Inspired by Halloween pics sent from my friends, I decided to torment them regularly with glimpses from my crafting stuff. Most of them are roleplayers themselves and the rest knows of our hobby, so there's little chance anybody will send the police, or ghostbusters, my way. At least I hope so...
So from now on you'll get a daily glimpse into my little Chamber of Horrors. [add gloomy echo here]
[and imagine blood dripping from those red letters]
Contrary to my friends, you migt have seen these abominations as they were made. I am not sure this is an advantage though.
Comments are welcome, appeals for mercy will be ignored. Continue at your own peril.
Interesting abomination. Do you work up stats for each, or use an existing creature's stats when in play?
Both. When I don't recycle an existing creatures stats, I just wing it and make them up during the battle. We play 2nd Edition ADND, so you don't have the more complex stat blocks of later editions. Most of the time, during preparation I jot down HP, AC, ETW0 (= older version of the BAB), damage, # of attacks. Supernatiral abilities and spells, if applicable. Thats it. The rest is improvisation at the table. Not that this works well each and every time, but it's a nod towards limited prep time and my unwillingness to work overly much with crunchy rules.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
So here's a close-up of another abomination. The complete thing is a giant mound of construction foam living flesh (see here, here and here). The creature sits in a giant cave, a secret production site of a family business who is market leader in street food of a metropolis in my campaign. This thing is constantly fed vegetables, fruit and spices, while its secretions are bottled up as the finest sauces which are the foundation of the street food empire's success. The party is about to discover that secret in our next session. Can't wait to see my player's faces when they piece that story together!
As important as an endearing smile might be, like that of the previous two entries, even more important are beautiful eyes. Which is something the Oculants do have, even though their paint job isn't finished because their creator is waiting for an inspiration regarding the appropriate colors, for months.
...more warm & endearing smiles: Two pumpkin heads* on experimental fly markers, my heaviest D6**, with my favourite self-paninted mini on it. And in the background, a bunch of otherworldly horrors in their prison of frozen time***.
* thanks to deafnala, who sent me a sweet little package with a few of his creations in. I made molds of the pumpkins, so I can play around with then without having to fear using up this precious supply.
** this 8cm badass is solid marble!
*** painted milliput tentacles, mossy willow bark, all cast in clear apoxy resin
While it is certainly not yet wintry around here, today's entry definitely shows some cold tendencies: We have a eight-legged giant Wolliped (Paizo) on a customized winter-themed base, a snowman with a red fez in the foreground (guess his nickname), a crash-landed flying ice-critter and finally, a giant troll head I used to make a mold, so I can use his lovely features in several kit bashed miniatures.
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