Drallitoc's Lost Jungle Temple
(03-08-2017, 07:15 PM)Blocky Wrote: I was just thinking maybe some small patches of moss or maybe some water marks - just cos it's probably quite damp.

There are actually green and brown water marks on most of the buildings. I use subtle green and brown washes - that are visible to the naked eye but doesn't show up in the photographs very well. 
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Oh good. It's possibly the flash or the lighting then that makes them look super clean and shiny. Either way - the consistency of the buildings and they way they fit together is amazing.
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So today saw the completion of our campaign. I managed to activate the portal Cool  though I only managed to get 4 members of my warband through.

There were a couple of things that got used in this game which you may not have seen. Remember this? 

(06-17-2015, 04:08 PM)SethDrallitoc Wrote: The gong: 
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Made from Skaven and Lizardmen parts, some embroidery thread and some bits of sprue melted and stretched over a candle.

From all the way back on page 1! Well, that piece got dropped on the floor a long time ago. The melted sprue looked cool - but was incredibly brittle. The break was in an awkward place and try as I might I could not get the pieces to glue back together. 

During this last game, I had need of a signalling device. I pulled out this pile of bits and had another go at repairing it. When this failed once more I pulled out all the salvageable parts and made something new. I took a long piece of sprue edge and once again held it to a flame. This time instead of stretching it, I doubled it over and twisted it. Once I had a nice piece of twisted plastic I cut it in half, glue it to a base, base coated, flocked and painted: 

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I'm sorry that there are not more WIP shots. It came together so quickly (less than an hour [thank the gods for hairdryers]).

The string was so much better on the original! I don't really like the wire that I used on the second one. I just couldn't find the embroidery thread that was used the first time. It was the early hours of gameday when I started and I didn't want to make too much noise riffling through cupboards while my wife slept.

The other addition was the cauldron:
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I needed something that could be used to activate the portal (a DHD if you will). So I used the alternate piece that I made for the top of the new temple and just sat the cauldron that I made for the 1" base competition on top. The gate could ba activated by blood sacrifice.


All in all I feel my first Frostgrave campaign was a huge success. We had fun playing and I had fun making this world. Time to start building for the next campaign.
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Remember in the last post - where I brought something back from the very first page of this thread? Well I'm doin' it again!

(07-01-2015, 08:37 PM)SethDrallitoc Wrote: [Image: IMG_9621_zpsgxwb3g01.jpg]

Ripping old dead projects to bits and salvaging them for parts:
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Perhaps I should start at the beginning.

I have been sharing my progress on this project with people over on facebook and in turn, I have seen a couple of
other people's Lustria themed projects which have inspired me.

First off was this one: I love these simple steps!

Secondly this: Which shares some common themes with that monstrosity I posted above.

I wanted to smash the two together and add my own unique style.

As has become my habit I began with the stairs:
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I had very specific ideas of the thickness of foam that I wanted for the balustrade. Though try as I might I couldn't wind a piece large enough.

Driving to the hardware store was not an option:
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So the above carnage ensued.

After putting off working out all day to work on this instead... I really have to get myself on the treadmill.

So this is where it stands for the time being:
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Not as large as the last one - bigger than most of my current terrain pieces. I even have plans for the interior this time.

p.s. I got a massive burst of pride this morning. You know you're doing something right - when the author of the game you're building for, compliments your efforts!
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I'm sure he was just being polite - but it put a smile on my face.
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Yeah, he commented on my Dwarves too - I felt great!
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I think Mr. MacCullough was being accurate. It is a fabulous table.


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Here's where it stands, end of day 2:

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Some engraving, some painting, some glueing and a few new parts.

See you tomorrow!
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Day 3

Considering calling
it a day....

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The Temple of the Spider Goddess, Day 4:

It doesn't look very different on the outside:
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Mostly because I have been spending time working on my new warband:
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Also, because I had to begin working on the interior:
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The secret staircase is made entirely from layers of foam-core:
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This will be the entrance to an underground cave system - which is something to look forward to.


Till then we will have a few more surface games to play. Scenario 3 required "Spider Holes" so I also started work on that. First cutting the rough shape:
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Then sealing and painting:
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Today was a bust with regards to the Temple.

I didn't even touch it. Instead, I focused on painting miniatures and writing scenarios. Our next game is on Friday and I have 2 miniatures finished of the 12 that I need.

I did manage to complete the first spider hole:
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I like to include images at the top of our scenario sheets. So I stage pictures and run them through the Prism App.

Here is today's:
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