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  1. After a lot of work and patience ... not to mention delays for surgery and rehab ... I present to you: The Old Way A diorama display base made from a cork mat (coaster, under plants, hot pad). If you followed the WIP then you know the story behind the piece but here's a revised summary ... "The Old Way … that road found in post-apocalyptic, fantasy societies that the current society has no clue how they made it. Once the road way in this piece was created by such builders that it lasted for millennia. At least until the water changed course and eroded the road bed and shifted the l
  2. So I'm going to be making a diorama for a friend soon. I have a pretty solid idea of what I want to do but no idea how to go about it. I've never worked with cork before and am going to be using quite a bit of it. I want to pour water effects(?) into it but don't want the cork to soak it up. My questions are (photos to be added below for reference): How do I seal the cork so it won't absorb the resin water effects? Do I need to seal the wood I am basing it on as well? If so what is the best way to do that? What is the best glue to put the cork on the wood,
  3. I thought I would start my own Frostgrave terrain thread, since I started on my second ruin this week, and don't see my self stopping anytime soon. And, I didn't want to keep posting links in David's excellent Frostgrave terrain thread found here, http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65272-frostgrave-terrain/ , and detract from his efforts. For those that missed it, I already posted my first ruin here in the Frostgrave thread in the Fantasy sub-forum: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/63635-frostgrave/?p=1252554 This week, I thought I'd take things to another level and
  4. A while back I promised Frank Franksson (Matbar) that I would do a short WIP or tutorial on how I use cork to make rock bases. I figured since I was doing the work anyway, I would drag the rest of you kicking and screaming on a magical journey through the dark, and twisted recesses of my questionable creativity. There are many other resources out there for bases of this type, but I will do a quick WIP of my quick and dirty method. I frequently sit, and build bases while I'm watching Netflix on my PC. I will list all the materials I use, and break it down into sections in case anyone w
  5. It's that time of year again, the High School Play where my wife, the English Teacher, handles costumes, props, hair and makeup. This year's play is an amusing comedy called ... And I was tasked with creating the badge. It started out as an oval of light weight wood from AC Moore or similar store; approximately, 4.5 in by 2.25 in. I printed a Star out on my computer to size and poked holes into the wood where I wanted the star on the oval. Then I marked the cuts I wanted on the edges to get the "shield" shape for the badge. Then I
  6. HEY HO! I'm back ... sort of. Things are finally starting to wind down at work. I haven't had my new employee start yet (July 5th) but we're hitting the slow season. New work will continue to come in but the pile-on won't be there. So, while I have a couple of projects sitting on the shelves ... Thrym's WIP List ... I did receive my Bones 3 order and feel the need to replace the Reaper in Talisman with a much more WORTHY version. For those that don't recall or have never seen the Reaper in Talisman ... here's a version: Plain jane Reaper.
  7. Quick (hopefully) question on using cork as a basing material. I'm currently working on making a few rock bases using cork for my rock. The question I have is that on one of the bases, I noticed that I had a particularly large amount of overhang with the cork (i.e. the cork cuts in quite bit as it goes from high to low, leaving a nice gap between the top of the cork to the base). So that said, how sturdy is the cork? Will it still support the mini? One side of the mini will be plenty supported and the mini itself is plastic, so shouldn't be too heavy, but of course I am hoping to avoid ha
  8. Okay, prototype number one completed. Time for another. THE SINKING KEEP So after reviewing the previous thread other ideas I decided I really want to make the keep. I found the six-inch cork round and roughed in the water and then cut away the cork where I had drawn water in the picture. Then after finding an appropriately sized tube to create the tower, I transferred the shape of the tower sticking out of the water using a stencil I made from the drawing. Then i outlined the cut tube on to the cork and cut away the inside edge to seat the tower piece. After tweaking the cut
  9. New base WIP. I started in on a cork round 4 inches in diameter. I removed the cork to reveal two levels. Then started painting the surfaces. The upper levels got a basecoat of Reaper Midnight Blue. The lower level got Walnut Brown. Then I used an orange, Vallejo Amarantha Red around the edges of the raised surface. Then started painting "rings" on the raised surfaces. I used Witchcraft Purple (inner most ring), Vallejo Panzer Aces Stencil (offwhite ring), and Vallejo Blue Violet (other purple ring). I painted Reaper Auburn Shadow out from the bright orang
  10. The Old Way. I can't count the times I've read a book or story with "The Old Road" in it. You know the one ... with perfectly paved stones and only a century has finally brought it close to becoming overgrown. This is one such road ... yet time wasn't the only culprit this time. No, this time water had its part to play. So I took a second 4" cork round and after some brief consideration about how much was water and how much was land, I started removing the cork. I left a lot of the cork for shallow water but I also took the cork right down to the MDF. Then with my shape made
  11. So I was working on making coral reefs for my Kraken, like I did for my Coraldrax, and I thought someone else could perhaps use a tutorial on how to do it themselves. Coraldrax: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/56564-basing-coraldrax/ Kraken: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/59698-77291-the-kraken/ So first I rip up cork and glue it down, using pliers to rip chunks off and get a more random and odd shape. I then covered all of it in acrylic paint, in this case Wrought Iron which has a nice green color. I did the ship as well Then I dry brushed wh
  12. Over the weekend I've been looking at a lot of basing vids and tutorials, to try and level up my basing skills a bit. Only problem is, a lot of these involved using a stonking huge stack of thick cork that often rivals the mini that's going to be standing on it in size,and i'm having trouble finding anything similar (its surprisingly difficult to source cork in the UK, I'm beginning to wonder if there's some secret British method for making bases that they're keeping from me). So far I've managed to find rolls of cork, these are pretty large but very thin (1.8mm) and two types of cork
  13. Few weeks ago I used Sandpaper to make out of cork, cork dust. Used water and a green color to get it green. I had it at first in a small glass container, but it needed very long to dry. So I dried it on a baking tray. I think it is really good, but sometimes there are bigger parts in it. It will not be the same as static gras, but I do not want to buy static gras for a big 180x120 gaming board. In Germany it is very expensive and only available in small bags. In the moment I'm thinking of getting fine cork dust or fine wood/saw dust. And try this. Has anyone experience of maki
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