Movement Trays for Warhammer Fantasy made Easy

Posted by admin on April 15th, 2008 filed in Projects
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I have had alot of people asking me how I make my movement trays.

Every supply you can get at Last Square in Madison WI.

here is the shopping list.

Supplies:
Evergreen Scale Models Plain .030 or .040 plastic sheets (depending on thickness and weight of models used. .030 is ok for plastic models, I would suggest .040 for metal model units)
Magnetic sheet
Wargames accessories A9 (20mm) and a12 (25MM) – These are the metal bases to attach to the bottom of the mini.
Balsa wood 1/8th inch or 3mm square rods.

Metal Straight edge (ruler etc)
Cutting blade
super glue

Instructions.
I first measure out the unit including the siderails on the plastic card. make sure your measurements are precise.
I have found that a normal trooper frontage for 20mm troops = approx 10.8 cm. you may want to give a couple extra mm if this is your first tray.
so a 25 man 20mm based troop plastic base measurement should be 10.8 x 10.8. Going with a 5 wide 5 deep formation.

I then take the metal ruler and the cutting blade to make a scoring mark along the sides of the unit (best way to make sure its a straight line).

YOu should then be able to bend the plastic very slightly to pop the shape out of the sheet.

I then take that plastic shape, give it a thin layer of super glue(dont forget the edges, otherwise it will peal off), attach it to the magnetic sheet pressing firmly. place a book or something heavy on it to keep pressure while the glue sticks.


After about 10 mins or so, use a steady hand or the straight edge and cust the plastic out of the magnetic sheet.

Measure out the side bars with the Balsawood rod, cut them to shape. Then glue them down again with super glue. Carefully, dont get glue outside of where the balsa is layed down ( it may affect how your troops lay in the tray)

Take the metal bases from the Wargames accessories, attach them to the bottom of your mini, let it dry.

now you should have a perfect movement tray for your troops for cheap.



it will secure most metal minis, but will be unsafe to flip them.

Alternatively, if you pay for the supplies and me, i could make them for you. 🙂


Final Pix: Monster

Posted by admin on November 30th, 2007 filed in Painting
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Got some final pictures of the monster, dont have much else to do on him.
Tried to get a more undead feel for the skin tones than what was up before. Added alot more highlights for the face, shirt, etc.

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monster 6
monster 7
just gotta get this guy in the mail for Impact.


WIP: Pictures of the Monster

Posted by admin on November 26th, 2007 filed in Painting
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Just some images of the monster so far, got some more detail work to do, and the base.

I am not to keen on the metalics, might do some dulling down on them, maybe add some rust….

 Any comments welcome

monster 1
monster 2
monster 3
monster 4


Part 2: Master Images – before Primer

Posted by admin on November 22nd, 2007 filed in Projects
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Some images of the master for my Monster for Impact miniatures. I will be priming him this afternoon.

monster image 1
monster image 2
monster image 3
monster image 4
monster image 5
monster image 6


My First Project.

Posted by admin on November 21st, 2007 filed in Projects
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Today I receieved the master of the first ever miniature I scuplted from Impact Miniatures. I am really excited to start work on painting this for them.

This is the first version: This is the rough sculpt
First Sculpt

After some advice, I redid some parts, adjusted the arms, redid some hands. added some facial features. This is pretty much what was sent to Impact miniatures.
Final version

Tonight I will get a step by step paint blog for this guy. I am painting the master copy for Impact! for use in their catalog.