Saturday, June 2, 2018

Game Tomorrow! Whee!!!

Akho, from David Allen
I'm supplying technical assistance to a couple of friends for their game tomorrow at the FLGS; they thought that it would be fun to have a sea adventure in their RPG campaign, and will be using some of my scenery and terrain for the game. I was asked to provide a Kraken - it's going to be one of those kinds of games, I gather - and so David Allen's wonderful Akho set will be pressed into service as A Dire Peril.

The set comes with eight assorted arms an a partially submerged body, all made out of the same resin that he uses for his other miniatures. The resin is actually quite fun to paint; it 'soaks up' acyrlic paints very well, so all sorts of subtle blending is possible. The base is a circle of clear Plexiglass, painted blu on the bottom to give it some depth, and lots of clear gesso stubbled on the top to add yet more depth as well as some water movement to the base. The gesso does tint nicely as well, so you get a pretty nice 'disturbed water' effect all around the creature. Ams and body a thinned Liquitex green-grey for the suckers, and Liquitex iridescent white for the rest of the creature. Eye Liquitex bright red, pupil done with a fine point Sharpie marker.

I like it. I like it a lot. Tomorrow's players, on the other hand, will most likely have differing opinions...