14/12/2018 at 15:25 #105731OldBen1Participant
Polyfill is the greatest modeling compound ever. Mike I really like your new terrain. It reminds me of the Citadel larger terrain villages and graveyards. I think you’ve created a really cool range.14/12/2018 at 19:30 #105758
I said I needed some ‘festive snowflakes’ for the site, Ekwensu added these!14/12/2018 at 20:21 #105766Gone FishingParticipant
Now that’s awesome!14/12/2018 at 20:38 #105767RetroboomParticipant
Richmond, VA. Let's play!18/12/2018 at 16:04 #10598918/12/2018 at 16:43 #105993
They look very good, sir. And I love the falling skulls!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."19/12/2018 at 11:10 #106033
So after deciding I should make a model for my self, rather than for the website I settled on an Inn.
It would be practical and get used more than once.
But there was a niggling feeling, whilst the sensible choice it seemed a bit dull somehow.
Then last night inspiration hit me, it was dull as I was thinking of a typical compound style historical type Inn.
Don’t do that, go all fantasy on it.
So I hit upon the idea of a sort of octagonal 2 storey building with a courtyard / well in the centre.
The rooms are the walls so to speak and I can add balconies, awnings, crud on the roof, lots of stuff to add flavour.
Here is a very crude early sketch of my rough idea.19/12/2018 at 12:13 #106074
That looks superb. Can’t wait to see the finished item.
I can imagine the courtyard having a wooden floor that can be lifted to reveal a fighting pit for the weekend entertainment.19/12/2018 at 14:54 #106083
Very novel idea, I like it!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."24/12/2018 at 17:19 #10632326/12/2018 at 12:03 #10638526/12/2018 at 13:10 #10638726/12/2018 at 13:15 #106388
Nice to see it get underway.
What’s the overall width of the piece?26/12/2018 at 13:21 #10638926/12/2018 at 13:31 #106390
Nice and compact. Got to love 15mm!26/12/2018 at 13:38 #10639126/12/2018 at 18:51 #10639927/12/2018 at 02:08 #106418telzy amberParticipant
You need some signs for the construction site. Wouldn’t want to get the Simurgh council on your back.29/12/2018 at 12:42 #106561
You need some signs for the construction site. Wouldn’t want to get the Simurgh council on your back.29/12/2018 at 12:43 #10656229/12/2018 at 14:08 #106567
Probably a bit too late for this, but did you think about making the segments the same dimensions, ie modular? That would make construction & presumably casting a lot easier.29/12/2018 at 14:37 #10656904/01/2019 at 12:05 #106877
Fantasy human civilians.
Right now apart from a few figures I have no real fantasy civilians on my site, by that I mean people that just get in the way and block LOS.
I am using historical middle eastern style figures for my civilians, and that is ok… but I am wanting something a bit more, well fantastic, or at least less plain and simple.
Maybe more dangly stuff, madder hats, maybe try and find a sort of fashion style and theme around that, after all, Simurgh is getting richer.
I am trying to decide if I should invest in making some desert fantasy villager types, the problem is I have been looking online for images of examples of what seems right but I can’t find any.
Maybe normal plain simple robes is all that people want?04/01/2019 at 12:50 #106887General SladeParticipant
Personally I would prefer something a little fantastical. Have you considered using the works of the great children’s book illustrators, such as Kay Nielsen, Virginia Frances Sterrett and Edmund Dulac, for inspiration? They all did illustrations of the Arabian Nights and so provide fantasy versions of middle eastern-style clothing.
Kay Nielsen: http://www.nocloo.com/kay-nielsen-arabian-nights/
Virginia Frances Sterrett: https://www.nocloo.com/virginia-frances-sterrett-arabian-nights-1928/
Edmund Dulac:https://www.nocloo.com/?s=edmund%20dulac04/01/2019 at 14:58 #106905
I would think you’d want a mix of the wealthy, the “middle class”, and the street urchins. The lower the status the simpler the clothing. But then you also have to ask if Simurgh is a crossroads where people from different cultures pass through (thus bringing their fashion sense with them) or if it’s more of a monocultural kind of place?
One place you can look for different fashions types would be the Star Wars movies, especially Ep.1 -4. In those movies there are a lot of scenes on different planets, some of which are desertish, and much of the clothing of the more wealthy people seems to have a bit of fantasy edge to it (rather than “future-utilitarian”)
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."04/01/2019 at 23:33 #106929
Fantasy human civilians. Right now apart from a few figures I have no real fantasy civilians on my site, by that I mean people that just get in the way and block LOS. NPC types. I am using historical middle eastern style figures for my civilians, and that is ok… but I am wanting something a bit more, well fantastic, or at least less plain and simple. Maybe more dangly stuff, madder hats, maybe try and find a sort of fashion style and theme around that, after all, Simurgh is getting richer. I am trying to decide if I should invest in making some desert fantasy villager types, the problem is I have been looking online for images of examples of what seems right but I can’t find any. Maybe normal plain simple robes is all that people want?
I also use the basic historical figures too (for sci-fi as much as fantasy) but scrounge around for characterful ‘civilians’ wherever I can find them.A few ‘ladies of negotiable affection’, dancers, merchants etc would be nice , think 1,001 Nights. The lower two of the General’s illustrations look more in keeping with an Mughal/Indonesian/Thai background than ME to me, but that’s a valid area for inspiration too.
Hmm – looks a bit like Simurgh?05/01/2019 at 04:06 #106939telzy amberParticipant
Forget all that.
What you really really need are some T’ang era Chinese Silk Road merchants. The merchants, their servants, wives, kids are EXACTLY what you need. Exotic, colourful, different, they can also be used for some of the larger cities on the Silk Road Samarkhand, Bokhara or Ferghana provide locations.
Trust me on this.
Besides I need some Chinese civilians. No one makes any in 15-18mm except Blue Moon some but they are quite large and are they look to Qing 🙁05/01/2019 at 13:12 #10695505/01/2019 at 13:21 #106962
Arrr, by Crom!06/01/2019 at 23:03 #107036
Is it worth waiting for the Tribal Queen before I place my order for Crom and his workplace (and a few other bits and bobs, no doubt!)07/01/2019 at 01:18 #10703707/01/2019 at 22:36 #107121
I suppose I could make another order later…17/01/2019 at 13:54 #107706
So, in the pipeline:
More stuff for Utuseb.
We have a 5 part model, the Sacrificial Pit. Comes with metal steps and skulls on spikes, the resin rocky walls and the brick walls inside. The brick wall part is separate as this means you can take it out and pop in something else instead.
And cos I am nice, I made it the size of a 2p piece so you can make your own interiors and just swap them about.
If you have no 2p pieces, ask me nicely when you place the order and I will pop some in with the model.
Then we have the Tribal Queen.
She is in charge of Utuseb and the other villages under her rule.
And we have some slaves.
These are not the finished models, I have a load of bald and naked ones that I will add green stuff detailing to, that way they will all be slightly different.
There will be 5 male and 5 female, you can buy a single male or a single female (supplied at random) for the normal price of 75p, or you will be able to buy a pack of the 10 for £5.00.
These slaves look small.
This was as I wanted them to be civilians and thus not big bulky strong warrior looking types, and also, (this bit is quite telling) they are 15mm tall.17/01/2019 at 14:02 #107748
That is a great piece.
I need to think of things I can mount on a 2p piece now.17/01/2019 at 14:23 #107749Gone FishingParticipant
Lovely new accessory, AB, and it’s always fun seeing new figures in the pipeline. I’ll look forward to seeing how the slaves turn out! They look suitably crestfallen.
How is your inn coming along?17/01/2019 at 16:16 #107763
The inn has stalled, back to homeschooling and general house keeping and day to day of TWW and CA has left no time for personal projects.
Question around bits n bobs.
I am making a selection of doors and windows and shutters so that people can add them to their own basic boxes and turn them into dwellings.
Along those lines is there any interest in a pack of wall mounted torches and skulls on poles, and free standing torches etc?17/01/2019 at 16:29 #107765
Standard window frames and shutters and doors are a great thing to have! Wall mounted torches and sconces, yes! Skulls on spears… I honestly wouldn’t use them much, but I can see them being very useful for tribal village decoration, boundary marking, warning markers, etc. A separate pack of 6 or 8 might be a good seller.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."20/01/2019 at 18:00 #107917greg954Participant
And If you have no 2p pieces, ask me nicely when you place the order and I will pop some in with the model.
Oh, if I order one can I have a £2 pound coin with it instead?
Will have to have a good think. I defo have some good uses for it. Just don’t know what.21/01/2019 at 13:57 #10793521/01/2019 at 14:44 #107941
Are they cheaper to care for, and do they talk back less than camels?
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