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14 Dec 2012 06:04 - 14 Dec 2012 06:09 #139533 by SuperflyPete
...it's because I've found that the new 'style' of miniatures games, which are campaign based, persistent, and incredibly tense do everything that boardgames do, but they don't take 4 hours, and they have much more theme.

So, here's what I've been up to...

Building terrain...
www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=48588.msg565455#msg565455

Painting the shit out of minitatures...


Learning to make really cracking bases...


And playing some bad ass shit...
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14 Dec 2012 10:53 - 14 Dec 2012 11:16 #139537 by Sevej
Miniature gaming is really great when you have the motivation (and time and money and SPACE) to do it. I usually switch between miniatures (when I feel motivated) and board games (when I feel lazy).
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14 Dec 2012 14:45 #139557 by the_jake_1973
SF, based on your recommendation, I have sold my group on the .45, gloire and broadsword systems. Once my girl and I get the crazy amount of reaper figs, the gaming plan will be enacted. Terrain shall be a project once the snow flies.

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14 Dec 2012 15:18 - 14 Dec 2012 15:24 #139563 by SuperflyPete
Dude!!! Let me know about Gloire and Broadsword. I was looking to them for my low-fantasy Reaper toy stash that's on its way. I'm probably going to simply black-wash the entire set aside from the sci fi, modern humans, skeleton, and Cthulhu.

If you've never used the technique, you can literally paint 50 table-ready miniatures in the span of a couple hours:
www.how-to-paint-miniatures.com/miniatur...nting_blackwash.html

You can use brown too, if you prefer a patina. It looks really sharp. I sold off a horde of zombies that I made like that for a bundle a while back. Bought a bag of them from Zombies, 10$, used less than a dollar in paint, and 2 hours of my time. Sold them in lots of 10, made 100$ on it. Not too shabby!

This is what I did last night, in fact, for Strange Aeons:





Perfect for a the Esoteric Order of Dagon in Innsmouth, 20 years after the events as told in Shadow over Innsmouth, or could be an old abandoned church that the Tommygun Gang is using to make moonshine, and where The Gargoyle will be striking a blow for justice!
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14 Dec 2012 16:00 #139572 by the_jake_1973
I like the church. Well done. Are you using plaster molds for the columns?

I made a river boat for a warhammer RPG campaign that I will be able to recycle for the terrain. I masde it out of cardstock and foamcore. Wood floors are very easy to replicate with a scoring tool and 100 lb cardstock. And it looks decent.

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14 Dec 2012 16:12 #139574 by SuperflyPete
Aw HELL no. I made one scratchbuilt building in my life, and my wife call it "The Jihadist cereal box". I used balsa beams to build the structure and skinned it with plasticard, then covered it in lightweight spackle.

www.tutofig.com is the mecca for all things terrain. I'm going to try my hand at more, but in the meantime, mama bought me a fuckton of O scale model train buildings to kitbash. In the OP there's a link...
www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=48588.msg565455#msg565455
...that shows the Innsmouth/Dunwich stuff I'm making.

I also did this...

...which is a modular board I built on using scrap planks from when I put in my laminate flooring.

Look on Ebay and Shopgoodwill.com and you can get a fuckton of cheap O scale Plasticville and Lionelville buildings. They work pretty well together although I favor the Plasticville stuff. It's cheap-ish, and easy to work with.

That roof was melted using my oven (held it 2' above the burner) and then cut, I added some beams made of that same 1/4" balsa beams.

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