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  • #113294
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    So despite being stoked to start playing Rangers of Shadow Deep and plans to do a D&D campaign using 15mm figures (I have about a 150 new  figs on the way and a bunch more in the lead pile) I found myself struggeling to pick up my brush and start paining again.

    I finally realised I just don’t feel like painting a bunch of the same figures at a time, took me ages to get the spiders done, and so for the moment I’ve decided to just paint whatever figure most strikes my fancy instead of trying to do all the same of one type at once.

    In a further effort to keep myself motivated I’m also starting this painting log.

    Here are the first figures

    A mind flayer, eagle, dwarf, minotaur and two elves. All from Ral Partha’s Demonworld line save the eagle which came from my bits box.

    The mind flayer’s head and the minotaur’s tail are greenstuff.

    My home made spiders and stirge prototype next to another Demonworld knight for size reference

    A close up of the stirge , I’ll be looking to make about 10 of them.

    Well that’s it for now,

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #113296
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I finally realised I just don’t feel like painting a bunch of the same figures at a time,

    With you on that one!

    #113297
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The stirges are very cool

    #113299
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
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    Great stuff! There seems to be an upsurge of 15mm D&D-esque lately in the hobby scene. I’m all for it.

    #113300
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I have a lot of 15mm fantasy, but am thinking of doing Shadow Deep in 28mm, just to use all the spiffy plastics that are out there. Then I think, “Gee, I I buy an Oathmark Elf box and a Gripping Beast Goth Cavalry box, I’d have the makings of a great Elf Army!”

    Ignoring the fact that I already have a shitload of 15mm elves. Enough to make THREE armies.

    Oy vey.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #113331
    yourpaceormine
    yourpaceormine
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    I know what you mean about no motivation to paint, the to-do list can be too daunting.

    I’ve got about 1000 unpainted Napoleonic figures to paint. They’ve been waiting 4 years. No desire to paint them, or any inclination. Tried two small units recently, finished one quickly (meh!), the other is half finished on my desk.

     

    Yet, during those 4 years I’ve knocked out a few thousand ECW figures. Waiting to be done 200 foot, 50 horse. They will be done fairly quickly. Maybe I just like ECW more than Napoleonics? Or maybe it’s because of how they were bought. Napoleonic armies were bought whole army at a time – partly because I heard that the range was about to become unavailable and more modern ranges wouldn’t match size wise. ECW has been bought a few units at a time. ECW manageable, Napoleonic daunting?

    Plus the way I paint has changed, I set myself challenges. Buy units at Vapnartak ( February) and they have to be completed before Salute (April) so I can purchase new units, for example. Seems to work.

    It also helps having started a blog, going public has helped inspire me to keep to my deadlines. Maybe starting a painting log will do the same for you? Just don’t set yourself too ambitious a target.

    My ECW painting pile is 10 units worth – goal is to paint them before the offspring break up for summer holidays. That’s about a unit a week. I’ve almost finished two already. But if I set the goal of two a week I’d almost certainly fail.

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    #113886
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    Well, I managed to paint 2 frost giants from Splintered Light Miniatures.(still looking for a good nymph figure for Conan to chase though)

    Shown here with some of my previously painted Demonworld elves for size reference.

    And also some barbarian scouts who ran into a pict shaman raising some corpse worms.

    The barbarians are also Demonworld, the big worm is Ral Partha, the larva are from Alternative Armies and the shaman from Crom’s Anvil of course.

    That’s it for now, as for next time , we’ll have to wait and see where the brush takes me…😎

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #113887
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    still looking for a good nymph figure for Conan to chase though

    Nymph creature or attractive human female?
    The later I can help with shortly…

    #113888
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    #114057
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    I recieved a package from Alternative Armies with a number of the monsters I’ll need for Rangers of Shadowdeep.

    This being one of those rare weekends where I actually had a decent amount of free time I decided to start painting them immediately.

    So here’s what I managed to paint over the weekend.

    First up some man eating plants called Klorzids from the Grinning Skull line.

    They are a bit on the whimsical side with quit a heavy “little shop of horrors” vibe but seeing as I’m looking to play RoSD with my 10 year old daughter I think that’s actually a good thing.

    The next is Alternative Armies own sand worm which I decided to paint purple in honor of the classic D&D creature.

    and lastly an other classic dungeon crawl staple, a horde of giant rats

     

    I’ve also made a list of the terrain pieces I still need to make so hopefully I’ll be able to share some of that with you in the near future.

    That being said…   there was more in that package from Alternative Armies….   but I ain’t tellin’ yet, you’ll have to wait and see..😜

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #114058

    Thomaston
    Participant

    First thought was “The Princess’ Bride” giant rats.

    Tired is enough.

    #114070
    OldBen1
    OldBen1
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    I just painted those squeakers myself!  I am going to use them for my dungeoncrawl.  Great painting.

    #114385
    Wouter Wolput
    Wouter Wolput
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    Fantastic models, they’re all so rich in colour I’m jealous.

    I’d love to hear about your exploits in the RoSD world.

    #114404

    greg954
    Participant

    You ‘tis a good Painter Strozie. I can only echo what has already been said. The colours! I never, in my wildest dreams would have painted a worm purple and green! I need to be more bold in my approach to colour.

    #120439
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    Now that the summer holidays are nearing the end I’ve finally got some hobby time again.

    So how did I spend these precious moments? 😎

    Well, I painted some Crom’s Anvil tribal warriors to serve as leaders for my Copplestone Picts.

    I will be using these in stead of the Gnolls some of the missions call for.

    I also wanted some treasure/clue markers like the Frostgrave ones  from Northstar.

    I couldn’t really find anything that hit the mark in 15mm so I decided to sculpt some myself.

    And, as I seemed to be on a roll, I decided to tackle the spider cocoons for the second part of the first mission too.

    Next I think I’m going to try my hand at sculpting some casualty markers and I have based and basecoated the zombies and survivors so they are ready for painting to.

    Things are finally moving again, hopefully I’ll have more things so share with you soon.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #120472
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Yay, welcome back.
    Spider cocoons??!

    #120477
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    My thoughts exactly!  Any spider that big needs to be nuked from orbit!

     

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

    #120532
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Like I said I seem to be on a roll.

    Lets hope I keep on rolling.😎

    Here are the survivors.

    They are from Ral Partha, lovely models, so full of character.

    I can see so many uses for them, survivors, angry villagers/lynch mob, down on their luck bandits…

    “Don’t you think all zombies kind of all look alike ?”

    I was never a fan of the whole zombie trope and would have preferred to have swapped them out for maybe some kind of humanoid spider hybrid (in ROSD the giant spiders bite turns people into zombies) but well … meh…

    So I speed painted these, not the best paintjob ever, but for tabletop they’ll do.

    And of course all that rotting flesh starts attracting flies doesn’t it!

    Some cheap chinese plastic flies which I simply based and then could not resist touching up the badly painted eyes.

    That’s it for now.

    Sculpting the five casualty markers is probably going to take me a bit longer, though I may cop out and just chop up some extra minis I have lying around and use those to make them instead.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #120537

    Thomaston
    Participant

    I like your painting and looks like you have a huge range there.
    That blue bottle and so many things got my attention.

    Tired is enough.

    #121844
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Its been a bit of a miscellaneous bunch of figures this week.

    Two skellie archers to get them up to strength, a restless spirit, a champion of evil, a yuan-ti archer and I found the last of my survivors and gave him a quick paintjob to.

    I also made some terrain: the pillars in the background.

    The skellies, knight and survivor are from Ral Partha and the spirit and snake woman are from Alternative Armies.

    A couple of scenarios have a vulture as a kind of eye in the sky spy for the evil overlord.

    I thought I’d try something a little different and sculpted this guy instead.

    It’s a D&D monster thats basically a giant eyeball with wings,big claws and a rat tail with a stinger that cries piosonous tears called an eyewing,

     

    Here he is “nekkid”

    And with a little paint on him..

    I’ve started experimenting on sculpting some crates and treasure chests and  have a group of demonworld goblins primed and ready for paint.

    Also the tile these photo’s were taken on is part of an old dungeon tile project which I’m looking to revive soon so, if you like what you see, stay tune for more.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    • This reply was modified 6 days, 1 hour ago by Stroezie Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #121881
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Wicked skills, espesh like the snake woman.
    Are the pillars cotton reels?

     

     

    #121892
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Yeah, those snake women are really nice little sculpts, I have a bunch more of them but it’ll probably be a while before I get around to painting the rest, but I had to try at least one of them already

    As for the pillars, yep you got me, I needed some pillars and I needed them fast and these were the easiest and cheapest way to do it. All in all I’m pretty pleased with them, althoug I do think I’ll be making some more elaborate ones later on.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #121912

    Thomaston
    Participant

    I like the wing claws. That eye goo is icky.

    Tired is enough.

    #122160
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    I like the wing claws. That eye goo is icky.

    Thanks, I’m happy I decided to add the eye goo, I wasn’t sure if it would quite work out but in the end it gave it a lot more character imo.

    So, what have I been up to in the mean time…

    I wanted to start expanding my dungeon scatter terrain so I decided to try my hand at crafting/ sculpting some crates and chests.

    The big crates are just wooden blocks which I scored with a pin and then painted.

    The smaller crate was a bit of an experiment, I tried to sculpt the sides seperately and then assemble them once they had cured.

    This turned out to be much to fiddely so the treasure chest got sculpted the traditional way, in one piece over a little armature.

    As for painting miniatures , I finished the Goblin Rabble pack from Ral Partha’s demonworld/ Blighthaven range.

    Lovely figures to paint with lots of character, to bad these haven’t made it to their singles collection yet as I’d love to get my hands on some more of the different poses.

    I’m going to have to rummage through my lead pile and see which figures strike my fancy .

    Also, having done the little treasure chest, I think I might try sculpting a mimic version of it to.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #122163
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I like the chest especially and a mimic version would be aces.

    #122164

    Thomaston
    Participant

    That chest look sharp.

    Tired is enough.

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