minigrinder

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    I know this was going to be a big issue, if not the only real issue. I'm a huge fan of grids myself. I can honestly say though that it is easy to see the grid where there is none. I've done plenty of playtesting on these and the only time I needed a grid was for spellcasting. I opted to use a string that I made into a ruler to remedy the situation. Let me ask you this though. What if I were to add some notions of a grid with some rocks and cracks. The nonlinear nature of the tiles would make the grid appear a little convoluted, with each having its own grid space. These tiles don't fit together in a rigid linear manner. They are placed on top of and next to in any angle or manner. You would have the grid of 1 tile overlapping or at a different orientation to another. Would this still be a happy median? Would you be more likely to back this project with any hint of a grid? In other news, I made a video of the above photo shoot. check it out!
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    Mashaaf on TerraScapes. Need I say more? p.s we still aren't funded :( TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816594163/terrascapes-caves-and-grottos
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    As a way to encourage shares I started a contest on my studio's Facebook page. I'll be giving away 3 sets of Terra Tiles Misty Moorlands and Coasts and Rivers! Here's the link to the post for the details. I hope this is OK to share here :) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1384279624952927&id=653104084737155 Here's some pics of TerraScapes and Terra Tiles hanging out with one another!
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    I appreciate the support! I know it was risky to launch sandwiched between DF and Bones 4. If I get squashed by a house with chicken legs in the Doomish Dungeon, I will relaunch. Don't get me wrong. I'm gonna work my butt off every day to see this project funded this campaign . However you may yet have a chance to pledge your support. Until then, Share share share! There are other ways to support the project!!!
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    This video shows how to build an endless array caverns with TerraScapes for your tabletop. https://youtu.be/PqrTnQ8eIxU
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    Thanks for all the comments! It's true that Terra Tiles and TerraScapes are not made by the same people. However the kind folks over at RAINN Studios have been mentoring me through this difficult process of launching this Kickstarter! A while back I did supply some miniatures for promo pics for one of their projects. They are same ones I'm using for mine! So I can see who one could be confused lol. I've decided though that I will be giving away some Terra Tiles during the campaign to help spread the word. I'll make a mention of that later when I got the details finalized. As far as the ungridded space goes, I recently responded to another about that issue with this remark: "Thanks for the inquiry. I knew this was going to be a big issue for a lot of people. I don't have any plans to modify them at this point. I too play an rpg that is highly tactical and distances are really very important. When I designed these tiles, I made sure to keep the dimensions of the flat open areas easily measurable by the eye. Most of the spaces are some multiple of a square inch actually. The bottoms of the tiles are even easier to guestimate with its stony pattern. When play testing the tiles I was surprised to find how easy it was to figure distance for simple things like moving. The base of the miniatures provide most of what you need to measure your characters steps. The only issue I really had was with spellcasting. To solve that problem, I took a string and put a green mark every inch, and a red mark every 5 inches. I know that's not ideal to do but it worked! Thanks for the kind words about TerraScapes over look though! They really are a different bird altogether lol. Nothing quite like them out there. I plan on doing a live stream of one of our sessions during the campaign. I think if you watch you'll see the un-gridded space isn't as big a issue as it seems to be. lol hell even I was surprised lol. -David the MG"
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    Wow! Thanks man! It really means a lot to me!
  8. YAR! It's been too long since I've visited these forums. Life has a way of sucking the life out of you lol. Here's what I've been up to. TerraScapes: Caves and Grottos is my first Kickstarter Project! TerraScapes is a nonlinear modular terrain system that uses 3D tiles to create hyper realistic natural settings for any game that uses miniatures. I have been developing this set of tiles over the course of the last year and it feels great to finally show it off! The Core set contains 9 tiles with an extra exclusive Kickstarter Campaign tile. Every tile is indeed double-sided and made out of very durable resin here in the good ol' U.S. of A.! Their natural design allows for a near infinite array of layouts. Checkout this video showing a few handful of layouts! As an indy studio, I'm going to need all the help I can get, to get these tiles funded. If they catch your eye at all, please take the time to check out my Kickstarter page. It truly means the world to me! Kickstarter Page Link: Thanks so much for your time! Wish me luck!!!
  9. Been busy busy with making yet another fine episode of MiniGrinder Paints! In my 6th episode I painted Reaper's Aina, the Valkyrie. She was sculpted by Patrick Keith, and it is one of my favorite Reaper Miniatures! I am a Nordmann at heart! This miniature is for the winner of last months FREE commission giveaway! whatta lucky fella. I'm sorry to see her go away so soon! Checkerout! Share if you Care! P.S. I sadly couldn't be at Gencon this year. If you happen to be watching this there, show it to the random person next to you! Here's the step by step video in 1080p HD. 3 hours of painting, cut down to 15 minutes
  10. So what did you folks think? Have you watched any of my recent ones? I'm getting ready to publish an episode with Reaper's Aina as the subject.
  11. Thanks for the vote of confidence! Expect many many more vids like this! I'm new to editing, and I'll get better at it, I promise! Next episode, the subject is a hero forge mini. The following one will be Aina, Valkyrie, one of my favorite miniatures! I would love to get into the con circuit! I don't even know where to start. I live just outside of Cleveland too!
  12. Thanks! It is easy! I think alot of new painters get caught up on the climb when they shoulda took the trail... lol if that makes any sense. Its all about layers, color mixing and brush loading.
  13. Or Celestial Sorcerer.. maybe its a Wanderer Wizard... Who Knows!? Just like always, I show you each of my steps that I take to replicating the Orion Nebula on this fella's robes. Checkerout! Comments are most welcome!
  14. Ahoy! Long time no see! I have been actively pursuing the production of a show dedicated to miniature painting. Recently, I switched the format from live streaming to a recorded show. Here is all three parts to my pilot episode. In each I cover every step I take to produce a finished piece. Checkerout! episode one: base layers and scales episode two: top layers, details and finishing freehands episode three: custom base construction Thanks for watching! Comments welcome!
  15. Meet Ja'zeer ibn-Mehmet! This is the pc played by Joe and the Reaper Miniature Kyra, the iconic Cleric. Ja'zeer is a Paladin-esque character which utilizes both healing and fire magic. p.s. illustrating chainmail is not good for sanity...