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Title: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on January 02, 2018, 10:57:33 PM
Hi to all, and a Happy New Year to all.

I wanted to go back to fantasy for a while, so about a year ago, I bought the Frostgrave rules to give me an excuse to paint fantasy figs again. Here's the results so far.

First off, treasure markers.

(https://i.imgur.com/3o8dXQa.jpg)

Top row is "regular" markers, bottom is "special" markers (plus 6 homemade "explosive rune" markers). The treasure chests are from Ristul's Extraordinary Market (and very good too), the rest is made out of Sculpey. I decided to go NMM for all my Frostgrave stuff. I had never tried painting non-mtallic metal before. I'm pretty happy with the end results.

Next, some monsters.

(https://i.imgur.com/c99oiXD.jpg)
Vampire and Specters/Wraiths (all Reaper). The picture doesn't do justice to the vampire. It's one of the best paint jobs I've ever pulled. The Specters/Wraiths are of the translucent Bones variety. They look like bad effects from the 70's, but they'll do the job.

(https://i.imgur.com/8mZGLYw.jpg)
Reaper Bones Armoured Skeletons and Zombies made from Soldiers and Cultists parts. The Skellies are...meh. I wanted to buy some more of these (with different poses and weapons), but I might just pass. As for the Zombies, they were fun to paint. I like how the skin color ended up looking. Not too bloody, not too rosy, not too rotty.

(https://i.imgur.com/lKsk2ta.jpg)
Reaper Bones Rats, Spiders and Living Statues. Not much to say here. I didn't change a thing on the rats, I just painted them. Ditto for the Spiders ecept I added a homemade base to them. The "dormant" living statues had their column top/stupid hat removed, that's it. I sprinkled some snow on the dormant ones where it would normally fall on a statue to make them look more "immobile".

(https://i.imgur.com/zxF2uq3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ftVN4qs.jpg)
GIANT! Reaper Bones once again. That was fun to paint. It's a pretty straight paint job. I put a bit of work on the base, replacing the bland one that came with the fig with something I made out of Sculpey. It fits better with the rest of the bases.

As usual, comments are welcome. Coming up later, my first warbands...


Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on January 03, 2018, 03:25:03 AM
And now my two Warbands. I went with Necromancer and Sigilist to start. I have a Soothsayer warband in the works.

Sigilist, Apprentice, Thief and Knight (all Reaper)

(https://i.imgur.com/00U9LEB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lurbxUw.jpg)

Necromancer, Apprentice, Treasure Hunter and Thief (all Reaper)

(https://i.imgur.com/TPSWlg4.jpg)

Some Henchmen for the previous two.

(https://i.imgur.com/mPU5bz2.jpg)

That's it for now.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: pacarat on January 03, 2018, 03:41:02 AM
Really nice collection here. I love the chests, just cleaned up my set this morning. Will definitely be using yours for inspiration!  :D
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: joe5mc on January 03, 2018, 11:54:21 AM
So much nice stuff here I don't even know where to begin!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Kegluneq on January 03, 2018, 12:59:16 PM
That's some solid work.  Bright colors too, which I really appreciate seeing since a lot of my work keeps falling into the grim and dark.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: LiamFrostfang on January 03, 2018, 01:33:32 PM
 :) fantastic.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: jp1885 on January 03, 2018, 01:58:15 PM
I agree with the above - great stuff!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on January 03, 2018, 05:06:28 PM
Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate them. I'm not the greatest painter around (especially around here), so the nice comments make my day. I still have a few figs to paint (two dozen or so...), so hopefully I'll post some more stuff in the near future. I'm also working on terrain tiles. They're in various stages of completion but I should be able to post a few progress pics soon.

Frostgrave is my "C" project after my 28mm Star Wars project and my X-Wing stuff, so progress is slow. Keep an eye open for updates, but it could take a while. I'm a notoriously slooooow worker...
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Karadek on January 03, 2018, 08:50:46 PM
Excellent work.  That NMM is extremely well done!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Psychoflexible on January 03, 2018, 10:52:25 PM
Wow ! Nice paintjob and smart choice of minis. Both warband have a nice cohérence. Well donne !
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Bloggard on January 03, 2018, 11:19:20 PM
really like your painting style and the minis.
the same palette being used for a 'team' works great.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: WallyTWest on January 10, 2018, 02:27:18 AM
I really admire this work...
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on January 15, 2018, 01:34:06 AM
As mentionned before, I'm working on terrain tiles for Frostgrave. It's still a work in progress and I don't have a finished tile yet, but I'm getting there. I'm using 1/8'' white MPVC as my building material. It's cheap, light, easy to paint and it is a charm to cut/carve. I decided to make 12''x12'' tiles, so 9 of them arranged in a 3x3 square make a board. The fact that they're white makes them hard to photograph, so sorry if the pics are not that clear. Here's a bit of a step-by-step:

Step 1: Draw the main pattern. In this case, a straight grid.
(https://i.imgur.com/zntOSsM.jpg)

Step 2: Carve the lines. Here's the carved out grid from above and a different pattern for clarity.
(https://i.imgur.com/RgG1CoX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3z629OF.jpg)

Step 3: 1st detailing pass
(https://i.imgur.com/COQOubD.jpg)

Step 4: 2nd detailing pass
(https://i.imgur.com/qDN0gQ1.jpg)

Step 5: Using various rocks, I pushed some additionnal detailing on the tile. This final step is the main reason I'm using MPVC. It's great for that.
(https://i.imgur.com/3KjgVdb.jpg)

Here's a few variations of the technique, at different stages of completion
(https://i.imgur.com/MT0wap9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wKk1fY5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/q4d6n7j.jpg)

I'm also working on various "levels" to break the monotony of the board and add some height to it. They would be modular and stackable. I've only managed to make a single test piece. Here it is.

(https://i.imgur.com/R0kCE4X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2wYrefX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6wVzSux.jpg)

As usual, comments are welcome.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: pacarat on January 15, 2018, 07:14:04 AM
Very cool.

What is this MPVC material? I'm not familiar with it...
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on January 15, 2018, 07:50:09 AM
MPVC is a type of plastic. In my day job, I use it for signage. I believe it's what it's mostly used for. It's part of the pvc family of plastics, but the "m" at beginning stands for "modified", so it's more "foamy". It's available in many thicknesses (sp?) and colors. I bought a 96" x 48" for 30 Canadian dollars, so a little under a dollar per tile. It's really easy to work with though it can't be glued with pva or regular styrene glue like my trusty Tamiya Extra Thin Cement. CA is the only thing I have that'll do the trick, though I'm pretty sure there are pvc adhesives that would do the trick.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Bloggard on January 15, 2018, 11:01:11 AM
crikey - brillant stuff - and wish I'd been aware of the material earlier, I must say.


hmmm, quick google and not easy to find:

is this the same stuff?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2440-x-1220mm-8x4ft-3mm-5mm-10mm-White-Matt-Foamex-PVC-Foam-Board-Panel-Sheet-/201794302396?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10&var=501833502460
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on January 15, 2018, 01:40:29 PM
It sure looks like it. I saw it called Intefoam also, but I'm guessing that's a trademark. There is probably someone who knows plastics better than me around here that could validate it, though it sure looks like it from the description.
 
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Karadek on January 18, 2018, 12:59:56 PM
Is this the same stuff the TerrainTutor calls E-PVC?
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Anselm van Helsing on January 18, 2018, 01:26:01 PM
Nice paintjobs and a really cool & informative terrain tile project!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on January 18, 2018, 01:37:45 PM
Karadek, I think it is from what I could find online. E-PVC seems to be a brand name from what my Google-fu could tell me. In my experience, it's always a bit complicated to identify plastics. People refer to a specific product by different names. I've been refering to it as MPVC, but I'm not sure it's the right name!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Funghy-Fipps on January 18, 2018, 01:44:45 PM
Some really inspiring stuff on here. Looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on April 15, 2019, 01:39:15 AM
I hope you (and the mods) don't mind a bit of threadomancy.

2018 was a very busy year for me which left me with little time for wixards and frozen ruins. I did manage to paint and build a few things. Here are the results.

Ice Troll and Major Demon

(https://i.imgur.com/syZ5YSy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rHL4nm1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3Q7t1xj.jpg)

Great Worm

(https://i.imgur.com/yNy4Wv8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dqGJ5b4.jpg)

Minor Demons and Imps

(https://i.imgur.com/xatkYhO.jpg)

Zombie Troll

(https://i.imgur.com/wKX2yeS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zAJpgnR.jpg)

More to come...
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on April 15, 2019, 01:57:17 AM
Warbands are next. I decided to try to have at least 1 of each henchmen available for my warbands, so about 20 figures per warband. You can't field them all at once, of course, but it gives me the possibility to field almost any combination of soldiers. Here's my Sigilist and Soothsayer warbands (the Necromancer'S is still in the painting queue).

Sigilist:

(https://i.imgur.com/W2NnDCv.jpg)
Thug, Apprentice, Wizard, Thug

(https://i.imgur.com/CTED1gM.jpg)
Archer, Tracker, Marsman, Archer

(https://i.imgur.com/4rLlMdX.jpg)
Man-at-Arms, Warhound, Thief, Infantryman

(https://i.imgur.com/oewLhSW.jpg)
Templar, Ranger, Treasure Hunter, Knight

(https://i.imgur.com/3ia3IJn.jpg)
Pack Mule, Barbarian, Apothecary

Soothsayer:

(https://i.imgur.com/5iz7fq6.jpg)
Thug, Wizard, Apprentice, Thug

(https://i.imgur.com/Fw5BG4O.jpg)
Infantryman, Warhound, Thug, Man-at-Arms

(https://i.imgur.com/TEOYxzG.jpg)
Crossbowman, Tracker, Javelineer, Crossbowman

(https://i.imgur.com/5nbNnpr.jpg)
Templar, Knight, Ranger, Captain

(https://i.imgur.com/qvm2XuK.jpg)
Treasure Hunter, Barbarian, Thief

Finally, a teaser of sorts for the near future ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/q9CfjlF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/P2MBi2d.jpg)

As usual, comments are welcome.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Bloggard on April 15, 2019, 10:39:10 AM
all looks great - and your terrain boards have come up a treat.
love the great wrym too.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: LiamFrostfang on April 15, 2019, 11:24:52 AM
 :o amazing ...all of it!!!!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: jp1885 on April 15, 2019, 12:18:57 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Karadek on April 15, 2019, 07:45:50 PM
Wow!  Those turned out really great!  Well done.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on April 22, 2019, 12:07:00 AM
Happy Easter to all. For the first time this year, it feels like spring around here. I took advantage of the sun and warm(ish) weather to snap some pics of my Frostgrave stuff.

First off, I managed to paint some of my tiles. Here's a few of them.

(https://i.imgur.com/IMOe0D6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PkpmWrE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gUnoD8b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/u3EDHJW.jpg)

I've got some more, 5 to be exact. Laid out, I cover 36''x36'' since each tile is a foot square. I'm not posting pics of all of them. They get boring after a few and the 4 pictured cover pretty much all the different patterns I managed to carve. Next step on this front is to build some "levels" to break the monotony.

Next up, some pedestals. They were built to hold the statues for the Living Museum scenario. They can also be used as generic statuary.

(https://i.imgur.com/nmreD1x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LnQftNp.jpg)

I also built some modular walls. I did some ruined and pristine versions. They mix up quite well, I think.

(https://i.imgur.com/5EdEmSQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KlO0D2j.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PanXQ6g.jpg)

Ruined buildings and other bits are coming up.

Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on April 22, 2019, 12:19:39 AM
Okay, ruined buildings. It all started with this test piece.

(https://i.imgur.com/1Ay1Tr2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5kZY7Gz.jpg)

I built a few more after that.

(https://i.imgur.com/eDwE6ea.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/thPHkoe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EOQvmt8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3fm3vGN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hOfyJq8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hkoBM0d.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/da3A2P0.jpg)

Next, since this is Frostgrave, I felt I had to have some kind of cemetary to fight over. I built a few pieces to take care of that. You'll easily notice that most of them are still WIP.

(https://i.imgur.com/lSbPvQG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6rSHPoJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bxBY5Qr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/g72CAeN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8s7knxq.jpg)

Finally, this last (unfinished) piece. It can be used to represent the Well of Dreams and Sorrows...

(https://i.imgur.com/Om0nNTP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bAhggfG.jpg)

...or some kind of grandiose monument.

(https://i.imgur.com/pnXd6Qy.jpg)

As usual, comments are welcome.



Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: LiamFrostfang on April 22, 2019, 04:32:43 PM
 :o great stuff again!!!!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: AKULA on April 22, 2019, 04:48:38 PM
An excellent thread

 8)
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Oldben1 on April 23, 2019, 02:58:30 AM
No offence, but you’re crazy.  The amount of tiny detail in staggering.  You are a styrene god!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: emosbur on April 24, 2019, 04:49:05 PM
Awesome terrain!!
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: Sir Dryden on April 25, 2019, 12:09:33 AM
Thanks for the positive comments. I realized earlier today that I forgot to post one last pic.

(https://i.imgur.com/CXGEkUq.jpg)

Little scatter ruins made out of leftovers and tests.
Title: Re: Sir Dryden's Frostgrave Thread
Post by: jp1885 on April 25, 2019, 10:32:34 AM
Amazing work. Those tiles are incredible!