- Use of cheap materials? check. - Quick and easy crafting without any complicated techniques? check. - Frankensteining several creatures together? check. - Great monstrous result? Check.
But you know what I loved most? That you include your kids in your hobby! When I'm at my crafting table, my son (2.5 yrs) is often looking up and wants to know what I'm making. While he's not old enough to understand what roleplaying is (even though he does it all the time himself) and why you would need monsters for that (heck, he doesn't even really know what a monster is), he's clearly interested. I hope in a few years I can infect him with the crafting and roleplaying bug.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Yes, im really happy that she shows so much interest in this hobby. The videomaking was a little bit more "exciting" with her help. I guess without I would made more comments for the viewer and would think more about positioning my hand so the miniatur is visible, and not the back of my hand. But while I painted the worm she made some creature out of a roach, with a fin out of textur paint. She made it on her own and this made me proud.
We had roleplayed a little bit since she is five. The first games were some skeletonkey cave tiles, some monsters and she played a dog (I have a cute dog miniature) that have to rescue the dogs masters out of the hands of the monsters. Mostly she rolled dice for stealth, talked with the dire wolves and jumped over trapdors. Dice rolling was involved, a rolled 1 was something like "oh, no that looks bad. You nearly *something bad*. Roll again and hope its better." Today we play sometimes short fantasy adventure. In a few weeks the school start for her. She likes to learn writing so she could fill out the charaktersheet herself! She only have to learn that its better to play the same charakter each adventure and not made a new each game. ;-)
Sometimes I fear that I breed a nerdy girl, but since she is good at sports, climbing, swimming and find new friends quick I think I only show her a interesting hobbie. And have some quality time with ne. :-)
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... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
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
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: 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. 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. 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