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Very well done, and good use of a one-shot as an intro!

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USA

Thanks KernelTerror! Thanks Brian!

   
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Donegal, Ireland

Ah those little carts are great and the tank is just brilliant! Stuff like this really inspires me to play more DnD, I even dug out some character sheets from the last session I DM'd (not successful, but great fun) and I need to find a group!

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Those carts are really nice and the twig blights are inspired.... Can you apply the 50/50 by just dipping them in it I wonder? Nice job with the Tabaxi too.
   
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Thanks Tyranid Horde! I'm really happy to hear that my stuff inspired you. I hope you find a group and get to play more D&D. (Also if it was great fun, it sounds like it was successful to me). The difficulty in finding a group is the current discussion on the Dakka D&D thread "Dungeons and Dakkas" It seems we mostly agree that it's easier to introduce your friends to D&D and get them into, than trying to find and join existing groups.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300/750956.page

@kestral: Thanks so much kestral I am very happy with how well the twig blights turned out. Also great minds think alike, dipping them is exactly what I started doing because painting on the PVA was such a pain. I cut down one of my many empty tubes of mold putty sealed the bottom and filled it with 50:50 PVA to water. That's what I used as a PVA glue dunk tank, so to speak. Also thank you for bringing up the twig blights, I worked on them 1.5-2 weeks ago and forgot to take a photo and post. I took the below photo thanks to your reminder (PVA dunk tank included on the left).

The twig blights now have painted heads, just a simple light brown with dark brown wash. I think it looks pretty good. I just need to base them now.

   
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Germany

Absolutely love them! Did they actually make an appearance in an adventure yet?

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Finland, Espoo

Wow, these look terrifying!
Great work and use of materials.

We rarely have any models when we play D&D and we have to put our inagination to use. It would be cool to have even a fraction of the stuff you've made. I can only imagine how cool your games must be!

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These twig critters are great- studio-made grade quality! I haven't D&D'd for many years now, and concur with Ezki that when I did, we never had terrain, actual monsters, etc. Salt and pepper shakers and the like got quite a workout, standing in for everything. As did our imaginations. Great stuff.

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Nuremberg

Those blights look amazing! Wow. I was thinking about getting some GW Dryads to make into Blights but those really look the part!

   
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USA

Wow, it makes me really happy seeing all these responses.

@Pneumo: Thanks! They haven't appeared in the adventure yet, and with the speed my group used to get through content it might not even happen this school year. We just finished the one-shot I was using as an adventure hook for "Lost Mines of Phandelver" today, so next session we'll be starting the starter campaign next time. These guys don't show up until part three of the campaign, so definitely two dungeons before it, with a possibility of 4 other short encounters before it depending on what they choose to do. I am looking forward to using them.

@Ezki: Thanks! I was surprised how well the dried moss worked for these. It might be because I started as a wargamer, and I also really like making stuff for the games, so I try to have visual representations for as much as I can in the games. I hope my games are cool, I'm not a very good DM but my players love all the stuff I make and are having a lot of fun, so that's what's important. I try to show a lot of progress shots, but I'm always willing to help any of you who wnat to know more of how I made something.

@Meer_Cat: Thank you for the great compliment about studio quality Imagination is good, and most D&D is played like that. The way I try to create everything is filling up my storage ability quickly so this may be crazy of me to do

@Da Boss: Thanks! If you have suitable heads even just from a press-mold these guys were pretty easy to make. You may want to give making these guys a try if you need some blights too.


   
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Love the twiglets, looking awesome, great job on them.



 
   
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Berlin Germany

these twiglets are amazing.... i am literally floored by them...it´s something i need to try...more so as the materials you used i have lying around for millennia

   
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USA

Thanks Cam!

@Viktor von Domm: Thanks so much Vik That would be great if you try making them too, especially since you already have the materials

   
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Berlin Germany

well... currently i am in a very special styrodur heaven,,,which means i often am not able to use any other material :sighs:^^

   
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Ireland

Latest stuff is great Syro! I love that pokey goblin tank

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Yep, players - they are like that, often putting on their characters unlikely items. Still, a good tabaxi You've got! And twiglets are great. Very, very "proper", too bad I can't vote for them already. Well, You have my vote here. Unique and creative!

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Finland, Espoo

I actually showed this thread to our DM while we were playing some D&D first time in a pretty long time.
He was really amazed by your creativity and promised to take a deeper look.

I have suggested on making some basic stuff for his games in the past, but never got around actually doing so. Hopefully he will get inspired as well, as it would be cool to do some stuff as a group effort.

   
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USA

I'm back from visiting Asia, and it makes me very happy seeing the responses that happened here while I was gone. I've really been missing the hobby for the last two weeks, and I'm hoping to get back into it soon.

@Viktor von Domm: I hope when you move onto a different material you try these guys out, then. I'm also looking forward to seeing what you create in your current focus of materials.

@boundless08: Thanks boundless! It's great to see you back on, I know real life has been keeping you very busy. I had a lot of fun creating the goblin tank and am very happy with it.

@Wirecat: Thanks Wirecate, I'm glad you like the tabaxi and the twiglets, I'm hoping to get the tabaxi and other PCs painted within the next month. And thank you, comments and discussions on here mean much more to me than any vote in the galleries.

@Ezki: Wow, that you. That is truly an honor. I hope your DM does get inspired and tries some of this stuff out. If he doesn't have an account, you can also let me know if I should go over how to make anything in greater detail. Thanks again.

   
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I've finally gotten started on my piece for the League of Extraordinary Riveters terrain competiion piece for contest #28. The theme is having actual pieces from real games and sports modeled into your piece or modeling miniature versions of games/sports. My piece a small round table (for D&D) that people have been playing cards on, the playing cards will be made from real playing cards.

Starting materials:


The table top as I connect the craft sticks:


The table top after shaping, and with a wash to act as stain.


There's still over a month left of the contest if anyone is interested in checking it out and possibly joining. These are a lot of fun, and a really good way to improve your skills. Advice from other contestants and members are freely shared to help everyone improve. The friendly atmosphere of competition has helped me push myself to make much better stuff that I expect when crafting. It also helps with finishing terrain for games which I have trouble with otherwise. So if interested, check it out, they are usually an enjoyable read even if you don't wan to to join.
Find it here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/769886.page
(I haven't updated my sig yet for this contest so use the link instead)

   
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Berlin Germany

this new project for the competition sounds almost like an elaborate version of : "as above so below.."

cool stain...! by the way!
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Heh heh, thanks Vik.

I've done some more work, and the table itself is complete. I just need to add the cards now. Here it is with figures to show scale (and look more interesting)


I made some bracing, I split the width in half of craft sticks.

And added legs made from bamboo skewers


I have also been working on a writing desk made from foam core and thin cardboard

   
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Donegal, Ireland

Lovely little table and desk! I dig the staining too. Looking forward to seeing the playing cards.

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Berlin Germany

table looks very lifelike...how about some drinks...a bit of spillage of said drink too?...will you make some fitting chairs too?..also...i am eager to see where that table will be located, wether it is in a tavern or a guard post...?^^

   
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@Tyranid Horde: Thanks! I hope to get back to it soon. I jump between projects a lot.

@Viktor von Domm: Vik, the drinks are a great idea, thank you! I wasn't planning on making chairs even though they are on the map of the dungeons since D&D figures can't sit in chairs, but maybe I should. The table is being made for a guard post run by bandits, but I would be happy to reuse it in a tavern too. Thanks for the interest and ideas.

This arrived yesterday:


I bought this for the minis just like "Wrath of Ashardalon". I had always planned on getting "Castle Ravenloft" next, but I realized I have gotten nearly every figure I want from that set through other sources, so it would be silly to buy it. The only monster left that I would really want would be a dracolich, so I've decided to try and sculpt one for my collection. I only have one vertibrae done so far along with some of the head, so the photo isn't much. I want to model it more off of the picture from this old D&D novel rather than the current D&D monster manual picture.

   
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@Viktor von Domm: Vik, thanksfor the great idea of adding drinks to my little table with the card game. Here they are so far.

They are made from styrene tubes capped with green stuff to represent the ale/drink inside. I bend very small styrene cylinders around a craft stick and heated them with the tip of my glue gun to make them hold the shape. I then trimmed them to size (hopefully small enough) and super glued them on. The wizkids apprentice wizard and reaper barmaid are for scale.


I don't remember if I have mentioned this before, but like many DMs I have been tempted to create my own world for adventures to take place in. A lot of advice I've read and heard say to keep it simple and stick to only working on what you need for the story. In my usual fashion that made me decide to build a planet from the ground up starting with plate tectonics. I made a basic sphere out of a plastic container that holds apples, Styrofoam, and hot glue. I then wrapped it in paper mache'. I finally coated the whole thin in a layer of apoxie putty with a few landmarks picked out with bits of wire.


scale shot


Once fully cured and I had time to work on it again, I took it to the basement where there is a concrete floor. I threw it at the floor. After several tries of this not really accomplishing much, I took it to the work bench and hit it with a hammer until it began to break apart into pieces.
I then went back to my work area. I pulled apart the cracked and broken pieces and labeled them, before putting them back together. This gave me my separate plates


I continued pulling apart and reassembling the plates until I was able to completely remove The original inside styrofoam and plastic sphere.


I then finished rebuilding the globe, which is now hollow except for an internal plastic cup to hold the dowel in its new stand. My globe has 8 major plates and 9 minor plates. If I remember correctly Earth has 7 major plates and 10 minor plates, so that works out pretty well. Next I will begin mapping out all the plate movements with little arrows deciding if each is pushing apart, coming together, or sliding past each other.


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France

Genius craftsmanship on those pints, makes me thirsty ! And insane dedication on that planet, it will be interesting to see the next steps !

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Finland, Espoo

Wow, those cups look very well done. Especially when taken into account that they are so very small.

Also very interested to see what comes out of that planet, great dedication!

   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Never, ever, let people get in the way of your mirth. If building a world from literally THE GROUND UP sparks your joy, then do it.

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PS: I disagree with the 'focus on only the story', but I'm also f'ed in the head. So, you know, caveat emptor.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Neat application of science into the world of gaming. From the looks of things, in addition to plate tectonics and subduction zones, you've also covered the principle of isostacy as well.


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Berlin Germany

it is clear you have a special kind of link to something like tectonics etc...otherwise you wouldn´t even dream about going into that detail...or you´re complete bonkers! but i totally appreciate your dedication to detail...as will your players do too...cause this makes a good DM!

also...the tankards looks really cool...you really get the idea of foamy pleasure in them^^...speaking of...metal ones or leather ones?...just some food for thought... (for coolness i would suggest leather ones! )
and as a too late note...i made mugs for a whole indoor seeting of a watch house some years ago too... took small length of tubes of styrene for the mug body...like you did... but instead of beding thing rods for the handles i cut thin tubes in rings and then cut these in half and had too handles each time...

Spoiler:


also...regarding my interest in your works... i am constructing like mad D&D related stuff atm...mainly to sell it but also because i would like to be a crafting DM...but alas...i have no players to play with...so i use my creativity currently to not explode from too much energy^^

   
 
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