Yep! The Dip is a staining technique using MinWax Polyshades Urethane Stain. It leaves a dark stain, with a super-tough urethane coating. It is used to both stain, and seal, both mini's and terrain pieces. Do an Internet search on "The Dip technique", and you will find lots of information on it.
That looks really nice, by the way. Super easy, super fast, and very decent quality in the end, to boot. Great work -- thanks for sharing! Cheers!
So I agree with anyone who thinks a wine bottle is actually superior over a wooden dowel. A. Glass is heavier than a wood, thus takes less force applied. It could even be filled with water and corked to add extra weight B. And I believe tauster may have meant this(I tend to feel you/he have/has similar thought progressions) the greater circumference means more texture gets applied before the pattern is repeated.
I like how what was at hand lead to a better tool
P.s. Get a LED you can suspend by it's wire to the mid point of the bottle and you got a pretty sweet lamp too, maybe put some hot glue on it to better diffuse the light. I'd go with blue to complement the green bottle
So I'll join by saying well done pepebe, it's a beautiful idea birthed by resources at hand. I also saw mention of a wooden dowel, this was coupled with the thought of carving the wood, but wouldn't hot glue similarly applied to the dowel still function proper? Possible after a spraying with glossy enamel coating?
Also sanding the ball would give it more surface area thus increasing it's adhesion to the sculpty or other such median. I have no experience with sculpty but if if takes no solubility issues with water dampening it's surface with water may be a solution.......or creat a solution again I don't know sculpty
I think/hope that working with a wooden dowel or a billiard ball would create much sharper edges. I'm not sure though if this will actually enhance the effect.
Apart from this, the hot glue method can also be applied to a wine bottle...
The bottle took much longer to create. I guess about an hour. It also swallowed about 10 gluesticks.
The advantage of the bottle is that you don't have to be very careful rolling over the clay. The ball had a tendency to break parts of the clay away.
Might actually work better to use one of the cheap rolling pins rather than a wine bottle.
A couple bucks would get you the pin and rings to control the thickness of it.
Not to mention that you don't need to worry about potential accidents with the bottle itself because I know that I drop things a lot, and glass objects that require that much work to get set up, well, I'd be expecting that it would shatter on me and I'd be stuck cleaning up shards with pieces jabbed in...
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT