Wednesday 16 September 2015

Medieval Tiles

Places like the Lead Adventure Forum or the Frostgrave facebook group are good for something. They definately help create a fantastic community. The main reason I put my tile designs here on this blog was because of all the positive reactions. A couple of weeks ago I was made aware of medieval north-european tiles. A subject matter I had always completely ignored! As usual it took a few days to sink in but at a certain point the designs reappeared at random in my google image searches. Apparently my algorythmic metadata got somehow teleported into the V.A.L.I.S. mainframe and I found even more nice pics. 
In the end I found a suitable picture to do my trick and I made this:

Not bad at all. But way to symmetric.The arches and the faces pop out in an unnatural way so I mirrored some parts and covered some other parts. The end result is this: 

And a quick frosty blue version which I haven't printed yet.

Feel free to save and print them out if you like them.

I also did a little bit of modelling these days. After a few evenings of desperate searching in various boxes with old lead I found one of each Mordheim hairy head to make this little nordic band. It works quite well even though the Frostgrave bodies are slightly smaller than the old Mordheim ones.


Just John said...

Very nice. A greenish set would look good too.

Herr Zinnling said...

These are very beautiful. It would be nice to use them as dungeon tiles for RPGs. Thanks for posting this. Regards, Karl