Thursday, February 28, 2013

Strange Aeons WIP: Tombstones

Just a WIP of some tombstones that I picked up for Strange Aeons, though they can be used for anything. We have a mix of Armorcast tombstones/monuments and some more generic but actually more badass 'stones from itarsworkshop. All told I dropped about US$25 for the bunch, minus GW bases I already had.

I mounted them on aforementioned bases so I can alter the arrangement of the yard a bit. I factored in most of the solution set for tombstones to SA missions, so 6 free standing tombstones and the rest ranked up. Note that I took three cruciform tombstones, lopped off their bases and mounted them on GW cav bases, so the look like... wait for it... sarcophagi.

I'll be adding texture mix to the bases and then painting them up for the next game. Which may be after I graduate in June.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Strange Aeons: Custom Strange Aeons Case

I picked up this cool wooden box at a local Scottish/Irish festival today. Not bad for US$20. I added some old unused Chessex foam that I cut to fit; foam layer on bottom, figure foam for 12, then a foam layer above that. My Cthulhu dice tower and bag o' Arkham dice fits nicely on top. Given that SA games are such a low model count, I think this will carry all of my Threshold team and whatever Lurkers I want with me for games at a friend's house just fine.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Super Dungeon Explore: Riftling Rogue

Riftling Rogue: Still can't photograph her hair detail, which is missing here.

 It's so funny, these SDE figs. I underestimated them. Go too big on paint style and they start to look weird. Not enough and they look unfinished. The trick is you have to paint exactly to the sculpt which is new to me. I can hear people argue with me now that it's true of all figs but I disagree. So many minis I've painted, you had to paint past the sculpt to get it to sing. Or you just let the sculpt do the work with local light and you use the paint to accentuate the form. There really is a balance to observe with these damn that is hard for me to recognize. So I painted the Rogue in a sorta cel-shade style. She is done for now since the goal is all-painted and table-top standard. I did not give her the signature eye flare reflection becuase I wanted her eyes to be sorta glowing-looking.

Given that this game was  bought "for the kids" and yet we are all playing it, part of the balance is the kids will be manhandling the figs like crazy so I'm not going nuts with paint either.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Strange Aeons: Bootlegger's Carport

 Here's a 2 piece run down ramshackle of a loading zone for our Strange Aeons games. Obviously, Agent Petri opened the shambling horror barrel instead of the bourbon barrel. This is a piece that I inherited from a buddy, so I rehabbed it, flocked/finished it and now it's in the collection. It sat in a bag for some time, not really suited to the look of 40k or Warmachine but Suddenly Susan when it comes to the 1920's-30'aesthetic. I also added the painted die-cast truck and piles of crates for more terrain within the lot.