s I showed in a previous post, I have a few members of the Heroes of the lance and I finally started painting Raistlin. I always loved him in the red robes. As you can see by the picture he is wearing a cloak, Now I know some might say that it is supposed to be a hooded cloak but after looking at the back of the mini, it looks like it would work under his robes hood.
I really like how the paint came out on the cloak, rustic, aged almost like leather.
Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks episode! So we recorded this last weekend and it went in a direction none of us expected. I have to say, we where all really impressed with the basic rules and I’m looking forward to receiving my copy of the players handbook on the 15th.
If you are interested in picking up a copy of the Basic starter set, it is available now and the Players hand book is available in select stores now, but the official release date is August 15th. I would recommend ordering a copy from Amazon.com, pre-order cost is $20 off list($49.95). If you have tried out 5th edition let us know what you think of it.
Hello everyone! I just wanted to give you a heads up on upcoming episodes of the show. The next two weeks we are celebrating everything SUPERNATURAL, the hit tv series airing on the CW and the RPG Core book from Margaret Weis productions.
As some of you know March is the 30th Anniversary of Dragonlance! And to celebrate my favorite D&D world we will be discussing some select books and RPG material to round out the month of March!
So every summer I plan a wood working project and this year I went big with this 7′ X 5′ six person gaming table. I had been thinking about a gaming table for a couple years when I came across this youtube video. Now I will say that a table of this size takes a decent budget and a lot of tools to complete. I wont go into specific costs as prices very by material and region. After finding a set of designs another person made based on this table I went to work. (By the way, verify all dimensions before building… I found a few discrepancies that I had to modify during pre-construction)
After reconsidering using Hickory due to cost and staining issues I decided to use a combination of quality and select Pine boards. If you have a home depot, menards or Lowes in your area you can find a good selection of select pine boards at a affordable price, but you will have to spend some time searching through warped planks. I recommend finding a lumber yard that deals exclusively with lumber, pricing will vary but you’ll be happier with what you find.
The first thing I started with where the legs and lower frame, and look! Its level!!
At this stage I laid out some of the surface frame work.
Now all of the main pieces have been cut and partially assembled. Note all of the hinge pieces routed for the hinges.
Boy that looks pretty doesn’t it? well it was a pain in the but to get it to fit that nicely.
As with most things in this world, the hinges came from China and of course they where not a half inch wide. Luckily for me my dad is a machinist and has a milling machine in his shop, so he shaved both sides down to make the hinge actually .50 ” wide.
Here is a shot of the center joint, note the two different plywood sheets. Unhappy with the crap home depot had on hand they gave me a cabinet grade sheet for the same price. Now I wish I had just bought cabinet grade plywood for both ends of the table, but it isnt an issue. Also the board to the back is removable for disassemble of the table.
Assembly of the top section and the fold down desk.
The table completely assembled and nearly ready for stain. Time to sand!
First coat of stain
Too finish the look of the table I decided against doing a poker felt lined insert for the center. Instead I chose a 1/2″ Black Foamboard cut down to fit the 4 X 6′ center playing surface. I hope you enjoyed my project, let me know what you think.