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Needing a break from resin (and not knowing how I want to paint my latest print), I have turned back to more basic crafting with xps foam. Leaning heavily on the teachings of Black Magic Craft on YouTube. These were also good to pick at during the seemingly 10000 hours of teleconferences I was on last week.
3/4” by 2.5” forms were cut and deck screws added to one end to provide some weight. I next marked out every 1/4”, then scored then with the knife and speed square. The verticale cuts were eyeballed about 1/3 of the way in on alternating rows (I did half one way, the other reversed to add some variety). I then went over all the cuts with a pen to increase the indent and soften the inner edges.
I then cut out the end caps 1” square and textured everything, pillars included with rolled up tin foil.
Lastly, I used hot glue to assemble the pieces.
hope to get them primed tomorrow and then a quick paint job on Sunday. Not that we’re playing D&D these days but I hope to have a few more pieces of terrain ready to go for when all this horrible stuff passes and we can resume our normal routines.
Thanks for looking.
So with the big confrontation coming for my group this Friday, I’ve been busily prepping some terrain to go along with the portal I posted up last week.
some crystal formations (wish I had hollowed them). Done with mostly clear resin, though there was a little red left in the tank.
Based. Used green painters tape to fill the gap in the bases. I may regret this...
Bases have been prepped with some Vallejo texture paste. You may notice a large surprise for my guys who is going to interrupt their encounter with the Drow. His wings are printing right now.
Thanks for looking.
I base coated this guy (Otherworld Shadow 1 of 2) in Reaper Nightmare Black (a gorgeous blue-black) and drybrush highlighted with a 50/50 mix of Oceanic Blue and Pure White.
I think he looks done! Thoughts? Too heavy on the dry brush? I plan to use some Vallejo Ground Texture on the base. Happy to hear comments and criticism.
Quick job here. Printed this off a couple weeks back in clear red resin, mostly because I've had the most luck with my current settings and a mix of clear and clear red resins. Decided to use the clear resin to my advantage.
Quick shot of Vallejo Black primer by brush, couple coats of Reaper wolf grey mixed with the black primer, then a drybrush with just Wolf Grey followed by a lighter one with Wolf Grey mixed with a little Daler Rowney White ink, followed by a quick wash of Vallejo Dark Grey. The clear red then got a coat of Tamiya Clear Red, and I really like the look.
Not going to win any awards, but for a D&D prop, and the little bit of time required, I'm calling this a win.
Total about 30 minutes spent painting this, minus some drying time. When my PCs finally reach a portal that may lead them out of the Underdark, there will be a decent set piece on the board before all hell breaks loose.
Thanks for looking.
I planned to go for the coloring suggestion on the box, except with brighter feathers. After base coat and a wash it seemed to turn rather plain. I keep the underside this way, while for the top side of the wings I started adding some variation to the feathers, gradually daring to add more detail and contrast. Took a while to get there, but in the end I was happy and called it finished. I even took a fun picture with it:
But now that I'm a few minis wiser, I demoted him from finished to lacking base. And this is where I am stuck now.
I had this plan of making a sandstone cliff looking base. I positioned him and started building up terrain, working carefully not to damage the finished mini. I colored some stones of various sizes in a few colors so I don't need to paint as much around the mini and I started to glue my rocks carefully around the base.
I kept working on it for hours thinking I am getting somewhere, but once I took a break and looked at it again from all sides... I stand by my rocks, I think in a few steps they'll look great, but the scene makes no sense. These are not cliffs, more like a stone quarry, what would a griffon be doing there? - that's too specific and unlikely.
Time to "delete" this somehow and start over... Wish me luck!
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