It’s Terraining Men: The Oathsworn Ruined Tower

Almost a month has swept past with no new minis painted because life.

With my 3D printer currently clogging up every time I try to print and now in stasis awaiting a new nozzle, I thought it might be time to get some terrain done and dusted.

We start with somthing that is not 3d printed, but has been sitting around taking up space on my to-do shelved.

The husband and wife-run company Oathsworn Miniatures have been doing kickstarter after kickstarter, many of which include the option of pledging for some ace resing terrain made and hand cast by the lovely and talented Jo.

In their secoond Burrows and Badgers KS “FreeLances”, the main resin bits were a three part ruined bell tower:

  

The main piece is about 20cms long, the ruined bits of wall and cracked bell-pieces are about 15cms long.

 

There were also some strip-shaped pieces with barrels and chests and such in this KS, but those are for another day.

 

Ruined Tower scatter terrain

Oathworn Miniatures,

from their Burrows and Badgers FreeLances KS

sculpted by Jo Lovejoy

Cast in resin

 

bonus:


30mm base. about 50mm tall.

This is a piece from Axolote’s recent 3d KS that I printed as a test. It is actually a part to put on top of a cave dungeon tile, it has a butterfly-shaped hole underneath to match a stud on the tiles. I selected this for printing both to test the Axolote file and my printer that has started to clog up more often. It printed well enough, I think I printed it at .01 mm layer height.

At any rate, I had it lying about when I painted the bell tower parts, and used some of the leftover paint on my palette to paint it, as it would be useful to see what the 3D printed piece would look like when drybrushed.

For one thing, the print lines did become more prononced. Still I dont really think the print lines matter much because they are only really noticeable when viewed close up. And pictures being rather in-your-face close up do make the lines look much worse than they are.

At any rate, one lesson to take from this is to go easy on drybrushing 3d printed items to not make the print lines more pronounced.

The rocky pillar-thing

Axolote Tiles Nature Set 3d print files KS

by Axolote Gaming

 

 

Painted so far this month: 4 / 30. Just 26 to go! (plus 10 still to do from last month) 

Painted so far this year: 89 / 365. Just 276 to go!

 

 

 

Prepping the days away

For the most part, the last couple of weeks have been spent doing prepwork:

The Dungeon Saga minis are now undercoated and ready for some brush action

160209 dungeon saga prep

a bunch of Mantic restic kits from the Kings of War kickstarters. God, these take AGES to prep what with the gazillion small pieces, all the big mould lines and properties of the restic itself, the mouldlines not wanting to be scraped off at all.

160209 restic hell

so best to get them done once and for all. Some Trolls, Lesser Obsidian Golems, Goblin Fleabag riders, Dwarf Brock Riders and resin Earth Elemental. Just needing some primer and a bit of basing.

Still have a bunch of different restic units from the first KS sitting in their little bags until the day I can be botheres to prep them. This lot has turned me off the restic prepwork for a while!

 

160209 burrows & badgers 2 KS

Burrows and Badgers: Freelancers (the full set from the second B&B KS, with resin terrain.) And what a great set of terrain it is! I will go more into these when I get around to painting them.

 

 

Oathsworn Scatter Terrain, part 1: Tents

Oathsworn Miniatures have made a series of resin scatter terrain pieces to go with their Dwarfs and their Burrows and Badgers Kickstarters. They have done everything by themselves, making moulds and casting at home on their dinner table, and sharing the entire process via their excellent updates.

Here are the first two bits I have done, the Burrows and Badgers Tents.

 

151123 Oathsworn Tents

Keeping it simple.

These are well made tents for the discerning adventurer, and a place for the dormouse to sleep when the teapot is needed for tea.

When all the bits are done, they will make for an interesting campsite among ruins for a furball fight.

 

Two Tents

Burrows and Badgers KS1.

Oathsworn Miniatures

Resin

Integral base

 

Painted so far this month: 7

(Yes I count these as well. Took some time to do, after all.)

Painted so far this year: 244