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  1. As promised the final pictures of the bats, ghouls, and vulture. As for the dollar store spiders I just drybrushed their dirt bases. The Reaper spider however recieved quite a bit of attention tonight. As @Great Khan Artist pointed out my giant spiders are truly giant, apparently that discussion was enough to spark my memory though. Turns out awhile ago I made some smaller giant spiders using Halloween novelty rings. I even made them for this exact project. For whatever reason they weren't with the rest of this project
  2. Agreed, playing while working on my Big Terrain project really helped keep me motivated. With so many pieces being rinse and repeat painting seeing the new pieces appear on my gaming table helped combat project fatigue.
  3. It can, and in this case you could argue its basing for advantage as more of your party can surround a larger base. This wasn't my actual intention however, when these were first made I was basing more for D&D than wargaming. Don't quote me but I believe they are on the proper sized bases for large creatures in D&D. My real goal with these was actually laziness. I wanted to see how good these dollar store toy spiders looked without any "extra" work other than painting. Though they're not done I think they look pretty good for not wanting to add any texture or do any greens
  4. The bats, ghouls, and vulture were sealed today and their bases even got flock. So tomorrow they'll get their final pictures. As that didn't take very long I still had plenty of time left to devote to my spiders. With just a little work both spiders were ready for a wash, which effectively finishes them for the night. Hopefully tomorrow I can finish their dry brushing and final details. As both of the dollar store spiders are nearly finished I also went ahead and basecoated the Reaper spider I have.
  5. Excerpt from Ranger Aarn Cral's campaign journal The courtyard is about what we expected but that doesn't mean it is not horrifying. Bodies lie everywhere and aside from a few guards they are all nuns. The bodies are torn and hacked and were left where they fell. A fountain sits in the center of the courtyard filled with dark water. As we entered we heard a dry crackle and skeletons rose up from amidst the bodies... I changed up a few of the proxies for this game. The Skeletons will be actual Skeletons this time. The two Blair Witch Skeletons along wit
  6. Got just a little more work in before calling it a night and nearly finished the vulture. All that's left are a few details and some drybrushing. One of the spiders got some attention too.
  7. Had a few home repair/maintenance projects that I wanted to get done today and once I was finished the kid was only just going down for her nap. So to my surprise I got some bonus hobby time and I put it to good use. I finished the details, all the drybrushing, and even painted the base rims on the ghouls. Like the bats aside from sealing and flock they're done. After all that naptime still wasn't over so I started the next few monsters too. The vulture and giant spiders received their black basecoats.
  8. Thanks, the highlight on the swirling "flames" came out a little too thick in places but overall I thought it looked good.
  9. Tonight I finished the bats as far as painting goes. There's still flocking and sealing of course but that's for another night. The ghouls also got some attention and are almost done. All that's really left are a few details and drybrushing.
  10. Awhile ago I made a list of all my current projects that I'd like to finish and I've slowly been working my way through them. After "finishing" my Big Terrain Project I figured it'd be a nice change of pace to return to actual miniatures. Picking the right project proved very easy this time however, it was time to start my Ghost Archipelago project. When I first planned this project my wife and I had just started a Ghost Archipelago campaign. That campaign never made it past the first game but as I recently started a Rangers of Shadow Deep campaign this seemed like the perfect proj
  11. Minus a few things (the Baba Yaga Hut, chicken legs, and the four naked Greek statues) this project is now "complete". I've decided to leave the hut as is and figure out if I want to restart it completely or leave it as is. At the moment I just can't decide so I'm pushing the decision off on future me instead. I have an idea for the legs but don't want to do it just yet. I think the idea could benefit from a little more time in the mental planning stage so it'll be a future project too. As for the Greek statues I just don't feel ready to tackle them. I've decided
  12. I haven't gotten around to painting any of my picks from this round, but I did make a couple magnets from the two stickers I pulled. They don't look half bad on the basement fridge either.
  13. Excerpt from Ranger Aarn Cral's campaign journal After returning from the Shadow Deep we were ready for a rest. Between the many debriefings combined with all the comings and goings at the stronghold itself though rest wasn't in large supply. It was after a not very restful week our next mission appeared at the gate's. Ranger Yanko had rescued a Lorenthian survivor from a pack of Gnolls within the Shadow Deep. On their journey back they stumbled upon a ruin the survivor identified as the Convent of St. Emilia. They reported that the convent looked completely abandoned.
  14. I finally got back to the painting desk today but only managed to seal my last batch of terrain. That does however mean I took some "final" pictures of everything.
  15. The weekend kinda got away from me so I only just played tonight, but tomorrow the first scenario in the Burning Light campaign should be up.
  16. Before jumping into the Burning Light campaign I figured now would be a good time to post the story so far. Aarn Cral's Official Report Myself and my party were lucky enough to be in Alladore when Lorenthia fell. At first we had our hands full just trying to manage the influx of refugees and villagers fleeing from the border. Our first mission came about a week after the fall of Lorenthia. Aventine a veteran ranger had been sent to investigate reports of an attack on a nearby village. That being three days ago and he still hadn't returned so we were ordered to investi
  17. I would like to second the great work, especially on the turtles. I really like the different shell colors, it really gives that much more personality to figures that already have a ton.
  18. Excerpt from Ranger Aarn Cral's campaign journal Finally making it through the swamp we practically rejoiced when the ground became firm and the risk of sinking into the muck disappeared. The perpetual night continues along with the ash and smoke drifting in the air. These are really only minor annoyances at this point though, our real worry comes from the complete silence. We've seen the occasional animal and even regular insects but we haven't heard them, this alone is enough to show us that noise is very deadly here. Twice we've spotted patrols of Gnolls and masked men and each
  19. Back was feeling much better yesterday so I went ahead and prepped for the next game even going so far as to setup the table. It's a good thing too because simply playing the scenario took over four hours. Usually I write and post the battle reports the next day but with such a lengthy game I'm once again promising nothing. Another game is complete however so a report is coming, but I'm warning everyone it's going to be a long one.
  20. Between throwing out my back and obligations that come with the holiday I'm not going to find the time to play this weekend. I may play sometime early next week, in which case I'd play twice, but as of now I'm making no promises.
  21. Thanks, a Google search let me see how others did this hut so I borrowed ideas from multiple people. One even painted the roof hide with a tiger stripe pattern but I wasn't brave enough to attempt it.
  22. Dry brushing of the portal is complete and I'm calling it finished. I'm still not quite ready to return to the Baba Yaga hut so I grabbed another hut instead. I really got into the groove of painting and ended up basecoating the entire piece. Looks like I'm just a few washes away from being forced back to the big hut. Although I do still have to paint the warrior statues.
  23. Is that what those are? I recieved them second hand during a Warhammer housewarming party. I was never able to figure out where they came from though. It does makes sense as someone else on the forum identified my Egyptian set as Hirst Arts too; they both came from the same friend.
  24. I spent the last few days prepping my picks from the latest circuit of the box of goodwill. Cleaning mold lines and basing everything actually turned out to make for a very nice break from the monotony that any big project can become. Breaks over though and this project is almost finished anyway (until I get around to priming all the other terrain I've acquired since priming most of this lot last year), so I guess it's time to get back to it. I started the evening out easy enough with the goal of finishing the gazebo. As all I really wanted to do was paint the branches anyway it di
  25. I agree, between the extra mechanics in this and the broken stairway you're bound to lose someone before the last scenario. That one looks like quite a to do as well with a ton of enemies, but at least that's the end of the gauntlet this mission can be.
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