Posts Tagged ‘Basing’

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…

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…

Polish Panzers – Pancerni

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Pancerni Green BannerAs part of the Eastern Expansion initiated by Toggy I received a large box containing 47 painted Polish cavalry from the brush of talented Rob Goodyer.Pancerni Red BannerPerry Brothers’ sculpting has come a long way form the 1990s …

Orctonnian Orc of the Realm Musician

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

As a part of finishing up a bunch of half finished projects, I finished this bugger yesterday. I forgot how fun they were to work on!I’ve been trying to figure out what to use them as in-game, and am still not sold. That may put a halt on this project …

Learning Curve: Blood Bowl Dark Elves, Clear Bases and Magnets

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

G’day!  Welcome back to see the finish of the Dark Elf project started a few weeks back.  If you need a recap then head over here […]

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…

Toggy’s Cossacks – a splash of colour

Posted on February 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Nothing quite like polish on the Polish! – Toggy’s winter work.A splash of colour in a dull world, no. I am not talking about Toggy Bob I am talking about his lovely unit of Cossacks!.. although, Toggy has his moments!In an effort to persuade him to sp…

Technique: Legion basing

Posted on February 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Along with the colour palette bases are one of the things that helps tie all of the units in an army together cohesively. For most of my 28mm gaming in the past I’ve generally followed the tried and tested approach of adding a texture, painting it a base colour then …

Things to do with carts.. creativity with mundane items

Posted on February 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Cart convoy – moving the army the hard wayI like all that nonsense you can create for the table which is not about men with weapons killing each other. I have made it a bit of an LoA trademark  over the years with battery positions, wagons, civili…

Winged Hussars – a joy to behold

Posted on February 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Ooh – look at that! Lovely work by Rob GA little more detail about the fine unit of Winged Hussars commissioned for our 2017 show season.The models are from Warlord. Nice sculpts with my only criticism being the fragility of the horses ankles which wil…

William of Orange – Warfare Miniatures by Mark Allen

Posted on January 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Mark Allen was one of the main influences on my obsession with the period which has given its name to this Blog. I drooled over Mark’s inspirational figures and games photographed so carefully by Duncan Macfarlane as far back as 1991 when they were a s…