Saturday, May 21, 2011

Epic Obelisk Is Done

I finished my Obelisk for EPIC this week and I feel it turned out good.  I got some feedback on my test models and took that feedback and came up with what you see.  Now I just need to cast about 10 of them so I can build my Necron Army.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tale of Four Gamers (May)

May was the start of the Tale of Four Gamers, Lord of the Rings.  I jumped right in and got to work painting my Uruk-hai army.  I found this army easy to paint and I just finished my May painting.  I am going for a dark and dirty army.  Some of the custom work include replacing the pikes and custom bases. Now since I finished early I could start work on next months painting however I feel that takes away from the spirit of this challenge.  So next month I will paint another 175 points and I will spend the rest of this month working on EPIC stuff. 

I thought I would share a short tutorial on how I made my pikes.  What I did was took a piece of brass rod and hammered one end flat on my anvil.

Then I took a pair of wire cutters and trimmed it to the shape I wanted.

Then I cut the brass rod slightly over the length that I wanted.  I want it longer because I take the cut end and sand it down reducing the size of the brass rod.

I do this so when I cut off the plastic pike I can drill a hole in the model for the new pike.  This increases the glue surface and holds the pike in place better.  I wanted to drill a small hole in the model so that I didn't cause any visible damage to the model.  It worked out really good and I am pleased with the results.