I really like the yellow one the best, Tauster. I noticed a sort of a crackle effect where the color looked lighter on the high spots. Looked good and slimy to me.
My painting method is to brush on a full cost of a dark color (usually brown for the yellow/white things) and slowly dry brush lighter shades until I get to nearly white. That's what I did my leeches, anyway.
However, I discovered that sculptey in particular doesn't like multiple coats, and after a while they didn't look so good. Not sure if that helps.
Well, I just couldn't resist showing off a more recent craft. I've recently discovered how versatile hot glue is as a modeling substance. Goodbye sculptey.
For these, I started with a pair of panther toys that came in a set from the dollar tree. Once I saw that terrible sculpt on their legs, I thought, yeah I can make that out of hot glue.
I simply ran a bead of hot glue on to a piece of parchment paper in the shape of the leg and let it cool. Then I trimmed it with scissors and super glued it to the model.
For the main body of the tentacles, I ran beads of hot glue on parchment, then picked them up to do the other side. Trimmed of the seams with scissors. For the tentacles tips I made a droplet of hot glue, trimmed it to shape, and glued dollar tree sand to it for the rough texture. For the final touch, I put a line of hot glue down the back to cover the seams and teased it up to look like fur.
Post by Sam 'the beachcomber' on Apr 9, 2017 8:36:29 GMT
This looks great. I have a similar panther figure, but the head is turned sharply to the right. I was saving it to take the legs off when I got another one. Didn't even think of using hot glue to make legs. Have to see if there is room to fit another set of legs on it. I will probably use electrical wire for the tentacles.
WIP pic - flipped the head around, still have to do the pads and paint
I should have taken photos of this guy as I was building him. Sorry. Pretty straightforward build, actually.
Basically, I built the body with hot glue by dipping it in cold water. Then I did some snipping with scissors to refine the shape. Once I had the arms and the head, I stuck a few bits of gravel to him and textured the rest with dollar tree sand.
I really should have used standard sand to get a more natural look, but didn't have any available. After painting him and throwing on some pencil shaving flock, I decided I wanted some crystals stuck in there.
I took a decorative glass stone that I bought in the floral section at Wal-Mart, wrapped it in a rag, put it on my anvil, and smashed it with a hammer.
Then I picked my favorite pieces and super glued them on.
The completed otyugh! Admittedly I haven't based him yet; I'll get around to that eventually, but the room I'm planning to use him in for my upcoming campaign is a little small for his base (since he came out a little bigger than Large size).
At Romana: great sculpture! I can't believe that's just green stuff. How did you texture the fur, if I might ask? I tried it once on an owlbear and wasn't happy with the results.
LOL.The "fur"was a combination of judiciously applied shadows and highlights and a clumsy knowledge of how to work with green stuff. I did use a wire armature but because of inexperience it hindered me more than helped me.
Figured I'd throw these guys in for fun. They're a unique monster for my campaign. The idea was that they're a sort of elemental undead spirit. They're supposed to look twisted and unnatural, like faces screaming in the flames.
I started with paper clips that I twisted into simple armatures and pierced into wine corks. Then I carefully filled them in with hot glue. After that, I used the hot glue gun to create the flame texture from the bottom going up.
I'd squeeze out a ribbon of glue, let it cool for a few seconds, and then wipe it upward with my finger. This created a really cool torn effect with lots of details to paint. Then I just stuck them on some one inch bases, and painted them like flames.
Post by Sam 'the beachcomber' on Apr 17, 2017 17:57:16 GMT
Fire Mephits! I like 'em!
Hero Clix Fragment minis are good looking fire creatures. There are least 5 different ones and last I looked they $0.49 were each on CoolStuffInc. They have a distinct human face on them. If not desired, it could be covered with hot glue.
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