December 2, 2018 scrollmaster

I’ve been buying quite a few Mousling miniatures as I think they are super fun. But I haven’t had a reason to put them into our current D&D campaign War of the Triplets , which meant I haven’t had a real reason to paint them. However, for my Christmas 2018 oneshot, I wanted to give my players a completely different set of characters, giving them a chance to play something else. And it’s been interesting to see who chose what: Our Ranger chose Fighter Our Sorcerer chose Monk Our Rouge chose Warlock Our Barbarian chose Bard I even think this class…

November 28, 2018 scrollmaster

I guess the easiest and most common way to use tea lights as terrain scatter, is to wrap or paint them as is so you essentially get tea light shaped objects such as the lights in use for my Posh Ball Terrain Board set. But I wanted to try something else that would hide the tea light shape a bit better. My first go was this small hill with a camp fire. The tea light is hidden in the hill itself so only the flame sticks out and gives the camp fire a glow. The second piece is a simply,…

November 28, 2018 scrollmaster

For my 2018 Christmas D&D oneshot, I needed some quick winterish terrain to go with my Ice and Snow Terrain set. Now this was all made really speedy, but I am happy with the result. Basically for rolled up snowballs I used polystyrene balls and glued a mixture of white paint, PVA and baking soda on them. Followed by a protective layer of PVA mixed with water. The trees were basically Christmas decorations glued to washers and coins and with the same mixture added to the bases. Done! Only regret was I had to use some curly cardboard for bases…

November 28, 2018 scrollmaster

I stumbled across this little amazing piece of scenery at Salute 2018 – I didn’t really know what to use it for at the time, but I am glad I bought it as it fits my upcoming D&D Christmas Oneshot… and it is now out of production. As with my Medieval Tavern, the stoneworks is using the awesome technique described in Black Magic Craft’s video on painting stoneworks

November 28, 2018 scrollmaster

When it comes to bigger terrain features and boards, I normally build them myself. It comes from a long history of being a tabletop wargamer where terrain by and large is: The board, some hills for troops with ranged weapons and some walls/ruins for everybody else to hide behind! With Dungeons & Dragons, the scenery benefit from being more nuanced and in in the course of the year I’ve enjoyed painting little terrain scatter such as tables, pillars, etc and quite a few of the bits have come from Zealot Miniatures as they make some fantastic stuff. However, Zealot also…

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

i was doing a spin-off chapter to our Dungeons and Dragons campaign and I wanted to use some goblin pirates I have, but at lvl 3-4 goblins aren’t that scary to the party, so I decided to add a bit of oomph using an old Rackham Buccanner and a new Freebooter Mini I got called Captain Ulgat. Both come with biiiiig guns to bring the hurt! Interesting to see the difference between the old Rackham model painted in a non-metallic mental style, while the Freebooter mini I painted with in fast order with metal metal bits.  

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

I was part of “the wave” when IK Warmachine first hit and was a diehard Cryx player for a long time before I felt the game got too big. But I keep up with what the produce so when I needed an undead captain for a Dungeons & Dragons game, it was an easy choice to get Captain Rengrave. I actually rand short on time so speed painted him following the technique I used for my Zombicide game and I’m quite pleased with the result.

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

My financée’s name is Elena so when I saw this mini it was an instant buy! Ok… so here is a paint that I am unhappy with. I really think her face makeup and eyes looks like that of a prostitute, but her face is so small that I can’t really see her features. I think this mini more than any other has hammered home that my eyes are not as good as they used to be 🙁 i do feel I can do better on the makeup though because the faces of these High Elves are not much bigger…

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

Anther mini from the box my fiancée got for me when we started playing D&D at the start of 2018. I grew up with Dragonlance so Draconians (whether they are called Dragonborn or Dragonkin or whatever) are a favourite race of mine for sure! In fact, writing this I think my top 5 races are: Hags Draconians Goblins Minics Beholders or Skeletons I like the mini and happy with the paintjob, but I do think my favourite Draconians are from Darksword Miniatures.

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

I think this amazing Dragonkin is a good example of why I like Dragonkin from Darksword miniatures rather than for example from Reaper. I was originally thinking of painting his skin black or dark blue to really be a camouflaged Rougue, but then I thought it would be much cooler to make his skin brighter so I opted for a red dragon heritage. it also contrasts nicely with the dark cloak.

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

I am a big fan of Darksword Miniatures, but sometimes they are fiddly to glue together and paint so I wouldn’t recommend them to newbies or impatient hobbyists, but for me they re fantastic. This Elven Warlock is no different. Pleasure to paint and really happy with the final result, which sets him apart from regular High Elves.