pick locks for him, mentioning in passing that he has never been good at that aspect of burglary as his fingers are too thick…Granted, it’s from a pastiche, from the much maligned de Camp – though sometimes I think people are too hard on him (after all, Howard himself is hardly Shakespeare) – but in this case it makes a certain amount of sense, at least to me.
Without wanting to make the rules overly complicated, it might make things interesting if some of Conan’s weaker companions are better at some tasks than the mighty thewed barbarian himself. Lock picking, for instance. Just a thought.16/11/2017 at 21:33 #76369
Found some time today to paint a bunch of archers for the Turanian guards
I don’t know what’s going to be next , might be more minis, might be terrain or I may even try a bit of sculpting.
I’m going to be cleaning up my work station first and then I’ll have a rummage through the old lead pile and see if anything jumps out at me.
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=016/11/2017 at 21:35 #76370
I like the colors on these guys, nice contrast without being too busy 🙂
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog17/11/2017 at 15:59 #76428
Since Michael is doing such a cracking job in bringing the various towns and locations of Hyborya to life for us I thought I’d try my hand at something a little different.
As I said earlier, I really like the stories of Conan as a rogue or pirate so, after seeing Darryl Hunt’s preparations for Ghost Archipelago over on Daxio’s Uneventful Day, I decided to try and build myself some ships.
I’ve already started on the first one, she’s going to be a Turanian navy patrol/pirate hunting ship
Here’s what I’ve got so far,
As you can see still lots to do.
I was a bit hesitant at first as this is the first time I’ve ever built something like this ,but I’ve enjoyed it so far and am fairly confident that I’ll end up with a passable gaming piece in the end.
Well that’s it for now, back to the ship yard with me…
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That is a fantastic start dude! Are you using any images as a reference, like the comics, or just pulling it out of your head?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."17/11/2017 at 16:44 #76436
I was a bit hesitant at first as this is the first time I’ve ever built something like this ,but I’ve enjoyed it so far and am fairly confident that I’ll end up with a passable gaming piece in the end
That is poop the bed cool.
I reckon if we had children they would make some great CROM! games… 😀
wait what?17/11/2017 at 17:34 #76438
Great use of materials there! It is foing to be cheap and look really great. I particularly like the bowsprit. How did you do that? It is inspired!
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!17/11/2017 at 17:38 #76439
Great work!17/11/2017 at 17:48 #76440
Thanks guys, for this one I’m basically making the same ship Darryl made, just using different materials and sized for 15mm.
I started of printing out the same templates he used just rescaled them a little bit. That being said after the main hull was constructed the rest of the templates no longer fit as I used materials of a different thickness so now I’m just making it up as I go along.
The next one is going to be a sort of pirate sloop and that one will be completely of my own design.
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=017/11/2017 at 17:55 #7644117/11/2017 at 18:09 #76442
It’s not a topic but a blog.
I thought I had included a link in my post above but something seems to have gone wrong.
Let me try again http://daxiosuneventfulday.blogspot.be/?m=0
He’s a prolific builder, lots of cool stuff on there (especially if you have a cat)
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=017/11/2017 at 19:50 #76448
Stroezie, that is coming along nicely. The look is spot on for the setting. Does this mean one day we might get some photos of naval actions? I live in hope…17/11/2017 at 19:54 #76449
Oh photo’s I can do, its remembering all that happened / taking notes to do a decent AAR that never seems to work for me
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=017/11/2017 at 23:00 #76456
Ok folks I’m turning in for the night,
here’s my progress so far,
Still have to do the exterior planking and detail, the masts and (minimal) rigging and finish the rest of the bow.
Don’t know if I’m going to have any more time to work on her this weekend though, maybe sunday, we’ll see.
Cheers and good night,
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=017/11/2017 at 23:31 #76458
Not any more time to work on this, and it’s the weekend?!?!! My dear fellow, where are your priorities?
It’s looking just incredible.
Nighty-night…18/11/2017 at 10:18 #76482
MikeKeymaster18/11/2017 at 19:12 #76510
That’s quite a start, I imagine it will look even better when you finish with it!
Great work, very impressive!
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog18/11/2017 at 23:35 #76524
Wow! Lots of cool stuff in this thread! I love the eldritch statue.
Where do those little eyeball monsters come from, they look like a brain with an eyeball? They look vaguely familiar, but I can’t quite place them.
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If I may add another question: Do you remember what your paint formula was for the blue/turquoise warpaint on the Picts? I’d love to replicate that on my 28’s.19/11/2017 at 11:19 #76544
@ Alex Bates
The eyeball guys are from Lonegunman Games, he’s got a whole range of different 15mm demons, although these are the most original imo.
@ Gone fishing
not really got a formula, just Vallejo marine blue, army painter medium wash and Vallejo azure blue leaving a little of the marine blue visible around the edges.
That’s pretty much it.
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