WizKids Spell Effects for Dungeons and Dragons video. I won't use instantaneous spell effects models, but I will use templates which show the area of effect/blast radius/etc. However, things like Unseen Servant, Bigby's Hand spell effects, Wall of Ice, etc., could prove very useful at the table. To be brutally honest, I'd rather craft such spell effects, than buy them (I don't play 5e, I play 2e rules, so many of these models in the sets are not useful to my games, anyway...).
Currently, I am in a holding pattern for my crafting, as my craft room is not accessible. Had my youngest son move home again, so my craft room is now a storage room (need a bigger place to hold more stuff -- George Carlin reference, "A place for your stuff", or something similar, very funny). The Bigby's Hand models would be especially useful, if I had PC's who could cast them... Still, they're a fantastic miniature idea! I have not seen a Mage cast Tenser's Floating Disc, since around 1983, so that likely won't be something I pursue, either.
The Wall of Ice/Iron/Stone would prove quite useful, though. Funny that it never occurred to me before to make models of some of these longer lasting spell effects, though. Anyway, if you can craft some of these up, I'd love to see your work! Cheers!
[Sgt. Slag lays down the gauntlet, and walks away, head hung low... Wishes his crafting room was operational. Lets out a long, low, sigh of disappointment.]
Post by Sam 'the beachcomber' on Nov 6, 2018 11:13:06 GMT
These can be crafted. I have made spell effect markers with bottles and jello cups (below) that should transfer to crumpled plastic sheets. The Bigby hand and fist could be cut off old Barbie dolls or similar. Fire
Unseen Servant/invisible character (HeroClix mini)
Currently, I am in a holding pattern for my crafting, as my craft room is not accessible. Had my youngest son move home again, so my craft room is now a storage room (need a bigger place to hold more stuff -- George Carlin reference, "A place for your stuff", or something similar, very funny).
I understand that feeling! My wife's son moved back in with us, but it was only for 3 months. 6 months later, I had to convert my game room into a bed room. 6 years later, I have been able to turn that bed room back into my game room as we threw him out of the house!
So I'm sure you'll eventually get your crafting area back! Here's hoping that it won't be too long!
Oh for me for spell effects, I really want to get some pieces of plexi-glass for the spell effect areas, tinted accordingly, but I haven't done anything to get that yet. I prefer properly shaped spell effects, not square based ones like from 3.5 or Pathfinder. I do like the ones that we've talked about from ArcKnight as they are a good value for the dollar, but I am waiting for it to be a Christmas present!
I did recently pick up the templates for Savage Worlds, which consist of a burst template of the 3 different burst sizes, a cone template and a turning template. I actually used the burst template during my Saturday Deadwood Deacon campaign, which I've started running occasionally again.
Nice, Everyone! Love the works. Never thought of using doll hands -- superb idea! Gotta check out Michael's and Hobby Lobby, for plastic doll bits and bobs...
My son will likely be living with us for a while. He has part-time custody of his son, our grandson, so we're not too anxious to kick him out. He's been living with us now, for several months. My crafting has been at a stand-still.
Received my inexpensive, Chinese-made, Finger Nail Dryer, yesterday. Hoping to test it out with some PVA Glue and texture on some mini's bases, hopefully today. Don't think I can turn off the UV LED's in it, to just get the hot air blowing, but I'll experiment, and see. It has detectors which turn the unit on, automatically, when I insert my fingers -- hoping that just setting a mini inside it will turn it on, as well. Perhaps it won't have a safety time limit, and it will keep cooking until I remove the mini?... Bad for fingers, good for drying PVA Glue-coated bases...
Full review, with photo's, will be posted after the necropsy is completed. Cheers!
Post by Sam 'the beachcomber' on Nov 8, 2018 22:53:23 GMT
Put some pieces together with stuff I had around. The walls have cardstock bases. The vertical (wall) sections are clear plastic from a small square juice bottle. They had adventures already. My g-g-dau tore the base off the fire wall while I was working on another one, and our dog chewed on the ice wall while I was getting the phone to take the pics. The weapons are from a child's castle set. The bases for the weapons are modified HeroClix flight bases.
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