Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dungeonstone Skull Gate

Dungeonstone has a lot of very cool, reasonably priced 3D dungeon sections but they have just released one that I find particularly cool.  It's a Skull Gate with a working portcullis.  Check it out here!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pinning Larger Minis

rhqTV of YouTube has posted a new Dice Down video which includes a very useful section on pinning larger models with brass rods.  It lasts from 02:40 - 06:27 of the 21 minute video.  Check it out!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

terrainaholic Oshcon 2011 Videos

YouTube's terrainaholic visited OshCon 2011 and made some videos of the terrain and other sights to be seen . . .

Monday, October 24, 2011

Modular Terrain from TerranScapes

A new video on YouTube from TerranScapes instructs on making a 24" Modular Board Set for LOTR.  The video includes tips on making an inexpensive static grass mix (details and url in the video notes). Enjoy!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Miniatures Outlet for Inspiration

There's a website called All the King's Men - Toy Soldiers that has a ton of excellent images of miniatures and terrain products worth checking out.  Granted, this is a store site and not Medieval Fantasy related, but there's definitely some crossover here that makes it worthwhile so it won't be wasting your time, even if MF is your only or main interest.  It's mostly scaled for 54mm but with things like the river and the bridge, it just means they will be bigger for 28mm scaled figs.  Be sure to take a gander at the work area pics and the terrain tables.  Here's some of the pics . . .

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New TerranScapes Video

Here's a new TerranScapes video on "Swamps and Ruined Chapel" from which you can snag some ideas for your own terrain.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gamers: The Next Generation

Just a quick shout out to the Valle family to thank them for joining in the fun at the EN World Chicago Gameday 30 last weekend.  I found out just how much fun they had at the Surcoat Medieval Fantasy Combat Minatures Game in the morning when Richard posted on Facebook to let everyone know that once they got home his two boys got right to work on their own system.  They plundered the family set of Memoir 44 for terrain and figures then created rules for movement, attack and defense factors.  Good on you, Valle family, for taking tabletop miniatures gaming into the future!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Minas Tirith Paper Castle

YouTube's epicfantasy has posted a new video on how to make a Minas Tirith Paper Castle.  Check it out!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Medieval Village Diorama Part 1's epicfantasy of YouTube fame has begun a new series on how to make a Medieval village diorama.  Part one is available here -

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Games Plus Miniatures Auction Finds (Part 2)

I picked up some minis at the Games Plus 2011 Fall Auction (their 55th auction!) on Sunday and posted some the other day that I could not identify.  Here are some more that have me vexed, also, including a giant and five "demonic" figures.  Photos show front and back of the lot.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Games Plus Miniatures Auction Finds

I spent a little time yesterday at the Games Plus Fall 2011 Auction and picked up some minis on a good deal including some I cannot identify.  If you recognize these and can let me know who made them and their names, I'd appreciate it.  In one lot there were nine figures, 25/28 mm, all metal, six that require slotted bases.  One is a big fellow who looks kinda ogre-ish and is hanging onto a victim, two others appear to be a type of lizardman or maybe gnolls, and the other six are either demons or satyrs with the mark of GW (Games Workshop) from 1997.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hot Wire Foam Cutter Info (.com) Update & TerranScapes

Carlo put together his Fall update and it includes a lot more on terrain than just for foam terrain makers.  I'm having trouble linking this in the usual maner but it can be found here.  Also, from TerranScapes on YouTube, I thought this video might be of general interest to Hot Wire Foam Factory fans since it is a review (but subscribe to TerranScapes, too!) and I have added a few follow up reviews here that they have done -

Thursday, October 6, 2011

bluetablepainting on YouTube

Here's a rather hunorous approach that bluetablegaming takes to answering fan questions on YouTube.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Terrainaholic's "Converting spiders to a fantasy format"

YouTuber Terrainaholic has a new video on "Converting spiders to a fantasy format" taking dollar store spiders and skull rings to make an evil combination creature.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Old Mini Love Month was September?

Seems I heard about this a little later but it does give me the opportunity to show a lot more in terms of videos, since I can also add in the response videos.  Apparently, Matao0661 from YouTube declared September as Old Mini Love Month.  He made a video, posted it on YouTube, then asked others to follow suit.  There were nearly a dozen responses, some of fairly decent length, and I'll comment on some of them in this blog post here.