Friday, October 3, 2014

It's all in the cards


Once I saw the special Decapitation ability of Doc Holliday, I couldn't resist making some tiny, blood soaked playing cards to scatter around the base.

He can slice off your head with the mere flick of the wrist, sending lethal playing cards with razor sharp edges.

I made these out of very thin plasticard, since I wanted them to be as stout as possible for positioning in the tree.  Of course, that meant painting both sides!


The cards are now sliced into individual pieces... and it was time to glue them to the base.


I started placing a few here and a few there...


I didn't want to cover up the entire base... nor did I want to cover up too much of the tiny cards that I had been laboriously painting!


I had envisioned a tree with bloody cards as leaves.  The hope was that the tree would allow me to do that, and that I had left enough forks in the tiny branches to hold them!


Once the leaves were in position, I painted the blood stains on them.


Now he's ready to 'deal' a little death. :-)


8 comments:

  1. Love the cards. I only wish his pose was ever so slightly different, so he could be holding a single card, or at least a hand of cards. I think it would really seal the deal with the way you've set this mini and base up.

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    1. Ironically, I put the cards on there so that I would remember he could do that, since the cards are not "on his person" ;-)

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  2. WOW! What a great level of detail! Nice

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  3. Very cool, your basing continues to amaze.

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    1. I'm glad you are enjoying the madness!

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  4. Amazing and inspired job, congrats, love this!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, and for checking out the blog!

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