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.

Crabby Wizard with Gold

Another re-based and touched up C02 Wizard that I did back in Uni.

Just touched up the red and the flesh, should make a good apprentice for the previous wizard I painted up in red with a bald head.

A pile of gold – wizard for size comparison.

This is one of the Mantic terrain items so you can see the size of them. Paints up easily. Obvious scenario marker/objective, probably spend a round filling your pockets and get out !

And finally, the second giant crab man.

A bit more articulate !

The Library is started

As shown in my previous posting, I have acquired a lot of new terrain items and so made a start on the first lot. I had deliberately bought a load of Library sets from the Mantic kickstarter so that I could do justice to The Library scenario in the Frostgrave rule book.

Two book cases. They are about 5cm or 2″ wide.

Cabinet, small book case and corner case.

Two issues will be:-
(a) painting the books to provide some colour
(b) buying enough bay brown paint, or other suitable pine coloured paint !

Because I have a lot of this stuff to paint, and then there’s the variants in the Wizard’s study set as well.

Mantic Terrain Crate & Errrr Terrain !

A year ago Mantic did a Kickstarter to create a lot of plastic scenery. Gullible suckers like me and a few mates bought in to it, and it’s arrived/alive !

Delivered first thing (like 8.30am) nice big box.

Unpacked – sadly too hot for the cats to practice box diving.

the crates themselves are fairly robust card boxes, inside an outer card sheath, sao should be good for a few years. I bought a spare one on this basis to replace the increasingly tatty old GW mail order box for my existing scatter terrain.

As you can see, they come with internal dividers, these may need some gluing to make them more robust.

Stacks of library bookshelves, ideal for the Frostgrave Library scenario, and the Maze of Malcor.

Piles of treasure.

Most of the actual scenery pieces are moulded in brown plastic, but some like the treasure are moulded in other colours.

There are some wonky bits, but 90%+ is good to go straight out of the box.

Wizards lair, with figure for size comparison.

All in all a good set of items.

Now all I have to do is paint them all !

Dungeon Furniture

A slow week painting wise, due to Village Hall and Council work, including a training course yesterday.

But I did get done a second order from Midlam Miniatures.

Doorways – two on the left one side of the piece, two on the right the other side.

I also did four more arches but you’ve seen them already.

Statues with braziers.

the flames are a bit underwhelming, and of course the paint job is the inverse of what real; flames look like, but that is artistic licence for you.

Scrying ball, and cauldron.

trapdoors.

Now I need to finish off the thieves who will be opening them to find the treasure !

The Astromancer’s lair

having started to play the Forgotten Pacts campaign, and then bought the Maze of Malcor, I promised JP I’d get some scenery pieces that were required for the scenarios. he’s done so many items I thought it was time I ponied up some more scenery.

The Nickstarter, the Maze of Malcor is much longer than other supplements.

However, in both supplements there is a need for telescopes !

Good job I had one, bought and painted whilst at uni some 25 years ago. Metal Magic.

Could I find the other five I needed to make the half dozen needed ?

Yes I could !

Once again Midlam Miniatures have re-released the item, I think re-mastered as they are slightly larger. So now I have the half dozen telescopes required.

With a few other pieces of scenery being painted up/finished, I think I have some suitable scenery for an Astromancer’s lair.

And the all important throne – this time by Ainsty, bought as part of a not so secret project.

Doors to the Maze of Malcor

Northstar/Ospreys latest bundle arrived today.

Having read through the book (not the novel) it looks an interesting expansion to say the least, with new deployment of treasure, XP and spells. There are twelve scenarios that will certainly test players, and it also introduces the potential for the wandering monsters to be controlled either by a player, or a third party – my preference is for a third party/GM.

Many of the scenarios call for doorways as entry points, and quite by co-incidence I have been busy painting some doorways up ! So that was serendipitous.

Old Metal Magic items now available vis Midlam Miniatures.

I had bought them for the Alone in the Crypt scenario from the Spellcaster magazine.