Sunday, October 30, 2011

Call of Cthulhu Miniatures

"ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!" - Cthulhu

Translation : Take it from me, Cthulhu of R'lyeh, they taste like chicken!

Four go mad in Arkham.

Indy? Nah, couldn't be.

Tentacles in the sand trap.

Turn on the flashlight but keep your eyes closed.

This one has the Innsmouth look.

Unfinished high society dame.

Crazy cat lady.
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mordheim Minis Part Two

I've made a little progress on my skaven I've put together.
I have applied a base coat and two basic colors for the fur and skin.
No washes or dry brushing yet. That's the next step.
I have two groups of three figures. They each have a different color combination.

Okay, it's hard to tell the variation in color from these pictures.
The skin tone on first group with the throwing stars is a little lighter.

Next steps: Base colors on the clothing and finding the details of the faces and equipment.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Collection ~or~ Is This Normal?

I collect comic books and games I rarely play.
I haven't found a group around here to play anything with, so I just buy the games and read them.
One of the reasons I started blogging is to share my interest in gaming.
Anyone out there just buy games to read or for nostalgia?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mordheim Minis

Happy Columbus Day!
I had some time off today and decided to mess around with some minis.
I bought the Mordheim game a few years ago and never got around to building all the models. I glued some of the buildings together. That was a pain in the butt. They have fallen apart since then. I'll have to repair them or start on some scratch built.

I also put together the eight humans and painted them. I have some left over arms and heads to use in a future bits box project.
Originally I based them on the small square bases included in the box. But I wasn't satisfied with the size, so today I remounted them on standard sized round bases.

And here are the ten skaven from the set. I chose the weapon combinations I wanted but the bodies, legs, heads and tails were basically chosen at random.
I just hope they hold up to play after they are painted. Normally I would pin parts together as I glue them. With these I just scored the plastic of both surfaces I was gluing. Maybe the paint layers will help hold them together.

There you have it. Mordheim mini Monday.
I plan on doing a step-by-step blog as I paint these skaven and maybe making some new buildings and scenery.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Day at the Museum

The wife and I made an impromptu trip to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk today.  A fun time was had and I got some good pics.
Being as obsessed with RPGs as I am, I thought I would share some of the pics that might be used for inspiration for games.

First let me present several ideas for potion bottles.

Pretty cool stuff. No plain glass vials here.

Here is a glass sculpture titled "Map". Could you imagine a treasure map made of glass?
Here we have some miniature metal figurines. They kind of reminded me of the ones from the original Clash of the Titans movie. The tallest was maybe four inches.
Now some unusual sculptural items. The first is a modern reproduction of an Egyptian canopic jar. Could be used in a mummy adventure.
Next is a beautiful pitcher with some sort of gryphon depicted on it.
Here are a couple pics of a "grotesque" door knob. Perhaps it could be enchanted with a magic mouth or some kind of alarm spell.

And here's a lady carrying a giant shrimp on her back. Not sure what to say about this one.
A sarcophagus and a large statue of Bastet that could serve as golems or living statues. Egyptian art always looks so fantastic, it doesn't take much imagination to see it in magical settings.

I believe the description said that this is a painting of one of the last emperors of Rome. The detail and realism of the painting are amazing. The boy looks like he is actually getting ready to say something.
And here we have what appears to be a saint on a cellphone.
Finally, depicted here is one of the earliest known paintings of a gamer showing off his character sheet.
Or maybe it's the personification of arithmetic.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I survived the OSR Challenge: A September of Short Adventures

The September of Short Adventures challenge is over. I only finished three of the proposed twenty to twenty-five adventures. I am a little disappointed by that but at the same time not really discouraged.
I recieved some positive feedback on the ideas I had, so at least they were inspiring or at least entertaining to someone. That's all I really want from my blog.

So I'm going to put the mustache-Dragon somewhere over there on the right. >>>>>>
It will serve as a reminder to work harder on future challenges and eventually as a link to an index of the adventures written by participants in the challenge.

Challenge conceived and hosted by: Asshat Paladins . Thank you.
Here are the links to the other blogs that participated.