Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Building Frostgrave Archipelago for Historicon, Finished!

Historicon 2018 is over, and it was a great time. I took all my crafting supplies with me to the con and finished the table on Thursday and Friday. I was done at 3pm on Friday, enough time to go back to the room, shower up and then head back to the convention to set up the game. That is cutting it close.

My problem is I can never stop adding on. While working on one piece, I'm thinking about what more I can add to the table. It's a sickness, that I have to actively fight. 

Before we get to the pictures, I want to thank friends and family for direct and indirect help with this project. Alan, Bob, Lou, Caitlin, Tim and my wife, thank you. 

No fancy post, just a huge picture dump of the game. Set up before the game and some in game action shots, and if I can figure out how to post a video, a video.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Building Frostgrave Archipelago for Historicon, Part 3

I've been so busy building that I have not had time to post. But I have things drying so I have some time.

Sorry I don't have time for commentary, but I still have much to do.

Flocked and drying while I get some sleep.... ZZZzzzzzzz.....

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Building Frostgrave Archipelago for Historicon, Part 2

With the 4th of July holiday yesterday, it's a very slow day today.  I got some time to post some more pics. Here is work on the Lizardman Temple, Vaal. It is mostly done, just some fine details on it and then I can paint. The overall build is still very rough at this point. I need to get a little further along before it will start to come together.

 Planning out Vaal

 I built the head piece months ago for a different piece of terrain, but I shelved that project.

 I had to keep the head removable, to access the LED controls.

 Carving out the walls.

 Adding a rear entrance.

 Portcullis from Mantic Games

 View from the inside

 Getting some paint on the undersides of the islands, thanks to my daughter.

 Test fit with the jungle huts

Adding some elevation terrain

 Getting a sense of the overall look.

Interior work

 Carving steps up to the hut

 Carving steps up to the hut

 Carving steps up to the hut

 Front view all the way thru out the back.

 I love the LED's. Very easy to use.

More to come, Xin