Just signed up today and thought I would say hello and introduce myself.
I am new to D&D but am loving every second of it. My brother and I are learning the ropes together, and gradually building up a collection of miniatures and terrain. We found pretty quickly that this can be a bloody expensive hobby when you want to create detailed and immersive tabletops! Until of course I came across DM Scotty and his fantastic youtube channel. I went straight out and bought myself a hot glue gun!
I am new to crafting and am so excited for my latest hobby! Can't wait to learn from, and be inspired by this community. There is something so satisfying about creating something with your own two hands (not to mention the little kick you get when you totally wow your group with awesome sets! )
Welcome, Cherries ! Be sure to search these forums in the Crafting Tips, Tricks & Resources forum, in particular. Look for anything listing "1/72", which is a reference to 1/72 scale, plastic figures. Many topics discuss fantasy figures (Caesar, Dark Alliance, Light Alliance, etc.), but also historical medieval figures (HaT, Red Box, Strelets, etc.) for use in D&D games. They are incredibly affordable compared to metal 28mm figures...
This forum is a gold mine of information on inexpensive gaming ideas. You will likely be spending a great many hours gorging yourself on the information listed in it. I know I have, and I continue to, even after being a member for several years.
Looking forward to seeing your work in photo's on here. Don't worry about your stuff being, "good enough", to post. We welcome all. While I have years of experience, I aim for a lower quality standard, to balance my efforts for what I want to achieve. In other words, I do not strive for, "museum quality", works, just GEtGW (Good Enough to Game With, or, "looks good at arm's length"). It works for me. Set your sights to your own standard, and craft away. Please share with us, though, as it helps to inspire us, and it also helps us learn! Just because something seems obvious to you, it may not be obvious to the rest of us. Cheers!
Welcome to this new crazy addiction of the craft . Be forewarned...once you start, you may not want to stop. Many great folk here if you have any questions regarding your builds or ideas you may have. Just ask away and we will help where we can. Also we have a thread here somewhere for those who maybe in need of some supplies or looking to trade for stuff. Give that a look too if you want. Happy building and cannot wait to see what you bring to the table.
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