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Monday, April 29, 2013

Making Bases

In today's post I'll show you have I make my cobblestone bases for my figures. I realize that there are many fine companies producing very nice cobblestone bases for reasonable prices. Fortunately for me I happen to live near a talented lunatic named R who enjoys filling 30mm lipped bases with these (Pegasus Hobbies small bricks) to form cobblestone bases for his miniatures.
 He then pins the models directly onto the bricks.  One evening I used the revolutionary and reusable mold medium called Instant Mold to make a quick mold of one of his creations.

This what the package looks like.

Ok lets get down to the down n' dirty tutorial. To make these bases you will need putty,a sculpting tool, hobby knife, sand paper, some water, 30mm (or 40mm) plastic bases and a mold. I've been using the afore mentioned mold for over a year now.

First press putty into the top of the base like so:
Smooth it out as best you can. Water will help with this.

Next press the base putty side down first on to the mold. Press down hard, I use the palm of my hand and put a little weight on it.

Once the putty dries you can safely remove the bases from the mold. You'll end up with this:
As you can see the edges will have to be cleaned up. A sharp hobby knife will do the trick. You may have finger prints in the surface of the bricks, a light sanding will fix that. After the cleanup stage you should end up with great little base like these.

I hope you liked this and found it helpful.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Requiem the Shape of Things to Come.

Requiem was the Kickstarter massive miniature expansion of Empire of the Dead which was funded on March 26 of this year. The figures in the kickstarter will become publicly available this summer after the 623 KS backers receive theirs. That should be some time in June.

The April issue of Wargames Illustrated has a full page add for the upcoming public release of the Requiem figures.

I'm one of the KS backers and here are some of the sets that will be coming my way in June.

And the icing on the cake Ladies and Gentlemen Young Queen Victoria with Gatling gun!

On another note I realized that I haven't been posting on a regular schedule so I will change that. I'll be posting weekly on Sunday nights.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Artifact Markers Painted

I've finished off two of my four artifact markers. They are Reaper familiar figures mounted on 30mm bases. I rather like them.

The third one is an old GW daemonette from the late 80's. She looks better in person than in these pictures. I'm still on the fence about the blue color.Sorry for the poor pictures.