i'd say it all depends on what were talking about. i've seen some of these people being too close minded on many subjects. not naming names. moving on as well....
that said, when its about crafting i do get the vibe you are saying. i do get the feeling of the place. and you are right in saying nobodies in competition with anybody. this is also one thing i love here. the fact that you get encouraged even if your stuff just sucks. it pushes you even though you were out of morale for it.
druid:"Do you need healing ?"
knight:"i still have half of my health, so im fine."
DM:"the boss, crits, max damage which does 20 damage !"
The huge PRO I got from DM Scotty's 2.5d method of dungeon tiles was two fold. The first is the fact that I love this kind of stuff!!! Everything about it e.g. the art, the craft, the creativity and the ease of creating these tiles. The second thing that this method did for me was to introduce me to worlds and realms that were once beyond my understanding and comprehension. I delved into the deep dark abyss of Dungeons and Dragons and have found ,at it's centre, a treasure beyond the reach of many. Thank you DM Scotty and DMG for the many adventures I have yet to take.
Yes Thanks to DMG & Scotty for the videos. I would like to give a shout out to each and every one of you who post their creations on this forum! The ideas, motivation and wicked cool projects you all complete are awesome! Keep the ideas coming!
I loved these, but they were just too light. I also found the 1x1 tiles to be too tight and created a very cramped feeling. You can vary the wall height and I have found that with this method, a large dungeon can be made VERY cheaply. After experimenting with various methods, I modified the original dungeon with heavier materials and a 1.5x1.5 in tile. I like this much better. It is still very cheap to make. I love the look of these and the walls can be made as short or tall as you like. dmscraft.proboards.com/thread/4009/crom-trapped-dungeon
I am trying to work out my own minor variation of the 2.5D style. Currently what I have in mind is something like the square tiles black magic craft does with walls sort of like the 2.5D next I can put besides the tiles. Working on materials to use but think I might use popsicle sticks on the bottom to reinforce it and prevent warping. So trying to fuse styles I have seen others use into my own.
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