Saturday, 25 August 2012

Some Tile Progress

Dungeon Tiles

After a long stretch as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, with some good times and some bad times (lately bad) I managed to land a really great, full-time position at very large company. Now that I have that issue resolved, and my work for Barrowmaze II has wrapped up I can start focusing on work for myself.

One project that's been nagging at me is doing a set of OS dungeon tiles. I'd like to eventually start an indiegogo campaign to get the production work covered, as I'd like them to be fairly thick, and double sided (similar to WotC's line) and drawing inspiration from GW's old Dungeon Floor Plans sets. Right now my plan is to do a massive generic set, then as interest allows, add supplements of varying types, as well as folding card buildings. The entire set would be hand drawn in ink and coloured with watercolours, needless to say, this will be time consuming!

Any thoughts of what the community might like to see would be welcome.

Friday, 10 August 2012

A Good Day

Well, after a very long wait, my Otherworld order finally arrived. It was lacking some giant leeches (which I was told would come later) but it had some extra surprises in it.

Now I have to finish off that gold voucher and put a dent in that silver voucher!

Monday, 6 August 2012

The DM's Gift

Here's some better — but not great — photos of the miniatures we gave to our DM who is leaving.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Final Day

Today is most likely the last day of a Darksun campaign I play in. And it's 4th edition.

I'll wait for the hissing and boos to stop.

Okay then. The guy running the game is a writer in the video game industry (it's always impressive to see what he comes up with on the fly) and he's moving across the country. So, to commemorate his move, I've painted miniatures of all our characters, gave them simple Darksun-esque backdrops in clear plastic cases, and a little list of each character's notable achievements during the campaign.

I'll be posting better photos of all my work later this week, it was a slog to get them all done on time. Between job interviews, freelance work and being sick all week, it was rough! So here's a quick look at them I took with my phone:

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Nerd Score!

I was rummaging through my closet tonight when I stumbled upon a small white box stashed away in the corner. The label on it said "Nerd Supplies", written in my ex-girlfriend's writing. When I saw it I knew exactly what it was, and it had sat there forgotten for a long time...

A box full of long-forgotten miniatures, many still in the blister! I'm just posting the fantasy ones here, as there were also 10+ blisters of Foundry's Street Violence line, and some old Warhammer 40k miniatures, space orks, beaky marines and old Imperial Guard.

So here's my find...

My all time favourite minotaur miniature:

For a long time this was my favourite miniature, I also have the "bucket variant" loose somewhere.

These were great to find after completely forgetting I had them!

Standard fighter types:

Some really great half-orcs and an adventurer's cart. I have another one that's open, that came with a female "Dungeoneer" miniature.

A balrog type miniature and some orc villagers. I miss the days of five figures being jammed into one blister.

The rock dragon. I think?

Manticore and cockatrice.

The undead chariot which also came with a skeletal minotaur/beastman and a great necromancer that are in with my other figures. I do have the sinking feeling that this may have been a recast I unknowingly purchased about ten years ago. This is an older model, but the metal is extremely shiny and light weight. Any ideas how to tell?

I have way too many miniatures to paint, and my giant order from Otherworld was just shipped off yesterday!