I enjoy painting miniatures. I don’t really play with them, I just like to paint them. Odd? Perhaps. Everyone at the hobby stores seems to think so. Why would I buy a miniature if i’m not going to play with it? Oh well. Eventually I’ll post pictures of my work.
But the point of this article is not about painting miniatures. It’s about dungeon building. Even though I don’t game, building little dungeons has begun to fascinate me. About a year ago I started looking for some way to display my miniatures. And I came across something called Dwarven Forge
. It’s a company that sells these amazing pre-built dungeons. I was immediately awestruck and thought “this is what i need to display my figures”.
However, i also had a creative itch, and really wanted to create my own dungeon and paint it myself. After much searching, i strumbled across Hirst Arts
. Wow. There’s nothing to describe the amazing things you can do with the Hisrt Arts molds. This site sells molds – you cast your own bricks and create your own dungeons/buildings/castles/masoleums/whatever your imagination can devise! I immediately bought a mold and went to work. Dwarven Forge – goodbye.
I’m currently in the process of buying the molds necessary to create a diorama in which to display my miniatures. I’m also going to build a DragonChess board using these molds (see a future post for more on DragonChess).
If you want to learn a little more about these two dungeon building products, there’s a great comparison article written by two guys – one who favors Dwarven Forge, and one who favors Hirst Arts. Check it out here
and see for yourself.