Since I have been unpacking I have taken the opportunity to organize my modeling toolbox. I tend to be a bit of a tool whore and if I see a new tool I generally have to have it.
Top is large hand tools rulers, squares and large cutters.
Punches and wire bending tools and jigs.
Small hand cutters, chisels and planes.
Greenstuff World textured rollers.
Press molds and silicone tipped tools.
Metal sculpting tools
Pin vises, knives, hobby saw, scissors, files, long and small tools at the bottom
Hand cutters, tweezers, wire bending tools and punches.
Here are the punches. Gold shaping cups, hex punch and circle punch.
I still have some more tools to sort out but they are in other boxes and I am still building my hobby space again.
Been a while since I have posted. Had to move house and unpacking has taken the majority of my time.
I have been trying to get my hands on rubberized horsehair since I read about it in Terrain modeling by Richard Windrow. It is needless to say been incredibly difficult to get. Apparently it was used as furniture padding prior to foam and is not longer used normally. You can find it at specialty vendors for specialty prices. I generally try not to spend specialty prices when I can so I am attempting to make some. First you need a donor for the hair. Here I have a crossover with my wife and daughters hobbies.
When spring hit the Pony was shedding like crazy. So a bit pf brushing gathered a huge amount of hair. I took this and used Fairy liquid dish soap to clean it and let it dry.
Next I laid it out on granny grating in a bucket. Then took some mold making latex and mix it one to one with water.
This was poured onto a layer of horsehair on the grating and then left to dry. Here are a couple of photos of the drying horsehair.
Once I get some made up in terrain I will share it.
Hope you like.
Finished my first five Nickstarter Frostgrave Barbarians and the three loot tokens that came with it. I am quite happy with the sculpts as the details are much better than the original soldier sculpts. I am quite chuffed becasue I have never been able to do tattoos. Not for lack of trying becasue I have tried to do them many times in the past but it never looked right. My eyes are not what they once were so the lines are pretty huge but I am happy with how they came out. I will show some photos first and then give my particular recipe.
The recipe that I worked out. Base coat is flesh (this one was GW and the exact does not really matter much). The tattoos were painted on in a bright turquoise. A flesh wash (red brown) over the top of both colors. Once all of this was dry I mixed up some glaze medium (this one was Windsor and Newton) with the flesh base coat color again. This was completely translucent but laid down a thin flesh tint. It was painted on the the entire skin area. Once this was dry I did another layer over the highlights. Once this was dry I added a small bit of white and did the highlights again. Lastly I did a thin wash of the white spirits and dark brown oil paint. Again, my eyes are not what they once were so the lines are pretty thick but I am happy with it.
Hope you like.
I had tones of cemetery bits taking up a bin that needed to be used up. Parts are from Rendera, Hirst arts, Keebler Orc, Lemex Halloween Graveyard and a chopped up Games Workshop Garden of More Skulls.
I was going to do them up for Frostgrave but decided to keep them without snow to match my game mats and the rest of my regular terrain. Frostgrave Barbarian WIP for scale. I managed twenty two bases. I still have bunches of fences to do but those cane wait for a bit.