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#12412
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
IO, can I play at your house? Drool... You really remind me of how much painting I have to do. I recognize most of the stuff you have there (and it's beautiful). The dragon emerging from the lava pool is from Dark Sword, based on art by Larry Elmore, if I'm not mistaken. And is that a vintage shrieker mini there among the mushrooms?

The Ral Partha iron golems take me back. Ah, the sweet mix of the old and the new, plus lots and lots of your own innovations in incorporating them all. Great work!

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#12413
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
Wow!!! Great set up...love the mushrooms and the dragon eggs.
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#12414
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
Does anyone know what happened to the Armorcast molds when they stopped production? Maybe someone else could buy them and restart production; not DF, certainly NOT GW or WotC, but some new group/company who wants to continue gaming support.

Any Info?

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#12415
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
No idea, but I really hope someone picks them up. It's a great range, and I'd hate to think it's gone forever.
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#12416
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
Painting accessories like this; or fire’s for example using florescent paints look cool in medium to low lighted room under a black light.
Great effect...any paints you recommend in particular?
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#12417
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
Tom wrote:

Is it possible IO, to take photos of your gaming room? Not the central table but photo of shelves where you put all your fantastic small decorations
Soon…Shawn, Pete, and I are trying to get through these hurricane repairs… As soon as we’re finished we are planning on doing a new detailed photo inventory of the hall. Including shelve by shelve shots.

I’ll post soon, but after thinking about what Rabid Fox said about this thread having 30 photos :lol: ….which I didn’t even think about. I just kept snapping photos and loading them to the post :lol:. I’ll make several posts for easy loading.

Kradlo wrote:

The dragon emerging from the lava pool is from Dark Sword, based on art by Larry Elmore, if I'm not mistaken.
Yes

And is that a vintage shrieker mini there among the mushrooms?
You know it… I’m always on the lookout for these. It would be nice to have a dozen or more for a large cavern.

Question…Does anyone remember the classic way of shutting up a Shrieker?

Ah, the sweet mix of the old and the new
If the thread had an underlining title this would be it… We love mixing it up gathering the accessories together over time. Some of them have been a lifetime…

Gumee wrote:

IO wrote:

Painting accessories like this; or fire’s for example using florescent paints look cool in medium to low lighted room under a black light.

Great effect…any paints you recommend in particular?

First, welcome to the forum.

Any florescent acrylic or tempera will work. Hit the local Art Store and buy the house brand… Ral Partha use to make a line of Florescent Paints, but I’m sure their all dried up by now. :lol:

Rabid Fox,

I’m just continued to be blown away with your knowledge of gaming… It boggles the mind… not only do you know every miniature, you know sculptors, the people behind the manufacturing, and location of game stores across the country… It’s just unreal. If I ever get up the muster to do the documentary on gaming that I want to do I may call upon your knowledge?

If that’s cool with you…:cool:

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#12418
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
Thanks IO for the welcome and painting tip, much appreciated.
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#12419
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
Gumee -

Here's a little trick I suggested to some guys here on the forum, and I actually tested it on a DF piece.

If you have limited funds and/or storage space, you can still have lots of different-colored miniatures AND scenery. Here's how:

1.) Paint ALL unpainted items in the colors you will want MOST of the time. Use normal painting techniques and paints.
2.) After everything is HARD CURED (no paint odor around the model, etc.), put a clear coat of either Enamel or Acrylic on them. Flat or Gloss coat will work, but gloss or semi-gloss IS better. Let that coating hard-cure.
3.) Using water-color or tempera (poster) paints, paint the model the temporary colors you want. Let them dry

Play all you want.

When you are finished with the pieces in that color, take 'em to the basement or kitchen sink, and with a dishwashing detergent and soft toothbrush, clean off the water-based paint. Since there is a clear hard-cured coat on the model over the (hopefully) permanent colors, the tempera or watercolor should come right off, with minimum scrubbing, and with no damage to the permanent paintjob. Or at any rate, it worked for me just fine with DF pieces. YMMV, but it gives you an utterly fantastic assortment of terrain and structure models, all the price of one!

Welcome to the insane asylum; all us inmates have fun here.

See ya!

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#12420
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
Rabid Fox,

I’m just continued to be blown away with your knowledge of gaming… It boggles the mind… not only do you know every miniature, you know sculptors, the people behind the manufacturing, and location of game stores across the country… It’s just unreal. If I ever get up the muster to do the documentary on gaming that I want to do I may call upon your knowledge?

If that’s cool with you…:cool:

Mike

Uh, okay Mike I guess.
Why you would want me as a source is a bit beyond me; there are many others out there that know far more than I do.

I do not know everything about gaming or even a good bit compared to some.
I happen to have paid attention (listening and reading) to those around me in the industry when I worked in it and before & since thereby learning a fair amount.
Additionally, I have been transferred around a good deal in business so I know a goodly number of game shoppes around; always important to know your LGS, yes?
Moreover, I have been gaming for a few decades so by virtue of time, I have assembled a fair cache of gaming knowledge.
If anyone wants to pick up as much or more than I have, just go to cons regularly including major ones, be attentive to the folks in the industry without being clingy and a job in the industry would not be remiss, even a warehouse one.

Basically, it is not hard to be more knowledgable than I; just pay good attention to what goes on and participate in the industry.
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#12421
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 8 Years ago  
RF wrote:

Uh, okay Mike I guess.
Why you would want me as a source is a bit beyond me; there are many others out there that know far more than I do.

You underestimate yourself Fox… It’s funny how many of the historical figures in gaming don’t… Ummmmm… How do I say this; quite remember how the adventure went. It’s kind of a running joke in the RPG collecting scene that most of the original gang got hit with a Feeble Mind sometime back in the Eighties… Their have been so many stated inaccuracies you’d think gaming is a direct cause of Alzheimer’s… just kidding…

But its fun sifting through the old stories and comparing the notes. It adds a lot of fun to collecting old RPG’s. There are quite a few dedicated historians mapping out the early days. Cool stuff, and great to preserve for future generations. Gaming may go totally virtual one day(wait isn’t that larping :lol:), but the game still has it’s roots.

RF, You Know Miniatures… If I do a documentary, I want to include that part of the story… Everyone knows D&D came from Chainmail, “Rules for Medieval Miniatures”, but it’s never portrayed properly in RPG documentaries. They always gravitate towards; let’s film the biggest geek for a few laughs, and interview a few industry guys who say it’s all in fun and your children won’t dismember you. It’s boring…I want to make a film that shows the real art form that all facets of gaming can be, and present it as such. Highlight the genius of gaming…and give it a Rock & Roll soundtrack... =D

If the above clip gave you a laugh -- check this out from the Clobert Report...



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#12422
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
IO you should be getting paid for this-must have additional components...can't resist to buy..DC is to high! Anyone know where he got the pews from-seems like every dungeon has a temple in it!
Confirm with Philip that both the altar piece and the pews are Armorcast product.
I do not remember there being a game store in your neck of the woods in Washington DMMJ.
Is there one in Moses Lake?
I do not remember a decent one down in the Tri-Cities either.

Check with Merlyns in Spokane (if they are still in business) to see if they have any Armorcast left in the their stock; lots of stores did very large orders before Armorcast shut down Terraforms.
Sometimes, back in the day, I was able to get gaming stuff really cheap at the either of the "White Elephant"s in Spokane as well.
There is supposed to be a gaming store in Spokane called Gorilla Bob's as well.
Sorry, my time in Spokane is in and out at Fairchild; I do not get past Airway Heights or Cheney while I am there.
(Yes folks, there really is a town in Washington named Cheney)
Best of luck DMMJ!

Thanks Rabid, but I moved about 6 months ago to Olympia-civilization!! Armorcast pieces? I'll have to see if they have a website-already found the local gaming store too! :-) You must be Air Force to be in out and of Fairchild-did 5 years myself in the Air Force.
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#12423
Dungeon Accessories Showcase 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
DMMJ -

USAF here, too - Class of '72, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, and interesting places around there.
Welcom home, guy.

See ya! (In Indy?)

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