Post by pyromaniacpenguin on Jan 21, 2014 5:18:49 GMT
As I said, I was inspired by DMScotty to make some stalagmites and afterward decided to make a Roper.
Here is the first one I made. I really like how it turned out (all except for the teeth... still working on the needle-like teeth).
The second one I made didn't turn out as good as this one but I was bored and started messing around with it and wound up rushing that one. It had the teeth I was going for tho (I used toothpicks for the second one's teeth).
Are the roper's tentacles fixed or can you take them off?
If you make them removable, the miniature is a lot easier to store. I regularly use small neodym magnets and metal scraps from cutting screw-caps into small (5x5 mm) pieces to make stuff removable. Another advantage is that you could use the tentacles elswewhere, for example on small bases as templates for tentacle spells.
I would certainly advise folks to add both tentacles and vines to their collection, they have a wide range of uses and add a lot to game play. Free standing object/trap/monster bits like that can turn a dull encounter into a tactically hair raising encounter in mere seconds, they force or restrict movement, block line of sight, provide flanking options for your critters and provide additional targets for players to hack down.
Use an external image host, such as photobucket, and link the images via the image URL, using the Image Link icon, it should show up right away on the post, or you can preview before posting, to double check it worked correctly.
the green cube is great looking. but i hate to say it but... the green in the monster manual is just so you can see it. the gelatinus cube as always been near invisible and transparent. but as mentionned i still like th edsign and the green does give it a good looking color still.
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 green does look good...might work (for those thinking of making one) to use the green hot glue rather than the normal varieties to give it more of the clear look. Or perhaps buying one of the cheap plastic "stained glass" kits a lot of craft project isles in Walmart or similar stored have
erho: Too many minis, not enough time... Am I right?
Oct 29, 2019 21:28:01 GMT
sgtslag: If we could just do away with this whole "work" thing, and supporting ourselves, financially, and otherwise... Life always seems to get in the way of gaming. AHHH!!!...
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factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
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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