Saturday, December 29, 2012

Red Box Games Kickstarter Shipping?

After having forgetten about Tre Manor's Red Box Games Kickstarter campaign for a little bit, I went to the KS page and noticed that he has said that he's already shipped around 100 packages of minis out to pledgers. Of course I have no idea where I stand in the list of shipments, but it sure is exciting news!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Lull

I've been unable to get any work done on anything miniature related thanks to Christmas and New Years. I guess it's a good thing that the New Years Eve party got cancelled, so I don't feel the pressure of needing to finish SDE in a rush.

For the time being, I have the Flingers sitting on the painting table, their skin painted and ready for the armor and weapons to be painted. But for now, I have no time to work on it and they will have to wait until after the Holidays for me to get back to them.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Relic Knights Kickstarter Order Confirmed.

After a ton of debating and changing my mind, I've finally confirmed my rewards for the Relic Knights Kickstarter campaign. Originally I was hooked on the idea of getting everything, but decided that it was too much money. Then I decided to get all but 2 factions, all their add ons and special edition minis. But finally I decided on 3 complete factions, 1 starter for the Noh Empire (I couldn't trade down to 3 factions and had to select a 4th) and all the special edition minis and a Cola Plushie (plus an extra Cola plushie for my sister). So here's what my Relic Knights list looks like.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SDE WIP: Painting the Flingers

Started painting the Flingers for SDE the other night and I have the skin tone almost finished. So far they are looking really nice, but man I don't like some of the details on them. I've found it hard to pick out where armor begins and ends, where the wraps on their heads are placed compared to skin and a few other things. I do like the way the skin is turning out though and am going with a Red/Brown mix on these guys. I wanted to give them a smokey/dirty appreance thanks to their smoke pots ability and I think it's working. But, I forgot to take an in progress picture of them. So, pics will have to wait for the next update.

Only 12 days left in December. I'm not sure if I'll have SDE ready for New Years Eve or not now, as I've been kinda busy lately. Of course, it doesn't really matter does it? I hear the world is ending on Friday.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

SDE WIP: Dragon Priests Done!

I finished the Dragon Priests last night. I'm very happy with how they turned out. I decided that their staves should be made out of silver and a bit tarnished, not made of bronze and corroded like the Ironscale's shields. So in order to get it to look proper I just painted it Chainmail and Mithril Silver and then I wash it over with Badab Black. After this was done, I left it be and didn't pick out any bright highlights. The gems in the staves I painted 2 different colors, one green and one purple to match the Dragon's Clutch spawners. If there had been more than 2 Dragon Priests, I would have painted them to match the gemstone cave game boards instead.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

SDE WIP: More Work on the Dragon Priests and.... CAVERNS OF ROXOR GET!!!!

I've been working on the Dragon Priests and as of last night I was able to paint the Robes all up. I decided to go with the dark teal for the cloth and the leather hood. At this point I'm not sure what the plan is going to be for the tunic's coloring, but I might just go grey. Of course, that's not the most exciting part of this post! The expansion pack, The Caverns of Roxor, finally came! And I was able to paw through it a bit and snap some pics. So far, I really like the look of all these models.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SDE WIP: Ironscales Done! On to the Dragon Priests!

A few days ago I was able to finish the Ironscales, complete with rusty armor and corroded bronze shields. I'm fairly pleased with how they turned out, though I still am slightly unsure about the copper oxide look on the shields. Of course everyone I've shown it to says that they look great, I can't help but self-critique. Now that the Ironscales are complete, I'm moving on to the Dragon Priests.  Mostly because there are only two of them and not being a wargamer, It'll seem like a nice break. Since I've never really had to marathon squad painting this much before.

Friday, December 7, 2012

SDE WIP: Working on the Ironscales

I've started work on the Kobold Ironscales. I was really leaning toward green lizardmen Kobolds but finally decided against it. The main reason is that I'm planning on painting the turtles in Roxor in skin colors akin to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with each "class" of turtle in the Rocktop Gang having skin color matching a different TMNT turtle. I figured that the amount of green possible on the board might look stupid and the Kobolds need to be able to stand out from other monster types. I then struggled with ideas on what colors to paint them and thought of maybe purples, blues, yellows, browns. I was trying to stay away from the "official" reds coloring, but finally I decided just to go with red and be done with it. This way I can continue working and not end up with setbacks.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

SDE WIP: Wyrmlings, Hatchlings and Whelps Finished.

Work continues on Super Dungeon Explore's base set. Yesterday, while home from work sick, I finished up the Dragon's Clutch minis and some final details on Starfire (which I forgot to photograph). The little dragons where already "finished" at one point, but when I put the bone and horns on Starfire's head, I decided that the "children" need to look similar.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SDE: Caverns of Roxor Shipped?! YES!

Got an email confirmation that my copy of the first Super Dungeon Explore expansion, Caverns of Roxor, has shipped! Finally.

I've tried being as patient as I could, but it proved to be really difficult. Eventually I just put Roxor out of my mind completely and it helped that all last month I was busy with my arcade cab project. So that kept my mind off of it for awhile. It seems like things were delayed and delayed and after missing two estimated shipment dates Soda Pop Miniatures finally got their shipments in and have been working since Friday to get everything shipped out to the folks who preordered it on their webstore.

SDE WIP: Starfire Emerges!

Started work on Super Dungeon Explore again. I had thought that I just needed to paint the kobolds and Starfire and I would be done. But I forgot about needing to do final details on the dragons. So I went through and finalized all of their claws, horns etc and got to work finishing Starfire.