Posts Tagged ‘Basing’

Bolt Action: Afrika Korp Project

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Part 1: So it begins People often stop me in the street and say “Craig where do you get your army ideas from? (True story […]

On The Desk – Creating a Lava Base Part 2

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

“Join me next week for the painting” he said two months ago…Well I’ve had a bit of an artist’s block. This piece in particular has been 95% complete for ages. Time to finally get it done. In case you need to refresh your memory here is the first part…

On The Desk – Creating a Lava Base Part 2

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

“Join me next week for the painting” he said two months ago…Well I’ve had a bit of an artist’s block. This piece in particular has been 95% complete for ages. Time to finally get it done. In case you need to refresh your memory here is the first part…

WLOA61 & WLOA63 French Dragoons

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

WLOA61 & WLOA63 as a squadronI have taken too long to paint these lovely French mounted dragoons. These models were a real pleasure to paint and the squadron looks pretty impressive. They are the start of the League of Augsburg game which will feat…

WLOA61 & WLOA63 French Dragoons

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

WLOA61 & WLOA63 as a squadronI have taken too long to paint these lovely French mounted dragoons. These models were a real pleasure to paint and the squadron looks pretty impressive. They are the start of the League of Augsburg game which will feat…

Happy Monk Pt 6

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

 I understand this is late and for the people who have been waiting to see it I am sorry.But the wait if over to see how it works out.So it turned out very well and I am super happy with it there is a lot more to do, but as it is at this point I a…

Happy Monk Pt 6

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

 I understand this is late and for the people who have been waiting to see it I am sorry.But the wait if over to see how it works out.So it turned out very well and I am super happy with it there is a lot more to do, but as it is at this point I a…

Figurkowy Karnawał Blogowy XXXIII – Robimy rzeczy z innych rzeczy! Carnival of Blog’s Minis XXXIII – Make something!

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Chaos Space Marines Possessed Rhino of Tzeentch

Figurkowy Karnawał Blogowy
For non polish visitors I hasten to explain that Carnival of Blog’s Minis is the initiative of polish miniatures bloggers. The idea is based on monthly challenges on various topics about miniatures etc. This month’s theme is “Make something!”.
Trwa XXXIII edycja Figurkowego Karnawału Blogowego, ogłoszona na łamach bloga Dziadu z Lasu, zaś motywem przewodnim jest “Robimy rzeczy z innych rzeczy!”.

I don’t have time for almost anything lately, but I still managed to post something that is close to this month’s theme =) It’s been more than 4 years since I finished that ice base with daemonic lava you see above, but until now I didn’t show you how I’ve made it. I took some photos while making it, so I hope you will like this tutorial =)

To make a foundation for my base I used a plastic cover for a CD box, but even a plain CD will do.

Czasu wciąż jak na lekarstwo, ale przynajmniej udało mi się napisać w ramach FKB coś co w miarę do tematu pasuje =) Minęły już ponad 4 lata odkąd skończyłem podstawkę lodową z demoniczną lawą, którą widzicie powyżej, ale do tej pory nie pokazałem Wam jak ją zrobiłem. Porobiłem wówczas trochę zdjęć, więc mam nadzieję, że ten krótki poradnik przypadnie Wam do gustu =)

Jako bazę do podstawki użyłem plastikowej nakrywki do pudełka płyt CD, ale równie dobrze można użyć zwykłej płyty CD.

Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

I also used some wooden furniture stands.

Następne znalazłem kilka drewnianych kołków pod meble itp.

Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

I attached those stands to the base using a strong glue. I positioned the stands to make a track for my Rhino.

Następnie przykleiłem je do podstawki mocnym klejem tak, by zrobić tor dla mojego Rhino. 
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

Then I glued cork to the base.
                              
Teraz czas na mozolne przyklejanie korka.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

I used a very thick and stron glue to keep everything fixed to the base and to eliminate some gaps between cork.

Gruba warstwa kleju, by wszystko się dobrze trzymało i by wyeliminować choć część przerw pomiędzy korkiem.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

Then I used drops of superglue on a very dilluted paint. Na bardzo wodnistą farbę wylewamy krople kleju superglue.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

Superglue reacts with water making very distinctive craters. This method is also viable on much smaller bases.

Kropelka wchodzi w reakcję z wodą tworząc bardzo charakterystyczne kratery. Z powodzeniem można tę metodę stosować nawet na małych podstawkach.

Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

After using more than a tube of superglue (I also used it on the sides) the base was technically done.

Ponad tubkę kleju później (użyłem go także po bokach) podstawka jest technicznie gotowa. Czas na malowanie.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

I spray painted the whole base.
                          
Najpierw podkład w sprayu.

Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

Then I painted it with a dilluted blue paint.

Potem rozwodniony niebieski, byle nie było za dokładnie.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

Then I drybrushed blue highlights and painted the bottom of the base with a dark colour.

Metodą suchego pędzla rozjaśnienia niebieskiego i ciemna baza na dół podstawki.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

The base was still too blue for me so I drybrushed it even more (it’s not as bright as on the photo).

Dla mnie było zbyt niebiesko, więc rozjaśniłem niebieski dużo bardziej (nie jest tak jasny jak na zdjęciach).
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

I started painting the daemonic lava with a strong drybrush of rusty red paint.

Malowanie demonicznej lawy zacząłem od bardzo mocnego rdzawego czerwonego drybrushu.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

Then I drybrushed it with orange and yellow paint.

Potem drybrush pomarańczowym i żółtym kolorem.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

After that I dybrushed it with almost bone colour.

Następnie drybrush niemal do kościanego koloru.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

The base was almost finished.

Tak się prezentuje niemal skończona podstawka.
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

I finished painting the base by adding some Object Source Lighnitng (OSL) and giving the base a coat of transparent silicon to imitate ice.

A tak po nałożeniu warstwy przezroczystego silikonu, która ma imitować lód i domalowaniu czegoś na kształt Object Source Lightining (OSL).
Ice Base with Daemonic Lava tutorial

The finished Possessed Rhino of Tzeentch project. I hope you liked this tutorial =)

A tu już zdjęcia Opętanego Rhino Tzeentcha w lepszej jakości. Mam nadzieję, że przyda Wam się ten poradnik =) Do następnego!
Chaos Space Marines Possessed Rhino of Tzeentch


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Figurkowy Karnawał Blogowy XXXIII – Robimy rzeczy z innych rzeczy! Carnival of Blog’s Minis XXXIII – Make something!

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Chaos Space Marines Possessed Rhino of Tzeentch

Figurkowy Karnawał Blogowy
For non polish visitors I hasten to explain that Carnival of Blog’s Minis is the initiative of polish miniatures bloggers. The idea is based on monthly challenges on various topics about miniatures etc. This month’s theme is “Make something!”.
Trwa XXXIII edycja Figurkowego Karnawału Blogowego, ogłoszona na łamach bloga Dziadu z Lasu, zaś motywem przewodnim jest “Robimy rzeczy z innych rzeczy!”.

I don’t have time for almost anything lately, but I still managed to post something that is close to this month’s theme =) It’s been more than 4 years since I finished that ice base with daemonic lava you see above, but until now I didn’t show you how I’ve made it. I took some photos while making it, so I hope you will like the tutorial below =) Czasu wciąż jak na lekarstwo, ale przynajmniej udało mi się napisać w ramach FKB coś co w miarę do tematu pasuje =) Minęły już ponad 4 lata odkąd skończyłem podstawkę lodową z demoniczną lawą, którą widzicie powyżej, ale do tej pory nie pokazałem Wam jak ją zrobiłem. Porobiłem wówczas trochę zdjęć, więc mam nadzieję, że poniższy krótki poradnik przypadnie Wam do gustu =)

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Happy Monk Pt 5.

Posted on May 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This guy is Happy but I think I may have taken things too far with this one!!So some people might have been thinking when are you going to paint those kick ass waves? And the answer is after I cast them in resin (won’t be painting them fully) I know cr…

Blotz – Gateway/Wall review and Paint

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This time I’m going to be looking at some Feudal period MDF terrain by Blotz, perhaps a company not as well know as a few […]

Happy Monk Pt. 4

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Sink or Swim for the boat!last week I was left with alot of nothing with out knowing where I was going to with it and if you missed it this is where I finished.So after getting told what for on my thursday paints in liverpool I came back and thought it…

Happy Monk Pt 3.

Posted on May 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Like with most things the show must go on even if it is going slower than it should.So this week, it’s been a bit lackluster with the progression with the monk as a hole but there has been a few reasons for that which I will bring up later. What I…

Adeptus Custodes Guardian Squad

Posted on May 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Just a quick update on my Adeptus Custodes so far (follow us on Instagram for better and more frequent updates). I actually finished these a little bit back, but finally got good pictures of the squad. Just wanted to share really quick since I am not d…

Adeptus Custodes Guardian Squad

Posted on May 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Just a quick update on my Adeptus Custodes so far (follow us on Instagram for better and more frequent updates). I actually finished these a little bit back, but finally got good pictures of the squad. Just wanted to share really quick since I am not d…

Happy Monk P2

Posted on April 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

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This project is taking longer, but I feel that it will be worth it.
So as normal this week is about the base and this one is the most complicated I have done to date I understand that to some who might be reading this may have done this or more complicated but this is for me is a massive undertaking.
So the idea is something close to karate kid, but a lot more dramatic, so the idea is the monk is standing on a rock in the middle of the ocean wile a storm is happening and even though the world is against him he is still able to find peace. 
So now the idea is out lets get on with the build starting with the rock make out of cork. 

Now the shape of the rock is made I needed to try and make the hole thing more stable as the figure is heavy and the cork is not really the strongest of material so I inserted Lots of brass rods through out to try and make it more ridged and added miliput to give it a sort of hard shell.  

 Because I am trying to create something that is a big scene in a small space I thought from the start I would use the back of the rock to be an ending point of the scene to allow people to think about the rest and to use the bottom to make it more sturdy. 

With these pics you may or may notice some things that do not make sense and that is because there has been so much going back and redoing this and that because of being unsure about what I was doing and wanting to do it perfect.

Here we have it with a bit of paint.

Now this part is an example of something that did not work out like it should the Idea is the cling film would protect the rock/painting from the plaster that I am using to make the water and the waves bit the cling film was did not allow the plaster to cover all the rock so I had to just forget about the paint and just carry on.

Here we have a first go at making the waves I used filler from Tesco cost £1. 

From there I built up the wave up the rock.

And again we hit another point where I had to restart and change something and this was what I was using turns out Filler is not the best thing to use and what happened was first it stuck to the rock like glue and also the home thing did not set in one piece and broke apart which made it useless as I could not even if I wanted to glue it together.
So after chipping away the filler and repainting it (I know I did not have to but I did anyway.) I got plaster not filler and it works a hell of a lot better and I was given the advice to use vaseline on the rock to stop the plaster sticking to it and to use it if filling in mold line but not wanting them to stick together.

and as you can see you are able to remove it in a hole peice.

From there building the waves.

As well as filling in gaps and trying to fill the lines, there was a lot more back tracking in these parts with the wave breaking from the water and not being able to slot it back into place, but if I went on about all the things that went wrong then this would be the world longest post.
This comes to the end of it this week, lots more to do.
What you all think and have you done something similar, please comment below.

Tales of an Under Average Painter

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So recently I have had a very low interest in painting for one reason or another, I have always been more interested in painting and […]

Keeping busy in Spring

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

There were only a few updates since mid of march, but I’ve been busy in the meantime and I want to give you a look into what I was tinkering on. I’m currently preparing a bit Bolt Action themed content, some of the new plastic kits, along with the 2nd Edition rule set and starter […]

On The Desk – Creating a Lava Base Part 1

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Today I’m going to give a little step by step of making a display level lava themed base. As always with my project I use a mix of the knowledge I have gained from the community with some of my own flair by studying reference photos.I wanted a rock out…

-HOW TO MAKE- Marble and Tiles Bases

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

HI ALL!Today i want to show you a very simple procedure that i use for making tiles bases…The only “strange” tool you need is a Leather Piercer…You can find it on almost every supermarket or E-Shop and it’s a very cheap tool…PS:  i use it al…

-HOW TO MAKE- Marble and Tiles Bases

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

HI ALL!Today i want to show you a very simple procedure that i use for making tiles bases…The only “strange” tool you need is a Leather Piercer…You can find it on almost every supermarket or E-Shop and it’s a very cheap tool…PS:  i use it al…

Death Rider Squadron WIP- Dream Army Progress

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A while back I talked about the dream army I was trying to build. Well it is now in full swing!What is it? Well a FULL DEATH RIDER SQUADRON. WITH 80 RIDERS!Crazy I know, but it will also be CRAZY COOL AND FUN!I ended up deciding on making them look lik…

2017 Flockathon Part II

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

The first batch of minis are flocked and just need some more tufts, weed, flowers and a little dry brushing. I’m really chuffed with all the new Eastern light cavalry- I can start thinking about Magnesia and Carrhae, now, and one day perhaps even Guaga…

2017 Flockathon part I

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

With less than three weeks to go to my big Wargames Holiday Centre gig, I find myself with 700-odd minis to flock- the above are around one third of the total. I’m saving the joy of the Numidians for next week. The above include Parthians, Persian…