FG More ruins !

More from Amera – these are from the sci-fi range but a ruin is a ruin.

So how to turn this into not grey plastic, and not just dry brushed grey stone ?

Well I’ve used the old Citadel Dark Flesh on buildings before so…welcome to the red (light) district.

Of course I peaked on the Amera website, and someone had beaten me to it, so much for me being original.

Blasted buildings.

Obviously trimmed, same methods of painting.

Nice and light weight clutter for the battlefield.

Good for breaking line of sight. Will probably get another set to go with greenery like RoSD.

Cheap as chips to boot.

FG: Scenery by TTCombat

Some time ago I bought TTCombat’s Savage Domain Ancient Beacon. First item from this company, its cheap and I didn’t pay P&P.

Its quite a chunky piece of scenery, with two main storeys 3@ high each, with what I call a pergola on top.

Nice big stairs so for once you can get halfway up the staircase and leave the figure there.

So how was it it to put together as an MDF kit ?

Mixed experience, overall good. The staircase was complex but fitted together wonderfully. As did the pergola, which had a lot of pieces to fit together.

yet the bulky tower section really did not fit well – the lugs and holes were far too tight and I ended up trimming many of them.

The pergola roof, 6 steps, on each side to make this, and 4 top pieces – so 28 in total. These fitted in perfectly.

So I’d recommend them with some provisos – you’ll need some experience, and a sharp craft knife/clippers. YMMV as this is a sample of one.

Vac formed ruins 2

Here are the other bits.

I didn’t use the masonry paint on any of these as the detail is shallow.

Another simple and cheap piece.

Ideal for both FG, RoSD and other games.

Vac-formed ruins

I’ve bought from Amera before, but took a punt on some more ruins suitable for FG and RoSD.

The detail is soft and shallow, but can be made to work with some good dry brushing.

But this beastie is only £9, so you get a lot of value, and in this case, a nice centre piece for any table.

Or £1 for these two wall sections, simply cut the plastic with a good pair of scissors.

This reminds me of the Bellona scenery I had as a kid.

Painted with my usual textured masonry paint which gives it a bit more heft and rigidity.

Usual stone coloured emulsion, my new light stone emulsion 9another tester pot)…though that was marred when two copulating flies landed in it and had to be fished out.

Puddles made using Agrax eartshade and Camo green washes mixed to make them look like dirty puddles.

Starfire Elementals, and a new Inn (WIP)

Two more quickies as I grind through the Rangers:-

Starfire Elementals from the Maze of Malcor.

Quite simple to paint, using a 30 year old pot of mettalic blue paint that I have yet to source a replacement for !

I built this Inn some 19 years ago (I hope the Rangers don’t take me this long), but neglected to finish off the tiling until a month ago.

I used the inner cardboard tube of a kitchen roll towel to make them so they have a slight bump to them.

I was a third of the way through undercoating it before I realised a black blob is not photogenic, so here is part of it, its a big construction using my usual techniques, but with added balconies and large bay windows.

Its going to take a long time painting…hopefully not another 19 years ! 😀

Lockdown reading – more and less

Latest reading:

The latest RoSD supplement, which looks like good fun – about to start it this week.

have worked my way through all the others bar Incinerator, as I’ve not managed to lose a Ranger yet ! (Fatal last words)

Least favourite was Temple of Madness which was a slog fest – needs more clues, ideas and treasure.

Really enjoyed Ghost Stone which has got me building and starting to paint Gnolls at long last.

Less reading – The Miniatures Page (TMP), whose regulars finally drove me out with overt alt-right American centric politics and comments. Shame, it was once very useful.

Cultists and Skeletal Knights

Lockdown has led to a bit of ennui, I’ve had these figures 95% complete for two weeks. I finally pulled my finger out to finish them.

Culktists from the Rangers of Shadow Deep (RoSD) range.

Painted to match with my FG cultists. The Temple of Madness scenarios require a lot of cultists so might as well recycle FG cultists.

Sketon warriors which I’ll use as Skeletal Knights etc. Middle one is from the RoSD range, the other two from Artizan’s random fantasy range…probably the same sculptor as they are very similar in size and style.

Now onto some actual Rangers !

FG: Wizard Shades & Werewolves

From the Maze of Malcor:

Five wizard shades of the five lost schools of magic, one went AWOL, so I had to buy them all over again. Painted Foundry teal blue then dry brushed upwards to white – idea stolen from Joe McCullough the writer of the system and supplements.

Two more Werewolves, they feature in a scenario from perilous Dark, and are obviously a feature of Blood Moon the Rangers of Shadow Deep scenario.

these two figures are from one of the North Star Weird West ranges but listed as suitable for RoSD (duh).

I should watch Dog Soldiers again – excellent British film.

FG: Ghostbusters

Yes, really. I asked for a DVD of Ghostbusters, the original movie, for Xmas. My Aunt & Uncle translated this and gave me:

  • a boxed set of the then 3 DVDs
  • a t-shirt with the logo etc
  • three novelty key rings
  • Thanks…bit more than expected. DVDs watched, and all are good, t-shirt always wearable.

    The key rings ?

    Not my type, and too chunky to fit into my pockets easily, but I didn’t want to waste them so….

    So one, sort of undead nasty, and a Large Construct. I remnoved them from their attachments, and shaved off the loops on their heads.

    The slimer, was washed green and a red wash in his mouth.

    The stay puft man, was either an all or nothing, so I went with nothing.

    Hopefully a useful and amusing addition to the table, whilst not wasting resources !

    Third key ring has yet to find a use, maybe some sort of banish undead marker ?

    FG Werewolf, glass spiders and new scenery

    Starting to clear the backlog (hahaha) during lockdown.

    Scenery is by Gale Force 9.

    I bought the bundle offer so have finally got the ruined fountain terrain piece that features heavily in the FG rule books.

    Glass Spiders were painted using a very old metallic blue progressively highlighted and mixed with silvers.