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On 10/31/2017 at 8:59 AM, Chris Palmer said:

 

What could cause a Zombie Apocalypse in Christmas Story, you might ask?

...Soap-Poisoning, in the city's water supply! :lol:

 

 

 

...or the Stocking Leg Lamp is an EVIL artifact that triggers the Zombie Apocalypse. Jean Shepherd would approve I am sure.

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13 hours ago, OneBoot said:

Oh gosh, this is too funny! :lol: I love that movie, so laughed really loud when I saw the final results, it's just so perfect. Well done indeed! :lol:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

 

 

Thank you, OneBoot!     

 

 

 

8 hours ago, malefactus said:

 

...or the Stocking Leg Lamp is an EVIL artifact that triggers the Zombie Apocalypse. Jean Shepherd would approve I am sure.

 

 

 

Ohhhh...I love that too!   Only an entity of true malevolence could create something so foul!    

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going back to your cork buildings, how did you paint / spray them?

on the face of it, the approaches (for painting cork) I'm seeing online are a bit involved, and I'm hoping that for model use one spray to rule them all will do ...

grateful for any advice / instructions you can provide.

 

any GA action yet, btw?

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3 hours ago, Harrocks said:

going back to your cork buildings, how did you paint / spray them?

on the face of it, the approaches (for painting cork) I'm seeing online are a bit involved, and I'm hoping that for model use one spray to rule them all will do ...

grateful for any advice / instructions you can provide.

 

any GA action yet, btw?

 

 

Harrocks-  

 

I've never had any problem with painting the cork.  

      The buildings I brush-painted I have just used a big bottle of cheap craft store acrylic paint to base coat black, and the same craft-store acrylic paint to dry brush.

  For the ones I used spray paint on, it too was nothing fancy, just base coating with some plain old flat black from the local hardware store.  Either Rustoleum Primer & Paint, or the bargain basement flat black from Walmart.  I then drybrushed the grey colors with the brush applied craft store acrylic.  

  The base coating was always applied with minimal effort; that is, I didn't make 100% sure it went down in every crevice or cranny in the cork.  The little crevices were naturally dark enough that nay I missed were not that noticeable. 

 

You will also note also that the first couple buildings I posted weren't even base coated with black, but with those I just went straight at them with the grey paint.  

 

I hope the helps!  Let me know if you have any further questions.  

 

No, we haven't started Ghost Archipelago yet.  I only just picked up my rulebook at a convention this past weekend! :lol:  Our first campaign game will be in January.    In December I may post something about whatever warband I select.  And I suspect there may be a small trial game in January (or maybe even December) if we can find time to squeeze it in.

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     I picked up my copy of Ghost Archipelago last weekend, and have been busy assembling my crew for the upcoming campaign.  Mostly, I've tried to select from figures I already have painted, that fit the theme I'm going for.    I decided one of the figures I wanted to use was, Imrijka, the Half-Orc Inquisitor, that I had originally painted up to be an Elf Ranger for Frostgrave.   I really liked how  the figure turned out, and I was always a little sad I never got to employ her in one of my Frostgrave warbands.  However, now I felt she would be perfect to play the role of a Hunter in my upcoming Crew.

 

     So, I needed to change her snowy icy base over to one suitable for the jungle.  First I gave the snow a coat of slightly thinned Americana "Sable Brown".  I then painted the ice with Americana "Neutral Grey".  When these colors were dry, I drybrushed the ground with Americana "Antique White", and the rocks with Americana "Dove Grey".    I then added a little flock and static grass to the base.  

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I think the transformation from cold to warm weather came out pretty good! 

 

 

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Are there boats, rafts, or canoes to build? Do such things figure in the scenarios?

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Are there boats, rafts, or canoes to build? Do such things figure in the scenarios?

 

There are. In fact, Northstar sold two boats as a part of their Nickstarter, and I have one of them basically done now (still need to paint the rudder post, but otherwise....)

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Are there boats, rafts, or canoes to build? Do such things figure in the scenarios?

 

1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

There are. In fact, Northstar sold two boats as a part of their Nickstarter, and I have one of them basically done now (still need to paint the rudder post, but otherwise....)

 

 

As Doug says, yes; some scenarios require small boats.   I’ve already got a pretty good selection on hand, so probably won’t be building any in the short term.

 

 

3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Very Nice!

 

Thank you, Glitterwolf! 

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On 10/11/2017 at 11:12 PM, Chris Palmer said:

     I picked up my copy of Ghost Archipelago last weekend, and have been busy assembling my crew for the upcoming campaign.  Mostly, I've tried to select from figures I already have painted, that fit the theme I'm going for.    I decided one of the figures I wanted to use was, Imrijka, the Half-Orc Inquisitor, that I had originally painted up to be an Elf Ranger for Frostgrave.   I really liked how  the figure turned out, and I was always a little sad I never got to employ her in one of my Frostgrave warbands.  However, now I felt she would be perfect to play the role of a Hunter in my upcoming Crew.

 

I think the transformation from cold to warm weather came out pretty good! 

 

yes, she looks great.

excellent expression on that figure.

 

and in saying that (and as a confirmed 'no-eyes' painter myself) it's your great job on her peeppers that have brought that out. Super painting.

 

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2 hours ago, Harrocks said:

 

yes, she looks great.

excellent expression on that figure.

 

and in saying that (and as a confirmed 'no-eyes' painter myself) it's your great job on her peeppers that have brought that out. Super painting.

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Harrocks!   It’s taken a lot of practice with eyes to get where I am, and for me it’s still very hit or miss with the results; especially with figures like this one with a hat (or hood).  I think a lot of the credit here probably needs to go to the sculptor; it was a great expression-filled face to begin with. ::):

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She is LOVELY...considering that she is also an Inquisitor that is quite an accomplishment. Her hard stare makes the mini for me. VERY NICELY DONE!

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On 11/14/2017 at 11:11 AM, malefactus said:

She is LOVELY...considering that she is also an Inquisitor that is quite an accomplishment. Her hard stare makes the mini for me. VERY NICELY DONE!

 

Thanks for the comments, malefactus! 

 

 

Back on August 29th I posted some pictures of some goodies I got at my local Dollar Tree, one of which was a pack of plastic zombie figures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65327-chriss-frostgrave-ghost-archipelago-terrain-efforts/&do=findComment&comment=1606432

 

Well, I finally got a round to painting a couple of the figures and I thought I'd show the results. The first is one of the zombies itself.   Before I painted him, I glued a weapon into his hand (an old GW Ogre club I believe).  I had trouble with the primer I used on him drying tacky,  but painting over the tacky primer seems to have sealed in the problem.   This was one of the few figures that didn't look distinctly modern.  

 

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 The other figure was one of the dogs that came in the package.  This I painted to use as an Island Shade beast (looking something like a Patronus from Harry Potter, I think) for Ghost Archipelago.  This one I think I must have started painting before the primer was dry or something, because it got a crackling effect on it.  It doesn't bother me on the figure though, as an undead spirit animal may just have crackling on it. Who knows? :lol:

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OUTSTANDING! The Living Impaired Lad & his Ghostly Dog are a WONDERFUL pair..nicely painted, base, & very imaginative. VERY WELL DONE!

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