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So, as you may have heard, I have been bitten by the Frostgrave bug.  Like several others here.

 

I don't want to keep thread-jacking the topics that others have already started so I'm starting my own.  And there is nothing that you can do about it!

 

(Except ignore it.  Please don't ignore it.  My fragile self esteem would just totally fall apart and I would be forced to return to.........where was I)

 

Yes terrain.  I used to make terrain back when I played Mordheim but all of that has been lost to time and space (and Navy movers).  So I'm building most things from scratch.  I will include finished works as well as WIP.  If there is interest I can break out specific projects into a separate WIP thread.

 

So to start off: My first 10 painted minis of the New year: A Target Games resin Graveyard set.

 

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Now that Iook at it, I missed painting the earth on one of the graves.  And some moss (lichen I guess for the cold lands)

 

Next up is my pool/well.  This is actually an ash tray that Awesome Wife and I picked up from an open air market in London on our honeymoon in '98.  We don't smoke but it looked cool.

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Next up is a WIP of a ruined two story house.  I think the next ones I make will not be as wide.  Materials are foamcore board ($1) and craft (popsicle sticks, also $1).  I've got plenty of both left.  Front:

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And back:

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Future plans will include a storage box tower and some sort of stepped platform built out of insulation board.

 

FYI the foamboard cuts were done with a hot knife.  Very handy and relatively cheap.  Mine was $15 at AC Moore but after coupons and discounts it ended up being 7 bucks.

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1. Oh, man, the graveyards of Frostgrave would definitely be a thing to see.
 

2. I look forward to seeing and appreciating your work, and stealing all your good ideas.

3. I quit smoking in 1995, and I STILL have ashtrays all over the house. Most have never actually seen use for their intended purpose. Do not apologize for cool stuff.

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1. Oh, man, the graveyards of Frostgrave would definitely be a thing to see.

 

2. I look forward to seeing and appreciating your work, and stealing all your good ideas.

 

3. I quit smoking in 1995, and I STILL have ashtrays all over the house. Most have never actually seen use for their intended purpose. Do not apologize for cool stuff.

1. Yep.  I've got plans for a 3x3 graveyard scenario.  Plus if I get it all done it can double as a Halloween display.

 

2. Steal away.  There is a quote somewhere that all artist steal (or something to that effect)

 

3. Not apologizing; just giving the details behind the acquisition.  It was cool so I bought it no matter what it's original purpose was.

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Dilvish, remember that AC Moore and Michael's both give a 15% Military discount, but you have to ask to get it....

 

George

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Dilvish, remember that AC Moore and Michael's both give a 15% Military discount, but you have to ask to get it....

 

George

The AC Moore up by me has a big sign advertising it. And it stacks with a coupon (I bought my Krome airbrush with both).  I was unaware that Michael's did the same thing.  I'll add that to the list (which includes 10% at Lowes and Home Depot).

 

Continuing with the graveyard theme; here are four "Halloween Tree" ornaments that I picked up a couple of years ago.  How should I base them?  Individually (round or square bases), or in pairs (on craft sticks)?

 

 

 

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Can you handle water effects in the ashtray? That would look insane. If not look for something else. Eat seafood? Clean and dry out a shell. Though making a base for it might be a pain.

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Can you handle water effects in the ashtray? That would look insane. If not look for something else. Eat seafood? Clean and dry out a shell. Though making a base for it might be a pain.

I might be able to.  I've got some resin I could tint and pour in there.  I would want to practice on something else first.  It's one of my eventual goals.

 

Also, I'm going to make an ice pond.  I figure a clear piece of plastic; reverse painted on the underside with white blues.

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For the Halloween ornaments, if would suggest basing them at the end of individual rectangular bases, so they look like they are at the heads of actual graves.

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Hmm, I'll have to see what I have available.  They are just too wide for the big craft sticks I have.  I think my only cavalry bases are pewter.  I have some clementine boxes I can cut up. 

 

Must ponder

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Ok, is this better? :)

 

Frostgrave Association of Surpeme Terrain Crafters And Thread Starters. (FASTCATS)

FASTCATS, I like it... Now if only we'd all get around to finishing things.  :wacko:

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Is anything for a game really ever 'finished'?

Not as long as you're still breathing.

 

RE: tombstone ornaments--I'd base them individually.

 

Great start to your terrain collection!!

 

I painted some of that graveyard collection you have in the first pic; mine were cheap plaster copies I found somewhere. There's a thread in the show off section somewhere.

 

 

Edit: Here it is:

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/64152-scotia-grendel-gravestones/

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