I would not change a thing, jennifer ! Table looks superb. Miniature painting is typically done with exaggeration. Keep on painting/crafting... This piece is done, even without sticking a fork into it. Cheers!
Thanks. Curufin does such awesome work it makes it easy to paint I printed it in black and just dry brushed on some espresso heavily. Then a bit lighter dry brush with burnt umber. Then light dry brush with honey brown .. then a dry brush dusting with cocoa.
Actually looking at the piece right now in my hand, it looks better than in that photo. I think it is the lighting angle, making it look more flat and less three dimensional than what it really is.
EDIT: Printing off another set right now Probably going to print another after this one. I figure 6 tables should be enough no?
Just a photo to show that I've printed & painted six of Curufin's awesome tables.. not the best photo but oh well Glued the first pair with super glue. Used e6000 on the last two sets. Seems like e600 is working fine, for these tables at least. Wish I knew of a glue that melts PLA plastic and essentially welds two PLA pieces together.. much like Tamira does with the sprue plastic.
Holding off on a large tavern floor until Wyloch & Curufin (Curuloch giggle) make their tavern floor tiles available Look especially forward to the 4x4 tavern tile as I could plop down just four of them for a large area instead of sixteen.
I used to use e6000 but it's not the greatest hold on PLA. I switched to Loctite Super Glue Gel Control and haven't found a better glue for PLA yet. Holds in seconds also.
What are your tavern floor tiles in that pic?
I am using Loctite Super Glue Gel as well and most of my tavern stuff is glued with that. I just started experimenting with e600 with it. Got a nice adhesion but made a bit of a mess with it .. was hard to clean the gunk off before painting lol.
The tavern floor is just a color laserjet printout -- as a temporary prop until TrueTiles Tavern Tiles become available
The problem I had with E6000 is it's too soft. If a part gets any pressure it will eventually bend or droop. It's probably fine for really small stuff but I had issue with my pinball mods. I will just stick with Loctite from now on.
No chimney? I'd make the opening into the area under the supporting platform larger so I could store firewood there. That's what most people seem to do with that otherwise unused space.
I noticed all that as well. Looks like the oven is a "cob oven", and those are outdoor ovens. They don't have a chimney, the smoke comes out the front that's why there is that soot mark in front. Once I get a suitable indoor oven I'll make this an outdoor oven. But for now I'll imagine that this world has some impressive and unexplained ventilation that manages to suck out the smoke while this oven is fired up.
EDIT: I do know there are indoor BBQ joints here in the states that have arrays of weber kettle grills inside, with appropriate ventilation. So there must be a way to ventilate I don't know if in the middle ages there were indoor cob ovens, i.e. if there was appropriate ventilation for them. All I have seen are outdoor cob ovens.
Example of real cob oven:
The smaller opening for firewood doesn't bother me that much.. you can still fit wood in there.. but you might have to crawl in to do so lol.
I think you CAN build those inside if you make some kind of chimney. I don't know what that might look like though. You would want a damper so you could keep all the heat in once you removed the coals and put the bread in. But a spell on the oven to magically send the smoke elsewhere sounds good to me.
And you found something to do with the unused space beneath the oven!
I've seen a medieval illustration of two bakers carrying a small cob oven on a litter-type platform. So just think - for the adventurer who can afford the servants, horses, etc, s/he could have a portable bread oven for fresh bread every day.
The Tavern of the Dead is growing every day. Bar back, kegs, wine bottles & ale mugs next. Also another oven, a stove & kitchen workbench. And a fireplace as well.
Have some stools and chairs to paint.
I made four 6x6 tiles which are TrueTiles scale.. i.e. each square is 1.25 inches. So each of the 4 tiles are 7.5 inches square. I simply printed them out on my color laser printer and adhered to medium weight chipboard and cut with my paper cutter. (Adhered with Avery permanent glue stick, so it doesn't wrinkle the paper.)
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