Sunday, August 12, 2012

CD terrain

Ok, so I've picked up a bunch of old CDs along the way.  The old AOL CDs, information sent to me at work for different topics, etc.   I've seen a lot of CD terrain posted on the internet and wanted to give it a try myself.  I also had some of the pink foam insulation used by others to carve into stones, walls, etc. So with a bit of free time (i.e. 30 minutes here and there over two weeks) I managed to come up with an idea for a magic stone circle for a place of power for Song of Blades and Heroes.  Part of the inspiration was because my wife found a used copy of Bernard Cornwell's "Stonehedge" novel.

  Here are some photos of the work in process.

CD, Cut foam and a marked up base.
hand carved runes

The standing stones

Painted Base

Almost Finished

HeroScape Elven Mage for scale

Another View for scale to show the runes

Elven Warband for Song of Blades and Heroes

I haven't had much time to actually get any gaming.  However I have had time here and there to read through Song of Blades and Heroes again.  I started working on an Elven Warband.   One of the miniatures I wanted to have was a tree man.  I had an old Mage Knight Oak Mage that I had picked up a while back and decided to convert. Here is a photo I found on line of the original miniature (forgot to take a before photo).  

I popped it off the base, glued to a 1 1/2" diameter metal washer and added some additional 'branches' to his back.  The branches were small twigs that I had picked up along the way to make trees.  The texture on the back allowed the twigs to be glued into the pits and fit nicely to look like they are growing out of his back.

I also repainted the figure adding highlights.  I also added some moss to the upper branches as well as textured the base.

This is Wandelenboom (Dutch for Walking Tree).   He is a young tree man who helps the elves defend the forest from the nasties who would come in and cut down his brothers and sisters who have yet to be awaken by the elven druids.  Since he is a young tree man I figured I would give him Q4, C3, Big, Forester, Tough, Slow.  This keeps Wandelenboom down to 47 points as he is a personality due to his Tough special rule.

Here are the after conversion of our young tree man.  Photos aren't that great as I didn't have enough lighting.

Thanks for reading.