Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Ghost Archipelago 10 - Treasure!


A long awaited upcoming gaming event involving competing bands of pirates recently forced me to dig for treasure. I need several treasure markers for Ghost Archipelago, and I was a couple short, including a larger marker. These two had been in the primed tub for several years, so I decided to finish them off. Two odd pieces, a human-size canopic jar of evil from Bob Olley and a box of offal from the Citadel Night Horror range.

Of note was the chance to crack open my precious hex pot of Citadel Polished Blue, which I used to give the canopic jar a touch of glamour. It's a lovely paint, and you have to go all out for a giant jar of mystery meat.

The box of guts is grim little thing, but it did give me another chance to work on my dead flesh recipe. I finally relented and added some green to the mix. Thanks Mr Mengel.

I have the required five pieces required for a game of Ghost Archipelago now. You could of course just use counters, coins, or your own milk teeth, but it's always more fun to paint up the ancillary bits and pieces for gaming, those often being the pleasurable garnish and make for a far prettier game. One nice tip I'll offer, which you can see below on the gold piles, is to add a touch of gold gllitter with PVA glue on top. It makes them shine lovely.




7 comments:

  1. Oh, the jar is particularly magnificent, I do love it. Hmm, I think I'm stealing the gold glitter idea, thanks for the tip!

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  2. Very nice: these kindfs of markers definitely add to the spectacle.

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    1. They really do. I know people whose favourite part of the hobby is creating the terrain and all the markers, tokens and random flavourful bits. It makes for great looking games.

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  3. The box of guts is cool too! Could you tell us your recipe for dead flesh?

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    1. Thanks Rodor! You can see the recipe here, though I don't use as much green, and I use Pallid Wych Flesh as the base colour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVoxuUn6-9o

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