25 August 2010

Painting shoulder pads...

Anyone who has ever painted space marines has had to deal with painting shoulder pads.  This afternoon I thought I would try something different.  I thought that I would try to make a stencil with blue painters tape. 
Started with base-coated Shoulder Pads

Next I drew a tact squad arrow on the tape

Then I painted the color I wanted the Arrows on the Pads

After cutting out a couple of arrows I then placed them
I then painted over the stencil with the base color
After pulling the stencil off it looked alright
Finally a little touch up paint!
On the model
For being a first attempt at stenciling on the Tactical Squad Symbol, I think it looks pretty good.  questions and comments are welcome!

23 August 2010

Space Hulk Project Continued ....

Back in business, on my last day off I went to the local art store and was able to pick up more Hydrocal FGR 95.  I still have not ordered the other two molds.  I have just been putting it off, hopefully I'll get around it is soon!

The casts have been coming out alright some with air bubbles, but nothing that is too bad.  I am counting on it giving the piece a little character when it is all said and done.
 The Cast Count Continues #276 is at 27 Casts

16 August 2010

Casting, or how I ran out of Plaster...

Five pounds of Hydrocal FGR-95 is the stuff that I have been using to cast the pieces from the mold.  This week the target was to cast the mold three times a day.  Once before I leave for work once at lunch, and again at night.  This system has been working out very well.  So well in fact that I have run out of the plaster.  This has put things at a stand still.  I am hoping that I can pick up a 50lb box of plaster at a cheap price I hope that will be more than enough to complete the project.

The Cast count as of right now stands at

Mold #276  21 casts

09 August 2010

Hirst Arts and Space Hulk

I have started to make my own Space Hulk board using the Hirst Arts molds.  The plan is to use the directions from Hirst Arts web site. SPACE HULK INSTRUCTIONS Right now I have only one of the mold the #276 the idea is to make three of the basic sets.  I am going to try to make three casts a day fro the rest of the month. That should give me enough to make three or so sets.  Later this month I'll be ordering the the other two molds. 

Right now I have cast #276 a total of 7 times

I'll try to keep a running log of progress as the weeks continue.  The plan for the the three sets is to keep one for myself, sell one on E-bay, and for the third set is to take it to the a local game store and see about trading it fro some store credit.  Hopefully the owner likes to wheel and deal as much as I do.