Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

As we approach the Halloween night, howling creatures are gathering attracted by the stench of death.

Here is the modular diorama I’ve prepared for the Halloween. All models can be moved on the base to create different battle scenes.

The monsters are 02282 Ghoul Warrior by Bob Ridolfi, 02941 Ghouls and Ghast by Ben Siens and 02943 Festering Spirit by Jason Wiebe. I equipped this last one with the Flail of Pestilence. This custom built weapon was created using; the wooden stick P14106C included in the Dark Maiden sprue to make the handle, the chains are P14472D from Razig Weapons Pack, the skull is P02611A from the skulls pack and the poisoned blades are daggers from the 02871 Wererats. I had kept these daggers after switching the lycanthropes weapon for axes.

The heroes are 02386 Boris Mingla sculpted by Werner Klocke & 02938 Boris the Evil Fighter by Bobby Jackson converted with a 02899b Death knight shield. I modified his sword to make him hold it upwards and added hair on their bald heads. The tombstone are 03122d & 03274b.


I hope you enjoyed it, happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Treating the threat

Along the birch trees, they’re everywhere!

In the graveyard on Halloween, foul creatures are attracted by the stench of death and decaying carcasses. Their rotting flesh and sharp teeth makes no doubt these undeads are Ghouls and Ghast looking for carrions and bones to chew on.

Fortunately for the small town neighbors, Boris brothers came to treat the threat.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Planting tufts on a cork base tutorial

Hi! Here is a simple step by step way to use tuft as decorative elements. In my case, I’m planting some tufts on a thick cork base but this technique will also be good for foam or even plastic and wooden base.

First, you need to cut or drill a hole in the surface where you want to plant the tuft. Then, fill the hole with white glue and use a eyebrow clip or craft pliers with curved end to hold the tuft strands in the middle.

What’s nice about the curved end tool, is that it’s perfect to push the strands in the holes and work at an angle.

Bend the strands on one side to hold them in place while slowly removing the pliers.

The tuft may look a little hirsute at first...

You can trim the excessively long twigs to the desired length.

To complete the effect using flock. Here I’ve used dried oregano instead of most commonly used birch seeds.

Orange or yellow paint can be applied on the leaves after the glue is dry.