Results for tag: miniatures
Posted by: davidgiven on Apr 22, 2013 at 08:43:38 AM
Kate and I have started to paint some pirates for the Skull & Shackels Pathfinder game.
She has this great knife that I used to remove the flash from the mini's. There was not that much, mostly just stuff on the bases that came off very easy.
Sparying on the base coat was fun & even Cody got in on the act.
Posted by: davidgiven on Feb 18, 2013 at 01:26:43 PM
Kate & I sat down to paint some Mini's this presidents day.
We are getting a lot better at setting up our paint stations--we actually have two rules so far:
1. Remember the Rules
2. Sit on Wood
The second rule came up because Kate spilled blue paint on the chair's upholstry.
Our paint collection continues to grow--we still need some basic stuff--like flesh and more gold, silver, armor colors.
We could also use some more brushes.
I am really disliking the paint I have on my mini thus far--I may scrub it completely and start over.
I want him to look much more like:
Posted by: hartlage on Jan 6, 2013 at 06:40:11 AM
Is it just me, or did Dungeons & Dragons miniatures grow over time?
Ghoul (Harbinger 2003) and Ravenous Ghoul (Desert of Desolation 2007)
Troll (Harbinger 2003), Troll Slasher (Angelfire 2005), Bladerager Troll (Dangerous Delves 2009), and War Troll (Legendary Evils 2009)
Sometimes I run across miniatures that do not fit the scale.
Yuan-Ti Champion of Zahir (large), Gargoyle (medium), Magma Hurler (medium), and Flesh Golem (large)Next: Spells that can ruin adventures...
Posted by: hartlage on Dec 31, 2012 at 06:54:02 AM
In the 11 Most Useful Types of Miniatures, I lamented the lack of translucent miniatures for fire, water, and air elementals. I have discovered that the early Dungeons & Dragons miniatures sculpts for the medium-sized elementals reappeared in a HeroScape set called Fury of the Primordials. Unlike the original, opaque versions of these figures, the new versions come in translucent plastic. This makes the fire and water elementals look terrific, and the air elemental now looks like an air elemental rather than an angry, melting fish.
In addition to the three, translucent figures, the set includes an earth elemental figure, and a Wyvern figure, which once appeared in the Aberrations set in a form that now costs about $16 when purchased individually.
For D&D players, the...
Posted by: hartlage on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:05:23 PM
When the Harbinger set of pre-painted miniatures arrived in 2003, I mainly used tokens, cardboard heroes, and similar items to stand in for miniatures. Unpainted miniature barely tempted me. I lacked enough time for the pastimes I already had, so I could hardly add miniature painting to the slate. But the new pre-painted miniatures seemed affordable and appealing. I figured I would augment my cardboard with a few common monsters, orcs and skeletons and the lot.
And so I began sliding down a slippery slope. Wizards closed the local Gamekeeper store and marked down the Harbinger boxes, so I snapped them up. New sets came, and I decided I might as well get enough boosters to collect a nice set of commons. When 3.5 arrived, I looked at my shelf of 3.0 edition books that I had not...
Posted by: 1bammanj on Aug 11, 2012 at 11:26:36 PM
Attention All Fellow Patriots and Gamers :)
I am currently running a Campaign for U.S. ARMY Active Duty Soldiers stationed in South Korea. For many of my fellow brothers this activity is a healthy and safe escape from the boredom of the barracks. I also have the pleasure of giving MANY their first experience with the game of D&D.
Currently I have exhausted all of my allowance. My dear loving Wife (Who knows the value of saving) has limited my spending after sinking in over $500 dollars on gaming books and all the trimmings (aAll within a year) to provide my players with a top notch experience. I recently have wanted to start including more miniature use on the table to really step it up for my players.
I am giving a call to all fellow gamers and possibly fellow Soldiers to lend a helping...
Posted by: Lairdvertron on May 29, 2012 at 04:54:34 PM
The number one thing I would like to see from Wizards is a step away from the "collectable card game" aspect of miniatures. A good many of us use minis in our gaming sessions, and I for one would like to see them made available as needed. I get that the random aspect of buying boxes of unknown content is fun, but if I need 20 orc figures for a game I want to run then what I need is 20 orcs. What I don't need is to have to buy seventy-five boxes of random miniatures to get those 20 orcs. The same is said for any other miniature - if I need dragons, or bugbears, or whatever.
What I do like is that they're all pre-painted, and I'd really like that to continue. While I am capable of painting my own miniatures, I do not have the time. Therefore, being able to field an army of - well,...
Posted by: WotC_Bruce on Apr 11, 2012 at 01:12:30 PM
When I first started playing D&D oh so many years ago, fights with monsters played out entirely in the Theater of the Mind (TotM). A typical fight went something like so:
Me: “I listen at the door.”
DM: “All’s quiet.”
Me: “Great. I push it open, sword ready.”
JD: “My wizard is right behind Bruce!”
DM: “The room is L-shaped—20 feet wide. Some trash lies along the walls and . . . there’s a wooden chest lying on its side, half splintered, like someone dropped it. Coins are visible through the cracked lid.”
Me: “We enter, but we’re ready for a trap. No one leaves treasure just lying around.”
DM: “Nothing happens.”
Me: “Fine. I kick the chest with my boot.”
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