Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So my Reaper order came in yesterday, and with it my Altar of Evil.

I was very surprised to learn that the 'back' of the altar is the hollow part, not the bottom...

I decided to make another long wall and attach it so that it can stand in the middle of a room and not look odd...

 

So I got out the Instantmold, and Apoxie Sculpt

 

My daughter the paint minion wanted to see the Instantmold in action, so she ended up doing all the work!

We heated the instant mold in hot water, mushed it up, made a pancake, and then she pushed the long side into the mushy instantmold with firm pressure all around. When we judged the instantmold to have set, we carefully peeled it of the altar.

Then she mixed up the Apoxie Sculpt and pushed it into the mold firmly. We looked for air pockets through the mold, and did not see any, so we left it to the side of my painting area to cure overnight. We made too much apoxie, so I used it to half fill the alter.

I put it in a clamp to get it square and left that overnight to cure as well.

post-14271-0-15499300-1446693424_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-00375700-1446693425_thumb.jpg

 

So this evening, she popped it out and we looked at what she had done.

The details came out very nicely, but unfortunately, when she had pushed the alter into the mold, she did not push down on the inside part of the hollow... Since Bones material is flexible, the piece had bowed inward, leaving the removed piece to be bowed inwards.

post-14271-0-08324200-1446693411_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-99196100-1446693411_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-84397600-1446693412_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-76297500-1446693413_thumb.jpg

Not sure if you can see the bow in the pics...

 

I am impressed with the level of detail the instantmold captures....

 

So we chalked it up to a learning process, and re heated the Instantmold and did a new impression. Then filled that with Apoxie Sculpt.

 

Comments and thoughts welcome!

 

George

  • Like 11
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 38
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Cool. I'm a big fan of Instant Mold, and have used it with Instant Putty to run off many little bits of my own work that were good enough to put on the table for sale. So I'm not surprised you got good results. It's good stuff.

 

As to the altar, I'm surprised to learn that the backside is hollow. But I suppose it could be good, as-is, as a sort of counter space in a Necromancy Shop or Heavy Metal Curio Store, where they could keep supplies or extra stock below, and the cash register on top.

Edited by Bruunwald
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice mold (and learning experience). I might have to get some molding materials and give it a go.

 

 

As to the altar, I'm surprised to learn that the backside is hollow. But I suppose it could be good, as-is, as a sort of counter space in a Necromancy Shop or Heavy Metal Curio Store, where they could keep supplies or extra stock below, and the cash register on top.

 

I saw the hollow and immediately thought hidden chamber. I like your shop idea!

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Neat! I'm looking forward to seeing how the second attempt turns out.

Well here you are!

I just popped the new piece out of the Instantmold and took some picks:

 

post-14271-0-98401100-1446753665_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-87581500-1446753666_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-70472800-1446753667_thumb.jpg

 

There is no 'bow' in this one, though it looks like I didn't press the Apoxie Sculpt in hard enough. There is a new 'crack' in the center panel, that is not on the original Altar. Something else learned, but at least it looks good!

 

Going to start cutting up the failed piece first to test the 'tool-ability' of the cured apoxie sculpt before I work on the good cast....

 

Stay tuned!

 

George

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, Color me impressed!

 

I set out to test the 'tool-ability' of the apoxie sculpt on the failed cast, and as far as I can tell, it acts like a hard plastic or even a resin, but doesn't seem to have the brittleness.

 

I started out trying to carve it with an X-Acto knife, and it carved about as well as the previously mentioned materials. Not Easily, but with a little bit of pressure, the blade shave off pieces as though I was whittling a piece of hard wood, like Ash or Oak.

 

I then put a couple of bits into my Dremel tool, and ran it at a low speed setting. First with a carbide cutter bit, and then a courser bit.

Again I had the same feeling of working with hard wood, I had half expected to get some 'splintering' with the course bit, which is why I tried it after the fine carbide cutter, but that didn't happen.

 

Here are some pics of the failed cast after doing all I felt able to fo with a circular cutting / sanding tool. From here on in, it would be filling and sandpaper. Compare them to the pics above to see what was removed.

 

post-14271-0-12597100-1446755141_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-99030100-1446755141_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-81815700-1446755142_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-71392500-1446755143_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-56968700-1446755144_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-45713800-1446755145_thumb.jpg

 

Those are the 2 Dremel bits I used.

(CashWiley reminded me once that I should show people what I am using when making this kind of post)

 

Now to start on the 'good' cast. (I still have the mold in case I mess it up...)

 

George

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

Very cool, George!

 

I picked up some Apoxy Sculpt off Amazon the other day and it was delivered last night, going to try it out with a few different things.

 

 

That looks very promising!

Thanks guys!

 

Ub3r, be careful when you start with the apoxie sculpt, it is very sticky at first!

 

So I started working on the good cast, filing and sanding to try and get it set up for attaching. I also looked at the Altar itself and carved a little away fro each side, as well as along the base, trying get the best fit I could. I knew that I was going to need to do some patch work, so the thought was always in the back of my head. I knew It would be needed to try and remove the smooth edges left by the tooling.

 

Here is where I am at right now:

The Carved on Altar:

post-14271-0-07118700-1446766002_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-94923500-1446766002_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-96581300-1446766003_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-37366100-1446766012_thumb.jpg

I can see why the Frogwarts folks like the bones so much for their conversions.... If only the fine detail came out a bit better...

 

The Altar with the new side propped up:

post-14271-0-17613200-1446766013_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-02465600-1446766014_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-88769600-1446766014_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-73877200-1446766015_thumb.jpg

The 'new side' will be a little thicker than the original, but it is a piece of dungeon scenery, and I doubt anyone will inspect it at close range, except of course all of you!

 

Still a little work left to do, but I had a good opportunity to take pics before I forgot...

 

Comments welcome!

George

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again all!

 

So here is the next update.

 

I glued the piece on with gel super glue, and then tried to cover up all the gaps and errors with Green Stuff.

The Extra Firm Clay Shapers I got recently really helped with this! If you don't have a set, I recommend getting some if you use GS alot...

I then pressed a handy rock into the very very thin coat of GS to try and give it some texture...

 

post-14271-0-27252300-1446772215_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-19398300-1446772216_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-08893000-1446772217_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-18702800-1446772218_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-82506400-1446772226_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-65061100-1446772227_thumb.jpg

 

I then broke out the airbrush and sprayed Reaper Grey Liner thinned 50% with my water / flow improver mix.

 

post-14271-0-19610900-1446772243_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-02426800-1446772244_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-87942600-1446772244_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-72282800-1446772245_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-57645800-1446772246_thumb.jpg post-14271-0-37516600-1446772247_thumb.jpg

 

That is where it stands now.... I painted it on one handle, but it was at a bad angle, so I cut it off, and rebuilt the handle.... That is where the spots of no paint are from.

 

How did I do?

 

It came out pretty well if I do say so myself.... :poke:

 

Comments welcome!

 

George

Edited by knarthex
  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Coffee Nerdery Beer
      Hi there all, I've decided to dive into the deep end with finally trying the scary world of OSL. 😄
       
      Feel I've lost the plot on this ... so any advice on how to proceed with this would be greatly appreciated! (Having fun, though, despite not knowing what the hell I'm doing. 😁)
       
      I'm including a "top down" view, which is where I'm most confuddled. That dark line down his arm which represents the shadow from the staff which sits between the source of light ... it just doesn't look right to me.  🤔
       
      So, I'm all ears for suggestions on improvements!
       
       


    • By MoonglowMinis
      Been a minute since I've posted a WIP, so I figure I'd roughly document my current paintjob.

      I'm running a 5e game with a heavy focus on the Shadowfell, and our most recent addition to the party is a native of that realm - a Hexblood or "Hexen" in our game lore. These dark fey are the children of hags - The Mothers Three - and are made from earth, blood, and stolen souls.

      Going for a dark but vibrant paintjob - blue skin, and dark clothing.


      After priming, I like to block in my darkest colors. It makes it easier for me to avoid missing a hard-to-reach spot later, but without worrying too much if I get some paint where it's not supposed to be.  This method also helps me to visualize and plan out my colors better.

      I was instructed to paint her with blue skin, black hair, and dark clothing. I started with the skin. I based with Rich Indigo and plan on working up towards Surf Aqua.  I'm hoping this transition from a more purple-hue in the shadows to a bit of green in the highlight will look interesting, as well as kind of capture the overall color scheme.

      I chose a few other colors to sort of represent that scheme and stippled them over the base - Rich Indigo, Deep Ocean, and Carnival Purple. I eventually want the base to look like rocky terrain, but wanted to avoid neutral greys.
       
      Pure Black for the hair and then set about base coating the rest of the mini.
       
      I wanted to avoid all-black or shades of grey in her outfit so dark greens and purples will be used to keep things more colorful. The tattered robes got a mix of Pure Black and Deep Ocean. The fabric wraps are Dark Elf Shadow - hoping to keep the purpleish greys.

      I also slapped some Deep Ocean on the gemstone on her staff for a pop of color - will reuse this for other gemstone details.
       


      The base got washed in Pure Black - will play around with some drybrushing later. Metal details also got hit with pure black to work up to some NMM silver.
       
      Settled on Ashen Brown for the bone details. The slightly cooler purple hue should help the bones blend in with the rest of the mini.
      Also hoping to use the Ashen Brown to highlight the hair without it looking grey.

      Not much to see so far - just some quick basecoating before work this morning. Hoping she turns out as I'm picturing and not just a garish blob.

      Side note - this sculpt is one of those earlier Bones sculpts that are quite difficult to pick out details.  I'm inevitably going to paint over some random blob and not notice until later.
    • By Pancakeonions
      Got my Reaper Bones V goodies a bit ago, and slapped some paints onto the Pumkinhead beholder.  I used Citadel Wraithbone primer, contrast paints, and Army Painter Matte varnish and...  months later it remains slightly tacky.  It's not...  awful.  But it's enough that if I put it away in a box with other minis, I'm afraid it won't mix well.  I've left it out in the sun for a day, thinking that might 'bake' the stickiness out of it...  It did not.  
       
      I got Reaper Bones because I figured I could paint, varnish and throw into a box with all my prepainted minis.  Some of my older bones remain slightly tacky too.  But I figured that with this new round of Reaper Bones, they would have got that figured out.  I've painted up the undead giant, but not yet varnished him and I'm afraid to!
       
      I've read the various Reaper Bones help threads, many of which are very old (and one sent me to Facebook, though it looks like it's no longer available.  I don't do social media anymore, so not sure?). 
       
      Does anyone have any advice to help a guy out?  I'm pretty sure I shook my rattlecan varnish adequately.  I do live in western San Francisco and wonder if the humidity (fog, it's often cool and misty regardless of the season) may affect this.  I try to wait until the weather is clear.
       
      What are you doing to keep your Bones stickiness-free?  Any advice you might have would be helpful.
    • By KruleBear
      This one has been on the desk for awhile to receive paint as there was extra on the palette. I decided to finish him off last night. Added highlights to the cloak and skulls. Shaded everything, but the cloak with Army Painter Dark Tone. I didn’t add any highlights or shading beyond the basics as it isn’t a great cast. But, I think it turned out great for the toy box. 


       
       

    • By Lidless Eye
      Here's a collection of the second batch of finished minis I have from Bones V.


      Party like a Barty.


       

       
       

       
       

       

       

      Yoho, a Pirate's unlife for me:


       

       
       
      Draugr...I mean, Rune Wights.


       

       

       

       

       

       

      They're not sure why they've been typecast as Thieves:


       
       
      "What do your Elven eyes see?"


       
       
       
      Kobolds, the only thing as dangerous as a Giant Rat in a starter dungeon.
       

       
       
      Under the Sea.
       

       

       

       
       





  • Who's Online   12 Members, 0 Anonymous, 29 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...