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269 2,826 Freddy the Great Dane, tallest dog in world, dead at 8 1/2
by jenny16338
Feb 5, 2021 2:47:33 GMT
No New Posts DM's Craft Forum Help

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34 223 The expulsion of poster?
by factoriatabletop
Sept 20, 2021 11:42:39 GMT
No New Posts DM's Craft News

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30 401 Can Still get a DM's Craft Shirt
by erho
Jan 5, 2018 16:02:13 GMT
No New Posts Craft Contests

Win stuff! Feel free to join a contest or even start one yourself! Registered Members Only.

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DM's Craft General Discussion

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No New Posts General Crafting - 1 Viewing

This forum is where anyone, regardless of skill level, should feel free to post pictures, discuss techniques or materials, etc.

1,797 26,532 Small victories
by sgtslag
Sept 23, 2021 20:23:18 GMT
No New Posts General Gridless

This is where you can have discussions that pertain to using gridless wargaming systems for miniatures in a normally gridded game.

27 528 Short comings of the gridless system
by sgtslag
Jul 2, 2019 18:14:40 GMT
No New Posts 3D Printing & Computer Modelling

Printed a 3D model? Created a 3D model? Then this is the place to be!

104 2,319 3-D Printed Items
by sgtslag
Jul 20, 2020 2:13:19 GMT
No New Posts The Dragon's Den

Off-topic discussion forum for registered forum members.

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No New Posts Crafting Q&A

Have a question about a specific video or technique? Or just feel lost and need advice? This is the place for you!

280 3,151 Moss on statues?
by maria278890
Mar 9, 2021 1:38:52 GMT
No New Posts Crafting Tips, Tricks & Resources

Are you a crafting veteran? Can you turn trash into 2.5D gold? PLEASE take a moment and post your wisdom here!

213 3,211 Another great technique for making hills, inexpensively...
by sgtslag
Apr 26, 2021 15:45:29 GMT
No New Posts Wish List

This is where you can make suggestions of what you would like to see for upcoming DM's Craft videos.

49 475 Medieval Observatory
by Lynq
Nov 10, 2018 11:54:25 GMT

2.5D Next

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No New Posts 2.5D General Discussion - 1 Viewing

Discuss Scotty's "2.5D Next" method of crafting.

26 473 Best handcrafted wooden engraved American work of flags
by jamesmichael12
Sept 16, 2021 5:38:49 GMT

DM Resources and Ideas

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No New Posts Treacherous Traps

We all need fun traps to hound and confound our PCs. Let’s share our traps with each other.

48 538 The Terrible Rickus Rollatus Apparatus
by frederickthemad
Jul 2, 2019 5:57:44 GMT
No New Posts Puzzle Place

We all need fun puzzles for our games. Lets share our ideas with each other.

40 330 can you solve this?
by erho
Dec 18, 2017 21:39:05 GMT

Community Galleries

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553 11,396 Spiders! Ahh!
by factoriatabletop
Sept 20, 2021 11:37:25 GMT
No New Posts Community Video Gallery

You've seen how DM Scotty does it, now it's your turn! Here's where you can show off videos of your terrain.

113 1,562 Factoria Tabletop´s showcase!
by factoriatabletop
Sept 21, 2021 0:44:07 GMT
No New Posts Community Miniature Gallery

Miniatures, we luv em'! Worked on any lately? Why not share them here as well as tips and advice to get the best out of those beloved minis!

287 3,479 Winter Wolves: Safari Ltd.'s toy?
by margaret
Sept 4, 2021 16:27:17 GMT

DM's Craft Videos

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No New Posts Tilescapes The Isometric Terrain System

DM Scotty shows his new tile system inspired by isometric maps.

2 57 Tilescapes #002 Crafting Tilescape Tiles
by margaret
Sept 20, 2018 1:46:50 GMT
No New Posts Adventure Project

Help DM Scotty with ideas for building an adventure from scratch and then watch as the king of cardboard crafts it before your very eyes!

8 10 AP 07: KING KONG Statue
by quinntheviking
Feb 18, 2015 1:17:41 GMT
No New Posts The DM's Craft

The DM's Craft Episodes

125 164 DM's Craft -Episode 122: Demon Door (2 Parts)
by skunkape
Mar 14, 2018 14:34:23 GMT
No New Posts DM Scotty 'Show's His Stuff'

Dm Scotty shows us his completed tiles & terrain.

28 38 SYMS EP12: AJ's Crypt
by stormiestl
Dec 18, 2015 1:48:38 GMT
No New Posts At the Gaming Table

Join DM Scotty and his group as they play D&D.

Sub-board: Game Thunk

16 25 Game Thunk - EP12: Easy way to sort minis
by sgtslag
Mar 30, 2014 13:34:30 GMT
No New Posts Going Gridless

This series of videos is intended to help DM's interested in removing the grid from their game.

6 11 Going Gridless - EP06: Feeling of gridless
by DnDPaladin
Mar 14, 2015 15:44:05 GMT
No New Posts Short Tips

These videos describe techniques too focused to warrant an entire episode.

67 94 Short Tips - Episode 46 - Texture sheets from cake moulds
by miltonmurphy
Sept 21, 2021 20:11:32 GMT
No New Posts Spellcraft

These videos are for how to deal with spell effects in a gridless game.

4 4 Spellcraft - EP04: Persistent Spell Template
by Admin
Nov 5, 2013 12:51:20 GMT
No New Posts Zombiepocalypse

Craft urban terrain for your zombie games.

4 29 Zombiepocalypse EP1: Crafting Ruined Cars
by bluecloud2k2
Jan 7, 2017 2:48:31 GMT
No New Posts Scotty's Miscellaneous Media

In here are all DM Scotty's media that don't fall under the other categories.

7 21 Many craft uses for recycled food containers
by darkpath
May 8, 2016 7:51:58 GMT


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erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it... :'( Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... P-) Cheers! May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us :P Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else? Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting... Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them. Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept... Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
dmgullydwarf: Nice Aug 5, 2020 14:44:56 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem? Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly. Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know. Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: randywest: just found Wargames Atlantic, five types, 28mm plastic fantasy., Cheers! Sept 21, 2020 17:02:03 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth! Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. P-) Cheers! Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. 8-) Cheers! May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon! Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices! Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT