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That is fantastic - I especially love the boat terrain that you built.  Great job!!!!

 

Thanks a heap, it was quick and dirty but did the job

 

 

Sounds like it was a blast.

 

Yeah it was great fun, looking forward to running another campaign after I get my hands on Ma'al Drakar

 

Cool!

 

Who makes that big blue dragon?

 

Its a carmine dragon from forge world, I used to use it as my High Elf Prince's mount, but since warhmamer kind of blew up it's now my resident dragon for RPGs

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It's great to see the minis being used as they were meant to. ::):

 

Cheers! They were great inspiration for the campaign. It was fun weaving them in to odd environments an situations

 

Im so jealous.. Great painting to match an even greater campaign... Yes I'm very jealous now..

 

Thanks very much!

 

Cool figures, and the terrain 9especially that portal) is pretty neat, too!

 

The portal was a lot of fun to make, my father-in-law made me a foam cutter (like an absolute boss) and so I cut a heap of foam to look like tentacles and a gateway. Then I found chain at a jewelry store so and placed it so that the gate looked as if it were chained shut. I made a little putty lock in the centre for the gate to be "locked" 

 

I love seeing minis being used in game! more pics!

 

Hahaha, cheers! Yeah I'm planning on adding more pics soon! :)

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That is a FANTASTIC array of FINELY painted gaming pieces. OUTSTANDING WORK!

They bring back some nice memories of all those minis I did for my Old Gaming Group long ago.

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Mooooorrrre minis!!!!

 

So here's some more pics of the minis I have used in campaigns gone by. Plus there's some new minis I plan to use for a campaign in the near future.

I've always had a pretty dodgy phone until recently, so now that I can take proper photos I'm keen to catalogue my collection.

Cheers from Aus!

 

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So I reckon I found something interesting for mini photography. With neural networks and image merging on https://deepart.io/I merged a photo of an antipaladin with a sketch, going from this:

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To this:

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I'm experimenting with different sketches to find the perfect one to merge with pictures of minis and it's great fun seeing the output. I'm keen to make some stylized sketches of my minis. I've tried merging them with paintings but with little success so far. 

Cheers

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Going from the miniature to the conception sketch is an interesting idea. It certainly produces a SPLENDID drawing. VERY NICELY DONE!

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