I have the time and a place set up with electrical sockets set up at a Convention here in NE Ohio.
I'm gathering some tiles (and Next) stuff up in various phases of construction. Do some live action fast fowarding as no one will want to watch spray paint dry.
I'm planning on making a one page FAQ sheet to hand out. It covers stuff like tools and paints needed. I'm also wanting to have some links to here and some of the YouTube channels from the crafters here.
Obviously going to have DM Scotty and The DMG channels links. Half forgetting a lot of other good crafters channels I have visited. If you know or run a channel give me a shout and I'll put you on the list.
We're a small close knit community so don't be shy....
Also want to put my thanks out there to people who have helped me along the way. Also thanks to the new folks showing up and helping the community grow.
i'd not start with wyloch right off the bat and would classify his stuff as expert crafters only. its not becasue his tiles arne'T good and all... but mostly that his tiles have very precise measurements. that alone may be just a tad too much for new crafters, but hes definitely worth mentionning for those who have a bit of knowledge with tiles already.
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 !"
Wish I had a few extra bucks. I have no idea will be showing up so far, but with a few extra bucks I'd end up getting some CDs and making a HTML start page for the disc with the links and DM Scotty's three vids that goes over the basics materials, paints, and supplies.
I'm going to have electric (bringing laptop, monitor, and hot glue gun) at the table where I am going to be talking about the Craft.... If my butt can stay awake after work this week it might be worth trying to make a (whatever Libre Office calls it) Power Point slide show. Oh no, Power Point I can feel the MBAness chipping away at my common sense
90% of the reason I asked for people to list places to go to is that I knew I would forget a bunch of people.... My old fart brain is like that and with as many talented folks out there that there is I wanted people to give suggestions.
halloweenville - one of the discount passes to Con on the Cob here in Ohio was to run three games and get a deal on a four day pass. Sort of had the three games planned out and occurred to me to ask if they had "regular folk" do demos, lectures and stuff like that. Asked DM Scotty if he would mind and away we went.
Seems like a bunch of people were like me. Looking for gaming stuff like walls and tiles and all we came across was the mold & cast stuff. Fine and dandy if you have money to burn. After finding DMScotty and thedmg youtube stuff was hooked. Two great things that go great together, cheap and creative. Just a little modification and the same type of tile can be used for a space station, a dungeon, a modern office building, or a fantasy tavern.
With a sales pitch like that who wouldn't want to at least stop by and sample the Craft? Win, lose, or draw I'm doing it to have fun. If I can spread the word and get some people to join our fun little cult so much the better.
I do not have my info in front of me, think I have an hour. More than enough time to go over the basics of how to assemble a tile and some painting techniques (when I first started I had no idea what wash or dry brushing was). I was also thinking of a small Power Point presentation. If it's cool with DMScotty I may pull a few still frames from some of his vids and say that he also shows some stuff besides tiles, such as the Dino BBQ, the Orc tents and such. *Disclaimer* of course giving full credit. I may not follow every law but I follow Wheaton's Law (don't be a d***). So will cite my source because taking credit for someone else's work is not cool.
This is my first year at the Haunted House (volunteer staff and the proceeds are donated to a few charities), and I think it's my g/f's 10th year, but we're skipping it for a weekend of gaming. Ironically we'll be in costume for two night. What's a Con in Oct without costume parties?
Super late, make up from the Haunt washed off, g/f showering to get her make-up off..... If I'm running super ragged this week I should check in on my phone and if not expect to hear how things went in a week.
Cool, Mentioned it to Scotty before going to our Comic-con and he was all for it but I'll recheck with him again before I start Planning at the beginning of the new year!
yeah I wanted to make sure it was cool with him. Just out of courtesy. Another thing I noticed is that we're all a bit like peer reviewed scientists here, we usually cite our source of inspiration and give credit where it is due.
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!!!...
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:16 GMT
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