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Friday, December 23, 2011

Zombieville post.

I have a terrain article in the Zombieville post.  The 7ombieTV magazine.
Hope you like.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Corrugated metal

Just a quick update.  I purchased a Fiscars paper crimper on a lark a few months ago and it has sat in a drawer ever since. 

Then while working on some ducting at the house I found the perfect material to work with it.  Metal ducting tape.    

First I pealed the backing off the metal and tape it to a scrap piece of paper and cut it to size.  This will allow it to be glued to other surfaces since the backing is waxed. 

Then I run it through the crimper.

After some quick weathering and damage you can see the effect. 

Hope you like.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Horde Completed

This is the completed horde that I started ages ago.  It is raining out today so I cannot seal them and add the gore yet.  The base is a 110mm beveled edge from Privateer.  The majority of the zeds on the base are from Victory Force with some Reaper, Studio, and Wyrd thrown in.  I have positioned them so no matter where you view the base from, there is at least one zed looking at you.  Painting took forever as I only have three vices that could hold the pins in their feet.  Hope you like.

Sorry for the poor quality images.  Had to use the flash to get enough light.  I will post better images later.  
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Smoke. NO not that kind.

I saw a post on one of the forums that I regularly visit that intrigued me.  How to make cheap effective smoke.  I have seen cotton balls, and steel wool.  I have even seen someone who painted up great stuff for his counters.
This is my take on it.  I am going to take my cue from the makers of Flames of War.  The answer that I am going to try is wool.
I start with four different colors of yarn.  If I was going to really produce this for game play, I would play with the colors to get the right look.  Since this is a test I used two strands of gray and black yarn, and one each of red and yellow. 

You separate the yarn into individual strands.

I used a dog brush to brush the strands out into individual fibers.  If you do this with a large bunch of different color strands it mixes the colors for you.  I brushed the fibers out and fold them over.

I then glue the smoke onto a per-textured base.  This can be used as is or it can be teased out with a dental pick or other tool.


That is my take on Smoke.  I think that if I do this for regular use counters, I will use more strands of black and gray.  That would get the colors more like smoke and less like fire.  Hope you like.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Late birthday pressie

My wife sent me on a little plane ride for my birthday.  Had to wait for them to come back from their tour.

Inside had more room than I expected.

Low Level over the Superstition Mountains.

The B 17 was an option, but I love smaller planes.

All for about the price of a ticket to Vegas.  If you are in the Phoenix AZ area and interested, the fees go to maitnance, and upkeep of these flying museums.
Commemorative Air Force AZ.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

A couple of projects.

Just a quick update.

I am working on my Halloween decorations again.  I used a great corpsing tutorial.  Here.
This was the end result.  I actually had a sheriff deputy come over to see what I was doing while it was drying on my front porch. 

I also started on a zombie horde base.   I ordered some 120mm beveled edge bases from Privateer Press and added sidewalk texture and details.

Here are two test shots with the zombies in place.  They are a mix of Reaper, Victory force, and Studio zeds.

All I got right now.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This is the holiday that we go nuts on.
I found this link.
And bought this plastic skull for $3.00 us at the dollar store.
 Once I did the eyes, I used a dog brush to shread three colors of yarn.  I soaked this in wood glue and slapped it on the skull.
Nice and meaty.  After all the glue dried, I gave it a coat of future floor polish to give it that glossy freshly skinned look. 
Kitty approves.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Easy birds

From Andy Slater at Terragenesis.  I saved it a while ago.  When I went looking it was not on his site so here it is.  Useful little toot.  

Worthwhile tip.
Update.  Found the location of his original file.
Original article

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Coin Laundry Complete

Here it is. Some action shots first for scale.  Studio, Reaper, Hasselfree and Tengu models. 

Exterior shots

Interior shots

Hope you like.
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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Coin Laundry WIP

Finally getting off my butt and working on some zombie terrain.  My coin laundry.  Just finished filling the gaps. Did a custom molds for quite few of the small parts.  Building is stripped and embossed foam core. Hope you like.  Will get images of the completed building as soon as I finish.

 Hope you like.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Modern windows.

I pre-fabricate all of my windows on fantasy builds and I want to do the same for my modern builds.  So here is what I did.  I took three different types of plastic strip and make up my window frame, edging and middle brace.

I used Evergreen strip plastic sizes:
Rectangle 1.5mm X 2.5mm
Rectangle 1.0mm X 2.5mm
Quarter round 1mm

I decided to make two different size window frames for the mold.
1 inch by 1.5 inch
1.5 inch by 2.0 inch

Figure one is the basic cross section of the window frame.  I build a box using the 1.5mm X 2.5mm strip standing up on the short side and a second box inside the first using the same sized styrene lying on its long side.  I then glued 1/4 round around the interior corner of the window.  Figure 2. shows the completed concept window with the middle brace.  The middle brace is made with the 1.0mm X 2.5mm styrene. 

I built both size windows and glued them to a plastic sheet.  I then puttied the corners and edges and I built a mold box around the two windows.

I cast the mold in silicone and let it set for a day.

These are the cast parts.

This is what they look like in a work in progress shot.

Since I frame them in Popsicle sticks, I plan on gluing one window frame looking out, and one looking into the house.  In between these I am planning on putting a sheet of clear plastic from a page protector sheet to simulate the glass.

Hope you like.
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