Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

Not Safe for Children
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottomPage: 12
TOPIC: Not Safe for Children
#11832
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I just liked this pic -- a good "mini's-eye-view" shot of a DF room, and an unusual person to find in a dungeon.

I hope she has a sitter.....

L
Law
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 3262
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

-- F. Nietzsche
 
#11833
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Nice paint job… Subtle; like a true NPC “extra” should. We use alot of neutral tones on our townies as well; it lets the colorful PC miniatures stand out in a crowd.

Is this miniature from Reaper? It looks like it’s a new addition to their Town Folk line.

Cool,cool,cool…
invincibleoverlord
Orc
Posts: 326
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: windy South Florida
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"Its either a wand to cast Bigby's Hand spells or a +3 backscratcher. We're not sure which."
 
#11834
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Thanks -- I'm actually not finished with her yet, but she is now at "presentable" stage, which is where a lot stay for a long time given how little time I have to paint.

This is one of Reaper's townies, along with a woman sweeping and a farmer. I really love that line, it makes so much possible. I am not sure who besides me is buying them, though, since their utility for RPG's is somewhat limited. I mean, unless your characters want to ATTACK the 0-level NPCs, just why do you need to show them EXACTLY where everyone is in the room? ;)

Still, they are perfect for taverns/inns. You can't even BEGIN to have a proper tavern setup with DF if you don't have Reaper's bartender and waitress figs, IMHO... well, maybe that's harsh. But it helps!

L
Law
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 3262
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

-- F. Nietzsche
 
#11835
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I really like this mini as well. I know that I have been paining for five years now and very much welcome the townfolk into my games. My players are very picky when it comes to who and what is in every house, room, street... well you get the idea. I find that a dozen well placed towns folk can really add a whole new layer to any kind of gameplay. I have yet to pick up any Reaper townsfolk but plan on doing such soon. I will keep an eye out for this one because I think her kids could be a fun tool to use for roleplaying.

Yours in gaming,
Tralik Norwood
TralikNorwood
Kobold
Posts: 13
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Adrian, Michigan
The administrator has disabled public write access.
So I'm a broke History Major at a small college in Michigan but I cant stop buying DF! I dont have a ton of DF but I'm working on geting more as the money comes to me. So far I have 2x DOE 1x Fantasy Starter Set 1x Room and Passage
 
#11836
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I am not sure who besides me is buying them, though, since their utility for RPG's is somewhat limited. I mean, unless your characters want to ATTACK the 0-level NPCs, just why do you need to show them EXACTLY where everyone is in the room? ;)
L

I've always found a lot of utility in townsfolk minis for RPG, but that's because I like to run adventures where protecting the innocent is just as important as taking out the bad guys. It makes for a nice added level of difficulty and forces the players to think a little more than the basic hack-and-slash.
Yukon Cornelius
Ogre
Posts: 674
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Right behind you
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Visit my: Website
 
#11837
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
This is one of Reaper's townies, along with a woman sweeping and a farmer. I really love that line, it makes so much possible. I am not sure who besides me is buying them, though, since their utility for RPG's is somewhat limited. I mean, unless your characters want to ATTACK the 0-level NPCs, just why do you need to show them EXACTLY where everyone is in the room? ;)
Wait, your not supposed to attack the NPC's... Doh... that's what we have been doing wrong all along...

No I like them for back ground effects, the innocents that can get caught in those radius effects be it the fireball or grenade. I wish there were a good option for generic modern types like this to fill out by Bar scences, be innocent civils held captive, etc.

And what YC said.
Ghenghis Ska
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2373
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Northeast CT, USA
The administrator has disabled public write access.
More Sci Fi Please, request a DEAD END for Sci Fi Passages
Classes of the Old Republic
Some RPG and mini stats including the Exodus and AAT (along with good source of a Mini scale version of the AAT).
 
#11838
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Things are not always what they seem......the innocents should be shown and their whereabouts should be marked during tavern skirmishes lest they morth into something unseemly...he,he,he...and yes, some characters may actually want to try to protect them and shield them during rough play and blood sport lest their barbarian or mercenary cousins place the blame on their collateral harm upon the party...
Stefan
Admin
Posts: 2193
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Brooklyn, NY Birthday: 12/25
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Stefan Pokorny

CEO Dwarven Forge, LLC
 
#11839
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I wish there were a good option for generic modern types like this to fill out by Bar scences, be innocent civils held captive, etc.

And what YC said.

GS -

Lionel and Scene Master both put out plain people who can be modified into D20 modern NPCs. They don't really need a whole lot of chopping-up to convert them, either, because how hard is it to take a sitting-down guy, put a can of beer in his hand, and repaint him? A little Sculpey, a little paint, and Voila, you have Joe Six-Pack sitting at the bar! Same way, you can make Jane the Witless-Witness out of a woman crossing the street; Sculpey, fabric or tissue, and paint.
For that matter, you can do the same things with SW minis for your next Mos Eisley Cantina run; just remember that the two hookers in green outfits from Rebel Storm don't NEED any mods! And as far as that cute little dancer from Jabba's throne room, well... :D

See ya!

Jim
jkratzer
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2057
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Baltimore, MD
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Jim Kratzer, a/k/a The Mad Yank
Proud Vietnam Veteran, LOUD VFW Lifer
insane GM
 
#11840
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I love this mini as well
Very good painting job
I use very often non players mini like this one to make the world credible
Because there are not only evil creature in our playing world...

L what do you use on your paint?
it's seems to be a brown with lot of water that you put when you have finish the mini!?

what are you doing exactly?
how do you do it?
with what kind of paint?

I want to try your technic that is so cool!!!

Can you give the link to these minis to see where it can be bought

Thanks
Tom
Ogre
Posts: 683
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Dwarven Forge, le donjon en 3D tbaraban2@wanadoo.fr Location: France ( Briey 54 ) Birthday: 01/21
The administrator has disabled public write access.
More than 40 sets....

Dwarven Forge, le donjon en 3D
 
#11841
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Lionel does make some cool O-scale miniatures ranging from road workers to children at play. HO-scale miniature people work well as children too, and you can pick up a pack of twenty for a few bucks. The scale stands about the height that a child would be in 25-28mm. Check out the Chutes & Ladders thread, the final few pictures have a few of these “children”.

This gives me the idea for an orphanage rescue. The DF Home for Wayward Boys…LOL

"Just a few pieces of DF sir... Please...."
invincibleoverlord
Orc
Posts: 326
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: windy South Florida
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"Its either a wand to cast Bigby's Hand spells or a +3 backscratcher. We're not sure which."
 
#11842
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Thanks for the kind words, Tom.

I use standard acrylic paint, not GW or Reaper paint. It's called "Golden Fluid Acrylic." I mix up whatever shade I want and then I do an inkwash and then I do some drybrushing (usually). Then I go back and correct mistakes and add some detail and final flourishes (which I still need to do here).

Yes, I usually do a brown inkwash -- brown paint, with a little bit of black, watered down a great deal. I vary the mix depending on how much ink I want on the mini. I use this technique largely because it works with this particular paint. I once tried it with GW paint, but the colors were all wrong. Similarly, some paint will run or clot (black inkwashes with my paint look MUCH worse than brown ones). I suppose if I used proper ink, or a different brand of paint, I'd change what I do.

Sometimes I use a different color for a wash -- dark green over yellow makes for great green minis with highlights, dark blue over light blue does something similar. Any scaly monster in blue or green looks great if you start several shades too light and then inkwash with the darker color.

Brown is great because it lends skintones the right shade (or at least, a shade I like) and it also can make things look muddy or dirty, which is usually appropriate for fantasy minis. It doesn't work with royalty, some elves, etc. ;)

As for the minis -- I don't know where to get them online anymore, but they are Reaper figs, you can get them direct from the company at www.reapermini.com. Just search for "townsfolk" (or Google "Reaper townsfolk") and you should find a ton.

L
Law
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 3262
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

-- F. Nietzsche
 
#11843
Not Safe for Children 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
mega minis do have lots of commoners and dungeon furnishing i have some of their pieces and like them a lot.
camoudragon
Orc
Posts: 190
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Hamburg, Germany Birthday: 03/07
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
Go to topPage: 12