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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Since there is very little time left for the Armies on Parade qualifier, you can be sure to see more and more images here in the next 11 days! :-)
For those who did not see this graph layout of the army board:
My first task was to build the bottom level of the temple, to see if my calculations were correct. I used a piece of masonite, and glued down a few layers of foam board. I made the pillars out of used green stuff tubes, sculpey, and apoxy sculpt. You can see that a few Stalkers are climbing on a few of the pillars.
You can see I have put down most of the miniatures that are meant to go in this lower level. I discovered that I was going to have to leave behind the special movement trays I had created.
Here are some images of the statuary that will go on the upper "above ground" level. I made one of these sphinxes, and then cast it.
My original plan for lighting the board proved to be impractical for a variety of reasons. This turned out to be very fortuitous, as I much prefer my new plan, which uses "under cabinet" LED's that are battery powered, and very easy to get to!
This is by no means a final result... simply a test. There is still going to be another big light on the back wall, which will be representing the Eye of the new God.
I will be using some fibre optics on the ceiling of the lower level, with each strand poking througha hole in the celiing representing a star in a night sky. You can't see that right now, but I will be sure to take photos of that process!
Today I put a few layers of magnetic primer on my board, so that the miniatures could be carried into the convention hall on the board itself. Please note... this is a tricky medium. Very toxic with lots of vapors, and you have to mix it very well. It does not melt foam, which is good! It takes at least 3 layers for it to hold down a figure using refrigerator style magnets.
I did it outside to cut down on the vapors. The directions say you can use any kind of paint on this, so we shall see tomorrow!
Here are a few fun pictures I snapped after I turned out the lights in the room! :-)
As a painter contemplates another birthday, he looks back once again at a "then and now" miniature, as I did with the Mean Jelly Bean.
This time it is a Grist from Dark Age Games (Brood faction). It is not the exact same miniature, as this was sculpted to be an alternate pose, but you get the idea :-)
And now for the original one, painted at least 5-6 years earlier!