Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bases for Menoth

When I chose the Protectorate of Menoth, I decided that I wanted bases to reflect the Bloodstone Desert. I pictured that as a cracked surface like a dry bed. So here’s what I did:

First a swatch of 0.010” plastic covered the slot in the base.

I then mixed up some epoxy putty and shoved a dab onto each base.

A drop of water was put on the putty to act as a release agent, covered with a sheet of wax paper, and then rolled out with the handle of a hobby knife.

You want to roll the putty out until you can clearly see the edge of the base all the way around.

Here’s the base with the wax paper pulled off. The excess putty pops off easily and the rest of the residue cleans up easily with a wet paper towel.

Know the pattern of the dry lake bed was cut into the surface with a hobby knife. Try using various size irregular polygons ranging from triangles to hexagons, with quadrilaterals and pentagons dominating.

After the putty cured, the bases were primed with white primer. They desert was then base coated with Delta Ceramcoat Trail Tan. Once that was dry, a wash of Renaissance Ink brown ink mixed 1:4 with water covered the base. The desert was finished with dry brushing of successive layers of Tail Tan and White in ratios of 1:0, 2:1, and finished with 1:1.

Hope you've found some of this usefull!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Menoth recruits...

Well I finally played my first game of Warmachine! I think krimso (he of the Lead Projekts blog) let me win to suck me in further, but it was still fun.

Now that I am on a roll, I've added two more to the Menoth team -

Paladin of the Wall

And the Vassal of Menoth
Painting these have been fun. I have one more Warmachine figure oen the paint table, the Vassal Mechanik, and as soon as that's done, it's time to get on with other projects.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May in Review

Completed: (3) Wamachine figures and (1) 15mm building
Purchased: (3) Warmachine - Menoth wrecked light and heavy jacks, and the Vassal Mechanik solo
                  (1) Reaper Chronoscope - Gretha, Female Sniper
                  (7) 15mm vehicles from Brigade Models (gotta take advantage of the US$ to British exchange rate!)
                  (10) 6mm vehicles from Brigade (was actually 14, but the packet broke open during shipment and 4 were lost)

Making my updated stats: