Go to jail…

Go to jail...

New modular jail system I made with Hirst molds and wooden dowels.

Finally – I got some Winsor & Newton series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brushes!

Sizes 000, 00, 0, 1, and 2.  Just about every size I will need.  If you didn’t already know, these brushes are really good and should hold their point for about a year of heavy use.  Since I paint just about every day this is what I need.  The hair for these brushes comes from a weasel.  That’s right…a freakin’ weasel.    I also have a large shipment of Coat D’Arms paint that arrives tomorrow.  I got these for a $1.25 a bottle (regularly $2.75).

Why new brushes?  My games workshop brushes are terrible.  The hairs fall out every time I use them and clean them.  Soon there will nothing left but the twigs.  I plan on taking care of my Kolinsky Sables with tender love and care.

Will you be my mummy?

The mummy is from Reaper miniatures.

Reaper Ghouls and Ghast

These were fun to do.  I used cork to make the rock the center one is sitting on.  I also pinned him – first time using that method.  These will also be used in my next game.  I might make the middle one a dread ghoul boss and the smaller two just regular ghouls.

Reaper Skeleton Warriors

Just finished Larry, Curly, and Moe here.  Going to use them in a game next week.

Tavern Kitchen!

I have finished painting the Scotia Grendel tavern kitchen.  Here it is.

 

Gelatinous Cube

I want to make a gelatinous cube miniature.  The DDM one is ridiculously priced on ebay and the very nice ones offered on Otherworld Miniatures are a bit rich for my blood.  I picked up some cheap 1″x 1″ x 1″ acrylic fake ice cubes that are perfect – except they are too small.  I am looking for dimensions just under 2″ x 2″ x 2″.  Apparently, large faux ice cubes of roughly that very dimension were offered somewhere in the void of the interwebs but I cannot find any at the moment.  However, if you have a mold you can melt plastic beads in the oven to make fake ice cubes.  I made one out of foil but my folding skills suck.  The other option is to make a rubber mold of a sculpted cube and use clear liquid resin.  However, I am looking at investing in molding materials and resin which would exceed the cost of the manufactured miniatures I mentioned initially.  If I had other molding projects this would be the way to go.  Below is the product of the plastic bead method:

It came out slightly too big to fit down a dwarven forge hallway.  Based off of this prototype I will try again with a slightly smaller mold so that I can use a base that is just under 2″ x 2″ x 2″.