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The week in inspiration #5

Lots of things in the hobby to love this week, here’s just a few:

Purchasing

I am now saving my pennies for the upcoming release of Adeptus Titanicus, however just before that I picked up the new Gloomtide Shipwreck from Games Workshop:

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More of a terrain piece, while this comes with rules, I intend to use it as part of a painting project (surprise!) incorporating some of my older models into a ghostly display. You’ll see them hit the painting tray before the end of June.

Backing

Villagers is a fun-looking new card drafting and village crafting game up on Kickstarter. The standard of even individually-produced games on Kickstarter is getting better all the time, and Villagers is no exception. It comes with a solo mode, but looks like a fun card game with similarities to 7 Wonders, a game I’ve enjoyed in the past. Head over the the Villagers project page on Kickstarter to see more.

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Modelling

The Green Mechanicum project at Iron Sleet has received another major update:

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You need to read the full article on Iron Sleet for more. This is a fantastic project which I find truly inspiring through the modelling, painting, photography, and background. Wonderful stuff.

Art

We’ll finish off this week with some artwork from Dominaria, Time of Ice by Franz Vohwinkel. You can click on it to see the larger version. In a single image this card represents to story of Ice Age (an old Magic set) where magical meddling changed the climate of the world catastrophically. Game settings have their history, and there are interesting options to consider when presenting that history in the game.

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4 comments on “The week in inspiration #5

  1. imperialrebelork
    May 20, 2018

    Nice post. I bought the Gloomtidw a couple of weeks back and plan on “repairing” it and making it an actual ship for my Sky Raiders project so a flying ship too haha. Ambitious I know but I like a challenge. I look forward to seeing what you do with it man

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  2. daggerandbrush
    May 21, 2018

    That shipwreck looks actually quite good, has a great comic vibe to it. I think tye ghostly colours don’t quite work, but with a paintjob inspired by rotting or water logged wood it will be a great piece for an underwater or coastline table.

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  3. Azazel
    May 25, 2018

    I picked up one of those ships myself. Not entirely sure how I’ll paint it, so I’ll remain in it’s box untouched for awhile while I let people like you guys and the internet do what thou wilt to get me fully inspired. My first instinct was the same as D&B’s concept, but I’m concerned about how many widdle fishies I might have to carve off, so I’m not even worrying about opening the box for now.

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    • davekay
      May 26, 2018

      Mine is still in the wrapper too!

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