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#59246
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
Ok, so when I bought the Vallejo Still Water product from my local games shop I told the owner what I was going to do with it. He asked me to bring the works of my labour when I was done. So I did, the other day. He was blown away by them, especially the slime/acid pool (take your pick) as everyone seems to be. It really got us riffing off each other with other ideas... here they are:

1. The acid/slime pool filled with skeleton parts.
2. The blood pool filled with body parts.
3. Something coming out of the pool (which is an idea I already had).
4. A fountain with a statue in the middle and water pouring out.
5. A sacrificial alter in the middle of the blood pool.
6. Stand the pool upright and make it a portal to another world or part of the world (using the printed insert idea with a landscape picture, for instance)... it would be translucent purple with swirls.

So, of course I picked up some more inks (purple being one of them). I think I'll try the portal next while I find body/skeleton parts and the right sacrificial altar.

Chime in and give me your ideas or just to say which one you'd like to see next. :-)

Oh, and here's a quick test of the portal idea:


I might look at recasting the portal with bigger edge stones and a keystone at the top... with each stone having a rune carved into it (and maybe light up in sequence with some LEDs and a controller (or more simply just slowly fade in and out)... that'll be a more involved mod for down the road, though.
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#59247
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
Make it a scrying pool by taking a picture of another (yet to be found) room (with minis) and putting that under the water.

The picture can be taken from any angle you like, and might be treated with various "special effects" filters.
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#59248
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
Looks fantastic! I seriously wish I had a portal now. lol
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#59251
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
jackattack wrote:
Make it a scrying pool by taking a picture of another (yet to be found) room (with minis) and putting that under the water.

The picture can be taken from any angle you like, and might be treated with various "special effects" filters.

That sounds like a fantastic idea! That's being added to my list. Thanks, jackattack.
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#59254
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
Wargames Factory makes some nice skeletons that come in a sprue set in need of assembly. They are pretty easy to put together for a nice small skele horde. There are other options though, like using parts to fill pools...

There are enough parts to make 30 skeletons, but there are some extra pieces even if you assemble them all. They also have some zombie kits that, while modern, some pieces can be used in a fantasy setting.

Ever see the Disney rendition of The Black Cauldron? This thread got me thinking about the cauldron spewing out undead hordes... might have to swipe some of these ideas to create a set piece based on that whether or not I get a pool piece.
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#59256
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
If someone makes a clearish pool with skeletons

Might I suggest using 15mm skellies on the bottom and 25/28 mm parts at the surface/rim, the forced perspective might add to the look of depth.
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#59257
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
That's a good idea... the forced perspective.
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#59260
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
@LordDust
Thanks for the link - checking it out now.

I'm hoping this inspires a bunch of people to try out similar mods on the pool. I love this forum for all the insanely awesome ideas people have.

@kodiakbear
I think that'd be very cool, but the pool is not very deep at all... but still do-able, maybe. Any skeletons on the bottom would maybe have to be cut flat on the back and laid on the bottom.

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Here's the how-to behind an idea for a creature coming out of a pool of slime:
1. Find a painted mini that you can use (skeleton, demon, undead, etc.) and put it in the pool (secure it with a bit of putty).
2. mix and pour your liquid water effects solution mixed like I describe for the green slime/acid variation.
3. When everything is set create your slime. You can buy slime from the kids' section at many stores or you can make it (see below for links). Pour it over the mini and brush with high gloss varnish... or something to harden the slime... this is the part I am currently unsure of.... it might even be better to use a thicker water effects paste, tint that and apply like goo. You can even use a clear drying glue as well, like Elmers', just squirt it overtop and let it flow down.

Links to how to make slime:
www.marthastewart.com/267929/green-slime

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#59261
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
I have no idea what the base dimensions are, but Reaper makes an Undead Ooze that seems topical.
www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Dark%20Heaven%20Legends/a-z/02908

And I bet bet Shadox would throw a YRTFW or two at anyone who can rig a little LCD display in a CoS pool...
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#59263
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
jchunick wrote:
[quoteAny skeletons on the bottom would maybe have to be cut flat on the back and laid on the bottom.

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Perhaps someone might carve out the bottom so the 15mm skellies sit part way below the surface then paint/flock the bottom to look like silt/sludge and add stagnant looking water on top.

It would look like long ago bodies had been dumped in.

Would the adventures dive in and find the treasure pouch or would they fear the tales of the water weird.
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#59266
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
LordDust wrote:
Wargames Factory makes some nice skeletons that come in a sprue set in need of assembly. They are pretty easy to put together for a nice small skele horde. There are other options though, like using parts to fill pools...

There are enough parts to make 30 skeletons, but there are some extra pieces even if you assemble them all. They also have some zombie kits that, while modern, some pieces can be used in a fantasy setting.

Ever see the Disney rendition of The Black Cauldron? This thread got me thinking about the cauldron spewing out undead hordes... might have to swipe some of these ideas to create a set piece based on that whether or not I get a pool piece.

That was a perfect suggestion, LordDust. Those skeleton sprues are perfect! Bought and waiting... and the Ukranian in me was very happy to get the Black Friday discount ;-)
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#59272
Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows 12 Months ago  
kodiakbear wrote:
jchunick wrote:
Any skeletons on the bottom would maybe have to be cut flat on the back and laid on the bottom.



Perhaps someone might carve out the bottom so the 15mm skellies sit part way below the surface then paint/flock the bottom to look like silt/sludge and add stagnant looking water on top.

It would look like long ago bodies had been dumped in.

Would the adventures dive in and find the treasure pouch or would they fear the tales of the water weird.

I like the back story to the idea. It would include the pool into the narrative quite well. I Think the most I would do is add some LEDs... my inserts are already fitted to the pool so I can't really do much to the bottom otherwise without recasting the still water... but I think I have a few ideas with what you're describing to add to my skeletons in the green good that could work for me.
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