Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wash and Washability
A character by the name of Myrmidon on the Usenet group rec.games.miniatures.warhammer suggested to me that I try attaching the arms with Play-Doh. It's a water based dough so it doesn't stain and cleanup is easier. This dough gives you less chance of d'oh! Waddya know, it works. A couple of times it was awkward - perhaps there was some oil or something on the surface of the model but eventually the ones that needed to be removable were held in place with Play-Doh. Arms that were positioned in such a way that didn't obstruct detail were glued on.
How to wash, how to wash, how to wash... I really battled with this and the risk was related to the mix. I had bought some Liquitex Airbrush Medium to mix with the Gryphonne Sepia, but when I mixed a test batch it just didn't cover and dried weird. So I just did what I usually do - I thinned it with water and added a small blob of dishsoap to break the surface tension. Shot it through the brush and they didn't look too bad at all!
After they'd dried I dry-brushed the Belial model and a squad with Deneb Stone, then hard lined the Belial with brown ink. I intend to throw a bone glaze over the model tomorrow to bring everything down a tad and tie the hard-lining in a bit. No pictures today cos my battery's dead. Stupid battery...
Posted by Limey ElJonson at 11:37 PM