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Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Tuesday March 12th, 2019 2:04am
by Anderas
Sorry to say so, but this is...

just wow. The dedication you invest! I have seen and read that quest some time ago and was wondering what the target group could be. I certainly wouldn't play it with my six year old, but with an adult group it could be great.

Your horsewagon turned out very beautiful indeed. And your torchbearer there, he has object source lighting painted on.
Is it again for the competition you mentioned once? This is just great!

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Tuesday March 12th, 2019 6:55am
by j_dean80
Your designs always awestruck me.

One tiny note that probably doesn't matter...I would have done without the skull at his feet unless it is a luck charm he always keeps with him wherever he goes. Otherwise it gives the illusion that he never moves from standing at that spot where a skull is just laying.

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Tuesday March 12th, 2019 4:30pm
by whitebeard
Thanks guys! I'm just having fun with this stuff. This one will not be going into the "Craft Off"... even though the required material is popsicle sticks/ tongue depressors, and that is exactly what this is. Using posicle sticks as lumber to execute an arbitrary project is not the type of creativity I would show. From my perspective (and that of the judges who pick the final 5), the ideal contribution is the one which uses the material in it's most raw form to execute something easily that would otherwise be difficult. I have only missed the final 5 once.

For example, the ideal use for popsicle sticks would be craft several rows of head stones for a grave yard. Snip, done! That's been done before, so we'll likely see bunch of those submitted. We will also see a bunch of wagons, fences, and furniture I'm sure. I have built something else which I will post here when I'm ready. It' prety much one cut.

The "Gypsy Wagon" craft then converted to an undead war wagon is something I wanted to do quickly... then it grew into needing a miniature, and I saw this guy with the torch conversion and I had to have it! I really should clean up those horses. I just grabbed them from my box, they are cheap plastic and once had riders. The large holes are filled with some kind of clay I do not recall.

I'm very happy with how well the staged scene came out in the camera. I bought that Pegasus Hobbies ruins and cobblestone mat to play Frostgrave. But I need a lot of terrain before I start playing. Not sure that is going to happen.

The OSL paint on the mini looks better in person, I had to point one of my lights up underneath the overhang on the wagon to eliminate the shadows. So the mini is lit in an odd way, but it works.

As for the Demon Skull on the base... well JDean, we're just going to have to agree to disagree. :) I paint almost all of my bases as gray stone tiles so they work in the dungeon or outside (ideally both in the darkness). If you saw this mini in person you would see that while he needed a 25mm base, he's very flat and the base needed something extra to prevent it from looking odd. It does not help that I pinned it to the rear a bit.

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Tuesday March 12th, 2019 8:20pm
by Weltenlaeufer
Oh my god your board and paints!! So much YES!!!

What a great project and work! Please keep posting pictures!

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Thursday April 4th, 2019 9:38pm
by whitebeard
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Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Friday April 5th, 2019 12:49am
by Anderas
Wow, the beautiful Zealotminiatures furniture and a selfmade stair... just wow! Love that picture!

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Saturday April 6th, 2019 5:49am
by lestodante
That's a beautiful diorama. Just it would look better with a Heroquest figure :mrgreen:

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Thursday May 2nd, 2019 4:13am
by Weltenlaeufer
:shock: :shock: :shock: Wow! The furniture...the stairway....the floor! Perfect!

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Monday May 11th, 2020 9:35pm
by Count Mohawk
whitebeard wrote:The "tile" is my forest board, found here. viewtopic.php?f=58&t=2910 If you want the high resolution, I can post it to google drive for you. The board looks great on the computer, but it does not work well in the gaming room. It needs:

(1) brighter colors
(2) more contrast - the divisions between the "room" areas need a crisp white line. If done well, this could be the moonlight on the bushes/treetops.
(3) And frankly I do not like grid lines on my terrain. With just a little more creativity (and a lot of original art work), the environment features could suggest a grid without being explicit. Square-ish rocks, tangles of roots giving way to bare square patches, differing densities of fallen leaves, patterns in the grass, slight changes in elevation, run-off patterns, areas of shadow, tangles of thorns.

If you're still offering the hi-res version of your board, I'd love an opportunity to copy it off of your google drive.
The alternative-shape rooms give me a few ideas for building more Quests...

Re: Whitebeard's Projects

PostPosted: Tuesday May 12th, 2020 8:25am
by whitebeard