Monday 28 January 2019

Cottage Revamp Two: Update 3

Still finding time in my odd moments to get some modelling on the second converted old cottage. (Managed to catch a nasty bug from Mrs Daxio, so not been up to much, twice in a month is not good :-(

Have raised some of the blocks for effect.

 Most of the basic timbers are now in but there are going to be some more added, I can feel it.

 These longer blank walls need cross timbers adding: from floor level to half way up next timber.

As you can see the roof is not complete although I have done an experimental row. Also the gap between the roof and the main structure is giving me some grief. May well be that I create a slight lip to seat and cover the join.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

D&D: Hoxus Henk Character Sketch

I am about to launch, along with 25 others, into a West Marches campaign as both a player and as a DM. I am looking forward to doing both and can't wait.
Here is a quick sketch I made with a few notes about Hoxus my Half -Orc barbarian with a yen to learn the flute.

No she isn't an orphan and her parents were reasonably bright and affluent, but it just so happened that Hoxus did not inherit any of her parents natural abilities. She does have plenty of her own though. More when I have her figure all sorted out.

Sunday 20 January 2019

D&D 5e: Magic Item cards

A new load of handmade cards for D&D, although these are a little different. I drew out a whole sheet this time and coloured them. Now all I have to do is write the info in on the photocopied versions.

Having said that its still a bind writing them all out but not as bad as it was. 

 This way I get a bit more done a bit quicker but retain that home made feel that I like.

The 8 cards I have done so far, each a different colour. Coloured with drawing pencils, will post the original art some time in the near future.

Only this last card was so long I had to write on the back. Some are longer and I may have to reference the book they come from. Even the magic cards I bought have spells that do that though, so not overly worried.

Thursday 17 January 2019

D&D: Challenge Update Two

Another group of miniatures all painted up. Three old GW single piece Chaos Warriors and a Wizkids Marvel Heroclix figure. 

Different coloured boots to pick out the warriors.

A bit of repainting and a lot of wash work to bring out all the great details on this figure.

Think they could be used in a variety of ways, quite pleased how they look for a bit of speed painting.

I have a small Reaper Dragon and some old GW Dark Elves next.

Monday 14 January 2019

Cottage Revamp Two: Update 2

Moving on to the roof in this second update. Well the gable ends at least and the chimney. I did have a bit of a go at the tiles but didn't do them deep enough, will post more on them another time.

The back end.

First attempts at sculpting the timbers on the gable end.

Stone work compete on the front gable end, just wood work to finish.

Timbers to finish next and then onto the roof tiles last. That should be the basic structure all done,

Friday 11 January 2019

D&D: Challenge Update One

Finally got my finger out and started painting the basic model list I put together for my son. Here are the very old Beastmen from GW, and a Reaper Bones Minotaur.

Tom if you are viewing this, stop now son, listen to your father.

I've tried to paint some little details varying colours so they can be easily differentiated during the course of play.

Basically I'll be painting just 3 general models that can be used in a variety of ways and a more characterful larger model that could be used with them.

Reaper Minotaur with its weapons removed. Can't remember why I did that but they seem to have been lost. Think he's OK without them though.

Next up will be some chaos warriors and a leader of some sort.