While I have some form of momentum, I’m letting it roll and keeping to painting Plaguebearers while there’s still unique sculpts left in my pile. Here’s the next 3 – seemingly more appropriate for Nurgle than 1 – Plaguebearers. I now how a full command for the unit and am onto rank 3! I spruced […]
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You should all know by now I’m on record as disliking the common practice of using dice for recording wounds – they can be accidentally and ‘accidentally’ picked up. Of course I looked into it and ended up producing my own counters because they practically cost me nothing and if I leave them behind at a tournament I can make some more.
However this level of crafting can seem a bit amateurish so you can go next level like Warhammer 39,999 did with his Status effect markers but there’s still a cost involved in that and the smallest sized badge will be about 25mm in diameter so it’s not great for wounds.
However, I did see a tutorial recently to achieve the same status effect but using adhesive plastic bottle caps. Now, a few things, sadly I can’t recall who did this tutorial and if they’re a reader/follower please pipe up in the comments and I’ll attribute just credit where it’s deserved. Secondly I didn’t even know these plastic caps existed, but they do and they come in different sizes and shapes! In addition because they’re manufactured in China [mostly] you can get them in bulk.
So with this in mind I kept thinking about my current markers. I started off with triangular ones, so they took up less space and you could point them at the specific model that was wounded. They’re perfectly serviceable but over time those points fray just a little bit. By time I’m talking four years here so they’re really not that shabby. But for ease of construction for the many I give out to my opponents at tournaments I created the square format as the 90° angles are slightly more robust and so easy to cut them into strips with a scalpel and then snip the individual markers with some super-sharp scissors.
One thing I never considered was circular markers as cutting many of those would just be insane, but then I saw the bottle caps and in the tutorial they used a 25mm hole punch. So I started looking and found 10mm diameter caps and a 10mm leather/card punch. So now we have a device that can be accurately positioned on a marker and removed from it’s surround with a quick tap of the hammer.
All we need is a new wound marker template…
|Cereal box card
The great thing is you can use the bottle cap to help position the punch, additionally you can leave them on the paper, or stick them onto cereal card for added durability or even mounting card for super thick counters [possibly overkill I think].
On top of that I’ve also ordered some 9mm square ones from China, which conveniently is exactly the same size as my v2.0 markers! so I’ll see what they’re like sometime in March. Ultimately though I think this is an ideal solution for those who want something that look more ‘professional’ without breaking the bank although the punch cost me £3 and 50 10mm bottle caps cost me another £3.50 so £6.50 for 50 wound markers… make your own mind up about value. Personally I can stick to my MK I’s for the time being. I only really entered into this as following a tutorial and expanding on it. Although as I ordered 230 of both 9mm square and 10mm round from China I may well have an idea to sell some should there be a demand, although I think I’ve proved that this is such an easy task there shouldn’t be.
Anyway here’s the circular wound template, just download and print at 300dpi:
Oh, and another use of these, back before Maelstrom missions you may well have created your own custom objective that did not have numbers on. These are discrete yet big enough to be tagged beside those strategic points to differentiate the numbered objectives.
UPDATE: So you can see at the top of the page I made some and I have to admit the whole process is a bit of a faff, the punch is not particularly durable and getting through the mounting card was a nightmare. So much so that I actually only took one out and instead stuck with the cereal card ones.
These would be OK for your own purposes but certainly not as a production line [and I’ll have 230 of these domes coming soon!]. That being said the adhesive domes are fantastic so hopefully the square ones will be cool and a much easier process that may result in production.
The market for 15mm miniatures and models has exploded in the last few years. That’s a good thing.But, we as gamers are hard to satisfy, and sometimes we look for alternate sources, alternate uses for things. We tend to repurpose and approp…
The three ‘nids – Malanthrope, carnifex and Deathleaperhave all been progressing. Sadly I haven’t taken too many WiPs as I’m a little down on that at the momentAnywat, the Malanthrope and Carnifex have come on leaps and bounds as I’d hoped to use them …
I keep finding more of these blighters! I mentioned last week that I have 19 unique sculpts for Plaguebearers so far, so I thought I’d try and work my way through them as quickly as I can to get a full unit ready. If I get that far and haven’t got bored, then I have […]
Well, that’s it, I finally got my Realm of Battle Board done, in time for ‘Dave’s 40k @ 40′ tournament. This weekend me and my gaming crew will be having a mini tournament much like our ‘Game of Throne of Skulls’ this time it’s to celebrate m…
So, one of the updates this week was a batch of 16 skeletons of varying types for use in Warhammer Quest, Dungeon Saga and the various 7TV games. The first 13 are standard builds from the Vampire Count skeleton kit. They are very nice models, but rathe…
At first I thought that this is one of the ugliest models I’ve ever painted but now I am quite happy I gave him new colors. He turned out to be a pleasant escape from dwarves and armed infantry. I painted him in about 4.5 hour. The final effect is good especially as far as the new painting scheme for a base is concerned. Probably he will become the first fighter in our new warband for Song of Blade and Heroes.
It’s Nurgle Tuesday and so I have painted some more unique Nurgle models. This time I’m back onto the Plaguebearers. The scheme is pretty simple, so I did another 3, bringing the total to 6 unique Plaguebearers. I have 19 different models so far, as follows: There’s also one later generation of metals and the […]
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It’s funny how just a hint of sunshine is enough for me to gamble again by spray painting these boards. So despite the crisp weather and quite blowy conditions I just went and sprayed them [will I ever learn?].And it actually worked! of course I don’t …
I know you’ll say I don’t need to apologise for lack of posting but I will, it’s only polite afterall. So, sorry for not posting. I’ve been doing school Governor duties and just appointed a new headmaster. It’s actually had little impact on my hobby bu…
Epic 30K odsłona 18: transportery rhino Imperialnych Pięści | Epic 30K part 18: Imperial Fists’ Rhinos
Continuing the challenge to paint something Nurgle every 7 days, I’ve done a tester piece for my Nurgle Beastmen – aka Pestigor. This is the first classic Beastman I’ve painted and it’s certainly very different from the plastics. I wanted to combine rusty metals, with pale clothing and ill-looking flesh. I quite like the idea […]
If you haven’t been living in a cave on Dagobah for the last year or so, you’ll know that Disney/Lucasfilm movie machine is now kicked into gear. The Force Awakens (also known as Episode VII) is set for a 15th of December 2015 release at the cinemas. Great news for Star Wars fans, eager to […]
Continuing my Nurgle model every 7 days (or as many as I feel like painting, as 1 a week is too slow for me!), this week I present a… no… 3 Plaguebearers. I’ve also been faffing around with a new camera app on my phone in an attempt to improve photos. I took all of […]
Jeezus! I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed when it comes to dealing with my lead mountain. I have started to take stock of just exactly how much stuff I have accumulated and what you can see in the picture is just the tip of the iceberg. This toolbox here is just one of the various stashes of […]
So recently we’ve had some pretty funky stuff released by Games Workshop, and while I love their products, sometimes I wonder if they flip a coin on some business decisions.In the last week we had a look of shock when, for the first time in about a dec…