FG: Sky Galleon

Latest project finished, a Sky Galleon. Loosely based on the Sky Gondola in the Maze of Malcor. I bought the Blotz Plateau Martian Prowler.

Little bit bigger than expected but an excellent item.

MDF kit with plastic wings and stand., not bad for £12.

The finished item, with old Citadel figures for size. You can fit a lot more than the four figures in the rules…so I’m calling it a Galleon.

I decided not to glue the galleon to the stand, simply for transport and storage purposes. The fit is fairly robust so should be good for gaming purposes.

I only used one wing on each side, as when I fitted three wings, the width was more than 9″ which is not much good for navigating the ruins of a city, and hey, they are actually magical anyway.

The stand is also 5.5″ high, so I think I’ll have to propose some special rules for this beast:

– up to 6 crew
– may fly up to 6″ above ground
– ascending or descending costs double movement
– may only be attacked when at 1″ above ground
– crew may only disembark at 2″ without falling penalty
– crew may only embark at 1″.

Comments welcome.

Time Crystals & Chronohounds

Reading the Perilous Dark, I found the scenario “The Dog Days”, and by coincidence have planned a gaming bash on the 29th April, so why not have a very “time” based scenario ?

So I brought some of the Gale Force Nine crystals, here they are for size with a Knight (Foundry/Citadel) for size.

And here are some more with the Chronohounds painted up – definitely not the Hounds of Tindalos ! 😉

Obviously I thought of another jolly wheeze for the scenario which I’m writing up. Decisions on actions have to be completed within a timeframe until a certain item is destroyed, so I thought I’d get some traditional egg timers so each player has 3 minutes in each phase to declare their actions.

The two egg timers arrived in the post today, in a box more than a foot long and nearly as wide and deep, with card wrapping, bubble wrap, for two items less than six inches already enclosed in plastic blister on card stock.

Talk about waste !

The scenario is entitled “Out of Time”, and I mean that both for the scenario and for our environment.

Traps

A very long hiatus of posting due to a house purchase falling through, followed by a very loud gig late at night.

So I have four AARs lined up and lots of photos to edit !

I have another games session lined up tomorrow, with a home brew scenario featuring dungeon traps..a bit like these.

They are from the Mantic Dungeon Crate.

Ruinous Prevarication

Ok, whilst busy with the house purchase, I have also been prevaricating about editing all the photos of the last game Alan and I played week before last. So after a cancelled meeting today have decided to pull my finger out as I have two more game AARs to write up from this week, and need them out the way before I have a games session with Jon next week !

In the meantime I have been busy painting…

A jungle terrace from Blotz, though I can’t see why it can’t be used for Frostgrave or Mordheim.

The steps are separate pieces so you can move them to different sides or omit them. easy to put together and only £5 IIRC.

I’ve used so much of the grey paint I’ve had to get another tester pot done up by B&Q.

Mantic Terrain Crate treasure pile painted silver rather than gold – I intend to make it a query of “Is it Silver, or Platinum ?”.

Renedra Frostgrave ruins, I bought 3 of the spurs to bulk out an order.

The main archway. The kits are nice and chunky, being very thick (about 1cm+).

The other two items. Not going to set the world alight, but still very useful items, so if you’re getting bases from Renadra, I’d “accidentally” include a few of these sprues.

Now back to finishing off the cultists I painted, yup another war band is in the throes of formation.

Stairways to Heaven (and more)

As used in the Walenton Manor scenario, here are the stairways used.

They are by Blotz.

MDF, easy to put together and cheap.

I have done stairways using balsa but these seemed an easy option.

Painted the usual grey, weathered with brown and green to represent dirty footprints, and then highlighted light grey at the edges for definition.

I hadn’t got round to the highlights in time for the Walenton Manor game.

Candles on stands, from the Mantic Wizard’s library set.

A pile of treasure chests and scrolls, again by Mantic.

And finally, a very long awaited finished version ion the Northstar Lectern.

And yet another double;e height bookcase…two Mantic bookcases glued together. That’ll make a good place to put a treasure and make adventurers climb for their loot !

A change of Scenery ?

Well I’ve been busy for the last 2 weeks, having finally put in a bid on a new house. Unfortunately it needs an extension, so I have been knee deep in estate agents, solicitors, surveyors and builders. And then I went to another property today that is more expensive but needs no work.

So my head as been elsewhere.

On the upside I have managed to finish some scenery, and had two games with Alan (which will come tomorrow).

Here’s some Terrain Crate scenery by Mantic.

Pile of armour and weapons – the sword handles are Spearshaft not red.

Rear view of the pile, as commented earlier, this could be a specific treasure roll on a specific treasure table.

Double height bookcase with library ladder.

More bookcases, this time Spearshaft NOT Bay Brown. More of these beggars are on their way.

A mirror, is it magical, is that a face looking out ?

And finally…

Small bridge by Blotz who deliver their stuff dead quick – there’s more of their MDF stuff on the way too.

Terrain Crate – 2

Another manic week with maybe a glimmer of hope of a suitable property to buy, in the real world.

In the mean time here’s some more bits of terrain.

Two more bookcases, I’ll be gluing them together, and the library ladder on little wheels to allow a wizard to reach the topmost shelves.

Obviously this can be used in a home brew scenario to reach specific grimoires.

Writing desk.

The picture seems to make it more warped than it actually is. Only a few of the terrain crate items had any warpage, and in my case it was the legs on this, not the actual surface.

This can be fixed with the usual warm/cold water dousing. Of course by the time I’d undercoated and started painting the advice arrived. So the next one will get treatment if needed.

two more piles of treasure !

Now for something almost completely different:

Three crypts, this time by Ainsty. Nice terrain piece because…

The ceruypt lids come off, so secrets can be slipped in there. Again ideal for a home brew scenario, in which crypt is the treasure hidden ?

the kit comes with skeletons that can replace the lids, these are WIP.

Right back to the bay brown for more stuff from the wizards library.