Sunday, April 6, 2014

Specialty shrooms for Dwarven Forge's Caverns!


Here's a sneak peek of some cavern decor I've been working on lately. Two Mega Mushrooms that will go great with the new Cavern Kickstarter Pieces by Dwarven Forge. More to come soon....

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dwarven Forge Caverns Kickstarter is a go!

Have you been living under a rock in a cavern somewhere? If not, you've probably already heard about Dwarven Forge's latest Kickstarter campaign - Caverns

Basic set of painted cavern pieces.

Last year, their first foray into the Kickstarter realm for their new Game Tiles was a great success and so far this one seems to be following right behind.

The sets come in either hand painted or dark gray (for a bit cheaper). There are a lot of stretch goals planned that will make this a super duper deal when it's all said and done. 

Hand Painted basic pieces.

Dark Gray basic pieces.

These are truly fantastic products and are a great value if you're into 3D gaming terrain. If you're considering these, get in now cuz the deal with all the stretch goals only happens during the Kickstarter campaign.

I warned ya so don't come crying to me if you miss out!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Ellus Mann miniature with flickering flame

Here's the latest project I've been working on - painting the Reaper miniature, Ellus Mann. I also replaced the pewter flame in his hand with a flickering light (LED) effect:

The video doesn't show the brightness of the flame flicker very well. It looks better in person.
Here's a still shot:

Ellus Mann, man!

This project took some careful drilling to run the wires from the base (where the battery is located) through the foot to the tiny LED that is embedded in the hand.

Running wires through the figure (the LED isn't wired up yet).

I cut off the top of a Dwarven Forge column piece to mount the figure on and used another slice to hide the battery and flicker circuitry. A tiny switch is installed at the back of the base to turn the flame LED on and off.

Primed mini showing the battery and flicker circuity in the bottom part of the base.

The flame is made out of clear silicone caulking and painted orange, yellow, and red.

Painted and showing the bottom.

Hope you like it. Please leave a comment below. Thanks for looking!