2013/02/24

Fulcrums on Blue Tablecloth


Today we take a look inside the box again. Viz.: Eternity Stair & Dreadfire Portal. Not so timely but at the time being it was.


The box, front and back, with some professional flash flare.














Side and stairs of the Eternity Stair
With some skulls on the stairs of course.
Inside not much to see here.








Base, top stairs, platform and gargoyles.















 Bottom/inside again not much to see.















Dreadfire portal


Inside/back 














Seen some nice ideas how you can convert this set if you don’t want to use it right out of the box, I don't have any links but both The Storm of Magic and the Blood in the Badlands Books have some pics. I personally am planning on changing the pillars on the Dreadfire Portal to a archway from the old warhammer fantasy roleplay adventure game. In the Storm of Magic Book there is several eternity stairs put together which looks really cool but I'm not buying more sets just to make a taller stair. Both pieces are still tall enough to give a decent line of sight blockage. Anyway I can go on talking about conversion opportunities but this is what's in the box.

2013/02/05

Gamers Valentines Gifts


So since it's common knowledge that it's the nerds that gets the chicks here are a valentine special on how to solve the gift without leaving the painting table.

If your good at free hand you might just paint something but that's no fun.

I gave it a try just to test. Never done free hand however. Layering seams to work alright even it's only two dimensions.












If you got some sculpting clay you could try to sculpt something pretty and then paint it.

Failed attempt tried to make the smaller hearths look like they where carved out of the large one but it looks more like an ashtray than anything else.











If you want to give away jewellery, miniature food is a thing of high value apparently.  When I saw the price tag of these in the gift shop at Louisiana in Denmark, I was rather shocked when I realized there might be money to be made in this hobby. So get your sculpting tools out and get busy.

Rings. If I remember correctly the price tag is in euro, this was 30th July 2011 so think the euro had a higher value back then.
The only info in the mounter was on a ring design by Hanan Emquies don't know if that means all thing in the mounter are of that designer or not.










If flowers are your thing but want a specimen with a bit more longevity with out need of extensive care:

This will be the flower pot. So put some clay or green stuff in the thimble and put some wire/bent paperclips in it to make the frame of the plant.












Half of my clay stuck in the thimble but no biggy. I took it out so I could prime it without spraying the thimble. I'll glue it back when it's finished.













And a link back to our birch stuff. Painted the leaves before gluing them in place since will be lots of leaves hard to reach otherwise.














When the leaves are painted, get your tweezers out, some glue and not to forget lots and lots of patience. 


Gave it a wash which also gave the leaves a bit less dry look, and gave the dirt a bit attention. Which by the way was some small pebbles and sand glued on top of the clay. Then washed down from brown to a more blacker tone. 















Really bad photo but just to show that I added a ribbon with a bow.


So there you have it hope you got some ideas.