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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

what an overdose of cuteness....

   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks CB, Thanks Vik I hope to get them painted some time soon.

   
Made in de
Terrifying Doombull






Nuremberg

I love the turtle and the lizard especially. But they're all super cute.

   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Wow, great stuff!
The giant looks really menacing. I think the paint job completes it well.

Sculpting those small animals could not have been easy. They'll make great familiars!

Syro_ wrote:
@Ezki: Hi Ezki, that's really exciting to hear that you are running D&D now. You can use your game design experience to good use, I expect. What you said reminds me a lot of a series that a Youtuber called RuneHammer (formally Drunkens and Dragons) used to make called "Room Design". Are you playing official adventures, one shots, home brew, something else? Let me know how it goes. And that's cool that you are considering making some projects similar to mine in the future, make sure you post them if you do


First two sessions (or one long session with a good nights sleep in between) done. I have to say, it was quite exciting to sit on the other side of the screen for once.
It's a single adventure (3+ sessions, but not an actual campaign), which takes place in Forgotten Realms. It's heavily inspired by the "S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks" module released in the 80's, which means I'm mixing scifi elements into the game. The original adventure had some great ideas, but the map was quite a mess (in my opinion). So I did my own maps and added some home brew items and monsters. For better or for worse.

   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

@Da Boss: Thanks Da Boss

@Ezki: Thanks Ezki Scupting the familiars wasn't easy, I agree. I find it much easier to sculpt larger figures.
I'm happy to hear about your DM experience so far, I'm glad you're enjoying it. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks is a classic. I've never played it, but I think it's a good choice that you are updating and streamlining it. I hope you keep having fun with it.

   
Made in gb
Speed Drybrushing





Nice job on all the little critters!

   
Made in gb
Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh


That tiny seahorse just made my day, I love all these little critters! I like painting up random beasties and dinos for the games I never get around to playing teehee!

   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Aku-chan, thanks Ragsta

Some of you may remember this goblin tank I build back in January of 2019 to play "Dib's Wagon of Doom"

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I'm really in the mood to play that adventure again before I move back home. I have a token I made of the original tank, but that's just not my style. I built a new goblin tank over the last few days.


I made of mold of one of my Blood Bowl snotlings to try and make 6 quick goblins to go with the game. I'll post them when they are done, but they won't look like much.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

We have to rethink history now... why the hell weren´t there more tanks back then? pushing some wheeled hood around shoudln´t be that much of a hustle?
looking fierce!

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






If I remember my history right, the first practical 'war wagons' (after Da Vinci's wonderful design) were Jan Zizka's armored wagons. I think we was a Hungarian(?) leading a Protestant sect during the wars of the Reformation. They clad ordinary wagons in thick timbers or boards and barded the horses to try to protect them. There was even one account where they were able to roll the wagons down a long slope into (and through) the opposing force; stopping afterwards might have been a bit of a problem though...

Norba Miniatures makes a couple version of 'war wagons' in 28mm intended for their Reconquista range, but suitable for WHFB, or anything else that uses that sort of vehicles. Two- or four-horse teams to pull, too.


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Vik, that is a good question about armored vehicles in ancient warfare. Maybe like with this D&D opponent, on the real battlefield the availability of fire and difficult terrain was its undoing?

Thanks for the historical background about war wagons Meer_Cat. I've never heard of him, but am reading about him as I type this? I think Prussia was known for using war wagons at some point in its history too, right?

   
Made in be
Nimble Pistolier





Antwerp

Wow, that goblin tank looks amazing. Nice job!

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

on the real battlefield the availability of fire and difficult terrain was its undoing?


probably that... tho iron clad could have been a solution...tho not accessible for everyone...

and thanks meercat... nice hint on that manufacturer.... didn´t knew them yet...
and the history lessen is always welcome!!!

   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Flapjack

   
Made in us
Dipping With Wood Stain





Colorado, USA

Tiny, cute, sculpted creatures and a lesson about armored wagons.
Your blog does not disappoint, Syro.

   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Heh heh, thanks DJ. Luckily my visitors have eclectic taste just like me

I have finished my little goblin force. Considering they are all made from a not fully successful mold of the same Blood Bowl snotling, I think they turned out reasonably well and diverse.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

is the turtoise shield a stock item? if not...this is a cool idea... gives me a new thing to hunt for^^


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btw... I´d add anything to the wheel that hints towards an axle...

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Missed a lot of stuff, the big eye on the giant is glorious, but my favorite has got to be the little turtle. Soooooooo cute!
   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

@Viktor_von_Domm: Thank you Vik, you are so right about adding something to the wheels. I'm glad you pointed it out. After reading your post, I worked on it a bit. Let me know what you think. As for the turtoise shell shield, I'm glad you like the look and the idea. When I was making all those little animals, I had plans to give the turtle away. I quite liked how it turned out, so I made a push mold of it. The shield is just a quick squirt of hot glue into just the carapace part of the mold.

@Viterbi: Thanks so much Viterbi. I am very happy with how the giant turned out after painting. I haven't put him into storage with all my other figures yet, so he is still standing in my work area glowering at all my more recent and unfinished sculpts and creations. I'm glad you like the turtle too, I have quite a soft spot for it.


   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

yeah... now this looks way more convincing... before it looked like a turned round table... now it says wheel^^

and actually the truth about the turtle shield i like more... even if it means i can´t get it easily by hunting on ebay... ^^ eventually i make my own^^

   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Vik, I was thinking the exact same thing about looking like round tables. (sorry, I read this when you posted and forgot to respond).
I'm looking forward to when you make a turtle shell shield too.

I have make another round park area with a statue for playing "Dib's Wagon of Doom". The ground is carboard with a circle of foamcore bricks. The base of the statue is EPS styrofoam, with a camel toy on top.


I'm going to be introducing a 7 and 9 year old, of a family I'm friends with, to D&D. They helped me make these dungeon tiles using a stamp I carved from foamcore. The seven year old ended up as the best at stamping them, so I let her do most of them.


I also taught them how to make some basic wodden crates from foamcore. The one on the let is my example. We ran out of time, so I painted them both.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

its the DM Scotty way of terrain tiles painting !!! cool!

and i wonder who would make a statue of a camel... LOL...

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






The Zero Milestone Statue, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

"The barefoot Bedouin astride his camel was created in this small sculpture by William Ingram in 1926. They stand atop a granite pillar marking the official center of Lexington."


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

@Viktor_von_Domm: Thanks Vik, it is DM Sotty style , I'm a big fan of his. I watch lots of table top crafting including Black Magic Craft and Wylock, but DM Scotty is my favorite and I follow his style the most. As the for the camel statue, I needed a statue quickly and I thought the camel was the least useful of my remaining animal toys. But I started thinking of a background afterward, about this small village that focuses on trading was founded my a group of nomadic traders crossing the desert on camel back. So the statue is to honor those camels.

@Meer_Cat: I love how much you know. You never disappoint with having some interesting tid-bit that I don't know If I'm ever in that area of Kentucky, I hope to see that statue. As a teacher, I like that you make my blog more educational.


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It looks like there are a decent number of camel statue monuments in Asia in remembrance of the importance of the Silk Road. Statues in China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan...

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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Scotty is still the best followed by wyloch!

thanks meercat!!! i´m beginning to think we could never catch you on the wrong foot with one question... respect!

and of cours syro camels can always get some love and honor as they´ve been a literal workhorse for millennia^^

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






I'm always on the wrong foot- we were talking about amphibious assault ships, right?

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

 Meer_Cat wrote:
we were talking about amphibious assault ships, right?


If you prefer amphibious support ship, I could make a donkey statue.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






There is a statue to the mules of the US Army and Marine Corps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Until the 1980's, there was a battery of 75mm Mountain Howitzers as part of the Marine garrison. It was transported by pack mules (not towed with a caisson) until the 1950's.

Cuba was a training/staging ground for expeditionary troops headed to the Philippines from the early 1900's until the Second World War. One of its purposes was to acclimate soldiers and critters to a warmer, more humid environment.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Meer_Cat Along with the history, I'm mentioned before that I enjoy the vocabulary in your posts and often learn new words from you. This time it was "caisson". Was Hawaii used to train soldiers too because its diverse climates?

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






It is now. The 25th Infantry Division is based there and they have responsibility for responding to military requirements in the Pacific AOR, as one would expect. They do a lot of jungle warfare training plus mountaineering and rappelling. Oddly, Schofield Barracks doesn't ever seem to have been a major training area for servicemembers on their way to Vietnam. That training was conducted at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (nicknamed 'Lost in the Woods') with exercises held in a specially built training area called Tigerland. Pearl Harbor did serve as a transfer link in the flight journey to and from Vietnam.

If I remember correctly, the Hawaiian Islands and Pearl Harbor/Schofield Barracks/Hickam Airfield specifically were not more than a defensive garrison and fleet refueling center until the 1920's. Alfred Mahon had proposed his 'great nations have ocean-capable navies' theory in 1899, but the Islands were considered important for their early warning capability: surface and later air patrols could be mounted from the islands, acting as a sort of tripwire. It wasn't until the Pacific Fleet Center was moved there from San Diego- I think in the 20's- that it became a major base.

As a bit of trivia (although most of what I know is trivia): The 25th ID was sister to the (now decommissioned) 24th ID, which I served in during the early 80's. Both were created from the older 40th Hawaiian Infantry Regiment when the US Army reorganized from the regimental to the divisional model just before World War I. The unit patches featured the taro leaf to reflect their unique Hawaiian lineage: the 24th a green taro leaf in a red circle background and the 25th a green taro leaf in a red circle background with a lightning bolt on the leaf. The nicknames for the unit patches were the Squashed Slug and the Electric Strawberry.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
 
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