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Sunday 29 January 2017

Prop's, A bustle in your hedgerow

Foliage it's everywhere & to get a set looking right it need to be present, so how to make some that looks good ? I approached it from away I'd not tried before so first off a little test piece.
 Above are the first two pieces I made one was a straight piece, while the second was rounded, there was two aims here one was shape's & the other was the flocking of them, the second I was happy with not so the first.
That's a bit more like it,wild & natural looking as in nature, you see in the wild things don't grow in neat straight line's, by having it looking like it's still growing & unkempt  we get the look we want.

Here's how the piece above was done.
Make your shape from I'use form that's used for storing model's in & added paper clips that I cut up & just stuck into the form, make sure you put little bends in them.
I covered it with a tick white glue & flocked it, for the flock I used a mixture of green, brown & static grass, the static grass really adds to it I think, if you miss a bit just cover it with glue  & flock, after an hour or so I then sprayed the whole thing with boarding mount glue that you would use for making card buildings mounted on form-board .
Model railroaders use scenic cement for doing the same thing the idea is it sticks everything together & helps stop the flock falling off over time, the next day I spared it with cheap hairspray & cut it off the cork.

There is another way for doing things.
Above is one I made earlier
Pick something to use for a base I used cork & I used big paperclips but you could use other type of wire.
Cut the clips to the height you want & put little bends in them
Drill a little hole in the base & glue the wire in

When all the wire in done glue little bits of form in between them low down

Cover with glue & flock
Seal flock & leave to dry, so there you have it my take on doing some foliage, I  have some other ideas that I'll cover in another post, but tbh I'm more then happy with how this worked, cheap & looks good & with the flock sealed should stand up to a bit of use, I hope.

 That's a rap for this post, as always my thanks for dropping in & if you care to leave a comment it would be welcomed.

Thursday 26 January 2017

The Evil Below, Pulp Alley AAR

Apophis a terrible evil from Egypt past, tomb has been discovered & deep within the Great Serpent awoke, so comforting it was to know that a league of hero's where willing to risk all to stop this evil arising again,lead by Count Vlad who just happens to be a vampire, confused I bet you are PA enter's the DGG & the game might never be the same again.
Doc's league the grave digger's ( how fitting considering the scenario rolled for, I tell you you couldn't make this stuff up) had but one simple thing to do, grab the major pp which is in the dead centre of the graveyard, but it is not as simple as it looks, trying to stop him was the Servant's of Apophis under the control of Dave.
The game was fast & bloody as be fitting any league made up of a vampire, mummy & other kinds of unsavoury thing's haunt our night's.
 I don't know what kind of lead the servant's where packing but Munny & friend didn't seam to like it
 but pay backs a bitch I've a feeling that after this one the gravedigger will be putting in a few extra hours.
This whatever you might call it had a bit of trouble in finding the graveyard even though the Count had giving it directions.
Walls with doorways in them should never be climb it seems.
The Count & the Serpent Priest are having a bit of a Mexican stand off.
Didn't that statue use to be in the middle of the cemetery ?
 Might be that Pinky would have been better off had it never found the graveyard.
More dead among
the dead.
Looks like that wall hasn't become any easier to get over.
This dance is over say's the Count I've more important things to be doing.

Where's that statue gone to now ?
Well look who's found it, now just to pass the horror check, the perils & the PP challenge & it will be mine, oh yes it will be mine, thinks the Count
 Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo & now it gone again & with it the Doc's chance's of winning the game.

Well played Dave & a bit of bad luck Doc, but as both player's really enjoy the game as well as your's truly we all went home happy.

That's a rap for this post, my thanks to the Doc & Dave & as always my thanks to you for dropping in & if you'd care to leave a comment it would be welcomed.

Sunday 22 January 2017

Makeup, The first bunch of new stars.

After what seemed like an eternity of terrain building it was a nice change to paint up a few models, so 10 new stars have been over to the makeup department.
Panama Jack for when he's around town,
You guys where hoping you'd seen the back of him right ?
The models are all from Copplestone Castings,
& have a nice bit of detail.
They sell their model's in set sadly but as their not very expensive it's not really a problem
if you end up with a model you don't want in the set you do want.
The male's are from the their Kiss Kiss Bang Bang range in a set of 3
while the female's are from their Back of Beyond range in a set of 4.
These 4 are the Bolshevik's
with the 3 below, I am still awaiting the arrival of the 4th are from Adventurer's
 The sharp eye'd among you might have noticed that some of the model's are painted in such away that they might be one & the same.
You would of coarse be correct, the reason for this will become apparent in time.
One of the great thing's about painting this lot up
is that their all different model's
Needless to say that all of this was more washing then painting as is my way.
Back to the lads now
 This lad I actually had got to paint as there is no way to do a white wash
 well not an model man at least, why do a man in a white suit then you ask?
well he turn's up in so many movie's that I just had to.
Been metal model's there was a bit of work to do so that I could put them on clear bases, but well worth it me thinks.

That's a rap for this post, as always my thanks for dropping in & if you'd care to leave a comment it would be welcomed.