Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cryx journey man league painted minis.

Thought I would drop a quick update with some pics of the minis I've been painting for our MoKan Journeyman league.  It's been an excellent event! I've gotten so much painting done of minis that have been sitting since GenCon 2 years ago!  I almost have all my Cryx painted at this point with only a few scattered casters and a unit of witches left.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Modular Warmachine Town

Here is the big current project.  A full modular town for Warmachine and Hordes.  Massive use of Hirst Arts molds. (The best in the business).  My idea for this town is to have heavy detail.  I want players to put finely painted armies on it and have it draw the eyes of everyone in the conventions.  With this plan in mind I began working on a format for the sections.

I decided to base all the sections off of 1x2, 1x1, 1x4 and 2x2 pieces.  Seems this layout would give me the most variety.  To start it off I made several frames of 1"x2" wood.  I made frames around the pieces so the sides would not get damaged during transport.

I cut pieces of pink foam to the inner size of each frame.  This is so I would have at least 1" of depth if I wished to dig down for any reason. (Water, craters, which ever).  This done I moved on to the casting!

This was my test piece for both the frame system and the Hirst Arts Molds.  I have to say I am VERY impressed with the quality of product put out by Hirst arts Molds.  I cast the stones out of dental stone.  I have the very best aunt in the world who just happens to be a dentist, and gives me an awesome discount on dental stone.  The test piece is 1'x1'

The second test piece was a 1'x2' board.  I am experimenting with a new way of doing rubble.  There will be a tutorial on how I did it at a later time as I am still working with it.

Another 1'x1' flat and I have a 2'x2' section cast and assembled.  (house and figs added for scale)

I came up with the idea of making many (and I mean MANY) movable cover/detail pieces.  These will be placed around for color and to block charge lanes etc.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This is a blog about GAMING!  Tabletop, and roleplaying both.  I am a terrain maker and painter.  Expect to see lots of photos of projects both current and finished.
I am a huge fan of Privateer Press and Hirst arts molds.  The above picture is a completed Scavenger.  I slightly modified it with a Warhammer flight stand.  Didn't make much sense to me to have a flying model standing on the base.  The only modification was to bend the legs back into a more fluid pose.  I went with the purple color to try and entice my youngest daughter, Rowan, to play.  This tactic did not work.