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  • #77960
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Those are some really nice giants, and will work super well for 15!

     

    …and them ruins ain’t half bad either…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #77994
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    A really cool idea, those giants looks to fit the bill pretty good!

    #78001
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks yeah – it’s funny, the idea for the cyclopean ruins solidified just as I saw Lucid Eye had released these, so a nice bit of serendipity! They’re maybe not quite as big as I imagine the giant ex-inhabitants of the city, but either way they’ll make good troll/ogre chaps.

    I’ve got a touch of the ol’ flu at the mo, so more work on the ruins today – they need a bit more rubble, and I want some more low walls.

    #78004
    Alex BatesAlex Bates
    Participant

    Top notch work all around!  Great terrain, great paint jobs, great choice of miniatures!  Everything looks awesome!

    I’m looking forward to seeing those ‘giants’ painted up.  I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy those figures for myself.

    Eye of the Cyclops pre-orders now available, for a short time only:

    https://eyeofthecyclops.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

    #78035
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks chief – yeah, lovely minis – glad I’ve found the excuse… current panting queue is copplestone pict warband, wolves then the ‘giants’.

    #78039
    RhodericRhoderic
    Participant

    I LOVE that idea for giants!

    #78288
    jagannath
    Participant

    Super quick post – a not very good photo of another barbarian I finished off today

    Pics a bit washed out- he’s actually very contrasty, still trying to use a 100% layering method at mo, though I did have to glaze his hair. I’ll try and get a better pic tomorrow.

    #78302
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Another mighty barbarian, nice!

    I think the colors look good, but then I know from my own experience how photos can mute colors and such. Looking forward to seeing him in a bit more contrast later on 🙂

    #78312
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    I often find that subtle blending/shading is lost in my photos…

    #78384
    jagannath
    Participant

    Yeah, I’m struggling a bit with photo set up at the mo… thought I’d got it sorted when I took the pic of those villagers but it’s gone weird again.

    I appear to be on a bit of a terrain kick at the moment.

    I bought a few Deep Cut Studio mats on Black Friday – a 3×3 meadow, a 3×3 winter (for future 6mm project) and a 2×2 desert (I’ve got my desert board but I thought a mat might be handy too). I’ve since realised that I don’t have a space to lay out a 3×3. I was going to buy a trestle table but I have two folding trestle legs from ages ago, so instead I bought an art panel in 3×3 from Jackson’s (a really good online art shop). Not cheap, but I like it, and future proof incase I decide to make a ‘proper’ terrain board with it later.

    Anyhoo, whilst I was buying that I bought a few of the 30cm square ones too:

    https://www.jacksonsart.com/jackson-s-wooden-panel-12x12in-approx-30x30cm-20mm-deep

    On sale for £6! I’m going to make a series of heavily styled terrain boards for 15mm skirmish – I use rulesets with CM instead of inches, works fine IMO, so these boards are over 2×2 using that ratio. Great for Open Combat, Crom and a Pulp Alley. So these ones will be very un-generic, specific scenes for adventures.

    The first one is a cave network. Here’s the rough cut cork rocks

    They need chopping and shaping, but unlike most of my terrain I’m not basing them, they’ll be moveable to create loads of layouts. 3 have a right angle to so they can be put in corners, and 1 has a flat edge to sit flush. I’ll probably finish it in a desert scheme like the rest of my stuff – I was considering doing it in dark grey stone though, like a classic dungeon cave, but that would mean painting up new minis, and I could do with a bit more focus at the moment!!

    #78388
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Ideal, I have some similar ambush-tastic terrain outcrops planned for my games too, foothills that surround the Eastern Desert.

    #78432
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Looks to be a really usefull bit of terrain, hopefully we’ll see it in all it’s technicolor glory soon!


    @angel-barracks
    :Ambush-tastic is a great word BTW, we should use it more

    #78457
    StroezieStroezie
    Participant

    Ooh, I’m always jealous of people with access to nice thick cork like that 

    Looks like it’s going to be a fun and versatile little board to play on, just the way I like them, looking forward  to seeing where you take this.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

     

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #78531
    jagannath
    Participant

    Cheers folks – had a tiny bit of time last night and today to apply so filler to parts and shape the cork tiles then slap a basecoat on

    looooooooads to do still obviously, but it’s a start.

    I think I’ll paint the top of these black to visually reinforce that we’re not outside, we’re in a cave.

    #78759
    jagannath
    Participant

    Almost finished now

    Base board is done using my patented desert glaze and matte varnished, the rocks still need matte varnishing though. I think I’ll paint the tops and squared off edges black to reinforce the face that these are parts of a cave, not rocks… thoughts?

    #78762
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    I am struggling, maybe the black tops will help, or maybe a POV shot, my brain just tells me it is a canyon thing..
    Just can’t get my brain to see it as anything other than a normal gaming board, which is almost certainly the aerial view in work.

     

    hmmmm

    not helpful was it?

    #78763
    jagannath
    Participant

    Yeah I get that – that’s sort of what I’m hoping the black will solve… I’ve already got some great rocky outcrops so don’t need another set! It’s all a bit ‘bright’ for caves innit? Ho hum – even if this doesn’t quite work, it was all spare material and I can use the small board for other stuff.

    #78764
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Hmmm that’s an idea. Caves would have torches on the walls. Outside canyons would not. Maybe a few torches on the walls?

    #78766
    jagannath
    Participant

    Yes, very nice idea.

    #78865
    jagannath
    Participant

    (‘scuse the un-hoovered hallway)

    So here’s the cave walls with the black painted in

    I’m still not sure it’s right – I definitely need to paint the board edges black to help tie it all together. If nothing else, I’ve learned some ideas for the next set!

    #78870
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    That defo helps, wondered what the dark patch was for a moment, then figured it was the shadow of your head  😀

    #78911
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    It looks better for sure, but you might want to consider giving the whole thing a wash to make it just a little bit darker. The bright sand could be whats throwing it off a bit?

    #78938
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks both – Alexander, I know exactly what you mean.. i do want to use the surface for other desert surfaces too, so can’t do that (otherwise you’d be spot on).

    Here’s the cave system ‘finished;’ (i.e. I’m bored now!) I think the black edges of the board help a lot.

    For my next trick – a ravine, with rope bridge type situation. Indiana jones style! Just need some more ( a lot more) 18mm cork.

    #78940
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    That has helped, good skills.

    For my next trick – a ravine, with rope bridge type situation. Indiana jones style!

    THIS!!

    #78944
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks – I think if it was in classic ‘cave’ colours it would have worked really well. Ho hum. I’m much more excited about the ravine – I’m going to pilfer some of the ideas Jack posted in this tutorial to make the cliff faces.

    Jungle Islands

    I reckon 54mm high (3 layers of 18mm cork) maybe two bridges, or a different level or even a cave opening with a ledge lower on the face (whoch might even connect to a cave system…)

    #78950
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    I vote for 4 layers!   😀

    #78961
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    It came out nicely, Jagannath. Love to see it “in action” one of these days!

    #78977
    jagannath
    Participant

    I vote for 4 layers! 😀

    Hahaha – why not 5?!

    Thanks Gone Fishing – hopefully I’ll get a bit of gaming done over the Christmas break.

    In the meantime here’s another chap I’ve finished but not posted I realised

    #78982
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Nice work sir!
    Who is he?
    We need details, and come to think of it, a game report maybe?

    #79114
    jagannath
    Participant

    Good question – I’m finishing off some low level critters (bandits and wolves) for some initial adventures, so we should see more soon…..

    #79134
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Oh my, he looks the business. Jagannath, do remember to set aside some solid gaming time amidst all the other Yuletide distractions; we are owed some photos!

    #79813
    jagannath
    Participant

    Hi all,

    Last minute bit of mate varnishing this morning before setting off, we have a priestess

    Originally painted for Sci-Fi (which she’ll still work for nicely), I’m on a fantasy kick at the mo so for now she’s a priestess of the flame god (or some such nonsense), at least until she’s recalled for ambassadorial duty on Hyperlion b.

    Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas – hopefully I can rummage up a battle report for us over the break.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by jagannath.
    #79816
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    oooooh that is very nice dude.

    #79847
    telzy ambertelzy amber
    Participant

    Who makes the flame priestess/ambassador?

    #79926
    jagannath
    Participant

    Cheers Mike.

    @Telzy – it’s from Forged in Battle, from the priest and priestess pack but I sculpted a hood on.

    #80103
    telzy ambertelzy amber
    Participant

    I had forgotten about that pack.

    Thank you for the reminder

    #80452
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Hiya,

    How big are these, 15mm or more 18mm?

    #80453
    jagannath
    Participant

    They vary…

    From L-R we’ve got – Black Hat Indian Civilian (tiny, about 15mm to top of head), Xyston Rower (scales with the Xyston minis you have as bandits – he’s crouching a bit in this pose, he’s the tallest mini in terms of scale), A Middleages lady and daughter from Donnington New Era (15/16mm to eye I reckon), 2 more indian civilians from Black Hat.

    All in all I’m perfectly happy with their height (and variety) but it helps it’s such a mixed bag of styles too – adds to the multicultural melting pot I want from my ancient city.

    After more civilians? I’d start with Forged in Battle (greek villagers pack or maybe Roman citizes) if they fit your world… those scale pretty nicely with Copplestone (slighter, but same height-ish).

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by jagannath.
    #80455
    jagannath
    Participant

    PS – get hold of that Xyston rower if you can, his pose and dagger mean he’ll work really well as an assassin in a crowd. I’ve got half an eye on introducing some vaguely Cthulu-esque undercurrents to the games I want to play in the city, and he’ll be hand for those I reckon.

    #80456
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers dude, I think for now as I already have a few civilians, I will go with Black Hat as £3.00 is cheaper than £11.00 and Mike advertises here!

    😀

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