The idea for our new campaing came from the movie “Stardust”, which features a cross-ver from our realm into a feywild type world. I loved the idea and so came to be the Daisy Gate, a gate of daisies that leads from the material realm into the Feywild. I wasn’t sure how to build it until I found a Christmas wreath on sale. It was perfect for what I needed. All I had to do was a bit of cutting and glueing and sprinkling something the looked like daisies on top. Done!
This built is based on Stone Bridge for D&D Tutorial (Black Magic Craft Episode 075). It’s a speed built tutorial but for me it wasn’t that speedy mainly because of the water, the flowers and the ivy vines I wanted to add. This is my first scenery piece for 2020 and I think it will set a trend for me crafting what I call centre pieces, pieces you can really only have one of on the table at a time and pieces that have a massive influence on the encounter. I’d say the only other centre piece I have is…
These are the town guards known as “The Daisy Guard” in our Daisygate campaign. Ia actually bought these a decade ago to use in a Realm of Chaos campaign I ran (yes, using the very old books). At the time I tried out a new method by painting their armour red and drybrush with bronze for my warband. As part of the Daisygate campaign, I decided to repaint them to fit a more civilized colour scheme and from them I designed a crest for the game as well. The Daisy Guard with Captain of the Guard
Having saved the world of Heden Rei, our adventures had become heroes and known faces throughout the land. Alaris was crowned king, BJ became a sought after advisor, Valyria a sought after maiden and Grimshaw special emissary to the Dwarven Omnitropolis Parthonox. It was all good for a time, but after 3 years in the spotlight, the friends had grown apart, or pulled apart by their official duties. Chance would have it that Grimshaw one day received a letter notifying him of the death of his aunt Tholgina Grimtooth and that he had inherited her estate in the town of…
This knight will be Captain Sterling Frostarrow of the Daisy Guard in our Daisygate campaign His shield follows the Daisygate crest. Captain with the Daisy Guard
Now that we are starting a more city based and civilised campaign, I’ve found Darksword Miniatures’ Game of Thrones line great for NPCs such as these two Maesters as Scholars. I do find that the blonde man looks a bit like Jeremy Corbyn Scholars of the Institute of Fairy Studies
The George R.R. Martin Masterworks miniatures are fantastic as city NPCs and these three ladies are no exception. The Sansa miniature acts as Baroness Leonilda Von Crupp in our Daisygate campaign. I generally struggle with female faces but I feel these three are better than any I’ve painted before.
Really like the Atlantis dwarf minis, but one thing I would say is they are better primed black as they have so many details you need the black undercoat to really cover all the crevasses. Scholars of the Institute of Fairy Studies
Eventhough the Kingdom Death: Monster pinups are great, I don’t paint a lot iof them since I tend to paint what I need to play and they don’t feature in the game.a Nevertheless, I thought it could be fun to paint a male pinup so I bought this fantastic Preacher mini and it has been great fun to paint him. I’m especially happy with the jeans. I’m kinda happy with the white shirt as well. Tried to make it look dirty with Nuln Oil and highlighted it with white, but it became to white, so gave it more Nuln Oil….
Vintage Bilbo I’ve had since 90s. I am not sure who the manufacturer is but … I finally got around to paint him as part of a group of NPCs. Group of NPCs
Speed painted merchant. Green is contrast paint. Group of NPCs
I had actually planned for a Goblin King from Avatars of War to be the rider of this bear. However, it has taken an annoyingly long time for that mini to arrive (still hasn’t arrived), so in order to get ready for our first game in our new campaign Daisygate, I used a pretty cool voodoo goblin from Freebooters instead. I called her “Mama Juju” and gave her an armoured bear as a mount. She went down like a storm with the players so I am sure she will be back with her evil ol’ spells. The bear’s platform has…