And here is the third post, a well posed here with some miniatures:
Nothing says fantasy village like a well does it? While I could just as easily start playing with just the scenery I had, I wanted something to add a little more character, and a well is what I decided to make! I watched plenty of YouTube videos for inspiration, but almost every single one basically said ‘cut out blue foam on your foam cutter’, neither of which I have, so I decided to forge on with what I had on hand!
First of all, a tube to shape the body of my well - this came from a roll of kitchen foil, as it was more slender than most of the tubes in my overflowing box of useful looking bits of rubbish!
Then I set about building the frame - I cut down balsa for the posts:
And then, bricks! As ever, cork was my go to material. I still have a kimchi pot full of randomly sized cork bricks that I cut while watching the Witcher at some point in the distant past (for another project that I realise I haven’t finished or posted about on here, so this might be their first public appearance).
Then it was just a case of adding a resin bucket (won from a competition on Sippin on Paint Water years ago when it was still the original blog), sanding the base, and dousing everything with watered down PVA!
Mystery additional structure Trees Cart Well Woodpile
- Crates and barrels
- a playing surface!
- Treasure tokens
Thinking about it, these last few posts definitely let me cross of something else on the Challenge:
Finish something old Finish a piece of terrain Finish some scatter terrain (3/3)
- Prep all of the monkeys in the monkey box
- Paint all of the miniatures in a boxed game
Play a game with fully painted miniatures
- Finish a complete skirmish force for a project (at least 16 miniatures, unless it's for a much smaller scale game like Frostgrave)
- Repaint something (either a miniature that I have previously painted, or one that was received painted
- Convert a miniature and show WIP pics
- Finish the last member of the Nextwave team
- Complete the classes project (and when I do that, start a project to have painted miniatures to represent all of the Races in the Players Handbook)
- Add at least 3 entries to the Monstrous Alphabet Project
- Average at least a miniature a week by the end of the year (so, paint 52 miniatures)
- End the year with the Tally in the positive!
Finally, in Tally related news, I sent off some minis to Tales from Farpoint as I got in touch with him to offer to trade some bits for his Dark Ages Brutal Quest project, which leaves the Tally currently at:
19 vs 11 = +8