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Tutorial: Ice and Snow Bases

I’ve been asked several times to demonstrate how I built up the Winter Skorne bases. I’ve answered the questions, but I thought I’d flood a post with pictures of the process. I layered thin cork to prop up the feet and create a rocky outcropping type base. Sand fills the gaps nicely. There’s no need …
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Making Removable Flight Stands with Sugru

I mentioned a couple of posts ago about making the flight stands for the Necron Scythes removable using Sugru, a somewhat flexible self curing putty/rubber. I’ve been using this stuff to fix just about everything around the house since I ordered it. I used about two mini packets of Sugru per base. Now that I …
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Painting Kyra’s Face

While waiting for the watery layers of Red Dragon to dry, I worked on Kyra’s face. Below is the artwork that I was sent to use as a reference.   I used a base coat of Olive Skin Highlight and Dusky Skin. I mixed it about 50/50.  A mix of Walnut Brown and a small …
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Work in Progress Dragon : Basing, Groundwork, and Finishing

When satisfied with the painting, I use two part epoxy and pins to fasten the model to a base.  I picked up this base at a craft store then stained and sealed it.  Bases can also be found online and in hobby shops in all shapes, sizes, and materials. After the epoxy cures, groundwork can …
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Work in Progress Dragon: Painting

Once the base coat is dried, I liberally applied thinned dark blue ink over the entire model.   I don’t always use inks and washes but it works well with tiny scales to easily shadow around every one of them. The ink will take a while to dry. Once it’s ready, I go over every …
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Work in Progress Dragon: Primed

The project then gets a thin coat of primer and airbrushed. The color of primer and airbrushed base coat depends on the final color of the model.  If a brighter color scheme is needed, then it’s best to go with a light colored primer. I use grey and sometimes white.  If a dark coloring is …
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Work in Progress Dragon: Assembling

I then assemble everything that can be put together without blocking the  path of my brush.  This dragon is easy enough to paint fully assembled.  I used pins, two part epoxy and epoxy putty for strength and joint filling.  The cord is used to keep the weight off of the wings until they are fully …
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