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Making Ink washes

This was my process for making my own ink washes; I used 4 or 6 small mixing cups, and picked 2 or 3 colors,

I started with about 50/50 water/pledge and a second cup water/matte with a few drops of ink,

I set up a ton of zombie minis. As I mixed I’d test on a mini, add more ink, more matte/polish test again.

Very unscientific but by the end I had a ton of finished minis and a few pots of ink washes I was happy with!

 

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Cawl

Starting to paint #cawl this model is intense! So many spidery limbs and cables, I’ve got to do him in sections.
More progress on #Cawl I was able to put all his little arms and wires on and get them painted up. A few parts so small I had to bring out the tweezers. Just one more round of details… isn’t that what I always say?
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Post apoc Stripmall pt3

One pass of 4 colors with the #airbrush and then 2colors sponged on with a brown pigment wash. The colors are pulling the #stripmall together and weathering for the apocalypse.
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Post Apoc Stripmall pt2

I wanted some signs and banners for the #stripmall #model so I chopped up some junk mail and made some #collage.

Think these will bring in some bright colors and liven it up a lot. It’s definitely odd working at this size but fun and I could chop with abandon since its was trash anyway, no need to be precious #trashbash #terrain
. . .Someone called Vince Michael at the Inq group on facebook has been doing excellent terrain and a feature thats popped up for me a few times now has been the little prayer flags, so I thought I’d add a few here as well, its a nice way to bring in a bit of color and texture.

I attached a fan mesh to the roof and bent it up, added the #collages inside the exterior window displays and chopped up some clear blister pack plastic to make smashed windows.

. . .I’m adding a mixture of sand, cement, and plaster chips for the ground texture and to blend things together. #wasteland #terrain #miniature

Fired up the #airbrush a bit, starting to build up base colors on the #strip mall and objectives, I wish I’d learned the silly putty masking trick earlier could have saved so many rolls of tape #model #terrain #painting
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Post Apoc Stripmall pt1

It seems like every #postapocalyptic gang must get their costumes from sporting goods stores and sex shops, so any good apoc landscape has to have a strip like this. It’s a long way to go for a joke but I’m amused.

I found an interesting bit of packaging material, cut off a chunk of it and decided to make a #miniature strip mall. I used a few #trashbash doors misc hardware and a cookie tray for the roof, and stamped out names with an old label maker.

The little alcoves will make good window displays, and I feel like it’s taking shape quickly. #terrain #wargaming #model #stripmall

Since the #stripmall has an opened side I’ll need something for the interior. I’m not ready to undertake making full shops for this one, and just cramming it with rubble feels like a cop out, so closed shops with security gates and tarps it is!
. . . I’ve got to get this in here before mounting it to a base, so I flipped it over and bent a scrap of mesh for the gates, backed it with foil, or cloth and filled them with bubble wrap. I added some scrap wood pillars between the shops and am calling it ready to mount #modeling #miniature #terrain #postapocalyptic #trashbash
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One last touch, broken windows from blisterpack plastic!


Colonial marines PDF Imperial guardsmen

I took some plastic #roguetrader era plastic guardsmen and a few kitbashed Aliens character miniatures from Leading edge that I picked up back in about 1995, (from SoL)

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Some quick reprints on old #miniatures to fill out this themed squad of planetary defense fighters #40k #aliens #wargaming
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Orktimus Prime

Many years ago, maybe 12? I took a #gamesworkshop #ork trukk kit and some ball and socket joints and kitbashed it into a cab over rig. Then carefully copied the design of the gen1 #optimusprime to make my own #OrktimusPrime I was heavily influenced by one I’d seen back on the waaagh forum and looted the idea. I’ve decided to revisit this model since my #robotfactory is giving me modular parts, and this guy always lacked weapons. It might finally be time to finish him up #kitbash #wargaming #transformers #40k
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