Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Things that Stick

I've done a number of assembly and conversion articles, but I haven't commented too much on the stuff that makes such things possible: glue. No miniatures enthusiast gets very far without picking up some handy adhesive that will bond tiny parts together. I thought it might be useful to post a brief survey of my favorite forms of stick-um.

In the course of my work, I have used many such glues, but there are a (relatively) small number that I return to again and again.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ogre Bones WIP (Completed)

I found some time to complete my Ogre bones WIP over the weekend. I had a few issues painting his eyes, as the sculpt has some odd details and hard-to-correct, deep-set sockets, but I am pleased with my results on the whole, and I really enjoyed the group WIP concept.

Now that I have painted two of Reaper's Bones miniatures, I think I am getting a feel for the medium. There is no question that Bones models have softer detail than their metal counterparts, but it is still quite good. I would not have believed it without trying it, but I think Paint actually bonds to the Bones plastic better than it does to metal. I have been handling this Ogre for weeks without any kind of external handle attached to his base, and nothing has rubbed off the surface. I have not had to do any of the last minute touch ups that I usually do with a metal figure.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ogre Bones WIP (Part 4)

After a week of vacation, and most of another week catching up, I have resumed progress on my Ogre Bones project. I had hoped to finish up tonight, but it looks like there will be one more installment before everything is complete.

As you can see, I've made some progress with the metal parts, teeth and cloth wraps around his feet and left hand. I decided to use a bronze metal color for most of the metal parts, and I'm happy with how it looks so far.