Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Magnetizing War Walker Weapons

I have started magnetizing weapons for my war walker and falcon.

I bought these nifty rectangular (5 x 1.5 x 1mm) magnets from for the war walker.

Eldar Missile Launcher before magnetizing

Using a scalpel, the protruding part that fits in the socket is removed

Make the new surface flat using a file

Attaching the magnet with super glue (I used the end of a drill to apply the magnet)

Leave i to dry

The socket on the weapon mount had to be expanded a little to make it possible to fit the magnet. I used 2mm drill and a scalpel to accomplish this.

Make sure you get the polarity correct on all magnets you attach. If not, you might (as I did) need to remove some magnet to flip it.

Friday, April 20, 2012

DIY Lightbox

Created a lightbox for miniature photography, following this easy tutorial. The lamps on the sides are the cheapest I could find at IKEA (39 SEK each), the top lamp is my regular desk lamp. I'm quite happy how well it turned out for such a small effort invested!
The setup
Result of Striking Scorpion in lightbox. f/5.6, 1/5 sec, ISO100, 135mm

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Terrain, Ruin WIP

Started to experiment with some terrain modelling.
Base is 4mm MDF, the walls are pieces from a plasterboard. Not sure the plaster will be durable enough, but it was really quick to build something useful.
Painted with cheap acrylic paints. Brown for the ground  (will add flock on the ground), and three layers of different shades of gray on the stone pieces. The two lighter grays were sort of "wet" dry brushed, turned out ok and it was really fast.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wraithlord and War Walker WIP

Wraithlord and War Walker WIP, been experimenting with shadows, layering and highlights. 

First Finished Striking Scorpion

Finished my first Striking Scorpion. This was a great learning experience for me, and I'm sure the rest of the squad will be much quicker. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cuddly Tyrant

I did some work on a Hive Tyrant I borrowed from a friend, just because I thought it would be fun and a learning experience. It was both! Perhaps you will see more Tyranids on this blog in the future. Perhaps.

I am especially pleased with the contrasts and the poison sac which turned out delightfully revolting.

Monday, April 9, 2012