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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Spoiler for my next project.

Later this week I will photo the last of the items that I was clearing from my workbench.   In the mean time here is a spoiler for my next project.  No info in this post just the spoiler photos. 

Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Clearing my workbench part two

Finished a few more things so posting them here.

First a warbases chicken coop.

Warbases hand cart.
 Warbases cart.
 Sarrisa gypsy vardo

 My French taunter dice tower.


 Eldar D cannon and my last Wave Serpent.
That's it for now.   Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Realistic sand runnels or erosion

Just a little toot here.
First of all you need to find the right superglue.  Right meaning cheap and runny as hell.  Mine was the consistency of water.  Found at the pound store.  Here is what I used.
Next you need your prepared surface for the sand runnel to be placed.  These are rock spires made from foam and coated in guesso.  The white is pollyfilla that I used as a filler between the foam spires and the foam hill.  Basing for all the flat surfaces was done first to the runnels something to hold onto while they were being set.

Once you are ready you pour sand into the area that will have a runnel.  Let the sand flow naturally and then hold at an angle to keep it in place.  
Next dribble the superglue onto the surface to lock it in place.
Since it is sand and will flow normally you can add more to the set runnels until you get the effect that you want.
A couple of things to keep in mind.  The superglue must be incredibly thin in consistency so it is not glue you would normally use on miniatures since it would run.  The next thing is try to drop onto a hard surface first (in this case I used the rock spire) so you do not cause the sand to create craters where the drops of glue hit.  If you start from the top you can add drops to the already set sand and move down the slope.  Another thing that can happen is small holes in your surface can form (while the superglue is setting) and the loose sand behind the glued surface will pour out.  When this happens just let it setup, then add more sand into the hole until filled and re-glue.   Last thing to remember is that superglue causes heat when setting up so you do not want to do too much at one time or you can damage materials like foam.  I did one runnel at a time and alternated their placement between every other spire so it did not generate too much heat.
Hope that helps.
Snitchy sends.

Monday, June 13, 2016

My Eldar Windrider host.

Hosting photos since I have not posted good shots before.  This is everything minus one wave serpent.










Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Some more finished pieces.

First off are some forest templates.  I wanted to do something a bit different so I went with palms.   The bases are from 4Ground and the palms are from Pegasus Hobbies.



Next up is going to be either a captain or a Templar for Frostgrave.  Kudos to you if you remember the model.  He has been in the lead pile for quite some time.

Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Start of my Frostgrave warband.

Just finished the first three models for my Frostgrave warband.  First off is my witch.  She is an old Freebooter minatures witch.  I am pretty sure that she is no longer available. 

Next up is my apprentice.  She is a Hasselfree model that I picked up at Salute this year. 

Lastly is my treasure hunter.  This one is straight out of the plastic box set.

Hope you like. 
Snitchy sends.



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nice finds in The Works

If you are in the UK and have a works nearby check out what they have recently put up. 
First is wagon wheels.  Here is the pack and a comparison with Sarrisa wagon wheels.  There are four of each size so enough for two wagons or some to scatter around. 

 This is what caught my eye at first.  Resin roses.  This goes back to a thread on LAF about crops.  A few folks have made cabbage fields with roses and I figured I would give it a go.  I only bought two pack so it will be a small one. 
 Lastly is a simple 3/16 inch hand punch.  This should work pretty well for panels and such. 
Hope that helps.
Snitchy sends.