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About Thrym

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  • Birthday 03/21/1969

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    Waterloo, NY
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    Making display bases, painting miniatures, helping the miniatures community, advising ub3r_n3rd on his projects ... so on. If you want my advice, drop my name (I'll eventually find it), PM me, or hit me up on Facebook, Google or Skype.

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  1. Posted to my blog, Thrym's Table.
  2. Added the Gloss Goo™ layer. Kind of looks like I glazed a cookie. Should dry quick in the ac tonight. Off to bed. Stay tuned and Enjoy.
  3. Added white water and some more spell effect. Gonna add the Gloss Medium & Varnish layer over that and then another Gloss Goo™ layer. Woodland Scenics White Water Highlight is the highlight. I added Reaper Sparkling Snow as a wash with a little gloss medium mixed in to create the silvery effect. Stay tuned and Enjoy.
  4. So, the Gloss Goo™ dried well by morning, so I added a straight Gloss Medium & Varnish layer and then another layer of the Turquoise spell effect. Which is drying fairly well in the air conditioning. Once that's dry I think I will do some highlighting of the spell effect before going back to the goo. Looks like the image is a little desaturated. Stupid phone. Anyway. Will post another pic when I get the highlights done and then the next Goo layer. I think I will also start the white water of the cresting waves. Stay tuned and Enjoy!
  5. Okay, I decided to create a concoction of the Golden Heavy Gel and the Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish that I've dubbed, "Gloss Goo™." So I mixed equal parts of water and the Gloss Medium along with a generous dollop of the Gel in a separate container. I threw in some glass beads for agitators and shook it all up to mix the gel into the varnish. The whole thing is a creamy yogurt consistency. Using the same large 6mm flat brush I've been using to apply the layers all along, I dabbed the Gloss Goo™ onto the water surface. I'll try to take another shot when this coat is dried. It's already drying a lot faster than Gel would alone. Tomorrow it should be ready for the next coat. Possibly more of the same to continue building up the layers. Also pictured in there are some recent purchases ... Happy Seppuku's recently released Coins and Basalt stamps. Woodland Scenics Water Tints (Turquoise, Navy Blue, Olive Drab, and Sage Green) plus White Water Highlight. All bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby at around a $1.00 a piece. In the corked jar to the right are Plastic Rocks for use with plaster, glue or paint when creating scenes for model railroads. I got two bottles for like 50 cents as another Hobby Lobby clearance nab. Stay tuned and Enjoy!
  6. Tonight's layers: I started off with another Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish layer At that point I decided on my underwater effect. I mixed what you see above, Woodland Scenics Turquoise Water Tint and Reaper Sparkling Sniw with the Gloss Medium and Water. That went into the heart shaped area between Ezren and the Maiden like a shield or fringe of a spell on the water. Next I added more Golden Heavy Gel to the back to help build the wave and then the front edges as well as where Ezren lifted his arm from the water. Next layers ... Future layers will be either just the Gloss Medium or a combo of the Gloss Medium and the Heavy Gel intermixed with expanding on the spell effect. Stay tuned.
  7. For those interested in how to build and to paint (airbrush) a water display base ... I recently enjoyed this tutorial by James Powell posted to the Weathered Models group on Facebook. I utilize some of the ideas and techniques he discusses above as I am building up the layers. I will be specifically be using the polyfill to add some more interesting details to the waves and splashes. Screenshot Preview: Facebook Video
  8. Well, it's been a while but I pulled the Dark Maiden and her subject of interest out and started working on them again. Specifically, I have added a flotation device and started the water layers. The water layers applied so far are: Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish to add a nice base shine. Golden Heavy Gel to add some volume and sculpt so effect to the wave. Golden Heavy Gel again to build up the layers and glue down the "door". I added some under the wood for what was lifted out of the water by Ezren leaning heavily on it to lift his arm free. Next up: More layers and the finishing touches on the Maiden. Stay tuned and Enjoy.
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    Village Map :: Gabriel

    Sneak peek at another map ... The Old Tower This old tower once held the secrets of an old and powerful wizard. The rumors around the tower are plentiful and even reach the capitol, Stonemark. But nothing has ever been discovered according to the locals. The tower is oddly shaped and doesn't have stones set in them. They look as if they were raised from the earth and sculpted to shape. The locals avoid the place because of the strange vegetation. A sickly orange root has grown out from the tower and slowly covers the walls and the grounds around it. Animals shun the place except for ravens. The bleary-eyed tavern goers claim to have seen a pair of giant ravens on occasion checking the ruin. Speculations abound that Odin himself keeps tabs on the place through his ravens, Hunin and Munin.
  10. The second village of four in the region ... yes, there are four. The fourth is Jule Village which is on the full Markshire map but not on my region map. I present, Gabriel: Gabriel is much more of a hunting and gathering village for its use of the Dimmaskog Forest. The thatched buildings closest to the forest are collectively a hunters commune. The buildings directly above that are the inn of Gabriel. Merchant buildings reside across from the inn. The mayor's home is to the topmost on the main road with the two colored tiled roof. A windmill is to top right and fields of wheat or corn are located below that. The majority of the rest are homes. Naturally, a Temple of Odin exists in the town. This temple, being closer to Starcroft and the mines near there, has paving stones and a walled entrance at the front. Region map: Jule Village is located south of Waymeet lying next to another forest.
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    Village Map :: Waymeet

    The finished version of the Aerie! I took this picture under crappy light so I will see about taking a better pic later.
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    Village Map :: Waymeet

    Going back to the main map of the forest and Waymeet's vicinity I decided to start on the orc lair for the Soaring Eagle Clan. This splinter clan moved into an ancient spire of rock in the middle of the Dimmaskog Forest. The broken peak of the spire was inhabited by eagles. Originally settling at the base of the spire the newly formed clan performed the blood oaths to brand themselves a new clan and chose the eagles above them as their shield totem. Now this was an area in the NWN game I made for use with Fane Village to the north. The original layout was very basic and tight because of the game tileset. There wasn't much and the house placeable was used because there wasn't much available for buildings. The new layout looks like this so far ... As you can plainly see it is a bit more detailed and much more interesting already. I think my favorite feature will be the cave hive at the north end of the basin walls above the Nest. Many of the clan's eagles have created nests in them. I will finish those details next but I used these types of formations as a reference... Enjoy and stay tuned.
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    Village Map :: Waymeet

    I had started to detail the Dimmaskog Forest which is the forest to the west of Waymeet. I paused in the process of this map with an idea for Stada Jarfi, the Cobalt Druid Circle. I drew this on Father's Day and was inspired by the concept of a circle of large cobalt stones. Each of the stones is a large hunk of cobalt. The central stone sits embedded in purplish granite dais with veins of the cobalt running through it. The druids who tend the circle live nearby while many of their order travel all of Markshire.
  14. House organization is at an all time max chaos. So, I haven't had time to finish organizing my stuff from my office coming home and the wife gets promoted from teacher to admin. She cleaned out her classroom and added her stuff to mine at home. I have put some effort into mapmaking. It takes up way less space. I present ... Waymeet. A village near the edge of a forest at the southern end of Markshire :: Kingdom of Ice my campaign world of 25 or so years. I introduced the village at the end of my persistent world in Neverwinter Nights even though it's been on the map since the beginning. I hope to start some new adventures using the Dungeon World system and basing them out of Waymeet instead of Foothold. As you can see, there's a considerable distance between the two. While Waymeet isn't as key a location as Foothold, it will serve as a great starting point for this new take on my campaign in a different system. Enjoy. I will be adding more about the village and likely some interior maps as I go.
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    Death Dealer Animal - Sketch

    No argument from me. I didn't make that picture and would have prolly just used a skull there.
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