Wednesday, January 25, 2012

8 bit Dungeon!

Its finished! Finally! I was able to finish out the basics this past weekend, and I love it! If you remember I started this back in November. It was an idea I had when I ran across Fat Dragon Games and liked the simpleness of their dungeon design and build. I immediately thought of the old NES Zelda game, the dungeons. With Super Dungeon Explore on its way to my door I decided to get working on the design and build, and now here are some results.

1" square pillars. These get inserted into the floor holes.

 1" walls.

4" walls. Here you can see 2 different designs to break up the design.

2" walls. Again we have 2 different designs.

 8"x8" floors. Holes open and ready for use.

8"x8" floors. Hole covers in use.

In addition to the grey dungeon I thought why not make the colored ones too? Straight grey can be boring all the time. So I went to work on some different colors, the first of which is green. But before I could go all green, I had to make transition pieces so the dungeon could blend easily from one color to the other. Here I will show some grey/green transition pieces.

1" pillars. Grey on 2 sides, green on the other 2. 

 1" walls.

 4" walls.

2" walls.

 8"x8" grey to green floor transitions. Holes open and ready for use.

8"x8" grey to green floors. Holes covered and hidden.

Although after building this up, I realized some of the grey/green transition pieces dont line up perfectly. This is something I will have to correct with the other colors before I build them.

And here are some straight green pieces. Although I have no all green floors, my ink was all gone, you can get the basic idea here. When I do finally print out the different colors, I will be taking them to a printer (Staples) to get all printed up.

1" square pillars.

 1" walls.

 4" walls

2" walls

And finally we have some in game shots! These are from the recent Demo I ran for Super Dungeon Explore. I get into this game so much that sometimes I forget to take more pictures. The group loved it and so did I. I hope you enjoyed the pics.

 Beginning the build. You can see where the posts placement is and where they will go. To the side you can see what I used to hold the walls and posts together: Bobby pins! 

 And there are some in game pictures! As I stated before, I get into this game and forgot to take more pics, but it was getting good.

Well there you go, and I to paint!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mid January Update

I thought I would make an update, just to show I havnt been fooling around, or ignoring this blog.

I just finished Deth and Taxxis, a miniature from Hassle Free Miniatures. Pics are coming when I can get them later this week. It is a model I have had for about 5 years sitting around (I have a lot of those). When I bought it I wanted it to be painted up real nice, so I decided to wait until I got better to paint it. I think I am better than 5 years ago, and I think it turned out nice.

I am now currently working on 2 separate commission jobs. The first is 2 army lists for a game titled Mighty Armies. The second is a diverse group for Hordes from Privateer Press. Both of these combined should take me until the end of the month, depending on how much work (Overtime) is at my Full Time job.

And lastly I would like to state that every year I seem to compile a list of miniatures from different companies that I want to paint. Sometimes I have to buy them, other times I get them as gifts. I dont necessarily get to paint them, but I do eventually get to own them and hope to paint them at some time. Last years purchases are still mostly unpainted and I feel this years may stay that way too. But I thought here I would place a few I want and plan on getting.

I already own Super Dungeon Explore, and yet have to finish painting them all, eventually this will be done.

Ron&Bones, a pirate skirmish game from Tale of War Miniatures I just received a starter box and plan on getting some of the female pirates to paint.

Relic Knights from SodaPop Miniatures, another skirmish game anime style. I plan on getting at least 2 of these models.

Zombicide! a new game coming later this year published by Cool Mini or Not. A bit like Super Dungeon Explore, except zombies and modern "hero-types". Like a horror survival board game with over 70 miniatures! It looks great so far, and I love zombies/undead as much as I love pirates.

Kingdom Death miniatures has some GREAT pin-up type of miniatures for their game, I own 1 and would like more. I havnt painted that 1 yet, but again I will someday.

My Cryx army for Warmachine by Privateer Press needs to be completed, or at least more painted.

I want to work on my Cygnar and Khador army (also for Warmachine by Privateer Press). But those are both special projects that will have to wait.

And finally there are those random miniatures from random companies that I like the look of and have to buy it. Eventually it will get painted. But as a collector, I dont know when that is.

Like I said, just an update and random thoughts. So I go back to my brush and leave you for now.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012, not the movie

 Happy New Year!

ok got that out of the way. Welcome to 2012 everyone. I hope you all had a safe and happy celebration to ring in the new year, I definitely did.

This is a semi-resolution post update, or "things to come". What I plan on working on this year (or at least the next few months). Sometimes planning gets away from us, or new things come that we didnt expect to work on, or other bits of life get in the way. Most of these things I will do, some may take a while and others may get forgotten, but this is more of a what I plan to do list. Hopefully I can get to them all, but you know how that goes. *Like my Cryx army from Warmachine that I have yet to have fully painted over the last 3 years that I said I would because other things come along to do. I am working on it tho, last year I did more that the past years just need to finish bases and other things come along. Enough rambling, time for the list::

     Super Dungeon Explore! All the miniatures need painted (50+)
     Legion of Everblight commission project (almost done- need pics)
     Khador commission project (special I am only half involved in)
     Mighty Armies commission project (
     My own Cryx army (maybe I will get to finish it)
     Malifaux characters (random bunches)

 Wargaming (Warmachine/Hordes) Terrain:
     Cryx-ifyed King of the Hill Terrain(with extreme mode)
     a "How to" series on various bases I have done
     Cryx Tower
     Cryx Harvesting tanks
     Hills, walls, and other field terrain

 RPG Terrain:
     3D 8-bit Dungeon
     Dungeon X (really How much longer can I delay its creation?)
     More WorldWorks Games Terrain Dungeons

Dont know why I categorized them. Ease of lists I guess. So there we have some items I hope to complete soon, at least by this years end. There will be other bits I know, commission work, spastic purchases, etc. But this may help me get a bit more organized. In with the new...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2012 be more productive than last and may we keep on doing what we do, but better!