I didn’t find the time (and courage) to work on my various projects recently…
…but with the return of summer I will have more drive to get back to work.
Starting with my Moria Goblins by Game’s Workshop. Nothing fancy, they are tabletop quality: base colours followed a dipping, like my Mantic orcs.
I had some fun with the details on the bases (vegetation, plants, leaves, grass, etc).
They’ll look great on the game table: cool!
Nasty little guys!
…24 friends to be exact…
…yep: nasty Goblins!
An old piece today.
A diorama I made ages ago for a contest at a local gaming store (I won second place btw). Most of the temple is etched plaster covering a wood base.
For the sculpture on the wall, I pressed various figures on a clay sheet and poured plaster of Paris, then etched the brick patterns on it after it was dried. The columns are also made of plaster, poured in… cardboard toilet paper rolls. Yep.
The paint job is ok, but as for most of my older pieces, it consists mainly of layering and drybrushing.
It think the diorama should be viewed as a whole, telling a story: Mama dragon, protecting her eggs, wants to get a free meal from superstitious orcs, who are about to get attacked by a brave halfling thief and a (hopefully) powerful mage.
A jungle scene…
Some tension in this scene…
“Hum… free meal!”
“Wait… Something’s wrong…”
“If I can just find that wand now…”
“Just wait ’till the last moment: It will be more cinematic!”
“Now if that *&# mage could just find his stuff…”
Something new on the blog: step by step project posts. It’s not really tutorials, and not really w.i.p. too, but rather a documented making of a project with explanations and tips.
In this first part, I write about materials that will be used for part 2 and 3, where I will build 2 simple terrain pieces for the gaming table. Step by step 1, 2 and 3 are well suited for beginners, but they will be interesting to read (I hope) for veteran terrain crafters.
For paints, I will wait until part 4, where I will paint both terrain pieces.
Ok. Here we go.
Ok, that’s it! My first blog. I wanted to do it for a long time. I wanted a place to show up my works, wips and share hard earned tips with the community. Here it goes…