Sunday, March 30, 2008

Basing



Well I actually did something tonight. Nothing earth shattering but I feel good about it.

I mixed up a pot of "flat earth" with modeling medium which also contains some texture. Sorta like Vallejo modeling paste that I hear about in the FOW forums.

I tried two different methods.

  1. Glue the dudes on the base then smear the mix around them. Works well but I find it can be quite difficult getting between miniatures.
  2. Smear the mix first then set the miniatures into it. Works fast but the miniatures moves around too much plus I will have to back again with another coat.
I should be able to upload some pictures tomorrow.

Update here are the quick pictures that I promised


Friday, March 28, 2008

Mixing vallejo paints

I've noticed that some of my vallejo paints started to separate into two colours. Shaking the pot by hand was a tad tedious so I use an orbital hand sander to do it. I attached the pot to the sander with a bungie cord and turned it on. It worked but I could still see multiple colours.

I popped open the pot and added two ball bearings (don't forget to clean them with soap first!). Much better. I'm going to try combo'ing the two methods and see what happens

Shopping therapy

If you can't paint then shop!

I've been told that the best grass tuffs are made by a company called Silflor. I've looked high and low to find a supplier located in Canada but to no avail. SceneryExpress.com has the sole distribution rights to North America. What sucks is the insanely high postal charges being levied due to increase security south of the border. 

So I decided to looked across the pond. Here is what I purchased

Ammo Dump Objective


Antenocitis Workshop Barbed Wire


Camouflage Netting - Green
Silflor Tufts two-colour 4mm Summer
Tri-Colour Camouflage Leaves
Ratio Sacks Barrels Pallets
Javis Hairy Grass Summer Mix
Silflor Tufts two-colour 6mm Summer

I'll post some pictures when it arrives