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    by Published on 12-29-2009 08:48 PM  Number of Views: 52149 
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    Step 1:

    This part of the tutorial that will cover how I created the
    burnt out trees.

    What you will need:

    1. Plaster Cloth

    2. Bases to mount the trees on (I used the flat 60mm GW

    3. Armature wire (Or some other easily bendable thicker

    4. Wood Glue

    5. Sand for the bases

    6. Red, lace w:st="on">Orangelace>,
    Black and Gray Paint (Or white to mix with black)

    7. Knife to cut the Plaster cloth

    8. Bowl to fill with water

    9. Wire cutters/pliers

    10. Paint burshes

    Step 1:

    Cut 8x 8” sections of wire for each tree you want to make.

    Each 2 wires will make one branch, so if you want more or
    less branches add or subtract 2 wires.

    Bunch up your set of wires for a tree and grip them with the
    pliers twisting the wire to create the trunk. After you have a long enough
    trunk, go ahead and twist out the branches. After you have twisted them out,
    bend them around enough to look like a gnarled tree. Trim the “roots” so that
    they fit on the base you are using.


    by Published on 06-12-2009 02:25 PM  Number of Views: 96653 

    This tutorial will explain the steps to create a lava gaming board. These same steps can be used to create many other types of terrain too. Sorry if it is a little long. I figured more detail was better then less.

    Edit: added estimated costs of materials and board "standardizing".
    What you will need:

    1. Dow foam insulation. This can be found at most construction supply depots. It comes in blue or pink sheets. It comes in 2’x8’ sheets, so you will need 2 of them.($28 each)
    2. 3X 2’x4’x 1�” pre-cut plywood sheets. These can be purchase at any Home Depot type store.($4 each)
    3. Heated wire foam cutter and Hot Knife.($15 for the wire cutter)
    4. 1 or 2 tubes of subfloor glue.($3 each)
    5. 1 or 2 tubes of ACRYLIC latex caulking.($3 each)
    6. 1 caulking gun.($8)
    7. 1 plastic tarp to work on. ($10)
    8. 1 long bladed utility knife or kitchen knife.(Free, as long as your wife does not catch you!)
    9. 1 bag of play yard sand. These can be purchase at any Home Depot type store.($2)
    10. 1 sheet of 1�” masonite board.($4)
    11. 1 quart of black latex wall paint ($5)
    12. 1 bottle of cheap white acrylic craft paint ($3)
    13. 1 bottle each of yellow and dark red/orange cheap acrylic craft paint.($2)
    14. 1 sharpie.($1)
    15. Something to cut masonite boards with. I used a Jigsaw.(Varies)
    16. Sandpaper to smooth the edge of the masonite templates.($2)
    17. 1 large paintbrush and 1 medium sized one for painting the lava rivers.($5)
    18. 1 small can of Drywall patching compound. ($2)

    Step 1:

    Take your 2 sheets of foam and lay them out. Cut them each equally in half so ...
    by Published on 06-11-2009 06:44 PM  Number of Views: 62087 

    This is a tutorial on how to make your own storage trays for army transport storage cases.
    Depending on the thickness you can make a tray for $3-$5 and you will be able to fit more miniatures in them because you can jigsaw the miniatures in to the most efficient usage of space, instead of staying in the predefined square grid that the army transport trays have.

    What you will need:
    -Enough sheets of cardboard to make the bottoms for the trays ...
    by Published on 08-23-2004 02:11 PM  Number of Views: 57577 

    Here is a tutorial on how I painted my Forge World Flying Hive Tyrant.

    First off I had to clean the resin model with warm soapy water to get all the residue off of it that was left from when it was cast. Next up was the required cleaning and touching up of the miniature. Typically you will find a lot of flashing and a few small holes that are left over from the casting process that will need to be cleaned up and patched.

    Next came the assembly of the figure. I had originally decided to do something a little more dynamic to the model. So I used my blow dryer to heat up the wings and tail so that I could bend and reposition them to something I liked a little better. Also the Venom cannon had to go... so I made two new scything talons that were appropriately sized for this model. The normal "large" scything talons that GW makes are too small for something this big. Some of the other additions to this include; poison sacks (on the arms), adrenal glands (for extra BS and I. Mounted on the back) and implant attack (the things ...
    by Published on 06-28-2002 03:51 PM  Number of Views: 30713 

    Finally here is the tutorial
    on painting Carapace that quite a few of you have been asking for, Enjoy.
    Colors use:
    Feel free to use other colors to make your carapace, or even substitute a whole
    other color range in to make, say… blue Carapace.
    A- Scorched Brown
    (Games Workshop)
    B- Bestial Brown (GW)
    C- Golden Brown (Delta Ceramcoat- the large paints you can get a Michaels
    Craft Stores)
    D- Flesh (Coat d'arms paints) ...
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