Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by jchunick » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:23 pm

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Any skeletons on the bottom would maybe have to be cut flat on the back and laid on the bottom.




Perhaps someone might carve out the bottom so the 15mm skellies sit part way below the surface then paint/flock the bottom to look like silt/sludge and add stagnant looking water on top.

It would look like long ago bodies had been dumped in.

Would the adventures dive in and find the treasure pouch or would they fear the tales of the water weird.

I like the back story to the idea. It would include the pool into the narrative quite well. I Think the most I would do is add some LEDs... my inserts are already fitted to the pool so I can't really do much to the bottom otherwise without recasting the still water... but I think I have a few ideas with what you're describing to add to my skeletons in the green good that could work for me.
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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by jchunick » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:46 pm

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Wargames Factory makes some nice skeletons that come in a sprue set in need of assembly. They are pretty easy to put together for a nice small skele horde. There are other options though, like using parts to fill pools...

There are enough parts to make 30 skeletons, but there are some extra pieces even if you assemble them all. They also have some zombie kits that, while modern, some pieces can be used in a fantasy setting.

Ever see the Disney rendition of The Black Cauldron? This thread got me thinking about the cauldron spewing out undead hordes... might have to swipe some of these ideas to create a set piece based on that whether or not I get a pool piece.


That was a perfect suggestion, LordDust. Those skeleton sprues are perfect! Bought and waiting... and the Ukranian in me was very happy to get the Black Friday discount ;-)
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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by kodiakbear » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:37 am

jchunick wrote:
[quoteAny skeletons on the bottom would maybe have to be cut flat on the back and laid on the bottom.



Perhaps someone might carve out the bottom so the 15mm skellies sit part way below the surface then paint/flock the bottom to look like silt/sludge and add stagnant looking water on top.

It would look like long ago bodies had been dumped in.

Would the adventures dive in and find the treasure pouch or would they fear the tales of the water weird.

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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by jackattack » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:41 am

I have no idea what the base dimensions are, but Reaper makes an Undead Ooze that seems topical.
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Da ... /a-z/02908

And I bet bet Shadox would throw a YRTFW or two at anyone who can rig a little LCD display in a CoS pool...
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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by jchunick » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:05 am

@LordDust
Thanks for the link - checking it out now.

I'm hoping this inspires a bunch of people to try out similar mods on the pool. I love this forum for all the insanely awesome ideas people have.

@kodiakbear
I think that'd be very cool, but the pool is not very deep at all... but still do-able, maybe. Any skeletons on the bottom would maybe have to be cut flat on the back and laid on the bottom.

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Here's the how-to behind an idea for a creature coming out of a pool of slime:
1. Find a painted mini that you can use (skeleton, demon, undead, etc.) and put it in the pool (secure it with a bit of putty).
2. mix and pour your liquid water effects solution mixed like I describe for the green slime/acid variation.
3. When everything is set create your slime. You can buy slime from the kids' section at many stores or you can make it (see below for links). Pour it over the mini and brush with high gloss varnish... or something to harden the slime... this is the part I am currently unsure of.... it might even be better to use a thicker water effects paste, tint that and apply like goo. You can even use a clear drying glue as well, like Elmers', just squirt it overtop and let it flow down.

Links to how to make slime:
http://www.marthastewart.com/267929/green-slime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYEZpj93f8
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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by JasonYoung » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:27 am

That's a good idea... the forced perspective.

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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by kodiakbear » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:07 am

If someone makes a clearish pool with skeletons

Might I suggest using 15mm skellies on the bottom and 25/28 mm parts at the surface/rim, the forced perspective might add to the look of depth.

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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by LordDust » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:55 am

Wargames Factory makes some nice skeletons that come in a sprue set in need of assembly. They are pretty easy to put together for a nice small skele horde. There are other options though, like using parts to fill pools...

There are enough parts to make 30 skeletons, but there are some extra pieces even if you assemble them all. They also have some zombie kits that, while modern, some pieces can be used in a fantasy setting.

Ever see the Disney rendition of The Black Cauldron? This thread got me thinking about the cauldron spewing out undead hordes... might have to swipe some of these ideas to create a set piece based on that whether or not I get a pool piece.

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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by jchunick » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:57 pm

jackattack wrote:

Make it a scrying pool by taking a picture of another (yet to be found) room (with minis) and putting that under the water.

The picture can be taken from any angle you like, and might be treated with various "special effects" filters.

That sounds like a fantastic idea! That's being added to my list. Thanks, jackattack.
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Re:Painting the Pool in the Chamber of Sorrows

Post by JasonYoung » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:24 pm

Looks fantastic! I seriously wish I had a portal now. lol

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