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I have seen numerous photos of conversions showing flame sculpted with GS attached to the barrels of S.O.B. heavy flamers and am ready to try this for myself (a first!) Was hoping someone could suggest the best means of attaching the flames to the barrels: A.) simply pressing 'da stuff' to the barrels while the putty is still wet and allowing it to dry, B.) letting the flames dry first and then supergluing them, or C.) allowing the flames to dry thoroughly and then pinning them.
I have used green stuff a lot in basing work, but this will be my first attempt at sculpting something to attach to the mini itself.
Thanks for the help!
well pining is always the strongest method as long as the surrounding material is thick/strong enough to handle it, and with pinning you could even sculpt exchangeable flames for looks
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I usually use a bit of red and yellow fur for flames, but you can first sculpt it on the model. Once it dries then break(not cut) it off. Then Reglue. Breaking it will create an uneven surface, making it easier for the glue to hold.
I think the best way would be to put the pins in first.
Use soft wire (like from a paper clip), then bend them in place to give you the right basic shape. Then put a first layer GS on it, to give you a rough shape. Once this first layer is dry and hardened you can sculpt the rest of the flames.
Last edited by Lamenter; May 21st, 2007 at 20:52. Reason: clean up spelling
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From GW's own site: Games Workshop - Fire
They show a heavy flamer with wire pins put in place first, then the putty sculpted around it. I would think this is the best way to go, to keep it as solid as possible after painting.
Originally Posted by Montford981
When i eventually get my heavy flamer finished (and get my hands on a %#@&!! digital camera) I will post pics (along with a site load of others!)