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    Studs for my...studs? Wait..

    Okay, so my idea would be to collect Raven Guard. What I just bought is the Black Reach starter set. (With horrible localisation efforts, I might add. Translated back to English, it'd be a rool book). Now, foregoing the Beakies, I figured that I could make the armours Mark V by adding the studs to their left shoulder and greaves.

    However, how would I go about this with GS?

    I guess freehanding could work out, but that'd leave me with different dimensions, so that might not be a good idea.

    I could also just cover the shin in GS and "pull" the studs into being.

    Any other suggestions?

    Okay, so now I have no signature. Great.

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    I'd suggest just making greenstuff studs, the more you make the better you will get at judging the right amount of GS to use. If you don't like a particular one, pull it off before it sets. Once you get into a routine you'll be fine.

    But I guarantee you will need to use less GS per stud that you think, the trick is keeping them small enough!

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    Isn't there an article on this very website for making your own chapter shoulder pads? I would use the same technique but make studs instead of a chapter logo.

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    Another option is to get a hold of a Leather punch and attack a sheet of plasticard with it



    You'd be able to make thousands of studs exactly the same size.....if you wanted thousands that is
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    theres this product in hardware stores called estucheon pins. theyre like tiny brass nails. ive used them a few times. just drill a 1mm hole and push the pin in. it should have a rounded head making a nice stud. pretty cheap to
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpdscott View Post
    Another option is to get a hold of a Leather punch and attack a sheet of plasticard with it



    You'd be able to make thousands of studs exactly the same size.....if you wanted thousands that is
    You beat me to it on that one! The only problem I can see with this is the studs won't have that "rounded" look. They might look more like big rivet heads. I'd say use green stuff. It doesn't take much to make a teeny ball and "mash" it onto the armour.

    If you don't want to do that, consider PVA glue. Yep, good old fashioned PVA glue. Not sure if the surface tension makes this impossible at that size, but I've seen people do it with vehicles. Just drip teeny little "beads" of it on the model and let it dry. Voila!
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    Well, I tried using simple GS and failed miserably. The shoulderpad ended up looking like a horrible parody of a clown suit, you know, with the puffy balls. I might try glue later. Do you suppose it matters that it dries transparantly?
    Okay, so now I have no signature. Great.

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    Hey,

    Quote Originally Posted by ISwearImHim View Post
    Well, I tried using simple GS and failed miserably
    For true studliness, there's nothing like a real stud:

    #00 x 1/8" Round Head Type U Zinc Plated Drive Screw | Fastenal

    Search locally for drive screws in the #000 size.

    At 5 bucks a hundred, they're just the ticket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISwearImHim View Post
    Well, I tried using simple GS and failed miserably. The shoulderpad ended up looking like a horrible parody of a clown suit, you know, with the puffy balls. I might try glue later. Do you suppose it matters that it dries transparantly?
    Not after you paint it, it won't
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