The water effect was a bit of a disaster but it's been stabilized. The paint job really needs some contrast. It'll also need a few swamp-ish plants and a bit of flocking but I've been pretty discouraged about the whole thing at this point. Any suggestions?
You could do some dry brushing with grays or blacks to give it contrast. That would continue the dead look. You could also put some green color in, but I would use a green toward the blue end of the spectrum. That would give you a 'cool' color where as one toward the yellow end would give you a 'warm' color. The blue should give you a sickly coloration.
Your swamp water looks good to me, even if it didn't work out quite the way you wanted. I agree with skunkape's suggestion to dry brush - I would use gray. Unless you are making a totally "dead lands" swamp, there should definitely also be some green or greenish-gray on the trees.
Caspan Edrogoth, I'm going to make a friendly suggestion... I'd use harder material, to give your dice bounce, inside the tower. Soft foam baffles will absorb the impact of your dice, making them just fall, softly, through your Tower.
With the dice bouncing, as demonstrated in the video, you need not worry that your dice will be favoring any particular number, when they spew out of the Tower... As the video shows, they will bounce, and spin, like crazy.
When I used mine in a fantasy mini's war game a couple of months ago, the other players gave me grief that I should abandon the Tower, because my rolls were awful. In truth, they were dumping their dice out of their hands, while mine were truly random. My rolls sucked tailpipe exhaust, but they were truly random. And I am okay with that.
To get a decent reaction, I'd suggest using a hardwood, like Hickory (inexpensive): 1,840 hardness on the Janka scale (Oak is 1,450). The Tower in the video is made of (expensive) Bloodwood, 2,950 Janka hardness -- extremely reactive, causing the dice to spin, and bounce, as shown.
Just a suggestion. I would finish the foam Tower, since you are so far along with the project. Play with it, for a while, and see what you think. Experimentation is King, Baby! Cheers!
I would make sure when going with foam that you coat the inside with some varnish. Otherwise the dice will quickly destroy the foam from the impacts. Granted, that coating will probably not be as hard as wood as suggested by sgtslag, but it will strengthen the foam somewhat.
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And thanks so much for the warm welcome!
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wunderbear: Where are your terrain sets and buildings? (To buy)
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thelibraryghost: Is thread necro-ing frowned upon here? (It would be in the Crafting Tips and Tricks forum, not just adding comments in General Crafting.)
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sgtslag: @theliibraryghost: No, go ahead and cast Raise Dead -- just don't re-animate them...
Jun 10, 2019 13:06:11 GMT
erho: Too many minis, not enough time... Am I right?
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