JP On Gaming

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Tau Stealth Suits

These tau stealth suits I got from a miniature trading event at the Game Keep. They were printed using a transparent resin, perfect for these guys. However, leaving them unpainted is not something I can do...

So I used a number of ink-like techniques to make one unit in blue and one in green and painted the based to match the color.

The result is unique among the minis I painted. I have no use for them so they will likely end up on Ebay.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

[Titan Week] Clod Kings

To close off Clod week on the blog... More clods!

These clod kings are massive and sit on a throne carried by other clods! Ain't that just the sweetest thing?? Kings are not rulers as much as the mouthpiece for the other clods.

And for those wondering... the green clod is a special clod. He is the jade knight, a hero of his people.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

[Titan Week] Earth Clod Artillery

When you are immortal and made of mud, what do you use for ammunition? More clods, of course!!!

This large elemental can throw clods. It has one in hand ready to fire!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

[Titan Week] Clod rolling ball

Clods rolling balls coming at you at top speed. I said these guys were cute and flavorful. Not just fun to paint but awesome to create a stat block for them too!

Monday, March 11, 2024

[Titan Week] Earth Clod soldiers

I happened on these little guys on Thingiverse while looking for proxy models to use as titans. I fell in love with goofiness and charm of the little guys, called clods.

They look like lumps of clay with some wearing armor and others carrying random weapons. There are more clods coming. I may have gone overboard, but they are just so cute....

Saturday, March 9, 2024

All-Girl Space Regiment

A regiment of female soldiers with Cadian-adjacent colors. I painted these girls for SpaceFOE or One-Page Rules (I don't have enough characters for another Imperial Guard 40k Army).

All of them are 3d-printed models.

Friday, March 8, 2024

[Terrain] Little Rural Temple: Scratch-Built Temple for DND

This is a temple built in Greek style using caryatid columns in the shape of women. Could be Aphrodite, Hera, Athena, or even Artemis.

I built this one as a way to try out various techniques and materials. The result is more effective than I believed.

The columns and the altar were 3d printed while the rest was built using popsicle sticks and with the rook made of cardboard from a frozen pizza box.

It was great to get back into scratch-building things again.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

[Terrain] Statues of Neptune/ Poseidon

These statues of Neptune/ Poseidon are based on a statue on the east coast of the US. I thought they would make great focal points and were painted to go with the rest of the ship graveyard.

I printed them before painting.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Sailing Ships of Olympia: Scratch-Built Ship for D&D

I built three ships in one Sunfay afternoon using cardboard and a variety of other materials I had on hand. These include popsicle and candy sticks. I did not set out to make them overly different but each has its own charm.

The masts were added later. Why? Because I was building to a general idea and I only thought of adding masts after all was done. Magnets to the rescue!

One of them has the Victory of Sam thrice as a its prow decoration.

My goal with these ships was more to focus on the gaming functionality that the accuracy

But JP, what about the prow ram, I know you will ask. Simply these are not warships but trading vessels.

They will be used in the Gencon special named Re-leash the Kraken.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

[Kinda Book Review] Colossus: Stone and Steel

I looked at this book for a while before pulling the trigger on it. It is set in 66AD at the outset of the Judea Rebellion against Rome. The story has, as its protagonists, twin Jewish stone carving brothers, Judah and Asher, caught in the chaos.

It focuses on the opening parts of the rebellion and the early Jewish triumphs. The book presents the usual Romans: Vespasian and his son Titus. But also (Flavius) Josephus, who wrote The Wars of the Jews. A large part of the story is the siege of Jotapata where the Romans besieged the jews.

This book is well-written and I want to continue reading the next volumes in the series.

As a rating, I will settle on a 4/5 as I tore through the pages, wondering what was going to happen next.