Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A new (Dark Ages) decoration for the House of War!

Hey all!

Well, a birthday just passed, and thanks to a generous mother who asked "Is there anything you want?"... well, we have a new decoration in the House of War!

This time it is a Viking helm... a fancy one, too, fit for a thane!  I wanted to get a little something from a darker time for the room of war, as nearly everything I have is black powder and forward, and I think this does nicely!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Even more Player Characters for my dungeoncrawl...

Hey all!

Well, got a few more guys painted up... an elven warrior, and a human thief/ranger.  So, to sum up...

The whole crew...

The clerics...

The mages...

... the thieves...

... and the warriors!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

More 15mm adventurers... and a word about Ed and Battle Valor Games!

Hey all!

Well, I got a few more guys painted up for my Dungeoncrawl!

This time I added a few rangers/elves, a mage, a thief, and a warrior.

Now, I have to add... Ed at Battle Valor Games is quite the fellow.

So... he makes these figures (the nicest 15mm fantasy figures I've ever seen... I am not a fantasy guy, but the sculpts were nice enough that I became one!) for a 15mm grand war game.  They come in packs of either 16 or 32.  That's how he casts them, too.

This poor damn guy, I've been bothering him NON-STOP about the miniatures, to the point where he agree to sell me smaller groups.

Yeah.  But that wasn't enough.

I've literally emailed him things like "Hey Ed, I need one more ogre.  Any chance I can get it?"

Yeah.  Single ordering 15mm figures.  Like, to the point where I've been like "Hey, any chance I could get the third guy in the fourth row in the back of that photo?"

What does Ed say?

"Sure.  No problem."

Email number three?  "Sure. No problem."

Email number six?  "Sure.  No problem."

Email number 11?  "Sure. No problem."

So, just have to point out some FANTASTIC customer service.  I've sent him no fewer than 12 to 14 emails about buying figures, and every time... "No problem."

So... go by some of the nicest 15mm figures I've seen, from someone who does some GREAT customer service!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A firey bridge...

Hey all!

Well, this is the latest thing I've put together... a stone bridge over some lava!

Now, I'll be honest, I struggled with this a LOT... painting the lava was really, really tricky.  In the end I tried like three times, and kept wiping away what I did with a wet paper towel... and when I went back for attempt #4, I thought what was there was fine.  So, I added a bit of white to the bubbles and that's it!

Now, I did run into a little issue, as the figures near the end of the bridge slid down... but that was easily fixed with a bit of grit and some small stones at the edge of the tile... and voila, no more sliding!

There are a few more bits I plan to do (I already did a tile with a pool in the middle, and plan a few more like that, and I need some staircases, and I might do a few 'specialty' tiles) but otherwise I am starting to get to the end of construction for this project.  I'm very happy with how it has turned out so far!:)