28 November 2019

Tainted Grail painted components

I received my copy of Tainted Grail this week and have so far only played halfway through the second scenario together with Caroline. The game is great so far, I wish there was a storybook app readily available like they had for This War of Mine though so that you don't need to flip through the large scenariobook every 5 minutes.

Right off the bat I had to paint the time markers/coins since you could not see what number was showing on the grey plastic. This of course led to having to paint up the 3 Menhir statues, and two of the characters that we use for our campaign.

The coins and the menhirs were OK, but the hero characters were a dissapointment so I restrained myself to a tabletop standard for the latter. Mitten hands, lack of defined details on several parts, slightly weird poses and mouldlines kind off put me off from painting up the remaining 3 characters and the Fore Dweller for now. I had to force myself to finish the two we will be using.

I also know that the painting is not true OSL, since the candles should also be touched by reflective light, but I wanted them to pop and add a bit of detail to the dark statues, which is why I painted them white. The statues were painted with simple drybrush and washing techniques. Anyway, now that they are done we can enjoy many hours of gaming before I have to get back to the remaining miniatures.






9 comments:

  1. There will be coming an app, but it will take 3-6 months. AR are focusing on the gameplay content first.

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    1. Yeah I read that, I really look forward to that app, it would be FANTASTIC if it was fully voiced as promised, but I would settle for a This War of Mine text only thing just to save myself the effort of flipping the book and taking up extra space on the tabletop.

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  2. Amazing paint job by the way. Did you get the monsters of avalon expansion. Would love to see you paint them. :D

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    1. No I did not, I was on the fence. In retrospect I saw that there are some pretty cool minis in the box, but also some that I would think are just so-so in terms of art direction. It's in the end a luxury upgrade that does not add gameplay value and I already feel as if the Menhirs are slightly too big for the unfolding board as it is. Adding more big miniatures would just make it harder to read and see the cards imo.

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  3. You have done a good job with sculpts which don't meet current standards set by other manufacturers.

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    1. The Fore Dweller, and the farmer character with a Scythe look the best, followed by the core box female.
      Beor is OK, but I can't say I liked Maggot as a sculpt or the pose. The Maggot artwork would probably make for a more dramatic and suitable pose. Also the weird skull/feather mask on his head is not to my liking, neither is the weird staff.

      Niamh, well there has already been a discussion about her knifes. I contemplate painting them as some kind of primitive bone weapons to math the thickness rather than metal weapons.

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  4. Excellent work on the flame lighting! Still waiting for mine to arrive.

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  5. Wow I like your painting work!
    Is there a chance you can make a guide on how to make the reflection of the light?

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  6. I would like to see the same, a guide on how to paint this?

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