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.

    Lockdown Reading (2)

    These came through last week,…

    I bought them as both hard copy and soft copy pdfs.

    The pdfs are ok, but having read the hard copies now, I think having the hard copies for some of them is better unless you want to develop RSI scrolling through all the clue lists.

    So back to the scenarios themselves, are they any good ?


    A mixed bag of the simple and the complex as your Ranger gains extra levels.

    I am looking forward to playing them.

    Talking of which, I have read the deluxe RoSD edition and built a Ranger and companions which was fun. Now to try my first solo adventure. My scenery is in storage, so there will only be a load of words no pics.

    Though I mayhems intersperse it with some piccies of new figures painted.

    FG Perilous Dark Bestiary 1

    First set of figures painted.

    Ballista II, a large construct with a powerful ballista. Pinned by Richard as the arm would just be a liability simply glued on. Dark silver, dry brushed bright rung fang, and then toned down with black and brown washes that also helped key in the wooden parts of the ballista.

    Vapour Snakes. Arctic grey, dry brushed with white and then highlighted with rune fang silver again – I was rummaging around the paint collection and found a lot of pots of rune fang silver so will be using it extensively !

    Lockdown Foamboard Fun (Addendum)

    Sometimes you can get carried away…

    A huge hostelry I imagined.

    Balconies, and bay windows, lots of opportunities for shooting.

    And there arch is 3″ high, so mounted figures or coaches could get through.

    This is over 20 years old, so I guess its about time I pulled my finger out and painted it !

    Lockdown Foamboard Fun (4)

    Final bits done yesterday:

    Windows highlighted with Arctic Grey…tyo remind players they are there, and their models can be shot through them !

    Washes, and Granite (Light) used to highlight and make a mess !

    And the ground floor is the good old dolls’ house paper.

    Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

    best to crack on with the lead mountain next.

    Lockdown Foamboard Fun (3)

    Now the carcass is clad in balsa wood, time for some paint.

    In particular, textured masonry paint. Makes the foam board and all else feel like concrete which is great for transport.

    Importantly, it also means that the foam is covered up, as when you come to spray it, the sprays will melt the foam if it is unprotected. So make sure all the edges are covered with paint before spraying.

    It also covers up a host of imperfections and nooks and crannies.

    Like so.

    So after a couple of hours drying time for some…


    Paint the underside of the card base, so that it does not warp.

    Spray paint the rest…BLACK…

    Now for some block painting.

    That’s as far as the paint drying got me today (and light permitting).

    Tomorrow, the final touches, of highlights, and some paving.