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  • #115394
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @DSG
    I realize my gaming style is more abstract/bland than usual gaming. I have no issue with hand-waving or narating movement speed. I’ll be using these as normal gaming board, on a very tiny scale. I got tired of remembering specific village layout so these diorama style will be the places my tiny people visit repeatedly. Having finished these two I already see character/connection in them that I’ve never did with the modular method. I have (too many) modular base for wilderness and randon encounters.

    Tired is enough.

    #115448
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    I think it’s really cool.  I’ve been planning out a 15mm scale village for a campaign (USMC CAPS in a Vietnamese village in I Corps, around 1967-1968) and will probably adapt your method for certain areas where action may occur often, like river crossings, near village gates, trail/paddy intersections, CAPs home base, village market, etc.   I think it’ll work a treat!

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

    #115647
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Set piece terrain sounds like the perfect fit got Vietnam’s hearts and minds patrol games. There’s also a lot of interesting terrain feature in that corner of the world, with it’s sandy river banks and hill forest next to rice paddies.

    I ran out of primer and the base bottom, need to start collecting more. 4D models also stop setting colored ground olive stones 🙁

    I was going to do another small village with this one but I this one house took a lot of time and I got lazy, I prefer this style to the other houses though. I’ll probably use it as some kind of laire, or an old hermit/healer lady’s house. Image I found online.

    Tired is enough.

    #116073
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Moving on to beasts.

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    #116075
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Missed the new house, it is very cool, the stream sets it off a treat.

    Love that spiny beast too!

    #116100
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    @Mike do you want it? I don’t have a use for it in my game. Shuld make a small pet lizard in 15mm.

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    #116101
    MikeMike
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    Drop me a mail sir!!

    (e-mail at bottom of page)

    #116102
    Ali Dogan SayinerAli Dogan Sayiner
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    Nice sculptures!

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    #116140
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Another great batch of models, the lizard in particular looks amazing.

    #116339
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Beastmen less weapons. I wanted these to tower over humans but I scaled it wrong.

    These guys are the most fearsom thing in my fantasy world, being same height as regular humans doesn’t feel right. It’s time like this I miss 3D printing.

    Tired is enough.

    #116344
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Those do indeed look fierce!  Towering or not, I’d not want to tangle with them.  Another great job sir!

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

    #116960
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Beastmen and horses. I’ve been procrastinating on sculpting wolves, not sure how to do fur and did the beastmen first as a test, ended up sculpting them like hair. This project had been one hell of a learning experience.

    Pretty happy with teh horses except for the two at the back, very long necks.

    Tired is enough.

    #116961
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Those beastmean look properly bestial, they feel more beasty than a lot of 25mm ones!

    #116990
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Those beastmean look properly bestial, they feel more beasty than a lot of 25mm ones!

    I totally agree with this comment here.

    The horses also look more than okay to me.

    #117037
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Thanks.
    When I started this I couldn’t wait to get it all done and game. Now, I’m putting off gaming to sculpt more characters.

    Tired is enough.

    #117057
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Sounds like you found something you love to do, that’s great!

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

    #117064
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Either that or I have a very large cast of characters and want to sculpt all of them, no more generic villagers.

    Tired is enough.

    #117101
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    I think that’s a great idea!  Make as many as you want, I’ll just be over here ogling them like that creepy slobbery weasel from the old Daffy Duck cartoon…

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

    #117127
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    I think that’s a great idea! Make as many as you want, I’ll just be over here ogling them like that creepy slobbery weasel from the old Daffy Duck cartoon…

    😁 That’s exactly what I’m going to do!

    #117388
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Two mercenaries and either a skimpy priestess or prostitute.

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    #117414
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Great job, especially on the mercenary in the middle, it’s hard to believe these are only 6mm to the eye.

    #117452
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    You get so much character into these little guys without over detailing them, it’s impressive.

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

    #138479
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Had armatures 3D printed for 3mm minis. Wasn’t happy with 3D printed minis, they were missing something. Also it can get very expensive if I wanted to have my minis just right. The current 3mm minis I’m using were hand-sculpted, but it was difficult keeping size and proportion consistent.

    The batch I printed had 450 armatures. I thought it’ll be enough to last a year, but I’m not sure anymore.

    Pretty happy with the result, for now. Having a uniformly sized and solid armature to work from really sped up the sculpting. I managed to sculpt and paint 60 minis in a week, my previous efforts was a third that. Painting them was a pain though, since I didn’t want them to look uniform but still able to recognize them as belonging to different units.

    Originally intended for Knyghte Pyke and Sworde. I was going to do groups of 15, but got lazy and settled for groups of 9, plus 6 characters. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten how to make 3mm horses, so no mounted troops.

    Not much else to say except, these have enough details on them now, I probably wouldn’t be going back to 6mm.

    What I really want to make are goats. They might be too small though, and like the horses, I’ve forgotten I how I did animals at this scale.

     

    Tired is enough.

    #138554
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    They look pretty darn good from here.

    Maybe you need horse armatures?  Wouldn’t be so hard to make goat ones too.

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

    #138573
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I’ll give horse armature another try.

    Tired is enough.

    #138592
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Goats and some more minis.

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    #139304
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Smaller keep for smaller games.

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    #139310
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    That’s pretty cool!  How does it scale with the figs?  Is it a scenery piece or meant to be manned?

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

    #139340
    ThomastonThomaston
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    It’s about 1/3 the footprint of the old one but still able to hold 3mm minis and hopefully 6mm.

    Possibly I could do 2-3 more eventually and connect them with the bigger keep for an expansive citadel.

    Tired is enough.

    #139343
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Crikey, are you applying GS all over to do the stonework?

    #139345
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Yup, took over a week for the big one, should take a week for this one. It’s a hobby

    Tired is enough.

    #139346
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    woah, that is hard core!!

    How do you apply, roll it flat and then stick it on?
    If so what is your rolling flat method?

    PS: It is bad ass!

    #139348
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I just press a blob on and push it around until it’s all covered. Works pretty well, and forces the greenstuff to stick to the print, I think.

    Rolling it out makes it too thick. I use 1:3 blue to yellow mix so it’ll be sticky and soft enough to push around. The trade off is it takes over night to fully cure.

    Thanks, not so much bad ass as obsessive.

    Tired is enough.

    #139750
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I wanted to make the swtonework larger on the small keep, but the smaller pattern on the larger one looks better. Also I forgot what colors I used on the larger one and couldn’t get a color match.

    Tired is enough.

    #139813
    greg954
    Participant

    I’m impressed, those keeps are the bomb! I wish I could sculpt like you. Part of my problem is not being able to use green stuff. I find it to stiff and doesn’t stick to what I want.

    #139818
    ThomastonThomaston
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    On anything that is difficult to get greenstuff to stick like wires, I cover it with a thin layer and let it cure before starting sculpting. If I really coudln’t wait, I’ll use a pin to smear superglue onto the surface to roughen it up before putting greenstuff on it. Also I love using superglue on greenstuff. Cured greenstuff soak the glue up giving very strong bond and hard surface, and file to sharp edge.

    You might have to play with the ratio of your mix, my current favrite is 3:1 yellow to Blue. Warm temperature works wonder and clean your hands religiously. I like sculpting after a shower.

    A lady friend asked me once why I eat chicken wings with knife and fork. I just couldn’t bring myself to tell her it’s a habit from sculpting little toy solders.

    Tired is enough.

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