Friday, September 6, 2013

While I'm at it...

I needed to film a new segment on Baking sculpey for the basing videos, which meant rolling out lots of new sculpey.

Since I did not want to simply roll out a pound of sculpey without much additional purpose, I tried to gear it towards current projects.  Among these was the new experiment with more unified movement trays for fantasy units.

In this case, it was the new Kroak/Temple Guard unit.

The concept it to have Kroak's Palanquin floating above a sacrificial pit.  The pit would be located right in the center of the unit.

There would be significant obstacles to deal with, not the least of which is how tricky it can be to get Lizardman infantry of any kind to rank up.  I had to abandon the original plan to have multiple levels to the unit.

The bases would all have to be the same height.

So, I cut out a bunch of 25mm bases in the unbaked sculpey.  I also made the cutout for the pit on Kroak's base, and a bunch of snakes to put out around the movement tray for extra effect.

Once that was baked, I cut some foam core pieces which would give a little bit of height to the bases... hopefully just enough to make the pit viable.

The baked sculpey pieces were set out on the foamcore, and the hole for the pit was cut.  The shiny surface you see is the sheet metal used to attract the refrigerator magnets.

In the next part of this post, I will show some images of the weathering and magnetization of the bases and how the rest of the movement tray is formed.  Stay tuned!


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    1. Just makes me feel massively jealous and makes me want to raise the game of my own Lizardmen effort...

    2. Yes, gotta give the Lizzies as much love as possible!