Sunday, July 29, 2012

Strange Aeons: 3rd Scene of Horror

William Forsythe hears something...
This is my 3rd Scene of Horror, based on a dental floss container and some bits I had laying around. You can see how this project started here:

 After paint, but before attaching the door, I detailed the interior of the door with some spooky glowey eyes. This was a trade off, I wanted to add something to the piece that wasn't overt and still allowed models to stand at the doorway. Speaking of which, I'm probably going to make a metal door to replace this wood one at some point but this is fine for now.

I flocked and added crabgrass around the area and some ivy creeping up the back. I had installed some some fence which I had picked up from Scenic Express (a GREAT company) and added some verdigris to that to age it a bit. Originally I installed the full height but my buddy Pete suggested it was too tall so I cut it in half. I'm glad I did. 5 models can stand inside the fence.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Strange Aeons: 2nd Scene of Horror

Here's the second Scene of Horror. Not so ambitious this time, just a reboot on an old terrain piece I had built before with some new paint, details and mounting/basing/flocking. The stone slabs are just etched foamcore with some drybrushing. I used about 5 layers of drybrushing starting from black up to a sage green. I used some washes made from hunter green acrylic and flow enhancer too. The reeds/bushes are homemade using hobby floss and greenstuff along with some dabs of camoflauge spray paint. The pillars are old GW bits, as are the skulls. The Cthulhu's are from the FFG Bag o' Cthulhu.

The blood is a mix of Burnt Umber acrylic and Tamiya Clear Red. It gives a good wet sheen, you can control how opaque it is with other colors and cleans up with water. That said, it tends to give over-the-top results but since that is what I was going for here, it's cool.

The idols I made before can fit into the sacrificial well as can other figs with standard 2" bases.

All-in-all a grizzly but effective Scene of Horror for Strange Aeons.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Strange Aeons: My Threshold Team

L to R: Prof. Forsythe, Agent Connery, Agent "Scarface" Petri

Pictured is my completed starting 15BP Threshold team. First, there is Professor Forsythe III, a civilian armed with .22 revolver. Next is my Character, Agent Connery. He has a bowie knife, twin .45's and two skills: Lucky and Two Fisted (Ranged). Finally we have Agent Giuseppe "Scarface" Petri, armed with .45, bowie knife and Tommy Gun. Agent Petri also has the Lucky skill.

They did well their first game, gaining a Map Piece and free Skill while taking no wounds. You can read their fight with the Church of Dagon here.

Of note: Agent Petri was a pretty badly cast fig. There was so much molten flash on the left side of his face and shoulders that I gave up trying to file and shape his face and just painted it as a mass of scar tissue. I think it worked out ok. I'll get a pic of that up soon, maybe.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Strange Aeons: Ritual Site

With the risen moon, the Cosmic Well churned with power as the statue of the great one peers into the lapping abyss... and agent Connery realizes he's screwed.

The Ritual can now commence. I finished a rehab/repaint of an old GW vac formed foam terrain piece. You can read about the earlier start here.

Here is a pic of original, courtesy of the interwebs:

And here is the final product, a complete repaint with detailing and finishing with flocks, Silflor ivy and scratch built bushes :

You can see I carved out the skull on the dias. I needed to make room for the Cthulhu statue to fit inside. I figured the leftover mess was a good swirling maelstrom so I painted it as such with tones of purple and fashioned it a well of infinity something something. I added jems inside of the glyphs already carved into the well to set it off, similar to what I used on the big statue here and the objective markers I made earlier. As mentioned, the Cthulhu statue can fit inside, the ID of the well is a match for the OD of a GW circle base.

The statue on the perch...

... or statue on the well. We can use it as a turn counter, rotating the statue to each of 12 glyph gems  to track the game turns.

I also painted what was left of the interior plaster to show old signs of dark worship.
Agent Connery has a bad feeling about this... good thing he's Heroic, since he's going to need it

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Strange Aeons WIP: Daemonic Hound

Here's the test for the Daemonic Hound for Strange Aeons. I suppose it's evident what I did here, so not much to say. The model is an old GW Chaos Hound.