Happy Birfday to me, I just turned 40. I celebrated by taking a week off of work doing not a lot of anything. I had all these ideas to get all this stuff done, nope. I didn’t paint a single miniature or make any terrain. Thankfully, I did play! Our regular session of Pathfinder was last Sunday.
JST3P.com now has video!
I was playing around with my YouTube account, trying to figure out how to make tutorials. I get a LOT of requests for step by step tutorials on both making the terrain pieces and painting minis. Anyway, I decided to just make a bunch of vids from stills until I can get a tripod situation figured out and start doing proper how-to posts and vids for you guys!
Finally, with my long vacation over, I got back on the ball last night and finished the last of the EPS foam I have plans for, the 2nd Dungeon Room terrain piece.
On the previous Dungeon Room, I had sculpted an arched open entryway on each of the two walls pictured left and right above. On this piece I let the left wall remain with no door, and on the right wall I fashioned a sort of “concealed door” that swings a wall section into the room to reveal a doorway.
I can tell I rushed through the end of this piece, I am not very happy with the dry brushing here. This is the last of the EPS white “styrofoam” foam I had plans for. From here, I am moving on to R-10 “Pink Panther” 2″ XPS foam. I am planning on doing some more natural terrain sculpts with that, and I want to do a tower piece as well.
So that’s pretty much it for tonight’s short update on the terrain making front. I am currently focused on that, I also have another product review planned very shortly for Post World Games’ Jim Pinto, I have a SLEW of miniatures backed up that need painting, I continue working on my own mega-dungeon as a part of my own home-brew campaign world, and still have a full-time day job besides!
Enjoy some more pictures of the 2nd Arena Style Dungeon Room terrain pieces, now with secret door!
With only gesso painted on, you can really see the beads of foam that characterize EPS foam, AKA “styrofoam”.
The toothpick hinge works ok. Simply slides through the door, fits into a receiving hole in the top of the door threshold and slides into a slot on the bottom.