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Fumbling Deep

Join me in my amateurish attempts at vanquishing the Shadow Deep. AAR's, Photos of cheap beginner terrain crafts, and some painting. RoSD and much much more. My catch-all for miniatures games, painting, and general articles of hobbyism.

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Militant Cultists/ The League Assembles!

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This is mostly a post on Pulp Alley and prepping for Tomb of Serpents I'll be covering some minis for the supplement for Rangers of Shadow Deep: Blood Moon, and last train.

Painted up these 40k Chaos cultists for militant cultists from Pulp Alley Tomb of Serpents. Those of you subbed to 1pg painting thread will have already seen them prior to being based. I also touched them up a bit after a spot check from my wife.

I worked pretty hard on getting straight lines with these.




My palette was pure black, desert sand, harvest brown, dragon red, and blade steel. I am pretty happy with the highlights which were dry brushes of just grey and desert sand mixed with a little bleached linen.

I should have my fierce cultists Friday, and I'll be priming them and painting ASAP. They will double for Joe's new supplement for RoSD. Just Northstar Frostgrave Cultists.


You'll recognize these guys from my earlier post. Based them the same with Vallejo Sandy paste with a wash of Les' Flesh wash. Kitty litter for rocks and army painter flock. My first time really using any sort of flock for basing.

The one on the left is new, and the only thing I painted this morning. Went with a less monochrome palette with this one. Calling him Old Boy for the league, another Ally. I spent some time doing lining and trying to do some good shading with layers.

Figure the backstory is that the Leader and his sidekick are bounty hunters and these are the mercenaries they teamed up with to stop the AO from rising, at the behest of the cult. They are Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats minis.




With the washes, it still came out pretty monochrome. I need to thin my glazes more as well. It's hiding most of the work I did shading with layering techniques.

I've picked my sidekick for ToS as well.



Reaper calls her Nightslip, I may see if I can think up a name I like more

And finally the leader:

Reaper dubs him the Black Mist



Now I gotta get painting these and think up their backstories.

I also received these:


For use with Rangers of Shadow Deep: Blood Moon. It calls for a male and a female child. They will work great for Operation Last Train JMCs charity game.

Now if I can just figure out how to get them off these metal sprues. I don't want to destroy my brand new flush cutter.

Also, the Horror Deck, TOS deck, and Solo booster arrived:



Well, I think that's enough for one post. I'll likely see you all tomorrow after a night of hitting the books and probably a little painting.

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Two Allies and a Kobold

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I painted up 2 of my Browncoats from Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats for allies in a campaign I'm planning for Pulp Alley's Tomb of the Serpent.

Gave me a chance to use my new series 7 brushes. I'm a little peeved that they don't seem to hold a point all that well unless they are loaded with paint. Is this normal, or am I missing something? Maybe the brush was a little too dry for what I was trying to do.

Meet Crackshot with the shotty, and Spectre in the glowing red goggles and pistol peeking out of his cloak.



My palate is all reaper paints.

I am not 100% happy with how these turned out but they are fine. I tried some layering on the folds of their cloaks. Did an undercoat of leather brown and did a shadow of ebony flesh. Highlighted with Desert sand where the light hits and did a glaze of Leather on top of that with my new glaze medium. They weren't lying when they said Liquitex is a hair glossy. Guns and other metal are all filigree silver with a tiny amount of bronze.

Detailed with Harvest Brown and Dragon Red. I went with only brown shades except the minute details to go for a monochrome look, just to keep things simple. Given the amount of effort, they turned out pretty okay. Full disclosure there is some of Les' ink wash splashed in a few places too. Most of the highlights were already there before I put the wash over, which darkened them a tiny bit but not much.

Next a single Kobold from Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Bonds of the Wild



Really simple. Just harvest brown on all the loincloths and Army Painter Toxic Cloud for the skin. Bronze leftover on the palate for weapons, and more harvest on the wood of the weapons. Les' armor wash on all bits but the skin. Dark Green wash on the skin.

Really pleased with how this one turned out as it took all of 10 minutes to paint. I didn't put much effort into this given my experience painting these before. I just wanted to get it over with. It was really just a chance to experiment with the green wash and new paint. Fine for tabletop quality.

The next one I do for these I think I'll use the darker green shade I got and the algae wash. Going for 6 unique paint jobs for my remaining batch of Kobolds. You may see them interlaced with my other projects coming up as a friend suggested.
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Some Ruins, Some Pillars, and ... Oh, lord he's not going to start getting into 40k is he?

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Before you think I've gone mad and this is the first of 40k posts about 40k, let me stop you right there. No, I am not getting into 40k. There is a threshold of hobbyism I can't cross, not having the capital or time to sink into something quite such an endeavor. This is not a slippery slope or the start of a 40k collecting/painting binge. That said I did buy some 40k miniatures.

They are the Chaos cultists. I picked them up after seeing them on Amazon for the cheap while looking for Northstar minis. Just tripped across them and near impulse bought them (I did check back a few times before following through). The use for them didn't occur to me until afterward.



I was all gung ho on painting these tonight after our game of Microscope. I have close enough colors to the citadel likely culprits. Turns out I can't even really prime them. They are stuck on the sprues quite solid and I'm not sure any of the tools I am currently equipped with will be up for the job of clipping them. I could hack at them with a hobby knife or scalpel, but I don't really want to put in that much effort. Ordered a Flush Cut Micro cutter (screw paying for a citadel clippers). In 2 more days, I'll be assembling, painting in 3.

For those of you curious I'll be using these for Pulp Alley Tomb of the Serpents campaign which is an Egyptian themed Rise of the Ancient one type campaign. Not an actual Games Workshop game. I'll be using Northstar Frostgrave
Minis for the cultists, and these merry bastards for militant cultists (the ones with guns). I'll have pics of the Frostgrave minis and these when they are assembled, likely. You know I'll be posting when they're painted.

I am seriously impressed with the molds and the quality. They look really sturdy. I like these hard plastic minis quite a bit. We will see how they paint though. I imagine Games Workshop knows what they are doing, though, given they are quite the industry titan.

I also finished up some Ruins tonight for Rangers of Shadow Deep and Frostgrave. The larger room for the Farmhouse in Mission 3 scenario 3. Or, just any miscellaneous room.



Bought after seeing someone else's images in Fumbling Deep comments. Same seller as the last ruins I posted. Ender Toys on Amazon and eBay.

I tried to do some lighting on this one with more white drybrush near the top. I ran out of grey paint mixing up my concrete paste for FoWW Junkyard Scatter. So, I Just primed grey did my grey stone drybrush recipe of 1 part grey 1 part burnt umber, and a tiny bit of yellow to bring some of the more natural tones that real stone has. Then after most of the paint was gone I mixed some white into my dry pallet my noodles and company regular noodle bowl lid, to make an off white with the remnants. Used that for the final drybrush.

I followed some advice I got a while back about leaving Gesso bare and sealed up the whole thing with modge podge glue/sealer.

Not sure if it really looks like the light is overhead or if it just looks like the stone is sun beat. Either way, I guess it's the same effect I'm looking for, as the sun would fall more towards the top.

The wall on the left I'm the least happy with. The drybrush looks kind of sloppy. The pattern is too abrupt.

Also pillars:



These are by far the least exciting. just grey Gesso, and a white drybrush. They will work though for Burning light in Rangers and for any dungeon setting in Frostgrave.

Now I just need to get on Mission 3 Scenario 1. The fly holes and stairs have been a huge barrier. I've decided to just get it over with because if I was able to acquire or craft something, I don't think it'd get used much afterward. I don't want to put too much energy into setting the scene for this scenario. There are plenty of far more exciting scenarios coming up to let this one be blocking me.

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Pulp Alley: Showdown at the Scrap Heap

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Introduction

Pretty pleased to be talking about this game today. I read the rules early yesterday morning, and I was eager to get it to the table. I'm afraid I don't have a ton of minis with guns to mess around in this playground, my game is more centered around high fantasy and dark fantasy miniatures. I had tons of terrain that would work for this game though.

I didn't paint the cowboy's minis yet because I was so excited to get this tabled. This game was really just a test of the system to see what it had to offer. I doubt I'll be keeping either league for a campaign.

Let me give you a little background first.

There are 2 teams competing over 3 plot points. The goal is to be the last team standing with as many plot points in possession by the end of round 6. Two teams of 3. Nora's Scrappers, and the Junkyard Kings.

Scenario adapted from Smash n' Grab from the core rulebook.

First, meet Nora



She's a Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniature as are her 2 compatriots. She is the leader of a team of survivors who inhabit unforgiving wastes of a dead city contained within a dead zone lost to the rest of the world. Her faction subsists on salvage from the dead city and its suburbs. The survivors have forgotten the initial reason the city became a barren waste, and know nothing beyond the immense walls that contain it.

Her compatriots Mac and BJ




Meet Old man Reaver



Unpainted Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats minis same as his compatriots. The leader of the Junkyard Kings. Lords of the wasteland. They horde valuable junk at their fortress that was once a prison. The legend goes that a ruthless bunch of prisoners took over the prison during the times that the city collapsed. The original members were all killed off due to internal fighting so the true story has been lost or embellished.




Slick and Crack his gang members.

The Story

Nora and her scouting party have discovered a ruined villa long destroyed and somewhat decaying. There are 2 ruined building that looks to have valuable scrap, and there is a pile of something very valuable looking by the tree in the center of the villa. It seems to be a cache of military rations and weapons that would be immensely useful to Nora and her compatriots.



Before they have a chance to move to secure the loot they spot something moving coming from the opposite direction. Coming in from the wastes, she recognizes a rotten soul when she sees one.



Per solo rules, the player chooses who to activate. I choose the Junkyard Kings as the first 3 characters must resolve a solo card. Usually, they are bad, so why risk when no one has a shot yet anyways?

Lucky I did.



Slick Freezes up.

Reaver moves to secure some valuable scrap to the north.

Crackshot slim jams up as well.



Nora moves to secure the supply cache--



BJ moves for the scrap on the second story of a crumbling building.

As Slick and Crackshot Slim move to cover to line up shots on Nora's Scrappers, BJ and Nora Fumble with the Supply Cache trying to gather up all the goods and fumble.

As BJ Climbs the second story...



I drew a peril, as indicated when climbing over 2", that needed 3 successes. BJ only had one die to roll and failed that one too.



He fell on his back and was lost his will to carry on in the fight.

Simultaneously Old Man Reaver Scooped up the valuable scrap in the abandoned building. This would prove useful back at the prison.

Nora finally gathers up the supply cache and takes an opportunity to fire on Reaver.



The combat system is pretty neat. Each roll against the skill and dice over 4 counts as a hit. Dice can cancel each other out and for each hit, you roll a save before damage. I chose to block his only hit and deal out 2. He rolled one save thus took 1 hit.



With BJ done for Nora and Mac realize their only chance with time running out is to go for the final scrap and try to leave. They fall back on the 2 story building, with Slick, Crackshot, and Reaver the following suit.

It devolves into a Mexican standoff. True showdown style. BJ and Nora Take shots and give them back. BJ Bites it then Crackshot takes a bullet Reaver fires, and ends up down in the return fire. finally, it's just Slick and Nora Standing and they take each other both out.

That's right everybody is down!

Time to roll save for all figures on the map. Nearly everyone croaks and drops their plot points except BJ and Slick. Finally, They exchange one final volley of fire and return fire. Fire back and return fire.

Now they are both down again. Last turn. Last round. Very last minute. Roll save for both and by pure luck of the roll, BJ barely hangs on.

Not that it matters much...

No one has any plot points.

No one gains any rewards.

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Reflections

This is truly a unique system. The combat and skill save and health saves are like nothing I've ever encountered before. It changes the dynamic of combat pretty substantially. Reminds me a bit of Rangers but if you had a chance to take damage even when you're shooting.

It's really cool. Feel like everything is dangerous and snapping back.

This was just a test game and I may have broken the scenario by using less than a full roster. I used a leader and 2 allies for both sides when it calls for a roster of 10+ slots, usually 5-6 or 7 units.

I wasn't lying when I said it felt like a Mexican standoff. at the end when everyone is in range of each other, it feels like everyone is just waving their guns around shooting wildly snapping back and forth. It's really cool how he managed to make it feel like a showdown.

The solo system feels a bit too much like playing both sides. It changes things up enough though to make me feel like I can fairly root for 1 side. If you're going into this expecting a fluid AI that's not what you're getting. It's just a hair better than 2 handed. I may need to review and see if I am missing something, though.

Also in the core rules, there isn't a lot of story scenarios but this isn't a bad thing. As you can see this is really a game about creating your own stories. There are tables and charts for creating backstories and plot points but I have chosen to ignore those and just create my own on the fly. I can see myself having a lot of fun with the basic scenarios with some slight adaptation to the setting of my choosing.

Pulp Leagues and the upcoming second edition is supposed to come with rules for different settings, but I don't see any issue with playing this out of the box book with plenty of other possibilities. And, good news! The solo and fortune deck are generic enough to work with pretty much anything.

Something to keep in mind is that this system is going to work best if all the figures have ranged. The only things that aren't are your animal companions. If you're thinking of rolling fantasy or medieval prepare for a very shooty session. I don't think my units brawled even once, though I'm sure if both sides had many brawls focused there could have been more with that going on.



In closing, this is a game that is well worth the 10 dollars for the PDF. If you haven't already check out the ongoing Kickstarter for the second edition. The PDF's are 19 bucks. 32 for a printed rulebook, which I am planning on getting.
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Trials and Tribulations of the Mail part 3...Getting feet wet with RPGs

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Still no luck with a working mailbox. The queue of packages backed up at the post office again until I had a chance to go claim them all.



The wife's Birthday present to me arrived in Mutant: Year Zero Core Book and it's accompanying threat, artifact, and mutation decks. An RPG night once a month with our full group sounds like it's in the making. My wife, N, Broman, and possibly his partner as well if her busy schedule will grace us with a window of opportunity.

I figure this one will be good either way with Mythic Game Master Emulator. I need to give those rules a glance, I'd like to test it on a shorter ruleset first to get the ins and outs. I am thinking Casket Land that just backed on Kickstarter. Should be receiving my PDF soon.

There's also the GM screen she got me. Looks pretty cool. It's basically made of the same material as a 3 ring binder cover, but there are 4 slots on each side for reference sheets. Should be great for secret info in MYZ.

I'm already excited about Mutant: Genlab Alfa and Mutant: Mechatron. But, one thing at a time. I'm a little bummed there are no animal mutants in the core book. I also ordered Lair of the Saurians to boot, as it was only 10 bucks plus shipping. Cheaper than I could find on any of the zone supplements. Going to add it to our first campaign.

Glad to have the Promise of some RPG's on the menu again. It's been a really long time. It was really Microscope that ushered in this realm of possibilities. I didn't think anyone in my group would go for them, but I am glad. We are going to play this title this weekend Sunday in the first of what will hopefully be many meetups for gaming. Should be easier considering I have a much more open schedule.

For most RPG's featuring combat systems, I'll be trying to adapt them to mini's skirmishes with some terrain bits to keep in focus on this blog. Hell, I would have anyways as it's a great excuse to get that stuff used.

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Another event that has come to fruition with the mail backup, is that a fellow 1pg member sent me some 3d printed terrain bits in the mail for Rangers of Shadow Deep. I needed some houses that open. I want to mix them in with my papercraft houses when replaying. I think they'll add to the experience.



I am impressed with his tuning in the printer. I couldn't fully know what to expect until I had them in hand. I can barely see the print lines without holding it right up to my face, seriously happy with these. He added in a mousling mini. I never could fully appreciate the viability of printing minis until now. That and the stump are so great, it has me debating impulse buying a printer and bunch of resin.

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The last item to mention is the sable brushes I ordered a while back. you can kind of see them in the bottom of the first picture. I do think they'll be great brushes. I can't wait to get painting with the 0.

Unfortunately, I discovered this not long after taking the first photo. Not for the faint of heart...
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My new 000 is going to need to be returned and rebought.


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That is all, I'll get back to reading the Pulp Alley rules.
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Dreams of Resin and a New Game from Joseph Mccullough

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Built super mutants core box tonight for Fallout Wasteland Warfare. If you're here from RoSD or Frostgrave Please Scroll down! You don't want to miss this!



Was super satisfying putting those together. I didn't bother with mold lines much to avoid dust.

I'm eager to get these to the table. Even more so to paint them. I'll fill gaps with Vallejo matte varnish first.

I seriously love the detail of the sculpts. I have never worked with resin before but they are probably the minis with the most soft detail that I have ever acquired. I'm digging it.

I do like playing as survivors but it's almost more fun crushing things with these brutes. I am considering building mixed forces to face the Brotherhood of Steel in an alternate timeline or something.



I may run a game of Operation Last Train with these paired with survivors and Brotherhood of Steel. Bugs from my expansive Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) collection. It's a charity project by creator of Rangers of Shadow Deep, Frostgrave, and Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago.

Link for those of you that are slightly black blue color blind like myself: https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2019/03/operation-l...



The rules are technically available for anyone but come with the stipulation that you donate to his charity of choice. To summarize, the game and campaign are to pay homage to the serious subject material that can be a bit glossed over by wargames. It's a frivolity. We can lose sight of the seriousness of war and the impact it has on civilians especially children.

I know this already has some buzz on Facebook and 1 player guild. I thought I'd give out a shot to Rangers and Frostgrave subscribers as well. You may already know about this, I apologize if it's old news, but there's more: Drop 2 is away; https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/. Hope this is useful. Enjoy.

Looks totally doable with the terrain I already have. So nice lately acquiring rulesets and realizing I have more terrain than I'd ever need for it.

Anyway's that's all for now. Have a great week everyone.
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I felt the trip today to the post office was worthy of a post. (huehue)

Mailbox has been broken forever so all this stuff, plus all my wife's various orderings and a gaming loot crate were waiting for us there.

They have installed a new mailbox, were still waiting to be able to access it.



Pulp Alley printed decks are by far the highlight. I'm really excited to play this with some quality printed cards. They seem super legit printed. Definitely worth the price. With a personal note from Dave. I truly believe he wrote it himself.

Mythic Game Master Emulator Is pretty damn dopamine inducing as well. I'm excited to give a few Kickstarter Zines a go with this and Mutant: Year Zero Core Book which I'm certain is my wife's birthday present to me.

Twin Stars: Adventure Series I and Twin Stars: Adventure Series II also arrived. This one is a lower priority but still glad to have another quick solo game for after work when I'm tired.

Can you believe that bag of cork only cost me 5 bucks plus shipping? Took for damn ever to get here but I'm glad to have it for basing detailing and scatter terrain. I think it's more than I could use in a lifetime. I'll be giving this seller a positive rating for sure. World War Scenics if any of you are interested. They have a range of basing and diorama supplies. Lower seller rating, but I am satisfied with their services so far.

Overall quite the haul. I'm filled with dopamine and adrenaline. Pumped to use some of this stuff. I do feel a bit like I'm drowning in rulebooks though. Don't get me started on the plastic mountain awaiting the painting table.

. . . Here's me wondering if blues clues as a kid had an impact on my compulsive shopping as an adult . . .
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So, I am pretty much ready for mission 3 in Rangers of Shadow Deep and looking forward to Burning light. One item of terrain called for that was bugging me was a 4" pile of rubble. I couldn't find much to this dimension online on Etsy or Ebay. I tried a few items and I figured I could put them together to make a fit. I wanted something more exact, though as the scenario calls for a pile of rubble like "a hole has punched the roof like a giant fist." I was inspired by terrain in Fallout 76, playing this a lot with my wife and friends lately. I saw a bunch of concrete all busted up with bricks popping out of the ground. I figured I could give something like that a shot.

Not sure that's exactly what I came up with, but it could be remains of a crumbled ceiling. I took it as an opportunity to experiment with crafting.



Started with some scatter bases A la the terrain tutor.

Then I took a mixture 1 part baking soda, 1 part grey paint, 1 part Elmer's all-purpose glue to make a thick paste. I added some kitty litter and sand to give it some good grit along with the baking soda. Mixed it up right, and smeared it in a big glob in the center. Then I sprinkled some bricks (can one sprinkle bricks? #deepthoughts) over the paste and pressed them into it a bit.



Hit it in a few more with the paste after it dried and piled more on top to give it some more height.

More bricks too.



Simple wash and drybrush and it's looking pretty good for a tester.



I used the same paste to make these scatter pieces look like they're on a big heap of rubbish surrounding rock piles. These will be great for obscuring LOS in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.



I'm really fond of the nuclear barrels. I went with the same color scheme as F76

I've already been discussing with my wife how these new pieces will work for LOS Line of Cover and rough terrain and such for FoWW.

I may take a trip to the print shop later today to get some of the buildings printed that I want to use for some of the scenarios that call for structures. Using the free ones from Tommy-Gun and Shipping Crates from combat storm.

Really digging prepping for wasteland setting. I think It'll be useful for any modern combat scenario's I end up running. I'll also be wanting to give Pulp Alley a run in an old west style wasteland A la Fallout New Vegas. I did end up backing the second edition this week for the PDF level. I ordered the solo and fortune deck from their site as well. It'll give me an excuse to paint my Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats Minis.

Oh and this is a bit off topic for this blog but I've picked up Mythic Game Master Emulator and will likely receive Mutant: Year Zero Core Book and the card deck for my birthday late this month. I may post my AAR's and thoughts here as I'll likely be doing some sort of miniature skirmishes for the combat if I can finagle it.
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I finished my Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) Barghest monster group for Rangers of Shadow Deep: Blood Moon. I experimented with some new shading techniques and wet blending. I painted the mane a lighter shade than the rest of the coat and manage to smooth the transition well. It's hidden further by the dry brushing over it. I think it's a good first attempt. I went a lighter shade of red for the blood on the master and a brown coat instead of grey like with my wendigoes. I'm pleased with how the skull and bones turned out with a dragon white and a strong black ink wash.




I tried agrellan badland on these bases, and I don't know if I did something wrong but you can hardly see the cracks. It looks better in person but I was hoping for a more dramatic effect with the claims this cracks more than agrellan earth.



I also used the snow recipe that readers suggested in my last post. Namely J. I am quite pleased with the effect. The cat litter deodorizer did end up working. I did an experiment on some cheap chip. No odors after it dried. It did stink quite a bit when wet. Gives the wendigoes from Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Guardians of Deephall a more abominable snowman feel.



I also managed to get some wet blending practice in while my friend was over on a beastman from Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Oath of the Outcast. Mostly on the smooth spots on the fur. That and some light dry brushing highlights have this lil wolfman popping. I need to do some more details on this one to feel done with it and do some basing. I'm waiting on some new supplies for basing that I'm going to want to use.




Now that I have this one painted I am pretty sure I'm going to use them for Blood Moon, instead of the wendigoes. I really like the wendigoes though so maybe I'll make my own scenario for them. After Yanek and his band face the wolf menace they cross paths with a wendigo pack upon return to their camp.

I've also just got some more ruins terrain that I will post once I have painted up. Some really cool broken buildings and walls. I'm working to get some full intact houses printed and I will update when I have them in hands.


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From Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Guardians of Deephall

Can't decide yet if I want to use these for Rangers of Shadow Deep: Blood Moon I like them better than the beastmen, but I don't think it'd be as realistic as far as scale is concerned. I could just write wendigos into the narrative, and proxy. I mostly painted these because they look fun and I've been in a slump painting wise, and also with my mood. Painting these has brought my spirits back up a bit.

I mixed it up with these and went for 3 unique paint jobs with my reaper kits. I did undercoats for all 3 with the fur then dry brushed leather brown for the master quite aggressively, then desert sand lightly on top of that. For the white, I did 2 different undercoats one grey and one leather brown. Both had an aggressive drybrush of desert sand and dragon white on top of that. Overall I'm pretty happy with the fur. These were really fun to paint.

Obviously, I took some artistic liberties. I went with blue skin for the grey-white one after the wendigos in World of Warcraft. After that, I just went sort of nuts with it and decided to do the white brown one purple-red like the color I was doing for the gums on their teeth. In retrospect, I might have done this color on the master.

Can feel boring sometimes going for the same color schemes as the card art. Didn't just want to paint from the rather monochrome card art.

Used the Astrogranite debris for the bases, watered down a bit and dry brushed. I was going for snow but it didn't really turn out that way. Looks more like a frozen cave floor.

Anyways, again my pics are a bit hard to see. I don't think it really does them justice. I will be happy to have these on my tabletop.
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