Testing Craftsmart poly clay

Just a test of some cheaper alternative to Sculpey poly clay. I think it worked OK. The photo isn’t very good, but the critter is plenty solid and strong.



My first 3D printed object

No, I didn’t buy a 3D printer. Although that’s still on the list of things to get. Our local library has a Makerbot that they let people print to. I downloaded this from an online 3D model repository and printed it out. The library also has a 3D scanner, which I’m going to use to scan something a week from today. Anyway, here’s the first thing I created from a digital file:


Just a little troll…

Yeah, it’s not really game-worthy, but it’s designed as a fairy garden troll. I could use it in a game though.


Yeah, I’m still alive.

Just a little thing I did from a friend’s doodle.
troll1_front painted
troll1_left side painted


Treasure chest

The left is the treasure chest as it came from Michaels. The right is the one I beat all up.



Dollar store beholder

Here’s another beholder, just a lark really, but I wanted to see how it would work:

The purchase:

The figure

Trimmed: (I ended up also trimming the arms and horns)

Figure trimmedAssembled:



PaintedYeah, he’s still a little too happy looking. But for a buck? And I could try to do something about that grin on my next one.


Dollar store find…

On a tip from the DM’s Craft forums, I went to the Dollar Tree store and bought these for $18.