Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy’

End Of The Week, Dark Age Leaders & The Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This has been a week where my energy levels have been at an extremely low level. The expression post-viral keeps springing to mind. It’s odd that this has been my most productive week in ages. Being ill last Sunday lead me to this of a more modest goal…

EWG: Tricorne

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Tuesday night was club night. We had two games running and ten guys, including newcomer Deryk, old-timer Guy (plus son Alex) and sorta newcomer Taylor. We could have used another game but such is how it goes!After a quick re-read of the rules after wor…

Dark Souls: The Board Game Review

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Dark Souls: The Board Game review, we take a look at a cooperative dungeon crawl based on the very popular video game series!
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Thermo Priest

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

There was no flesh to worry about painting on this totally encased Thermo Priest Although unlikely to see action in a game of Confrontation, the stout chap will definitely get out there in a game of Dragon Rampant. Advertisements

The Opposing Forces

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Conflict is the driving force behind most games. This is why games are called Dungeons & Dragons, Tunnels & Trolls, Villains & Vigilantes and Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes and not Accountants & Academics. Right now the only real…

Dwarf Armourer

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I really like this sculpt, a very aloof looking dwarf in his fancy armour and lugging his anvil around for any emergency battlefield repairs.

Forge Guardians

Posted on September 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

While on my Tir-Na-Bor dwarf painting binge (not sure if a dozen models is a binge), I painted three Forge Guardians will will bulk out another 12 model dwarf unit for Dragon Rampant.

Khor Knights

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

My Tir-Na-Bor Dwarf army is nearly finished, the last main unit was these six Khor Knights on Razorbacks. They are painted mostly in metallics with some Iron Grey so they fit in well with the rest of the army. The models were provided with a choice of stream hammers or steam lances, but I decided … Continue reading Khor Knights

Thermo Priest On Razorback

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Finished off my Dwarf Razorback riders for my Dragon Rampant army, the first of which is a Thermo Priest which I will be using as a hero.

20 Sides of Karma: Evil Toys from the Toymaster’s Workshop, New title from Grinning Skull Studios!

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’d like to take a minute to tell you about our new title series, 20 Sides of Karma, in a departure from the usual Grim’s Amazing D100 Tables and other title lines, 20 Sides of Karma will address a collection of 20 items, NPCs, adventure ideas, creatures, events & encounters, and more in each supplement. […]

100 Cavern features & Dungeon dressings for all fantasy RPGs.

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again, shameless plug for our latest release, 100 Cavern features & Dungeon dressings for all fantasy RPGs.  This great publication will help any GM flesh out details for dungeon room interiors where none might have been before. Inside there are 100 detailed descriptions you can easily add to these blank spaces, either roll randomly, […]

N1. Lizard Cult. Session 7 – Orlane changes its name and ceases to exist

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After clearing out the dungeon of the defeated Naga queen the party limped back to the village and overwintered. Conscious …

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Pirates of the Carribean Dead Men Tell No Tales

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The fifth (and final?) instalment in the Pirates series, this episode was promising us to feature the original cast.Which it did, in a way…While the story starts with the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, Henri, looking for his father and swear…

Pirates of the Carribean Dead Men Tell No Tales

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The fifth (and final?) instalment in the Pirates series, this episode was promising us to feature the original cast.Which it did, in a way…While the story starts with the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, Henri, looking for his father and swear…

….So It Started With An Idea

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I got a chance to bake the Fimo stuff I made yesterday. I did discover that there is an Urban Dictionary page for Fimo, of which more later.

To be honest I wasn’t expecting much. Over the years I have played about with Fimo a few times and never really been all that interested in it. The only project that I liked were some figures I did for Low Life.  This suited my sculpting style (i.e. not very good) as the miniatures are somewhat cartoony. If this was what I wanted for another game, then I would have no problem going for it.

My initial results were about where I expected. The stuff does not solidify in the mould like green stuff. My normal approach is just to cover the thing I am moulding with a fair chunk of Instamould. This makes it even more difficult to get the model out. The idea that I had was to put lots of little bits of the plastic over the model. If you wait for each chunk to go cold, the mould breaks apart easier. What I did need to do was add another layer over the top to keep the bits together. In hindsight gluing the miniatures to the base was probably a mistake although it would probably work out well for green stuff. That said, with green stuff drying hard, the integral base isn’t required.

As I said earlier, I wasn’t expecting much. The final results are a little better than I expected but I did start out with a really low level of expectation. Would I use it for feature figures, well no. For what I have used it for, the results are good enough. There is about £1.20’s worth of Fimo here so it’s cheap enough for the miniatures but the craters, I am not so sure. There is some detail there.

 I like corpse markers for gaming and little bits of terrain. I did a load for 15mm, here and there. They give the RPG tabletop some more realism that usings a wash wipe marker. Most GMs just take figures off the table but I think there should be something left behind, even if it is only a minor obstacle. In the past I have just given casualty figures a very simple grey tone for 28mm figures, mainly for speed but the players seemed to like the “passed over to the other side” look.

….So It Started With An Idea

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I got a chance to bake the Fimo stuff I made yesterday. I did discover that there is an Urban Dictionary page for Fimo, of which more later.

To be honest I wasn’t expecting much. Over the years I have played about with Fimo a few times and never really been all that interested in it. The only project that I liked were some figures I did for Low Life.  This suited my sculpting style (i.e. not very good) as the miniatures are somewhat cartoony. If this was what I wanted for another game, then I would have no problem going for it.

My initial results were about where I expected. The stuff does not solidify in the mould like green stuff. My normal approach is just to cover the thing I am moulding with a fair chunk of Instamould. This makes it even more difficult to get the model out. The idea that I had was to put lots of little bits of the plastic over the model. If you wait for each chunk to go cold, the mould breaks apart easier. What I did need to do was add another layer over the top to keep the bits together. In hindsight gluing the miniatures to the base was probably a mistake although it would probably work out well for green stuff. That said, with green stuff drying hard, the integral base isn’t required.

As I said earlier, I wasn’t expecting much. The final results are a little better than I expected but I did start out with a really low level of expectation. Would I use it for feature figures, well no. For what I have used it for, the results are good enough. There is about £1.20’s worth of Fimo here so it’s cheap enough for the miniatures but the craters, I am not so sure. There is some detail there.

 I like corpse markers for gaming and little bits of terrain. I did a load for 15mm, here and there. They give the RPG tabletop some more realism that usings a wash wipe marker. Most GMs just take figures off the table but I think there should be something left behind, even if it is only a minor obstacle. In the past I have just given casualty figures a very simple grey tone for 28mm figures, mainly for speed but the players seemed to like the “passed over to the other side” look.

Whats On The Table?

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Currently still painting Tir-Na-Bor Knights Of Khor for my Dragon Rampant army. I am mostly sticking to brass, gun metal and silver as the base colours. There is loads of detail to pick out so they are taking a while. I finished up a couple first as I thought there was too much brass and … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

So It Started with An Idea….

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A few weeks ago, when I was having a fit of preparing figures and priming them, I found the old GW corpses. One I think was a magic user and the other was a knight. These were in the first batch of figures I purchased, I guess this was some time around…

So It Started with An Idea….

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A few weeks ago, when I was having a fit of preparing figures and priming them, I found the old GW corpses. One I think was a magic user and the other was a knight. These were in the first batch of figures I purchased, I guess this was some time around…

Whats On The Table?

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There is the monthly Dragon Rampant painting challenge currently on the go on Facebook so I will use this as encouragement to paint my six Tir-na-Bor Knights of Khor. I have also got busy with the Karman conversions that have been sitting around for about six months, a bit of undercoat for the cockpits and … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

On the Painting Table

Posted on September 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been pretty industrious painting-wise during the last weeks. After finishing the Confederate cavalry, I’ve decided that I also want a force of white Union troops. I got figures in marching pose for a change and have now finished three…

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Last of this month’s Grinning Skull Studios Titles!

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again everyone, just a quick message to let you know about the last two of this month’s releases, starting with 100 Things Killer Toys do, when your back is turned for all fantasy RPGs. This is the first in a series of Killer toy themed titles coming up from us, so if creepy murder […]

Grinning Skull’s Oddball Outlet: Custom Gamer Chests for sale!

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello there everyone, In a departure from the usual stuff we have on sale from Grinning Skull Studios, I’d like to show you some physical product for once. Oddball Outlet is a term coined by yours truly, to describe any stuff I’ll be putting out to sell. I have quite a few gaming items coming […]

Game of Thrones season 7

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

While numbering only 7 episodes (though 4 of them are well beyond the normal timecount), the latest season of GoT was a visual spectacle.With only one 6 episode series to go, and apparently having deviated quite a lot from the still to be written books…

Game of Thrones season 7

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

While numbering only 7 episodes (though 4 of them are well beyond the normal timecount), the latest season of GoT was a visual spectacle.With only one 6 episode series to go, and apparently having deviated quite a lot from the still to be written books…