December 2, 2018 scrollmaster

Sometimes I throw away the packaging of miniatures a bit too fast… leaving me later to wonder who the hell the manufacturer is! That is the case of the two larger fairies below. I bought them at Salute 2018 so if you recognise them, please do let me know who made them. I have a few more, they game in two cardboard boxes. Thew smaller fairy is a Fairy Huntress from ever-awesome Darksword Miniatures.

December 2, 2018 scrollmaster

My players don’t like mimics. I do! And honestly, how can you not love this crazy-ass Gazebo Mimic. Amazing! One thing that bugged me about this miniature was there was no thought given to how the panel with the Mimic face could be removed and reattached. It feels like the sculpture assumes that the owner of the miniature would always have it as one or the other.

December 2, 2018 scrollmaster

So… the story for my Christmas 2018 D&D oneshot has been building up in my mind since I bought these absolutely fantastic Gnomes from Northumbrian Tin Soldier at Salute in April! To give a bit of background, in Denmark, where I grew up, Santa lives on Greenland, not the North Pole. And he doesn’t have little pesky elves running around helping him. No, he has “Julernisser”, which can loosely be translated to Christmas Gnomes. These Gnome minis are just perfect to the point where I’ve even named the oneshot “Gnome More Mr Nice Guy” after them!  

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.