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g'day LO kids.
twas the old mans birthday yesterday which only means one thing; he gets presents and i get the Styrofoam they came in. which in this case meant a couple of small sheets of ~2-3 cm thick.
And with this i decided to make a kind of display board for when i (finally) get around to making my Thousand sons army.
The plan was to have steps leading up to a large Tzeentch symbol, the troops stand near the bottom where the top sorcerers stand closer to the back. The Tzeentch symbol proved a lot harder to make than originally expected (no thanks to people like shonuff who make scenery making look easy >.>) but other than that everything turned out OK.
And so this all leads me to a couple of questions:
1- do we think the Tzeentchy symbol would look better lying flat or standing?
2- what else does it need? IMO it looks a little plain...
First lot of pics
cheers, <3 alex.
Last edited by alexandersalamander; June 5th, 2008 at 02:44.
maybe some rubble around the site? In all my visions I have I tend to see the symbols in a crater, created by the power the symbol has on its surroundings, flattening the circle around it, but also some rubble lying around other areas, I just hope you know how flimsy that stuff is if you spray/glue it.
yeah, im pretty worried about it breaking too. but i'll find a way.. i hope >.>
but that rubble idea sounds perfect! i'll get onto. cheers for the input.
one thing to try is maybe chuck some toothpicks in the foam to hold the icon up, if its not already stuck there... and to stop it breaking down, a THIN layer of paint or some glue, thick layers of paint have vent foam for me, and glue tends to do the same... So I don't know how you want to handle that.
alrighty, thumbs up for the tip
i also made a new symbol, one more or less like Duane suggested. and now i agree with him, it does look a lot cooler
I'ves also gone a head and pinned it all in place. I've decided to spead a watered down layer of glue, in an attempt to harden the surface, and make it paintable.
Anyway, Nice piece. You have a good solid idea that came out nicely. Duane is correct. that beaded foam is terribly weak, and those thin pieces are spectacular to use, if only it was of the good stuff. *sigh* oh well, you pulled those steps off like a pro (better than my steps on my one building. *Won't be shown, due to risk of lowering said bar*
As for stability, If you can get yourself some hardboard, or masonite, to glue those steps onto, it'd help immensly.
If you can't afford a full sheet and jigsaw it yourself at home, go to like walmart or a office supply store, and grab yourself a clipboard.
You know, one of these: http://www.beecrafty.net/Inkpads/Clipboard.jpg
Rip the metal clip part off because they're MADE OF HARDBOARD!
easy solid hard base for you to glue the steps onto. BAM! easy baseboard.
Other than that, it's coming along awesomely. Keep it up. I want to see the end result.
Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.
OK! moving away from shonuff's dark and evil past with his guidance counselor, I went down to the local newsagents to see what i could see and found this!(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...d/KIF_1477.jpg) the evil substance named Clag! basically craft glue in a bottle that year1 students eat.. But it servers a purpose today; and that is to harden the overall surface, giving it a protective layer to stop some paints eating away at it. I plan on putting about 2-3 coats of this stuff on before moving onto painting!
thanks for reading
Really like the look you have going here, alexander...though it seems a bit empty overall (perhaps a paintjob and models will change this)
I think you should add some banners displaying the thousand son's emblem (a flaming ouroboros) and perhaps add their battlecry "All is Dust" in a few places. Maybe make a large tome on a pedastal representing the Rubric of Ahriman