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Not Quite Dead

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  1. Not Quite Dead

    What Primer Do You Use

    Hi there and welcome, Tony! Since two years now, I use Molotow Premium Spray to prime my miniatures. I like them better than the Citadel one who had sometimes strange effects when I was priming when the weather was too hot. I have currently a 400ml spray can Grey Blue Middle (#226, Art.-Nr. 327178) but you can pick any color that suits you better. They've got varnish too, if you plan to use one after you've painted your miniatures. Mine is called clear coat matt (#253, Art.-Nr. 327313).
  2. Hi there! Some months ago, I ran into Escape the Curse of the Temple, made by Queen Games. As I really enjoyed playing this game, I took the first chance to get the second edition. If you're not familiar with this game, I'll describe quickly its gameplay. A game last exactly ten minutes, during which the players must leave a cursed temple about to collapse. They must escape together. If one is left behind, everyone lose. Everyone plays simultaneously, rolling dice as quickly as possible and keeping combos of dice in order to perform different actions, such as moving, discovering new areas, interacting with machinery in the temple, and so on. Luck is an important thing in this game, but you must also be coordinate with your fellow adventurers and choose quickly what the team should do. The game can be played by boys like my son (7 years old). The Big Box of the 2nd edition is far better than the first. First, the organizer of the box is smart and effective. Second, there is more content in this version of the game. 8 expansions and 10 mini-addon, which is enough to keep the interest of the players and allow they to face greater and more complex challenges. As my summer holidays are about to start, I decided to pimp this game by replacing the original wooden meeple by miniatures of explorers. I thus bought some Pulp Figures by Bob Murch. They are made of pewter (I guess), smaller and less detailed than Conan's mini. I really like their aspect. Some of them features quite serious characters, while others are quite humorous. I've found at Feldherr's a foam tray that fits almost perfectly the box of the game, so that, once painted, my miniatures will be sheltered and neatly stored. Now, this is the work I intend to do before the end of august: - clean the miniatures and glue them on proper bases; - use some greenstuff or another epoxy product in order to hide the original pewter base. I guess I'll try to sculpt a paving looking like the one of the tiles of the game; - paint and varnish the miniatures. I'll show you on this topic the progress of my work. Have a nice summer!
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    Guess who's on a painting spree? Now, the ghost miniature will very likely require more time than the previous one.
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    And... the Green Meeple is done.
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    With the male version of the Blue Meeple, there's only three miniatures left to paint. Huzzah!
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    Kerim Shah

    From the album: The Shivering Hands

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    Show your Kerim Shah!

    Hi there! I've just finished painting Kerim Shah, the prince of Iranistan. I'm looking forward to take a peek at yours!
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    Can you teleport away from a blocking creature?

    Well, @garbetsp, seems like you're right after all. We somehow missed that last sentence of the last page of every rulebook of the game. My Zelata/Hadrathus player is going to kill me.
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    Can you teleport away from a blocking creature?

    Well, I'm not sure I agree with you on that point, @garbetsp. You're right when you say that casting a spell isn't affected by hindering, but blocking has nothing to do with hindering. On the Movement Skills card, the description of the blocking states that: So I'd say that only characters with the evasive skill (which is useful against hindering and blocking) may leave the area where an enemy with the blocking skill. In any other case, the enemy creature with blocking must be killed (or leave the area) in order to move your character, and teleportation cannot help you to flee an enemy with blocking. Well, my players and I have always understood that rule that way. Maybe we're wrong, though.
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    The second miniature for the White Meeple is a young aviator. Not sure she will get along well with the old geezer I previously painted.
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    The Shivering Hands

    I once had Dr Strangelove's hands transplanted on me. This is not very convenient when it comes to painting miniatures (or to doing anything else), but those Picts won't paint themselve, will they?
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    Painting Figures Question Please

    Hi there and welcome around! I guess the first part of this tuto written by @Roolz may be of some help regarding this matter: I hope this help!
  13. From the album: The Shivering Hands

    This will end with more than an arrow in the knee.
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    Show your Captain

    And here's my captain, waiting for its squad to be painted (18 left to do as I'm writing).
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    Arrr! (Show your pirates)

    As I've finished to paint the alternate miniatures of the pirates this very week, I wished to share with you the result. What gives me the motivation to paint the same miniature over and over is to give it something special. With the pirates, I inspired myself from two great ideas I've seen on @Bawon Samdi's miniatures: different colors of skin and pirates' tattoos. So much room on these backs! It was fun to imagine tattoos of all kind. A close up to a more elaborate one, slightly inspired by the yakuza's tattoos. Here, instead of a dragon, it's a snake (far easier to paint, and consistent with the background, as that very pirate may be someone familiar with Stygia and the cult of Seth).
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    Show your lion!

    Hi there! After quite a long hiatus, I came back to Conan and the painting of its miniatures. That fellow was waiting on a shelf since September last year. I'm glad I managed to finish its paintjob.
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    Show your lion!

    Impressive beast. I like the transition between the dark paws and the sand color of its body. Nice base, by the way!
  18. Hi there! For now, they are five galleries on the website: - Batman - Conan - Mythic Battles: Pantheon - Contest - IRL I'd like to have another gallery, named 'Other Games' in order to share more conveniently pictures of other (non Monolith) games and I was wondering if other people around here find that useful and if you were willing to do this. @SentMa, la même chose pourrait être envisagée côté francophone, d'ailleurs, s'il y a des amateurs.
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    [Request] New gallery - Other Games

    Amazing work, Epaka. I'm specially fond of HP Lovecraft's bust.
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    Hi there! I've just finished the second version of the Black Meeple. Both will be male, sadly, but I managed to have one woman and one man for each other color. Now, I have to make the base of the last five miniatures.
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    Show your Bêlit!

    This was a quite difficult miniature to paint, at least for me. The face and the jewels in the hair and on the body seem to be a bit random. I hope the other Bêlit will be more enjoyable to paint. What does your Queen of the Black Coast look like?
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    Show your Bêlit!

    I tried it, but wasn't quite happy with the result, so I guess I'll stick with the toothbrush.
  23. I love your small scorpions. Do you remember by any chance which colors you used for them?
  24. I've just finished my first demon, the Demon from the Outer Dark. That miniature would look just fine in a Cthulhu themed game, like Mansions of Madness. This is where we see that REH was a friend of Howard P. Lovecraft! I should buy a new photo camera, though. One with manual focus. In the picture below, the eyes of the demon look worse than what they really look (although they aren't very well executed ). And you? What do your demons look like?
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    Pandemonium! (Show your demons)

    Wow. This one is really cool, @garbetsp. The colors are great and the wings and the claws are stunning.
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