Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Update 1/31/12

Just a quick text update. I got some paint time in and I did a nice sized 6mm Sci Fi army over the weekend.

Its about 100 pieces. About 50-60 vehicles. It was a lot of fun. Pics up as soon as I can get them.

Tanks, MICV's, mobile artillery, infantry, robots, grav bikes and speeders, attack/dropships, air superiority/ground attack fighter.

It has rejuvenated me. Something about finishing something will do that to you.

Pics hopefully tomorrow.

Happy gaming

Lead Addict

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Blog

A little aside to tell you guys about a side project of mine. Inspired by a roleplaying blog(I wish I could remember which one), I started a blog about a fictitious time travelling Gentlemen Explorer and his dedicated scholars documenting the creatures he encounters in his travels. How do we get inspired to write the posts. Well that's the fun part and the game of it all.

When we log in or comment on another blog, we all get the verification word we have to enter to ensure we are not a computer. Well, that's where we get the names of the creatures. The name of the blog is:

Professor J. Fenious Peak's Fantastical Menagerie of Verification Creatures:Being a catalog of the fantastical creatures discovered during Professor J. Fineous Peak's adventures to the past present and future.


The blog is written by myself, and several professional artists, and is just a way to flex some creative muscle(me with writing, them with illustrations and writing) and have some fun, and hopefully add some creative options to my Post Apocalyptic and other genre roleplaying. Anyway, if you want to peek in now and again, I hope you enjoy. Sorry about the bold, blogger not cooperating)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

15mm Dungeon Denizens I

OK, so as promised, here are some pics of the first dungeon denizens.

All of these were primered white(i don't know why) so I decided to use a technique my Bro-In-Law used to use with great effect. All washes. all bases colors are washes on white primer so the wash actually highlights and shadows all in one coat. Its quick and effective if done right. That's a big IF. So I like some of the results. I have always been a fan of fluid dynamics and the random realism it provides. Sometimes it just gets muddy or isnt intense enough. I am certain to go back to my old black primer, english triad system, but you always gotta flex the muscles.

Old School D&D long-nosed Trolls:

GW (really)giant rats from WHQuest:

GW (really, really) giant bats WHQuest:

And a bunch of action shots:

And the next batch of dungeon denizens on the table.

An old rat swarm and an ogre who will be getting a black undercoat:

Demonworld Thain Werewolves: 

GW lizard swarm becoming giant lizards:

Demonworld Minotaurs:

And my new Khurasan skeletons. Man these are deleicate and well sculpted:

After these I will do the zombies, zombie wolves, vampire, and an old liche. I may sculpt a couple of ghosts as well. I need some ghouls to add some power to the zombies. And some skelton archers(which I have).

After that, a warband of heroes. After that, who knows. let's hope I get that far.

Happy Painting.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Update 1-15-12

Well, things have been a little slow in the workshop as of late. Many little things to do and trying to spend some time getting into shape. So its all cutting into my workshop time. And the xmas holiday was a little less productive than I had hoped. But we soldier on.

I got this bit of wonderfulness in the mail last week:

A nice hefty box of Khurusan goodness.

I have been looking for monsters and such to fill in my collection for the 15mm  Dungeon project, and low and behold, Jon had a whole slew of things I had either forgotten about, or he had added and not told anyone(which he does from time to time).

So my lovely package contained a great littel collection of undead:

And a nice selection of things that live in the creepy crawly depths of the earth:

All of these will go great with the Dungeon project. Great figs as usual Jon!

So I have been thinking of how to game the Dungeon(nothing like building an entire project without a game in mind). I have several thoughts. There was an old PC game called Dugeon Keeper that had the player running the dungeon, and the adventurers were the enemy, trying to invade and you had to stop them. So thinking on that. We (the Basement Generals) have multi player games (6-8) each time, so its kinda like running a mini convention game each week. I was trying to come up with a version that was competitive, and that had players playing both good and evil sides. More on that as it develops. I can always do a simple dungeon crawl, ala Warhammer Quest, with random layout, loot mnd monster decks. And that is the simplest easiest solution. And one me and the boys could do together.  

I also couldn't resist the Post Apoc line. I picked up a few of the original selection, but now I am all in:

I added a few things from the Sci Fi lines and man what a great start in Post Apoc. I am burried in the stuff in 28mm as you have all seen, but I really like the thought of painting and playing on a 2x2 board. The scenery possibilities are almost endless. And the homage he is playing to Fallout the video game( a personal favorite of mine) in the characters, the supermutants, the crabman, etc. is fantastic.

I think these will definately be based as singles, and we will use Fistful of Lead:Warriors of the Wasteland. Since each pack is essentially a premade gang, its really easy to see it come out that way. I'm pumped. For me the Apocalypse is always a breath of fresh air(stale and rotten and full of rads) that gets me going.


I have gotten a few things painted. I will get some pics tomorrow. A nice grab bag of giant bats, giant rats, rat swarms, old school long nosed trolls, minotaurs, brown bears, and lizards and slamanders for the 15mm dungeon. And exploring some old techniques for me. White primer, all inks. Mixed results. Pics tomorrow.

Game More!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

15mm Dungeon Followup with Pics

The whole tile set,  71 tiles plus 3 big rooms, I am finishing the big rooms. I missed 1 tile in the set and need to finish it. And I need to add about 8 more corridors and 4 more corners to help fill in the gaps.
Hey everybody, used the wife's camera to get some pics in of the 15mm Dungeon. Not used to her camera so I apologize for the clarity. I think they are a bit shaky.

Dungeon Throne Room  - Our intrepid Adventurers meet the great Orc Shaman and his giant spider minions

Another  shot of the throne room

The three premade rooms. The Throne Room, The Pool, and The Crossroads. Just starting to paint these. I will post them once finished.  These are 6"X6".
Half the tiles

blow up of tiles

blow up of tiles

blow up of floor, corridor and corner tiles

The other half of the tiles

Blow up of tiles

T-intersections, 4-Way Intersections, etc.

The dungeon entry tile

A quick dungeon layout using all the tiles

Blowup of the layout
Blow up of the catacombs section


Giant watery foes emerge from the pool.

An ogre assaults the adventurers in the catacombs

I love the way that mixing 15mm figs(the adventurers) with 28mm figs(an old GW/MB Ogre) really starts to add to the monstrous scale difference and makes monsters much more menacing. Dragons are finally  frighteningly to scale when you do this. It looks awesome.

The final room!

Easy pack up and storage. 10 minutes to set up, 5 minutes to pick up and store. All thats needed is 2 shoeboxes for all 71 normal tiles. Rooms will go in their own box.

Now on to dungeon fixtures, fuirniture, and denizens. Again, using some 28mm scale stuff will work, but not all.
When I get some more figs, monster and furnishings done, I will post some more pics.