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WEEKEND QUESTION April 29th / May 1st.

What common item have you converted/painted/changed so you could use it in your game world/with your minis?

Think toys/statuettes/appliances/anything that wasn't meant for our hobby initially?

 

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Since May 1st falls in a weekend I have taken the liberty of hijacking that day.

Our Quisitor for May is @Werkrobotwerk!

I want to thank you all for playing along, I've seen some creative and interesting answers!

 

In order to make sure that the minis you play with are safe for you, you can send all of your minis to WOOF HQ.

We will carefully test them for you, take note that this can take a while...I'm a slow painter...we're understaffed at the moment.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION April 29th / May 1st.

What common item have you converted/painted/changed so you could use it in your game world/with your minis?

I will keep thinking about this. The phrase “common item” kind of limits things. 
 

I am a great believer in the FROGGCIDENT so anything is fair game. 
 

3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Think toys/statuettes/appliances/anything that wasn't meant for our hobby initially?

There are a few fish tank decorations that have made it into my terrain selection. 

 

3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

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Meet Mr. Skull:

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…but he may not count. I did nothing to him other than remove the label and price tag. He was already painted and flocked like this. 
 

But, voilá, Mr Skull became the mysterious Skull Rock Grotto
 

 

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52 minutes ago, TGP said:

I will keep thinking about this. The phrase “common item” kind of limits things. 
 

I am a great believer in the FROGGCIDENT so anything is fair game. 
 

There are a few fish tank decorations that have made it into my terrain selection. 

 

Meet Mr. Skull:

 

…but he may not count. I did nothing to him other than remove the label and price tag. He was already painted and flocked like this. 
 

But, voilá, Mr Skull became the mysterious Skull Rock Grotto
 

 

 

I think that counts.

 

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION April 29th / May 1st.

What common item have you converted/painted/changed so you could use it in your game world/with your minis?

Think toys/statuettes/appliances/anything that wasn't meant for our hobby initially?

 

Show us!

 

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A lot of aquarium stuff can just be dropped right into a game.  We have several copies of this ruined temple floating around the club, seen here in a 2016 Frostgrave game, with an old Marx Toys 54mm plastic viking as a statue. 

 

I needed help with the sewing (i.e. I contracted it out or begged it from my mother) but this scenery ground cloth, roads, rivers, and hills are all done in printed quilting fabric:

 

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@Chris Palmer is the master of improvisation in the club; I should let him post for himself, but I have the ploughed fields on the battlefield shown below from him as a gift.  They are originally washcloths which have been trimmed and painted.

 

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     I have a few fishtank pieces that are eventually going to be part of projects - one of them is the ruined front wall an old Greek-revival style building (a bank?) that's going to double as a ruined Gothic church for an undead piece: I'm doing a nighttime cemetery scene in the foreground, with the building itself backlit as though the interior is on fire, and a bunch of ghouls will be perched around the scene.

 

    I also regularly hit up the Goodwill Store - they have an entire aisle full of resin and plaster knick-knacks and little statues that make great scenery. 

This guy is just under five inches tall, and the sun emblem he's holding used to be a bit dangling from a cheap plastic clip-on earring I got out of a bubblegum machine.

 

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    I get the speckled stone look by base-coating the whole thing a somewhat dark grey and then standing back about two feet away with a spray can of black primer in one hand and a spray can of white in the other, hands about a foot and a half apart, and then doing a quick simultaneous back-and-forth pass across the piece with both hands (Yes, I crossed the streams, lol)... I then rotate the piece about a third of a circle, do another back-and-forth, rotate it again and do one more pass. Then I check to see if there's any spot that's too much of one color, step back about another half foot or so, and give that one spot a quick little half-second shot of the opposite color.

Although I haven't gotten around to finishing this guy yet, the next step is to darken all the shadows on him, and then do a few random uneven brown and green washes to make it look dirty.

 

 

  

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION April 29th / May 1st.

What common item have you converted/painted/changed so you could use it in your game world/with your minis?

Think toys/statuettes/appliances/anything that wasn't meant for our hobby initially?

 

Show us!

 

Since May 1st falls in a weekend I have taken the liberty of hijacking that day.

Our Quisitor for May is @Werkrobotwerk!

I want to thank you all for playing along, I've seen some creative and interesting answers!

 

In order to make sure that the minis you play with are safe for you, you can send all of your minis to WOOF HQ.

We will carefully test them for you, take note that this can take a while...I'm a slow painter...we're understaffed at the moment.

I remember when the FLGS was open, we bought a toy tank to convert into a Baneblade for 40K. We didn't gt around to finishing it, but we gave it to someone who's big on conversions like that and would see the project through.

 

 

 

Boy, I'm sure glad I was wearing my anti-W.O.O.F. reflective lenses that blocks mind control and the power of suggestion this entire month.

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION April 29th / May 1st.

What common item have you converted/painted/changed so you could use it in your game world/with your minis?

Think toys/statuettes/appliances/anything that wasn't meant for our hobby initially?

 

Show us!

 

Since May 1st falls in a weekend I have taken the liberty of hijacking that day.

Our Quisitor for May is @Werkrobotwerk!

I want to thank you all for playing along, I've seen some creative and interesting answers!

 

In order to make sure that the minis you play with are safe for you, you can send all of your minis to WOOF HQ.

We will carefully test them for you, take note that this can take a while...I'm a slow painter...we're understaffed at the moment.

 

I use all sorts of things for scenery & such for which they weren't meant. An example the plastic & cloth floral pieces that were pressed into service for my more personable flowers that surrounded Rapunzel's Twisted Tower:

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There you go!

 

 

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3 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

@Chris Palmer is the master of improvisation in the club; I should let him post for himself, but I have the ploughed fields on the battlefield shown below from him as a gift.  They are originally washcloths which have been trimmed and painted.

 

Yes, I've done quite bit of converting over the years.   Two of my favorites are:

 

This ruined "Watch" Tower for Frostgrave, made from a plastic Halloween Wine Glass from the Dollar Tree store, some Juice lids, and a cardboard tube...

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... And this Sea Goddess Temple, made primarily from a Sand Mold, Superhero Action Figure, and an Orange Juice lid. 

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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION April 29th / May 1st.

What common item have you converted/painted/changed so you could use it in your game world/with your minis?

Think toys/statuettes/appliances/anything that wasn't meant for our hobby initially?

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On 4/27/2022 at 11:34 PM, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION April 28th.

What part of painting / assembling a mini do you like the most/hate the most?

 

I love assembly and basing — I’d rather build than paint, though I like painting too.  I can paint details for hours.  But the one thing that I hate about (acrylic) painting is layering.  It’s too slow a process, and I don’t have patience for it.  I’d rather use an airbrush, or wet blend when I can, though I’m not very good at wet-blending yet.

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A couple of things...

 

The right kind of doormat makes excellent grain fields for 15mm wargames...

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Can't claim originality for this, but I had this Homer Simpson lying around, so he became a statue for Frostgrave, along with some decoupage stuff from Michael's...

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The Pyramid was from some fast food places kids meal...

will become more Frostgrave terrain...

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Same for this Sauruman figure...

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All sorts of stuff out there to use!

Dollhouse accessories are another good place to look...

 

The Drow

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On 4/28/2022 at 1:34 AM, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION April 28th.

What part of painting / assembling a mini do you like the most/hate the most?

They have improved somewhat over the years, but the old Ral Partha Battlemechs could be a nightmare to assemble. That I hated.

And I love looking at a completed battlemech and knowing that even the cockpit looks good.

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4 minutes ago, Corsair said:

They have improved somewhat over the years, but the old Ral Partha Battlemechs could be a nightmare to assemble. That I hated.

And I love looking at a completed battlemech and knowing that even the cockpit looks good.

especially that [email protected] Marauder!!!!!

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On 4/29/2022 at 7:52 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION April 29th / May 1st.

What common item have you converted/painted/changed so you could use it in your game world/with your minis?

Think toys/statuettes/appliances/anything that wasn't meant for our hobby initially?

 

Show us!

 

Since May 1st falls in a weekend I have taken the liberty of hijacking that day.

Our Quisitor for May is @Werkrobotwerk!

I want to thank you all for playing along, I've seen some creative and interesting answers!

 

In order to make sure that the minis you play with are safe for you, you can send all of your minis to WOOF HQ.

We will carefully test them for you, take note that this can take a while...I'm a slow painter...we're understaffed at the moment.

 

 

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